The Division of Rheumatology has a longstanding commitment to excellence in the education of medical trainees, allied health professionals, and practicing physicians. The educational program for trainees includes medical school courses in the classroom as well as clerkship opportunities, inpatient and outpatient rotations for resident physicians (including internal medicine, family practice, and orthopedic residents), and the rheumatology fellowship training program.
Our faculty includes experienced clinician-educators as well as successful clinician-scientists, allowing for training opportunities in clinical medicine as well as research training in clinical trials, translational medicine, outcomes-based research and basic science research. Our faculty have been recognized locally and nationally for their educational efforts (most recently with Dr. Sterling West, who was named the 2016 Distinguished Fellowship Program Director Award by the American College of Rheumatology), and our programs have been highly rated by trainees. In addition, Dr. Dennis Boyle, is the Assistant Dean for Community Based Medical Education, as well as a member of the prestigious Academy of Medical Educators. His work in these areas aims to improve medical education to trainees as well as engage community physicians in medical education.
Didactic, clinical and research training occurs at the three main medical campuses within the University system: the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver Health Medical Center, and the Denver VA Medical Center. The diverse patient populations served by these medical centers, as well as the varied research and clinical interests of the rheumatology faculty at each institution, provide a diverse training experience.
Information regarding training opportunities for medical students, residents, and fellows are listed below. In addition, the Research Training link below can be used to explore specific information regarding research training opportunities within our division.