We believe that training residents to be leaders of medical communities requires a bold reimagining of both the structure and content of traditional residency curriculum. Our curriculum reflects this belief, preparing our residents for 21st century practice and to be leaders in health care and in their communities. 

With three distinct tracks to choose from, we are specially equipped to meet the individual and unique interests of our residents while offering the strength and support of a single, unified residency program.

Residents in the University (UH) and Denver Health (DH) tracks have 22 months of rotations in common and participate in didactics and other curricula together. The major differences between the two tracks is where residents have their continuity clinic practice.  DH track residents also may complete more rotations at Denver Health and UH track residents at University Hospital, but residents rotate at our three training hospitals throughout their training.

Residents in our Rural Training Track (RTT) spend their intern year practicing at A.F. Williams Family Medicine Clinic, participating in Chautauqua months with other interns, and completing many of the same rotations. However, to prepare them to practice in Fort Morgan, they complete a customized curriculum that includes a Newborn Intensive Care rotation, Inpatient Pediatrics, and Medical Intensive Care. They spend the last two years of training in rural Fort Morgan, Colorado, where they see continuity patients at Salud Family Health Center’s Fort Morgan Clinic and complete rotations at Colorado Plains Hospital and dedicated partner sites. They attend didactics with other residents via remote access and occasionally return to Denver for procedure workshops or other in-depth workshops.

**The Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine are currently undergoing a major revision. These requirements dictate much of Family Medicine residency training for programs around the country. The new requirements will go into effect July 1, 2023. The content on this page describes our curriculum as of the 2021-22 academic year, but the class of 2026 can expect that their curriculum will be somewhat different and will align with the new program requirements.**

Additional Opportunities

Our residency program offers a number of opportunities beyond its core residency curriculum.

Residents in our program are invited to participate in a number of extracurricular groups and committees.  

And, they may take advantage of applying for the multiple ACGME and non-ACGME fellowships offered by our Department of Family Medicine.

Medical students can learn with our residents and faculty during a Sub-Internship or our Outpatient course.


Chloe Finke
Program Coordinator