Welcome to the University of Colorado OBGYN Residency and thank you for considering our program. As one of our residents, you will rotate through academic, county and private hospital systems and gain a wide breadth of experience. In addition, you will have the unique opportunity take part in adolescent, LGBTQ, and global health experiences. We are very proud of our everyday work and our program, and we're excited to share it with you!
What makes our residents love Colorado is the fast-paced and supportive environment in which we train, and the people with whom you're sharing the experience. You will make life-long bonds with your colleagues, attendings, midwives, nurses, and patients. Despite the busy hours of residency, we also take full advantage of living in Denver. From brewery hopping in the city to hiking and skiing the mountains, we never miss an opportunity to hang out with each other and our loved ones.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with questions. We look forward to meeting you!
Lara and Nancy
Your 2018-2019 Administrative Chiefs
The University of Colorado Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology has a long and proud history going back 60 years, but we have been highly innovative in addressing the challenges of residency education. The strengths of the program are:
1) A large, diverse population of patients
2) A broad, committed faculty including MDs and PhDs
3) An outstanding group of residents
4) An environment where we all work together.
A team approach to the care of patients is an integral part of the resident training program. Each service is headed by a chief resident who consults with attending faculty, and is responsible for the patients on his/her service. The chief resident delegates responsibilities for individual patients to junior residents, according to their level of training and competence. Daily rounds with the obstetric and gynecologic attending physicians provide a close teaching relationship between the faculty and the residents. Residents are required to attend these rounds as well as weekly teaching conferences. These conferences are designed to provide an educational base for presentation and review of current cases. At all institutions where residents take night call, an attending is in the hospital 24 hours per day. At all institutions, attending physicians are present at all operative procedures and complicated deliveries. At all institutions, there is an attending physically present in, and designated to supervise, all resident outpatient clinics.
The University of Colorado Residency Program in Obstetrics and Gynecology primarily utilizes three hospitals under the auspices of the University of Colorado School of Medicine: University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center and Rose Medical Center. Residents are rotated through each of these hospitals for both their obstetric and gynecological experiences. The length of the training program is four years. The program is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Obstetrics and Gynecology for a complement of nine residents for years 2-4 , and 10 residents for year 1 including a preliminary intern position.
This Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program is a categorical one in which interns are matched through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and expected to complete four years of training which fulfills the requirements for certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Medical students rotate year-round on the Obstetrics and Gynecology Services at Denver Health Medical Center and the University of Colorado Hospital. Residents participate actively in student education.
As of July 1, 2014, requests for residency verifications will cost $25 per verification.
Checks can be made out to University of Colorado Department of Ob/Gyn and mailed to:
University of Colorado Dept of Ob/Gyn- Residency
12631 E. 17th Ave, B198-6
Aurora, CO 80045