Rotations

Fourth-year medical student rotations done with North Colorado Family Medicine Residency Training Program are highly participatory and are NOT observational. Students are expected to take primary responsibility for the patients they are assigned while being actively supported and supervised by attendings and family medicine residents. Daily didactics occur on each respective rotation. Students deliver 1 talk during the 4-week rotation to the other students, residents and faculty on the same service. Additionally, students attend all residency teaching conferences every Wednesday. All family medicine residents and residency faculty who work with a student have the opportunity to evaluate that student. For inpatient rotations, in house overnight call is taken once weekly (4 times) during the 4-week rotation.

Schedules permitting, there is also opportunity to spend limited time observing in the outpatient family medicine residency clinic as well as  the opportunity to spend limited time on one of the other inpatient rotations. Likewise, for the outpatient family medicine rotation, there is opportunity to spend limited time observing one or more of the inpatient rotations.

Outpatient Family Medicine

Students act as the primary provider seeing several patients (average 6) throughout the day in the family medicine residency clinic. Students also participate in other clinics (OB Ultrasound clinic, Gynecology clinic, OMT clinic, chronic pain group visits, community health center), skilled nursing facility weekly rounds, and may observe a variety of procedures (obstetric ultrasound, colposcopy, vasectomy, skin procedures, etc). There are no overnight on-call responsibilities.

Inpatient Adult Medicine Subinternship

Students act as the primary provider for several patients each day. They make daily rounds on patients, and participate in the admission process of new patients, both from the emergency department as well as direct admissions, by performing admission histories and physicals. Students assist the family medicine residents with the service throughout the day.

Inpatient Pediatrics Subinternship

Students act as the primary provider for several patients each day. They make daily rounds on patients, and participate in the admission process of new patients, both from the emergency department as well as direct admissions, by performing admission histories and physicals. Students may have limited participation in the neonatal intensive care unit. Students assist the family medicine residents with the service throughout the day.

Inpatient Obstetrics/Newborn Subinternship

Students act as the primary provider for several patients each day by rounding on patients and participating in the care of patients in labor triage, labor and delivery, postpartum and normal newborn nursery. Students may observe and possibly assist in neonatal circumcisions and cesarean section deliveries. Students also participate in the residency's OB Ultrasound Clinic.

Rural Family Medicine

Third- and fourth-year medical students wishing to do a family medicine rotation at one of our Rural Training Program, please call (970) 332-4895 to inquire.

  • Wray Rural Training Program call (970) 332-4895
  • Sterling Rural Training Program call (970) 810-2800