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Welcome to Rose Family Medicine Residency!SM Our program has been training well-rounded specialists in family medicine for over 40 years. We take pride in equipping physicians with the tools they need to provide exemplary care in any environment. Our graduates have gone on to diverse locations (urban, suburban, rural and international) and settings (underserved, academic, and private practice) in Colorado and across the United States as they care for and contribute to the lives of not only their patients but also the communities they serve.

The residency is based at Rose Medical Center, a highly-respected community hospital in the heart of Denver. Rose Medical Center, for the Rose Family Medicine Residency third year in a row, has been named a Top Performer by the Joint Commission in several key areas related to quality and care. (See link). The medical staff enjoys working with our residents and the hospital administration is extremely supportive of our program. Rose Medical Center helped build our Family Medicine Center in 2007, located in a building adjacent to the hospital. The University of Colorado, which hosts a top academic department of family medicine, administers the program and resident benefits. The Colorado Health Foundation, a large non-profit organization dedicated to improving the health of the people of Colorado, also supports us as a part of their portfolio of clinical care and educational programs targeted towards underserved, culturally diverse populations in Denver. We are innovative and enjoy pushing the envelope of quality and safety. We are a level II NCQA patient centered medical home, have a robust electronic medical record, and are aggressively transforming our culture into one of integrated care, patient-centeredness, and safety. In 2011, at the fall Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Conference, we received the annual award by STFM and Family Practice Management for practice improvement based on the changes we've undertaken and our success at this new model of care.

Every day, I am amazed by the talents of the faculty and residents who give life to our program. Our enthusiastic faculty are nationally recognized for teaching and scholarship and share valued skills such Rose Family Medicine Residency Creed Cycleas operative obstetrics. In 2012, faculty at Rose were awarded University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine Clinician of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards- examples of the high quality teaching and clinical care provided at our program. In addition, we serve as an active teaching site for the University of Colorado Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. Residents and faculty are also active in organized medicine at both the state and national levels. We are a diverse group committed to the life-long journey of being excellent family physicians.

Please explore our website and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or comments. We look forward to an opportunity to meet and share our program with you.

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Chandra C Hartman, MD, FAAFP
Program Director
Rose Family Medicine Residency

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