At the start of their second year, every resident selects one of five career “Pathways”. These are deep educational dives into a topic adjacent to clinical medicine. They round out your training in a way that you find meaningful and that you think will help to prepare you for your future career in medicine. This is in addition to the track each resident matches into at the beginning of residency and encourages further specialization of training. The five Pathways include:
Welcome to the Medical Educator Pathway! This pathway is designed to give residents the knowledge and skills to succeed as educators during residency and their careers beyond. We developed a unique curriculum tailored to the needs of our residents that builds upon itself longitudinally over two years.
Our pathway is broken into three parts:
We also have a longitudinal chalk talk project that integrates small
lecture skills with curriculum development. Each chalk talk goes into a chalk
talk repository for our residents to use and reference for other talks. Pathway
sessions include didactic lectures, workshops, and hands-on practice to build
teaching skills. We invite the best educators across all residency sites to
lecture, share advice and provide meaningful mentorship opportunities.
Caitlin Dietsche, MD is an academic hospitalist at the University of Colorado. She attended medical school and residency at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is the Director of the Medical Educator Pathway and the Medicine Wards Service Line.
Welcome to the Global Health Pathway! Through an innovative curriculum of individualized training and mentorship, we are dedicated to developing physician leaders who will transform the science of medicine and provide compassionate care to their patients that transcends national boundaries.
The goal of the Global Health Pathway is to train residents to
identify and address the impact of economic, societal, cultural, and
environmental factors on health, as well as to train future leaders in global
health through scholarship, clinical practice, and community engagement. The
pathway emphasizes longitudinal learning, as well as a sustained presence in
the community and abroad.
Reem Hanna, MD went to the University of Pittsburgh for medical school and then completed residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Education Program. She currently is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado and co-directs the Global Health pathway for the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Welcome to the Health Equity, Advocacy, and Policy Pathway! In this pathway, the curriculum is designed to help residents explore how the social determinants of health, health-related social needs, and local, regional, and national policies affect the health of individual patients and populations. The curriculum is a hybrid of didactic and experiential learning.
Erin Bredenberg, MD is a hospital medicine physician and addiction medicine consult provider at the University of Colorado hospital. She is interested in novel strategies to improve care for vulnerable populations including people experiencing homelessness and those with substance use disorders. Specifically, she is interested in using the opportunity of an acute care hospitalization to engage patients with necessary care they might not otherwise receive in an outpatient setting, such as hepatitis C screening and treatment or linkage to community resources.
Jia Liu, MD, MHS completed medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. She is currently a hospitalist at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center and co-directs the Health Equity Pathway.
Residents in the MLP will also be invited to MLP Dinner series in which a leadership topic is discussed, sometimes with a guest, over dinner at faculty’s home if feasible. Prior guests have included C-suite leadership, representatives from state government, leaders from academia and national organizations.
Samuel Porter, MD went to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons where he focused on health systems improvement in he Columbia-Bassett track. He did his internship, residency, and chief residency in quality and safety at the University of Colorado. He worked in a healthcare delivery startup, and now is involved in quality improvement projects and health systems education with the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado.
Lisa Davis, MD, MSCS, grew up in a rural town in Arkansas. She completed her undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University and her medical degree from the University of Colorado. She completed her internship, residency and Rheumatology research fellowship at the University of Colorado. She joined the faculty at Denver Health Medical Center in 2011, where she practices Rheumatology. Her areas of research include adverse drug events, outcomes research, and health services research. She joined the residency program as an Associate Program Director in 2016, and works with the research track and categorical residents. She has a son and a daughter and enjoys cooking, cycling, hiking, and most outdoor sports.