- Electives selection: Choose from many electives to shape your
training. For example, we offer a rural emphasis, and many of our
graduates practice in farming or mountain communities in Colorado
and Wyoming. But a number of residents also choose cities along
the Front Range. Our training serves both needs. We are not a
"cookie-cutter" residency program.
- Personalized, full-scope training: Our residents are the only
Poudre Valley Hospital, a "Top 100 hospital" eight times
since 2001. They enjoy the medical staff and many are on a
first-name basis. This is not an anonymous training program;
our residents enjoy individual attention.
- U.S. medical school graduates: More than 15 years of filling
through the match with U.S. medical school graduates.
- Diverse learning: Your training is led by a faculty that
includes many other disciplines besides family medicine
physicians, such as a geriatrician, education specialist, family
therapist, a certified public accountant, medical social workers,
a lifestyle medicine coordinator, and a pharmacist. Other unique
opportunities available at our program include working with a
substance abuse counselor, psychiatrist, and an onsite
- Fort Collins and the state of Colorado: Enjoy the city of
Fort Collins or escape to wide open spaces. You're only one hour
from Denver and one hour from Rocky Mountain National Park. Or
just a few minutes from hiking in the foothills, bicycling on
city trails, enjoying a play, or hitting a tee shot.
Broad, community-based training
Our three-year Family Medicine Residency Program is
community-based and offers a broad spectrum of training. We
prepare residents for family practice in rural or medically
underserved areas, as well as more urban locales along Colorado's
Positive personal focus
Our program lets you select from a range of electives -- choices
that can maximize your abilities, help you reach your goals, and
empower you with the skills essential to becoming a competent,
caring physician. We emphasize a whole-person approach to your
family medicine training and the care of your patients. Our
program will care for you as a person and will help you learn to
care for others -- as people.
We provide you with comprehensive training in all family medicine
disciplines, including obstetrics. You will gain substantive
practice skills through a series of medical rotations in
ambulatory and hospital settings.
Medical staff members serve as rotational faculty and adjunct
clinical faculty for the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency
Program and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in
Denver. Our residency program faculty and area physicians
supervise your work.
Our flexible call systems enable you to share those
responsibilities with colleagues and still have time for personal
studies and activities.
curriculum complies with the family medicine residency
training requirements specified by the Residency Review Committee
of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
(ACGME). The Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program is
fully ACGME accredited.
If you have questions or want more information, please contact
Program Coordinator Rochelle "Chel" Wells at Chel.Wells@uchealth.org or