To prepare physicians to provide patient-centered, culturally competent care for pediatric patients and their families in both community and quaternary care settings. The care is provided with an emphasis on patient safety, quality improvement, high value evidence based approaches and development of communication skills.
To give residents an opportunity to individualize their educational program and to offer opportunities for research in a manner that allows them to explore diverse career options that align with their goals.
To role model essential strategies to maintain wellness (of self and others), to build resilience and to minimize burnout.
To develop robust curricula and learning opportunities for residents in the essentials of screening for mental health disorders in patient and families and to develop basic knowledge and skills to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression and anxiety disorder.
To build a pediatric workforce, through recruitment, training, and education within the pediatric residency program, that more accurately mirrors its racially and ethnically diverse patient population, acknowledges and understands the ways in which systemic and medical racism have impacted and continue to impact our minority patients and their families, and is committed to working towards equity and justice for all.
Our program provides a broad and truly outstanding pediatric educational experience. The program includes clinical rotations at Children’s Hospital Colorado (consistently ranked in the Top 10 in the country), Denver Health (a unique, comprehensive community health center), and the University of Colorado Hospital.
Children’s Hospital Colorado and the University of Colorado Hospital feature state-of-the-art facilities together on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, the eastern part of metropolitan Denver. This provides a tremendous environment for our patients and your education. Your education will include exposure to a full spectrum of pediatric clinical problems in a challenging and stimulating learning environment. This includes the most common pediatric problems such as asthma and gastroenteritis as well as the most severe and unusual pediatric illnesses.
The faculty of the Department of Pediatrics are leaders in their respective fields. You will find faculty with a focus on subspecialty clinical care, primary care, research, education and advocacy. The interactions between residents and faculty are consistently rated as one of the most important and stimulating parts of our program.
I can tell you that Denver is a wonderful place to live. It combines the elements of a cosmopolitan city environment and all of the outdoor activities available year round in the Rocky Mountains. I look forward to meeting you in person and sharing my enthusiasm for pediatric programs in Denver with you. I know that you will be as excited as I am about the educational and career development opportunities here.
Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Our program is designed to offer stimulating and comprehensive educational training in the specialty of pediatrics. It attracts a pediatric population that allows residents exposure to all major acute and chronic diseases of childhood. The program provides a broad educational experience that includes clinical rotations at Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, and the University of Colorado Hospital.
Denver is a regional referral center, caring for children from a 500,000 square mile area. As a result, our residents are exposed to a tremendous range of problems, from core “bread and butter” pediatrics to the most challenging and unusual cases.
We have more than 850 full-time faculty at our main and affiliated institutions and more than 500 clinical faculty members, many of whom you will meet and befriend. The diversity of the faculty and the residents assures an exciting learning environment that thrives on challenging questions and new approaches to pediatric issues. Denver is also a wonderful place to be. Denverites take advantage of both a sophisticated city and the incomparable mountains of Colorado.
We are committed to maintaining and expanding our role as pediatricians and advocates for children in the world. We are proud of the fact that four CU physicians have served as president of the American Academy of Pediatrics in the past 25 years. We hope you will find time to visit our program in the near future and look forward to meeting you at that time.
Adam A. Rosenberg, MD Residency Program Director