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Preventive Medicine Residency

This residency is available to physicians at the PGY-2 or higher level. The program integrates both academic and practicum experience and is offered through the Colorado School of Public Health and the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine. The academic portion of the training is provided by the Master of Public Health (MPH) program. Residents spend the majority of their time during the two years gaining practicum experience at affiliated public healthcare and community organizations with release time for MPH coursework and other residency-related activities. A two-year, practicum-only program is available to residents who already have an MPH or equivalent degree.
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Welcome from the director

Welcome to the Preventive Medicine Residency Program! We are pleased that you are interested in our program offered by the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. We offer a comprehensive two-year training program that prepares physicians with the skills they need to practice high-quality public health and preventive medicine in order to respond to the pressing health issues facing Colorado, the United States and the world. We are located in beautiful, mountainous Colorado and our position in its cosmopolitan capital presents our residents with numerous opportunities for practicum rotations. 


Salary and benefits


The specialty of Preventive Medicine offers a broad range of challenging career opportunities. The underlying philosophy of preventive medicine physicians is to promote health and wellness of both communities and individuals by the prevention of disease and injury. Preventive medicine physicians devote most or all of their careers to health promotion/disease prevention.

Physicians with graduate training from the General Preventive Medicine Residency program at the University of Colorado Denver Colorado School of Public Health gain the skills necessary to pursue a variety of careers.

Example alumni careers

  • Medical Epidemiologist, Centers for Disease Control
  • Medical Consultant, South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
  • Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine, Loma Linda University
  • Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Director of Public Health, Naval Hospital, Camp LeJeune
  • Primary care physician, San Diego Community Health Center
  • Medical Director, Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility​ (Colorado)

Career paths

Alumni spotlight

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Alumni receives Ronald Davis Award from American College of Preventive Medicine

Carolyn Murray, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of medicine and an assistant professor of community and family medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. She is also an assistant professor at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice and the vice-chair of public health and general preventive medicine for the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Murray received the Ronald Davis Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to preventive medicine.

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Core faculty and staff

Tyler Coyle

Program Director (PM Residency), Assistant Medical Director (ARTS), Assistant Professor

Jeanne Rozzo

Program Coordinator (Graduate Medical Education)
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