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University of Colorado Denver

Colorado School of Public Health
 

Occupational and Environmental Medicine Residency  

Admissions Requirements 


 

Application Deadline: November 1

Applicants for the Occupational and Environmental 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. 

​Residents in our program must be a U. S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow residents to legally train at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.​​

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 and Step 3 or COMLEX Level 2 and Level 3 examination activities prior to admission. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon the individual passing the necessary background check. CU Anschutz Medical Center will be conducting 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.

The following are required of all applicants​:

Requirements:

    • A completed residency application form, including curriculum vitae and statement of interest.
    • Four letters of recommendation from professors, supervisors, or individuals qualified to comment on past performance and ability to perform graduate work and preventive medicine training.  A Dean’s Letter from your medical school may substitute for one letter of recommendation.  If you are currently an intern or resident in a clinical training program, one letter must be from your program director.  If you are not currently an intern or resident, then one letter from your most recent program director is required.  The letter from your current or most recent program director must document your clinical experience, evaluations, and standing in the program at the time of graduation or withdrawal.
    • Two official copies of all academic transcripts (including institutions from which a degree was not received, e.g., for premedical, summer, year abroad, and other transfer courses) mailed directly from the institution to the Colorado School of Public Health, Office of Student Affairs.  
    • Official GRE or MCAT scores.
    • Copy of Medical Degree
    • Copy of Graduation Certificates from Internship and/or Residency Training Programs (if applicable)
    • Documentation of clinical competency by one of the following:
      1. Copy of board certification in a clinical specialty (e.g., pediatrics, surgery, medicine, family medicine, ob/gyn, physical medicine & rehabilitation) or in occupational or aerospace medicine;
      2. Copy of certificate attesting successful completion of an internship or residency in a clinical specialty (e.g., Pediatrics, surgery, medicine, family medicine, ob/gyn, physical medicine & rehabilitation) or a residency in occupational or aerospace medicine; 
      3. A letter from a Program director or other institutional official verifying successful completion of an internship or residency in a clinical specialty (e.g., pediatrics, surgery, medicine, family medicine, ob/gyn) or a residency in occupational or aerospace medicine;
      4. A letter from a Program director or other institutional official, verifying successful completion of an internship or residency, regardless of specialty, that documents at least 11 months of direct clinical care, either by so stating in the letter or by attaching a list or schedule of successfully completed rotations.
    • Official USMLE, COMLEX ​or ECFMG Transcripts
    • Applicants without a previous MPH degree must also apply directly to the MPH Program.

DEADLINE FOR ALL MATERIALS: NOVEMBER 1ST FOR ENTRY IN JULY OF FOLLOWING YEAR

For more information and/or an application packet contact the Residency Educational Program Coordinator. 

Contact:

Kia Silverman, Student Services Specialist
Colorado School of Public Health
13001 E. 17th Place, B119
Aurora, CO 80045
kia.silverman@ucdenver.edu

 

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