COLORADO FAMILY MEDICINE RURAL ROTATIONS
The Commission on Family Medicine and the Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies jointly administer the rural rotation program for the Colorado Family Medicine Residencies.
All family medicine residents training in Colorado are required to complete a one-month rotation in a rural or under-served community. The rotation is a significant component of a family physician’s training in Colorado. The Rural/Under-served rotation is a collaborative effort of the ten family medicine residencies and Colorado’s community practices. The purpose of the rotation is for the resident to experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of being a competent family physician in a rural and medically under-served setting with limited medical resources. Additionally, this experience exposes the resident to the qualities of community life, such as local pride in and support of its hospital, schools, churches and community events and activities. This rotation offers the resident the opportunity to draw upon her/his accumulated pool of knowledge in a real-life setting some distance from the training program.
Rural rotations are completed during the resident's PGY-2 or PGY-3 year.
Rural Rotation Request Process
(Please do not contact the rural sites directly for scheduling.)
Review the Rural Rotation Highlights document.
Fill out the Resident Rural Rotation Request form.
Submit your Rural Rotation Request form to your Family Medicine Residency Program Coordinator.
In certain circumstances, residents may request to complete a local, under-served rotation in lieu of traveling to a rural rotation site. Please see the Exception Request form for additional information.
If you have any questions, please contact Julie Herzog.
Approved Rural Rotation Sites
Mid-valley Family Practice, Basalt
Mountain Medical Center of Buena Vista, Buena Vista
Brush Family Medicine, Brush
Desert River Family Medicine, Canon City
Southwest Medical Group, Cortez
Summit Community Care Clinic, Frisco
Middle Park Medical Center, Granby/Kremmling
Family Practice of Holyoke, Holyoke
Delta Health, Delta/Hotchkiss
Valley-Wide Health Systems, La Junta
Pioneers Medical Center, Meeker
Pagosa Springs Medical Center, Pagosa Springs
Grand River Hospital District, Rifle
First Street Family Health, Salida
Yuma Clinic, Yuma