Preliminary Year

PrelimThe University of Colorado offers an excellent one-year program for medical school graduates who will be pursuing other subspecialties.  Preliminary residents experience a variety of inpatient venues, work in ambulatory clinics and the ED, and have a wide range of elective opportunities. Preliminary interns have the same high quality and high autonomy patient care experiences as Categorical interns. The primary differences between Preliminary and Categorical interns include activities during the +1 clinic week, which vary depending upon the destination specialty, and having one additional elective than Categorical interns.