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Preventive Medicine Residency

DiGuiseppi_Head shot 0614.jpgWelcome from the Program Director

Welcome to the Preventive Medicine Residency Program!  We are pleased that you are interested in our program offered by the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus .

We offer a comprehensive two-year training program that prepares physicians with the skills they need to practice high-quality public health and preventive medicine in order to respond to the pressing health issues facing Colorado, the United States and the world.

We are located in beautiful, mountainous Colorado and our position in its cosmopolitan capital presents our residents with numerous opportunities for practicum rotations.  

We understand that each of our residents has unique experiences, perspectives and professional goals and we offer opportunities to individualize resident training.  This flexibility has been identified as one of our program’s undeniable strengths as it allows resident s to acquire more expertise in their areas of interest.

Our residents earn their MPH degree from the Colorado School of Public Health, which utilizes advanced resources and knowledge to train its students in the latest technology and science critical to understanding the factors impacting the public’s health and methods to prevent and mitigate the impact of disease and injury.

Since our program was first accredited in 1986, we have graduated more than 80 Preventive Medicine specialists who hold leadership positions in diverse national, state and local public health agencies, academic institutions, clinic settings, the military and non-profit organizations.

I appreciate your interest in our educational program.  As you explore the more detailed information on our website please feel free to contact me or our program coordinator for additional information.


Lisa Miller, MD, MSPH

The General Preventive Medicine residency is available to physicians at the PGY -2 or higher level. The educational program integrates academic and practicum experience. The academic portion of the training is provided by the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the Colorado School of Public Health. Residents spend a majority of their time during the two years gaining practicum experience at affiliated public healthcare and community organizations with release time for MPH coursework and other residency-related activities. A two-year, practicum-only program is available to residents who already have an MPH or equivalent degree.

Areas of Emphasis based on Practicum Rotations
  • Clinical Preventive Medicine
  • Public Health
  • Community/Rural Health
  • Quality Improvement
  • Cancer Prevention and Control

Residents participate in a variety of activities together, including a comprehensive introduction to preventive medicine and public health activities in the Denver area in the first summer, and weekly seminars throughout the two years.

Resident Salaries

Residents in the Preventive Medicine program receive salaries equivalent to the post-graduate year salary scale.  The stipends for 2019–2020 are:

  • Graduate Year 2 - $59,422
  • Graduate Year 3 - $61,763
  • Graduate Year 4 - $64,402
  • Graduate Year 5 - $66,812
  • Graduate Year 6 - $69,309
  • Graduate Year 7 - $71,700

Fringe benefits include: Health, Life, Disability and Malpractice Insurance, and Tuition for MPH course work.  

Colorado School of Public Health

13001 E. 17th Place​
Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045


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