Coaching, Mentorship and Career Planning

Mentor and mentee

CU Med-Peds emphasizes mentorship throughout the four years of residency training. Starting at  the beginning of intern year, residents are thoughtfully paired with a Med-Peds faculty coach that they meet with 3-4 times per year to discuss adapting to residency, career planning, work-life balance, etc. Residents are also given guidance on how to pursue scholarship during their residency training, how to find a career-focused mentor, and how to optimize the mentorship experience. Faculty throughout the program are deeply invested in resident interests and wellness both in and out of formal mentorship roles.

In addition to faculty mentorship, residents have peer-peer mentorship where interns and second years are paired with upper class residents. This relationship can take whatever form the resident pair finds to be helpful for them. It can include more formal meetings to discuss topics as above or be unstructured time to just be together, decompress, and reflect on the residency experience.

Lastly, in order to foster mentorship and med-peds community throughout Denver, each year we host a med-peds career night where residents have an opportunity to meet with Med-Peds trained providers who are currently working in a variety of settings and specialties throughout our city and the surrounding areas. The Med-Peds community in Colorado is active and rapidly growing. The career night features providers practicing in many settings including:

Hospitalists – There are currently Med-Peds Hospitalists working though Kaiser, Denver Health, University of Colorado Hospitals, and Children’s Hospital Colorado treating both adult and pediatric patients. Our community also includes multiple Med-Peds trained faculty currently working in just adult or pediatric hospital medicine.

Med-Peds MentorshipPrimary Care – Med-Peds physicians practice in a wide variety of primary care settings across the state, including Denver Health, Kaiser, Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital and in private practice.

Subspecialty Care – Med-Peds physicians are well represented across a number of subspecialties in Denver on both the adult and pediatric side. To name just a few, there are currently Med-Peds faculty/fellows working in Adolescent Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Adult Congenital Cardiology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious Disease, Endocrinology, Nephrology, NICU, PICU, Pulmonary, and Sports Medicine.

Please see the “Faculty” and “Alumni” sections under the “About Us” section for more details on many of these providers.