University of Colorado

Fellowship Director:

Darcy A. Thompson MD, MPH
Section of Pediatric Nutrition
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Mail Stop F561
12631 East 18th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-7471
Fax: 303-724-8425
Email: darcy.thompson@childrenscolorado.org 

Website:WWW.ucdenver.edu

Specialty : Pediatrics (maybe possible to combine with subspecialty) OR Combined Pediatrics and Adult
Subspecialty: Nutrition
Primary Focus: Pediatrics OR Combined Pediatrics and Adult

# of Positions: 1st Yr: 1-2; 2nd Yr: 1-2; 3rd Yr: 1-2
Duration: 12 months if Clinical year only, additional 2 years if also interested in research fellowhsip
Eligibility Requirements : Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice; Residency training in pediatrics required
Recruiting: Yes
# Fellows being recruited : 1-2 per year

Positions obtained by fellows in last 10 years
Academic: All
Private:
Industry:
Other (Specify):

Certification exams taken by fellows
ABPNS: All
ASPEN:
ACN:
Other (specify): ABOM (1)

Background of fellows before entering program
Internal Medicine or Pediatrics: All, except 1 Med/Peds trained
Family Medicine:
GI (adult/peds):
Endocrinology:
Nephrology:
Cardiology:
Critical Care Medicine:
Preventive Medicine:
Other (specify):

Faculty

# Directors: 2

Director Fellowship Trained?: Yes

Director time (%): 100

Additional Faculty?: 10

Time (%): 50-100

Other Faculty (#): 15 (PhD in Nutrition, Biochemistry, Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine, Psychology)

Time (%):

Fellow Funding Source (%) 
Extramural: 100 (research years – year 2 and 3)

Hospital: 50 (for the 1 clinical year)

Practice: 50 (for the 1 clinical year)

Department:

Other: If interested in research, last 2 years of the 3 year fellowship funded by T-32

Fellow Time Allocation (%)
Yr 1

Didactic: 30
Clinical: 70
Research:
Teaching:
Yr 2
Didactic: 10
Clinical: 10
Research: 75
Teaching: 5
Yr 3
Didactic: 10
Clinical: 10
Research: 75
Teaching: 5

% Program Content Taught Through:
Self: 10
Supervised Clinical:
50
Lecture/Academic: 5
Lecture/Non-academic: 5
Clinical Conference: 10
Research Seminar: 10
Journal: 10
Other:

Courses
Biochemistry: 2
Clinical Nutrition: 2 (optional)
Biostatistics: 1 (optional)
Other: 1 (optional-MPH, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation, or similar)

% Fellowship Devoted to Nutrition: 80-100%

% Fellowship Devoted to Nutrition Support: 20-39%

# of Educational Conferences per Month :

Clinical: 1

Clinical Nutrition: 1

Fellows expected: 1

Basic: 4

Basic Nutrition: 4

Fellows expected: 4

Journal: 0

Journal Nutrition: 2

Fellows expected: 2

Research: 4

Research Nutrition: 4
Fellows expected:
4

Lab: 1

Lab Nutrition: 1

Fellows expected: 1