Career development for our residents is an important emphasis of the program. While our graduates enter a wide variety of eventual careers, we support the decision-making process in the following ways:
The mentorship program for primary care residents has five main components:
Within the Wednesday (and Thursday for interns) morning curriculum, several sessions are devoted specifically to career choice. These include:
Preceptorships are an excellent way to explore career options.
Upper level primary care residents can do a 3-4 week preceptorship to experience specific potential job settings. They can consider sites such as: underserved care, rural medicine, refugee health, private practice, Kaiser health system. If there is a unique setting that a resident is interested in and not currently on our list, please bring to the attention of program leadership and we can do our best to try and accommodate and prepare residents for their best future.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine offers fellowship opportunities for primary care physicians who wish to pursue additional training in special areas:
Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine