Internal Medicine Primary Care Track Curriculum

Interns in the Primary Care track attend weekly dedicated curricular sessions during two months out of their first year (7-8 Tuesday mornings in June/July and March/April). For our upper level residents, there are weekly Wednesday morning conferences on outpatient or elective months and 6 Wednesday mornings each year (12 Wednesdays in total) are dedicated to the Primary Care track.

Curriculum
Session
Behavioral Health & Communication
  • Challenging Patient Conversations
  • Mental Health I: Case-based Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety and Depression
  • Mental Health II: Behavioral and medical Treatment of Insomnia
  • Mental Health III: Initial Diagnosis and Management of Serious Mental Illness in the Primary Care Setting
  • Motivational Interviewing*
 
Career
  •  Welcome to Primary Care
  • Career Panel, Special Populations Career Panel
  • Evaluating an Employment Contract
  • Updating your CV
 
Ethics & Professionalism
  • Negotiating Treatment at the End-of-Life
  • End-of-Life Ethics and Colorado Law
  • DNR Discussions
  • Giving Bad News
  • Palliative Care & Hospice
  • Board of Medical Examiners
Health Services Research/Evidence Based Medicine & Information
  • Basic EBM for the internist*
  • Introduction to Library Resources 
  • PC Research I: Introduction to Primary Care Research Track
  • PC Research II & III: Study Design and Writing an Abstract 
  • Screening 101 
 
Managed Care & Office Practice
  • Email Medicine/Telephone Medicine
  • Office Management I: Introduction to Billing
  • Office Management II: Coordinating Your Practice
  • Office Management III: Billing Education and Office
  • Physician Profiling
  • Reimbursement 
  • Who Pays Medicare/Medicaid 
 Self-Care
  • Focus Group
  • Self Care I: Understanding burnout, compassion fatigue and resiliency
  • Self Care II: Creating effective environments for self- and team-care
  • Self Care III: Reconnecting with values
  • Wrap-up 
Underserved & Special Populations
  • Adolescent Medicine Case Study
  • Advocacy I: 1- Caring for Patients in a Broken System & 2- Health Care and the Medically Underserved 
  • Advocacy II: Beyond the Bedside
  • Advocacy III: Medicine & Megaphones- Using the Media to Promote Health
  • Centers of Obesity Research & Education (CORE) 
  • Elderly Driver
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health Literacy
  • Rural Health Opportunity and Loan Repayment
Primary Care Workshops
  • Derm Workshop
  • Multiple Chronic Disease
  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral Health
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy for Primary Care Residents 
  • Sports Medicine/MSK*

 

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