We devote a portion of our assets to medical education programs to train physicians and other health professionals. The Foundation funds residency programs that prepare board-certified primary care physicians through training of medical school graduates who care for patients under the supervision of attending physicians.
Partners in our residency programs are HealthONE-HCA hospitals: Rose Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center and Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center. The academic partner for primary care residencies is the University of Colorado School of Medicine located on the world-renowned Anschutz Medical Campus.
The accredited residency programs we fund graduate approximately 32 physicians each year. Nearly 70 percent of these graduates remain in Colorado. Our programs include:
- Rose Family Medicine — Based in Denver, this program has trained specialists in family medicine for more than 40 years under the guidance of nationally recognized faculty. In keeping with its longstanding leadership position, the program is transitioning to a patient-centered medical home model and launching an electronic medical record. This residency program also serves as an active teaching site for the University of Colorado Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.
- Swedish Family Medicine — Founded in 1994, this program strives to enhance the quality of resident training through curriculum innovation, intensive faculty involvement and comprehensive, integrated and patient-centered care. The program is transitioning to a patient-centered medical home model and launching an electronic medical record.
- CU's Internal Medicine Residency at P/SL — Geared for future internists, this program prides itself on providing trainees with the freedom to individualize their residency rotation selections according to their educational needs. With a formal Primary Care Track more than 20 years old, the primary care residency is one of the nation's most recognized programs of its kind. The residency is transitioning to an electronic medical record to become a model training program for the 21st Century.
- Highlands-P/SL's Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency — One of the most competitively based residencies in the country, the goal of this three-year program is to produce the most highly trained physicians in podiatric medicine and surgery.
- Transitional Year Internship — This one-year training program at P/SL provides first-year residents with broad-based exposure to clinical medicine to prepare them for further training in specialty areas such as radiology, anesthesia, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, dermatology, physical medicine and rehabilitation.