Welcome from our Director
Welcome to the
University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Med-Peds residency program!
Our residency – started in 2014 – has grown and matured quickly into a
world-class training program. We’ve been given the unique opportunity to
be intentional about the type of training we offer our residents while
under the auspices of two categorical training programs that
consistently rank as top in the nation. Our philosophy from the
beginning has always been resident-focused. We are constantly searching
for new ways to help foster leaders and innovators in clinical care,
research, education, and community health. We strongly value a
resident’s personal and professional goals and provide individual
mentorship and coaching starting intern year.
In addition to
our exceptional inpatient training, one of the distinguishing
characteristics of our residency program is the unique ambulatory
experience we offer. Our combined Med-Peds clinic, located at a
Federally Qualified Health Center in Southwest Denver, is truly the
ideal place to learn and practice primary care. We have thoughtfully
built in a Med-Peds academic half-day curriculum where we focus on the
resident-as-the-teacher. We’re very excited to launch our new Research,
Education, Advocacy and Community Health (REACH) initiative, including a
new partnership with the Department of Public Health. This innovative
endeavor will give residents dedicated time to develop skills to be
effective leaders, educators and clinicians both in and out of the
clinical setting. Our program values diversity and inclusion and we are
always looking for more ways to help residents become global citizens
both at home and abroad.
Thank you for
taking the time to learn about our program. I truly hope that you will
have an opportunity to visit us in Colorado so you can see first-hand
why our program is an ideal place for you to train.
Julie A. Venci, MD
P.S. Oh yeah, did I mention the Rocky Mountains?!