We also offer many opportunities for research, as faculty on the CU Anschutz campus are highly active across the field, from basic science to clinical investigation. Whether you have had the opportunity for significant research before residency or wanted to jump into a project based on your clinical interests once arriving, there are a vast amount of resources available to you. In IM, there is a Careers in Academic Medicine group that meets throughout the year to network and allow for honing skills in scientific investigation as well as networking with potential mentors across fields. In addition, The University of Colorado School of Medicine is one of the few institutions nationwide to be awarded the prestigious Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 Award through the National Institutes of Health. This new research training program is open to Med Peds residents and began July 2020, and serves to support residents for up to 2 years of research training and career development. During this time, scholars are mentored, coached and prepared to transition to a research-oriented subspecialty training program.
Although there is no official “research track” or PTSP in the Med Peds program, you will have access to an amazing wealth of resources, both in terms of institutional infrastructure and mentor support, along with the ability to take up to 2 months of dedicated research time throughout residency.
Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado hospital system are leaders in specialty care and provide excellent mentorship and training for future subspecialists. There are a significant number of categorical residents both in IM and Pediatrics that go on to pursue subspecialty training. In our program, you will have abundant opportunities to work with faculty members in specialties such as adult congenital cardiology (alongside Med-Peds-trained physicians) as well as care of medically-complex children and adults. Electives in both categorical programs provide exposure to faculty members who can serve as research or career mentors, and we work to pair you with mentors early on in your training to help you accomplish your career goals