Subspecialty Care

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. Please see the list below for a sample of electives available to our residents by medicine (M) and pediatrics (P), often with opportunities to participate in ICU, inpatient, outpatient, and consulting services:

  • ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders and Malnutrition (M)
  • Addiction Medicine (M)
  • Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology (M/P)
  • Anesthesia (P)
  • Bone Marrow Transplant (M/P)
  • Breastfeeding (P)
  • Cardiology (M/P)
  • Child Protection Team (P)
  • Clinical Elective in Narrative Medicine (M) - created by our very own alumnus Mark Kissler!
  • Clinical Nutrition (M/P)
  • Complementary and Integrated Health (M)
  • Critical Care (M/P)
  • Urgent Care (M/P)
  • Dermatology (M/P)
  • Emergency Medicine (P)
  • Endocrinology (M/P)
  • Gastroenterology (M/P)
  • Hepatology (M)
  • Hematology (M/P)
  • HIV and Urban Underserved (M)
  • Hospitalist (M/P)
  • Indian Health Service (M) 
  • Infectious Disease (M/P)
  • Legislative Advocacy (P)
  • Local Global Health (P)
  • Medical Educators (M/P)
  • Medical Genetics (M/P)
  • Medicine Consults (M)
  • Neonatology (P)
  • Nephrology (M/P)
  • Neurology (M/P)
  • Newborn Care (P)
  • Obesity Medicine (M)
  • Oncology (M/P)
  • Orthopedics for IM (M)
  • Palliative Care and Hospice (M/P)
  • Point of Care Ultrasound (M)
  • Primary Care (M)
  • Psychiatry (M/P)
  • Public Health (M) - created by our very own alumnus Rob Broadhurst!
  • Pulmonary (M/P)
  • Radiology (P)
  • Refugee Health (M)
  • Rehab Medicine (M)
  • Rheumatology (M/P)
  • Rural Underserved (M)
  • Sports Medicine (P)
  • Systems Based Practice (M)
  • TEACH (P)
  • Transitions of Care (M)
  • Toxicology (P)
  • Understanding Health Systems (M)
  • Urban Underserved (M)
  • Women’s Health (M)

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