Statements from Categorical Directors
Pediatrics was thrilled to help launch a Med-Peds program in 2014.
It was long overdue for our campus. From our standpoint, we need
primary care providers in our rural state skilled at providing high
value care for both children and adults.
In addition, physicians skilled in the transition from
pediatric to adult care are critical to our health care enterprise; both
in primary care and subspecialty medicine. We are very excited that
some of the first graduates are planning to stay local to do primary
care and hospital medicine. The Med-Peds residents have integrated
seamlessly into the pediatric program and bring a valuable perspective
to patient care.
I personally have worked with many of the residents in the
NICU and have been so impressed with their knowledge and commitment to
patient care. The expectation for the Med-Peds residents is that they
will perform all the tasks carried out by our categorical residents.
This expectation has been exceeded.
We anticipate wonderful things as the program matures and I
am looking forward to continuing to recruit them as faculty within our
program and/or as fellows in any subspecialty of Pediatrics or Medicine.
Adam Rosenberg, MD
Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Training Program
Under the leadership of Dr. Julie Venci, the program in
Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Colorado has risen to become
one of the premier medical training programs on campus. Both the Pediatric Program Director, Dr. Rosenberg, and I could not be more proud to support the efforts of these trainees.
Living half time in the world of adult medicine and half time
in pediatrics, a Med-Peds resident at the University of Colorado truly
gets the best of both worlds. From world-class patient
care in both the young and the old, to hands-on, in-depth training in
medical education, advocacy, research and global health, we are happy to
have the residents in Medicine-Pediatrics be a part of our program.
Working collaboratively and treating patients across the entirety of their lives requires a diverse set of skills and knowledge. When
Med-Peds residents to train alongside our Internal Medicine residents,
it increases their depth of knowledge while simultaneously adding to the
breadth of what our residents are exposed to – a true win-win.
I am proud to fully support the trainees in
Medicine-Pediatrics at the University of Colorado and look forward to
many years of collaboration and growth together.
Geoffrey R. Connors, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program