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Preventive Medicine Residency


Apply Online through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)

 Please note that both the General Preventive Medicine Residency and the Occupational Medicine Residency at the University of Colorado appear under the discipline of “Preventive Medicine.” 

 If you wish to apply to our program, the Institution name is “U Colorado General Preventive Medicine” and the Institution ID is 038007210410

The Institution ID for Occupational Medicine is 03800777060

 Please be sure you apply to the correct program.

Applicants for the Preventive Medicine Residency must possess an M.D. degree from an LCME accredited medical school within the United States, Puerto Rico or Canada, or hold a D.O. degree from an AOA accredited school of osteopathy, or hold an ECFMG certificate which will be valid on the day training begins. Graduates of Canadian schools must hold an LMCC Certificate.

We do not offer the clinical year, hence all applicants must have completed at least one clinical year (and preferably have completed clinical training) in an ACGME-accredited residency training program. Please note that AOA-accredited programs, clinical externships, clinical research, and training outside of the United States will not meet this requirement.

Applicants must have obtained a passing grade on the USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Part 2 examination prior to admission. Applicants must also have obtained a passing grade on the USMLE Step 3 or COMPLEX Part 3 examination prior to admission, unless they are currently in the PGY-1 year. Once admitted, residents who have not passed USMLE Step 3 or COMLEX Part 3 examination activities will be required to do so as soon as possible after entry. Failure to pass by the mid-point of the first year of the program may result in termination from the program.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the individual passing the necessary background check. CU Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus conducts criminal background checks on all new hires, including residents. Candidates will be sent a consent form allowing us to do the background check with the packet of GME information in the spring.

A personal interview is required for all finalists.

For more information contact:

Office of Student Affairs
School of Public Health | 303.724.4613

Colorado School of Public Health

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Mail Stop B119
Aurora, CO 80045



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