Primary Care Residency Track of the University of Colorado at Denver Health

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Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency

Welcome to the Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program of the University of Colorado! Our program, established in 1977, was one of the first federally funded primary care training programs in the nation. Building on a rich history our program has undergone significant evolution to meet our goals of:

  • Being one of the premier primary care residency training programs in the country with a focus on care of vulnerable populations
  • Providing flexibility in our primary care curriculum to prepare program graduates for careers in clinical practice, academic general internal medicine, and/or to pursue training in primary care specialties such as geriatrics, palliative care, and public health/GIM

Our program integrates the educational resources of the University of Colorado Hospital, the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Denver Health and Hospital Authority.

In fact,Denver Health is the 10th  most socially responsible hospital in the nation according to a March 2023 Lown Institute ranking. The non partisan health care think tank ranked 3,600 hospitals across the country based on metrics in 3 main categories: Health Equity, Value, and Outcomes. Denver Health scored an 'A' grade in all three of those areas and ranked first in the state of Colorado. Denver Health is an academic, safety net hospital in an urban setting.

We are very proud of the many elements that set our program apart from others, and we are confident that you will receive outstanding primary care training as a resident at CU with a clinical home in Denver Health's nationally recognized safety net health system. Please explore features of our program which truly make the Primary Care Track of the University of Colorado at Denver Health a foundational, innovative training experience with a strong commitment to community.

We have a commitment to innovation and care of the underserved - both integral to maintaining high quality primary care education. Our emphasis on continual improvement reflects that fact that medicine is an exciting and ever changing profession.

If you have any questions about our program after reviewing our website, please contact us. Good luck on the interview trail and we hope you consider the Primary Care Track Family as your future training home.


Yasmin Sacro, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine
Program Director
Primary Care Residency Track at Denver Health
Associate Program Director
University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program

Mark Earnest, MD, PhD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Division Head, Division of General Internal Medicine

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Yasmin Sacro, MD,
Program Director, Primary Care Residency Program

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Primary Care Internal Medicine
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