Curriculum Overview

  • A day in the life of the Internal Medicine Residency program - Video coming soon
  • Clinical Training and practice Exams 

      Our Resident education is based on a foundation of general internal medicine.  The program includes core and elective rotations in internal medicine and its subspecialties, intensive care, neurology, anesthesia (airway management), gynecology and emergency medicine.   We also offer electives in Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and Advanced General Internal Medicine. The didactic curriculum is based on MKSAP/ABIM materials with regular quizzes over select topics as well as a yearly comprehensive In-training exam. Additionally, 5 days of CME and stipend for board review are available to the PGY-3 residents.

We have also developed a clinical competency curriculum that allows specific Internal Medicine skills to be challenged for formal recognition. As part of this process, recognition focus in outpatient, hospital or advanced Internal Medicine can be sought after.

  • Sample Call Schedule:
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

Team A

Resident A, Intern A Resident A Resident A OFF Resident A Resident A Resident A, Intern B
Team B Resident B, Intern C Resident B Resident B Resident B Resident B OFF Resident C, Intern D
Float None Resident D Resident D Resident D Resident D Resident D
Nights Resident C, Intern E Resident C, Intern E Resident C, Intern E Resident C, Intern E Resident C, Intern E Resident C, Intern E Resident E, Intern F
ICU Day Resident F, Fellow A Resident G, Intern G
ICU Night Resident H Resident H Resident H Resident H Resident H Resident H Resident I
Cardiology Day Resident J, Intern H Resident K

  • Conferences and Programs
    • Morning Report - Allows night residents to present their overnight admissions directly to faculty and the day team for seamless transition of care.
    • Morbidity and Mortality Conferences - Given monthly, a team of a resident and a fellow will share presenting a case with root-cause analysis.
    • Interdepartmental Grand Rounds - Virtual Grand Round provide access to renowned speakers from across the state and country.
    • Journal Club - Presentations given once per month. Chief residents will assign articles to designated residents at the start of each month for analysis.
    • Evidenced-based medicine didactic lectures - These lectures are led by faculty, sub-specialists, residents, and fellows, and include a board-review component.
  • Mentors
    • You're assigned a faculty adviser who can provide educational and professional advice, as well as personal support. They will also provide you with quarterly feedback in the 6 ACGME competencies. 
  • Residency Scholarship
    • Residents are required to complete scholarly activity prior to graduation, which includes both a QI project and a case presentation/research project. We encourage residents to attend and present at local, regional, and national conferences. Medical record system resources are available to those with IRB approved clinical research projects.
  • Pueblo Campus

Parkview Hospital

Parkview is one of two independent hospitals remaining in Colorado, and provides 90% of hospital care in Pueblo, CO. Parkview is a non-profit, teaching hospital with 370 beds. Parkview is very proud of its residency program, and seeks to retain graduates to serve in Southern Colorado.

  • Learning Tracks:
    • Hospitalist: Track provides additional time on inpatient service with elective hospitalist rotations, and unique moonlighting opportunities covering overnight and weekend shifts with sign outs directly to and from the hospitalist team.
    • Primary Care: Track provides opportunity to have extra continuity clinic time as well as exposure to practice management processes and outpatient clinic procedures.
  • Procedures:
    • Ample training and experience are provided to gain experience with paracentesis, lumbar puncture, arthrocentesis through our department. Opportunities to become adept in central line placement and thoracentesis will be given to you through the pulmonology and critical care services. We will have a skills day once per year to build confidence with attempting procedures.
  • Continuity Clinic
    • You will have one half day of clinic per week during which you will see your own patient panel, and cover for your colleague partners. Each resident is given a panel of approximately 100 patients to manage. You will be responsible for follow up care, interpreting lab results, and managing the patient’s prescriptions.  You will engage in in-office procedures such as arthrocentesis, joint injection, and cryotherapy. You will also be learning valuable billing and coding skills along the way.

  • Resident Responsibilities
    • Engage in supervised, progressively autonomous patient care including hospital service and the building of an outpatient practice by means of hospital discharge, advancing resident and community referrals.
    • Participate in an evaluation process that includes formal and informal mentoring and at least twice yearly formal review of the Clinical Competency Committee's performance summary with the program director.