Internal Medicine Advising
Students who are considering a residency in Internal Medicine or a preliminary year in Internal Medicine should contact Adam Trosterman, MD, Director of Student Advising, Department of Medicine (720) 848-6327. Students who are unsure about their future residency choice and wish to discuss their options are also welcome to meet with Dr. Trosterman as well. It is our desire that you choose the right specialty FOR YOU and we recognize that most, if not all, students will experience some confusion when choosing an area of specialty. Such a discussion will have absolutely NO impact on your future chances of matching in Internal Medicine or matching at University of Colorado Hospital for residency.
After an initial meeting with Dr. Trosterman, a residency advisor will be assigned to students applying to three-year internal medicine residency training programs. Our Student Advising Group consists of specific faculty members who are responsible for advising students regarding their residency application. These advisors have served on our Internship Selection Committee and are familiar with internal medicine training programs around the country. Advisors will:
- Discuss material ranking the quality and difficulty for acceptance in internal medicine training programs around the country
- Correlate this information with the student's academic records
- Make recommendations for specific internships based on student's academic records and other factors or needs of the students such as geographic choice
- Write the Departmental (Chairman's) letter. The departmental letter is an evaluative letter, which focuses on the student's performance in internal medicine. This counts as one of the required letters of recommendation.