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.
This program offers a wide variety of required and elective rotations, enabling the resident to meet all competencies required for graduation and eligibility to sit for the examination of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. These include practice opportunities in public health agencies, community health clinics, hospitals, community health organizations, research centers, a health maintenance organization, and other public health and preventive medicine-related organizations.
Opportunities for practice in both rural and urban health settings, and at sites serving underserved populations, are available. Throughout the practical rotations, competency-based learning objectives guide the residents and practicum site directors in developing site-specific objectives for the residents. Training requirements, competency objectives, and resident interests guide choice of practice sites.
At least one of the following public health agencies (public health practice):
Veterans Affairs Medical Center (clinical preventive medicine, emergency preparedness, and research)
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus—education and research programs:
In partnership with the Denver Prevention Training Center at Denver Public Health, our program offers one residency position per year that focuses on capacity building related to HIV and STI prevention throughout an eight-state region. This 10-month
track includes clinical training in STI and HIV diagnosis and treatment, practicum experience providing consultative and training services, and two longitudinal research projects. Additionally, residents will have the opportunity to attend national
and regional meetings and an annual STD Prevention Conference. This unique track aims to develop a physician workforce with expertise in the intersection of population health and infectious disease.
The cancer prevention and control track is not recruiting incoming residents at this time.
Our program, in conjunction with the American Cancer Society, offers one residency position per year focusing on cancer prevention and control. The two-year program involves completion of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree, broad training in preventive medicine, and intensive practicum experiences involving the development of clinical, research and teaching skills relevant to a career in cancer prevention. Residents in this track have focused on a range of topics, including tobacco prevention and control, cancer screening and prevention, and cancer survivorship and quality of life.
Available practicum experiences in this track include:
American Cancer Society (Washington D.C. or Atlanta, GA)
|Core required courses|
|Foundations in Public Health||2|
|Applied Biostatistics 1||3|
|Social and Behavioral Factors and Health||3|
|Environmental and Occupational Health||3|
|Health Systems and Management||3|
|Concentration required course|
|Applied Biostatistics II||3|
|Research Methods in Epidemiology||3|
|Biostatics SAS Lab||1|
|Residency required courses|
|Cancer Prevention and Control (for Cancer Track Residents)||2|
|Clinical Preventive Services||1|
|Possible electives (examples only)|
Advanced health management course, such as:
Advanced environmental health course, such as:
Other public health electives
|PG Year||Stipend 2021-2022|
Fringe benefits include: health, life, disability and malpractice insurance as well as tuition for MPH coursework.
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.
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.