Undergraduate: University of Texas
Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Why Colorado? : This program is incredible for so many reasons, but the people here are what make it truly special. As most of my co-residents will say, I felt an immediate connection to the program on my interview day. The residents and faculty here are some of the most humble, brilliant, and inspiring people I have ever met, and I am constantly learning from their skills and experiences. This program will train you to be the very best pediatrician and give you some of the most supportive best friends and mentors along the way. As a bonus, there is always someone willing to spend the day at a park, brewery, or in the mountains with you on your days off!
Plans after Chief Year: NICU fellowship
Favorite Colorado Activity: Hiking in the mountains with my husband and our dog, Thumper! The mountain scenery is always beautiful, but especially in the fall. We love exploring new mountain towns and are trying to see as many parts of Colorado as possible!
Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
Undergraduate: University of Montana
Medical School: University of Arizona - Tucson
Why Colorado?: “The people”!!!! But in all seriousness, somehow this program brings together residents who are passionate about child health, dedicated to growing into the best pediatricians they can be, and most importantly, know how to have a good time. When I interviewed here, I clicked instantly with people who would be my senior residents and ultimately some of my best friends. I also knew that the training in Denver would be excellent. Between the academic hub of Children’s and the community hospital at Denver Health, we practice in the full spectrum of pediatrics and are exceptionally well trained, no matter what the future holds. Denver is also an incredible city; activities are limitless from breweries to parks to the mountains. I really could not ask for a better place to become a pediatrician.
Plans after chief year: PICU fellowship
Favorite Colorado Activity: That’s an easy one - snowboarding! But I’ll take any excuse to be outside. An ideal day would be snowboarding in the morning and playing spikeball in one of Denver’s many parks in the afternoon. Yes, you really can do both in the same day.
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Why Colorado?: As most anyone who attends this program will tell you, the people are definitely the big draw! You will work with world class faculty and incredible peers, and the training experience here is absolutely unparalleled. The residency draws motivated, hardworking, and inspiring individuals who bring many and varied interests and skills. These same residents truly become not only your lifelong colleagues, but also some of your best friends. I have really appreciated that residency in Denver prepares us for a potential career in every area of pediatrics. And, who wouldn’t want to live in the most beautiful state ever?
Plans after Chief Year: Still deciding between NICU fellowship or Newborn Nursery
Favorite Colorado Activity: Honestly, anything outside with my husband and dogs, Miller and Rosie! Denver has incredible seasonal activities from skiing and snowboarding to hiking in the mountains, but there is also so much to explore within the city itself! It is a young, vibrant, and beautiful place to live.
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Undergrad: University of Washington
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine
Why Colorado? Why NOT Colorado? Seriously. Before any residency interviews, I made a wish list of all the things I was hoping to find in a program and this program checked every one: hardworking & humble people, residency class camaraderie, a top 10 academiccenter, significant training at a community hospital, established advocacy curriculum/committee, at least 1/3 of graduating residents going in to primary care, opportunity for individualized education, family friendly, affordable housing, and free parking & food (those real-life things). On interview day I was beyond impressed with the people and the culture, making Colorado an easy choice. Starting residency in the middle of a global pandemic created many unexpected challenges. Our chiefs have worked hard to help us build relationships in a socially distanced way. Program leadership has supported and prioritized our safety in and out of the hospital. Since arriving, this place and program have quickly become home. I'm grateful I'm here, part of the Colorado family, and very excited to grow as a pediatrician!
Post-residency plans: Gen Peds! Primary care is the best.
Favorite Colorado Activity: Exploring with my husband and our rescue pup! Hikes,
day trips, restaurants, breweries, you name it - we'd love to try it!
Hometown: Denver, COThose key factors, combined with the fact that Colorado is the most beautiful and fun state,
Adam Rene Rosenbaum
Hometown: St. Johns, Michigan
Post Residency Plans: Heme/Onc or PICU fellowship
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Undergrad: UC Berkeley
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Why Colorado? For me, choosing a pediatric residency program was
like choosing my favorite Disney movie. My value system centered around:
finding a culture of empowerment, emphasis on wellness in and outside
of the hospital, a niche for inclusion, a thriving city for the arts, music,
and outdoors, and a program close to my loved ones. Colorado fulfilled
all my needs -- and more. I could only get a taste of it in my interview day
and then on an invitation to revisit through the Diversity in Pediatrics
Committee. Ultimately, I chose Colorado because it chose me, and have
never felt more so in the right place. Since moving to Colorado, I have
discovered wonderful, kind, and multi-layered colleagues. My attendings
regard us as partners (yet are my teachers). The diversity committee keeps
me engaged and focused on endeavors beyond the patient room. I have
found amazing venues to pursue (and play) music, in addition to art festivals
to attend and mountains to climb. My schedule allows me to visit my loved
ones more so than I thought I could in residency. I could not be more happy
and would not have chosen anywhere else to become a pediatrician.
Post-residency plans: I have always found value in feeling and being
well-rounded. With that said, I'm still exploring all the avenues that Colorado offers.
I have particularly enjoyed all my electives and could envision myself in Primary Care,Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, or anything in between
and to come.
Favorite Colorado activity: Hard one to pinpoint because of how much fun
I'm having in Colorado. I would say watching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
live orchestra show at the Colorado Symphony with my partner.
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine
Why Colorado? If you had asked me 10 years ago what I would be
doing as a grown up, I would have told you I'd be a pediatrician;
HOWEVER, I never thought I would end up in Colorado! Towards the
end of medical school, I was torn between Peds and OB and made a
split second decision and applied and matched in OB/Gyn. Partway
through intern year, I knew I had made the wrong choice. I left and applied
all over to Peds programs and fell in love with the west. Who wouldn't
want to be in a state that is as friendly as the midwest, with the best
outdoor activities in the country and objectively the best residency?
Since starting here, I have been continuously amazed by the intelligence,
kindness and “boss-ness” of my co-residents! They make an already
great program excellent, and I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.
Post-residency plans: Maybe NICU or Cardiology
Favorite Colorado activity: Hiking, trying out new breweries, live music,
record stores, going to the art museums
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Undergrad: University of Georgia
Medical School: Medical College of GeorgiaWhy Colorado? Colorado was a perfect mix of everything I wantedin a program. Everyone is excellent at what they do and incredibleto learn from while still being fun and down to earth. You are challengedand given the opportunity for autonomy and growth but in a completelysupportive environment. Our co-residents are the absolute best and
make coming to work (and hanging out outside of work) so fun. And
finally, I really wanted to live in Colorado and explore a new area of the
country (my interview day was my first time in Colorado!). There are so
many amazing things to do both in Denver and the surrounding areas,
and it was a great fit for my whole family (moved with my husband, our son
who is now a toddler, and our cat, who all agree living here is the best!).
Post-residency plans: I'm pretty undecided at this point but am interested
in academic medicine/medical education in some form (maybe a hospitalistfellowship?)!
Favorite Colorado Activity: Picnicking in the parks, family bike rides, weekend
trips to nearby mountain towns, and eating out way too often!