Training Sites

Anschutz Medical CampusUniversity of Colorado Med-Peds is ideally positioned to offer world-class training in both internal medicine and pediatrics through our combination of top-tier training sites at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (where Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center are co-located) in addition to Denver Health, a comprehensive, integrated FQHC system that encompasses our beloved Med-Peds clinic at Federico F. Peña Family Health Center and serves as metro Denver’s primary public safety-net public health institution, a model for other safety-net institutions across the country. 

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is an academic medical campus that uniquely allows for cross-disciplinary collaboration across not only internal medicine and pediatrics but more broadly across departments, schools, and training programs. The campus is home to University of Colorado health care sciences schools (School of Medicine, School of Dentistry, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and School of Public Health) in addition to University of Colorado-affiliated hospitals including Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Hospital, and Rocky Mountain VA Medical Center. 

Denver Health Medical CenterDenver Health Medical Center: 

Denver Health is a level one trauma center providing integrated primary and acute care to 25% of the residents of Denver County. Denver Health is a comprehensive health system built around a main hospital, with nearly 500 licensed beds, and 8 community health centers. Denver Health is a nationally renowned model for safety net hospital systems with its unique integration of inpatient, urgent care, and outpatient facilities for both adults and children. Denver Health also operates the Denver Public School-based clinics, with 17 clinics operating in schools as well as the Rocky Mountain Drug and Poison Center, providing toxicology consultants and poison control services for Colorado and surrounding states. In 2006, the hospital opened a new pavilion dedicated to the health of women and children. This wing houses the pediatrics services including the general inpatient pediatric ward, pediatric ICU, the newborn nursery, and the NICU. Denver Health also has a dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department. Guided by this principle to provide "Level One Care for All,” Denver Health serves a diverse patient population that represents the full spectrum of Denver's socioeconomic and cultural diversity. Our residents get experience in inpatient care and intensive care training in both the internal medicine and pediatrics portion of their training. In addition, our residents may also have experiences in the adult urgent care clinic and emergency department. Our Med-Peds continuity clinic is a Denver Health clinic, and fully integrated into the larger Denver Health FQHC system. Learn more about our primary care training at the Federico Peña Clinic under the “Continuity Clinic” section. 

CHCOChildren's Hospital Colorado (CHCO): 

Founded in 1908, Children’s Hospital of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Region’s only hospital dedicated to the treatment of sick and injured children. The hospital features private rooms for all inpatients, cutting edge intensive care (including dedicated PICU, NICU, and CICU), surgery and radiology facilities, a large conference and education center, and 24-hour dining facilities. The hospital has an eight state referral area which ensures an incredibly rich educational experience for residents. According to the 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s Colorado ranked in the top 25 in all ten recognized specialty areas. It is the only ranked children’s hospital in Colorado, the top-ranked children’s hospital in the surrounding 12 states, and is considered the #6 children’s hospital in the country.     

VARocky Mountain Region VA Medical Center

The state-of-the-art Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center opened its doors in July 2018 and boasts beautiful facilities across 31 acres and 12 buildings in what is the newest VA hospitals in the country. It is located directly on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, directly adjacent to Children’s Hospital Colorado. This facility serves veterans from Colorado and serves as the major referral center within the region. It is equipped with a fully staffed ICU, complete imaging capabilities, and subspecialty care. A twice weekly post-discharge clinic provides an opportunity for inpatient team members to see patients in near-team follow-up, safeguarding their transition to outpatient care. The VA also houses numerous electives including geriatrics, ambulatory care, and subspecialty services. It was notably one of the most expensive hospitals in the world to ever be built.

UCHUniversity of Colorado Hospital:

University of Colorado Hospital is a 678-bed quaternary care facility which provides care to patients throughout the state of Colorado and has a referral base that includes seven surrounding states. The University of Colorado Hospital is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, directly adjacent to Children’s Hospital Colorado, multiple research buildings, and University of Colorado School of Medicine. It is considered one of the best adult hospitals in the country, and home to nationally renowned Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, GI, Cardiology, Rheumatology, and Endocrinology divisions within the Department of Medicine led by renowned chair Dr. Vineet Chopra. The University of Colorado Division of Hospital Medicine is an established national leader in hospital medicine innovation. University of Colorado has the longest-running liver transplant program in the world, started by Dr. Tom Starzl, who performed the first kidney transplant in Colorado in 1962 and the first liver transplant in a human in 1963.

The hospital serves the health care needs of the local Aurora community and provides advanced quaternary care services including solid organ transplant, bone marrow transplant, stroke care, and advanced critical care. The University of Colorado Hospital internal medicine teaching services include General Internal Medicine, Oncology, Geriatrics, Hepatology, Medical Consultation, Stroke Service, Cardiology/CCU, and Pulmonary/MICU. It also includes a 40 bed NICU and a well baby nursery on the same campus as Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Elective rotations are available in all of the medical subspecialties and hospital-based medicine. According to the 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings released by U.S. News & World Report, UCHealth ranked in nine recognized specialty areas. It is the top-ranked hospital in Denver and in Colorado. 


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