Hospital Medicine Acting-Internship

The Hospital Medicine Acting-Internship (AI) promotes mastery of the principles taught in the Health Innovations Scholars Program and an application of a “systems improvement” mindset to clinical practice.

This AI is available to fourth-year medical students planning to pursue careers in Internal Medicine, Hospital Medicine (including adult and pediatric hospital medicine), or those with an interest in systems improvement. Acting-interns are paired one-on-one with an attending who is a member of the academic Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver. Our attendings are expert clinicians and master educators who care for general medicine patients at our high-acuity, high-volume, academic referral center.

The AI utilizes the framework of our nationally renowned Hospitalist Training Program​, which emphasizes didactic and bedside training on patient safety, quality improvement, transitions of care, and healthcare finance. In addition, Hospital Medicine AI's participate in all educational opportunities available to traditional Internal Medicine acting-interns. Because students receive academic credit for the sub-internship, there is no stipend for the AI program.

Applying: We are glad you're interested in the HM AI. Because our Hospital Medicine AI exists within the school of medicine, you will need to apply through the Visiting Student Application Service to upload all necessary information.

Contact Info: For general externship issues please contact Program Director Christopher King, MD​ or Program Coordinator Kelsey Keil at

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