Today was a workout, both physically and emotionally! We went on an awesome hike this morning and then after exercising my quads and hamstrings, we had some riveting discussions at conference this afternoon that was like putting my neurons through P90X. I’m looking forward to our final day tomorrow, but cheers for a good “hump day” at patient safety camp.


I have had several moments this week when I have not been proud of medicine, but today I was a very proud resident of Poudre Valley Hospital and Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program. We were discussing the informed consent process and although I acknowledge that there is always room to grow, I was proud of the dedication to patient safety and education that our medical community exhibits and strives to achieve. I can’t wait to come home and share what I’ve learned to make us an even better magnet hospital!

Ah Haa moments

It’s hard to pick just one “Ah Haa” moment from today, especially being surrounded by so many amazing residents, faculty and patient advocates in the gorgeous setting of Telluride. I think throughout the day in small groups, teeter totter activity, and dinner with fantastic colleagues I am developing a collection of small “Ah Haa” moments. These moments, and the ones I have yet to collect this week, are nuggets of valuable information and suggestions that I am looking forward to taking back to my residency and community hospital.

AELPS 2022 Dates

- CMF Scholars (Week 1)*: 6/5/22 - 6/9/22
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- Sorrel McElroy Scholars (Week 2): 6/12/22 - 6/16/22
- Bennathan Scholars (Week 3): 7/19/22 - 7/23/22
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