About Our Programs
A Reputation For Excellence - At Work and Play
Over the years, our Residency programs have earned a reputation for excellence that is exemplified in various ways. Our residents, recruited from all over the country, are some of the best entering the field of medicine. The programs continue to do very well in the match. The residents have been and continue to be our strongest attribute. The faculty is diverse in experience and interest. We have experience in rural and urban practice, National Institute of Health benchmark research, and large practice-based methods of contributing to the medical literature, public health service and competitive private practice. Local employers covet our graduates. We enjoy full accreditation from the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and have been commended by that body for our work.
While the hospital has been training general residents for over 100 years, Internal Medicine residents were the first specialty to be recognized and have been receiving training since 1946, while the Obstetrics/Gynecology and General Surgery residency programs date back to 1949. Generalist family physicians began in the early 1960's, leading to the Family Medicine program's first accreditation as a Family Practice residency in 1975.
Although the work is demanding, our residents are also able to enjoy the city of Denver and the State of Colorado. Denver is a vibrant metropolis that offers a wide array of social and cultural events. There are a large number and variety of restaurants, serving food of every ethnicity and style. Denver is the home to over forty museums, exhibiting everything from western history to modern art. The Performing Arts Center in Denver is just one of the venues that plays host to a number of nationally recognized productions. Additionally, Red Rocks Amphitheater is a world-renowned outdoor venue that is a must-see for anyone who visits the area.
Sports enthusiasts enjoy professional teams in every major sport, as well as an abundance of college teams around the area. Outside of Denver, the State of Colorado is a mecca for outdoor activities. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, residents enjoy hiking, camping, rock-climbing, fishing, snowshoeing, skiing, and snowboarding, just to name a few. Clearly, there is never a lack of things to do on a day off.