Primary Care Tuesday/Wednesday Education Session Curriculum

Interns in the Primary Care track attend weekly dedicated curricular sessions during two months out of their first year (7-8 Tuesday mornings in June/July and March/April). For our upper level residents, there are weekly Wednesday morning conferences on outpatient or elective months and 6 Wednesday mornings each year (12 Wednesdays in total) are dedicated to the Primary Care track.

Curriculum  Session
 Behavioral Health & Communication

Challenging Patient Conversations​ 

Mental Health I: Case-based Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression 

Mental Health II: Behavioral and medical Treatment of Insomnia 

Mental Health III: Initial Diagnosis and Management of Serious Mental Illness in the Primary Care Setting

 Career

 Welcome to Primary Care 

Career Panel, Special Populations Career Panel 

Evaluating an Employment Contract 

Updating your CV

 Ethics & Professionalism

Negotiating Treatment at the End-of-Life 

End-of-Life Ethics and Colorado Law 

DNR Discussions 

Giving Bad News 

Palliative Care & Hospice 

Board of Medical Examiners

 Health Services Research/Evidence Based Medicine & Information

Introduction to Library Resources  

PC Research I: Introduction to Primary Care Research Track 

PC Research II & III: Study Design and Writing an Abstract  

Screening 101 

 Managed Care & Office Practice

Email Medicine/Telephone Medicine 

Office Management I: Introduction to Billing 

Office Management II: Coordinating Your Practice 

Office Management III: Billing Education and Office 

Physician Profiling 

Reimbursement  

Who Pays Medicare/Medicaid

 Self-Care

Focus Group 

Self Care I: Understanding burnout, compassion fatigue and resiliency 

Self Care II: Creating effective environments for self- and team-care 

Self Care III: Reconnecting with values 

Wrap-up

 Underserved & Special Populations

Adolescent Medicine Case Study 

​Advocacy I: 1- Caring for Patients in a Broken System
2- Health Care and the Medically Underserved  

Advocacy II: Beyond the Bedside 

Advocacy III: Medicine & Megaphones- Using the Media to Promote Health 

Centers of Obesity Research & Education (CORE)  

Elderly Driver 

Eating Disorders 

Health Literacy 

Rural Health Opportunity and Loan Repayment

 Primary Care Workshops

Chronic Migraine & Botox Injection

Derm Workshop 

Multiple Chronic Disease 

Nexplanon Training

Ophthalmology 

Oral Health 

Pain Management 

Physical Therapy for Primary Care Residents  

Suboxone Training

CV_Session Updating Your CV session with Dr. Chacko