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University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Applying to Our Program


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Please refer to the below criteria when applying to our program:

  1. Applicants should have demonstrated interest in Family Medicine through participation in clinical experiences with family physicians.   
  2. Specific USMLE or COMLEX scores are not required, but applicants who have passed all exams on their first attempt will be given preference.
  3. We prefer that one of the three letters of recommendation be from a U.S. Physician who has worked with you long enough to attest to your clinical skills.  A letter from a U.S. Family Physician is strongly encouraged.
  4. We give preference to International Medical Graduates who are ECFMG certified at the time of application to our program.
  5. We strongly encourage applicants to have at least one year of U.S. hands-on clinical experience.  We define clinical experience as being paid to provide patient care as a physician or participating in a program where the applicant is providing direct patient care under supervision and performance is formally evaluated.
  6. Applicants must have graduated from medical school within the past five years (2013 or later).
  7. Applicants should not have a gap in providing patient care as a physician longer than two years since completing their medical education.
  8. Residents in our program must be either a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow the Resident to legally train at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Please note that preference is given to applications that are received by November 1, 2017

How to Apply​

The University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency currently accepts 12 first-year residents.  Six for the University track, four for the Denver Health track, and ​​​two for the Rural Training track

The University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency only accepts applications through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application System). You will need to contact the Dean's office on your campus for your student workstation instructions on how to use ERAS. We do not accept paper applications. Applications should include:

  1. ERAS application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Dean's letter
  4. Medical school transcript
  5. USMLE or COMLEX (Steps 1 and 2) transcript
  6. Three letters of recommendation (at least one from a family physician)
  7. A personal statement

ERAS Codes:

University Track-1076120C3

Denver Health Track-1076120C0

Rural Track-1076120C4 

For questions regarding the application process or requirements, please contact:
Shontelle Jaramillo
Program Coordinator

Interview Process
Upon a favorable review of the above information you will be extended an invitation for an interview. Interviews are by invitation only. Your spouse/partner is invited to attend the optional tour and lunch on the day of your interview, but you must let us know at the time you set up your interview if there will be additional attendees. The interview process will be conducted in the morning and interviews are scheduled from October 17, 2017 to January 17, 2018. On the day of your interview, an optional tour of our primary hospitals can be arranged upon request.

Interviews for the University and Denver Health tracks are one day long and are conducted simultaneously, allowing applicants to interview for both tracks on the same day and at the same location. Applicants who initially applied to only one track can change their minds at any time and apply to both tracks without any additional expense. They will need to indicate this change on ERAS to be included on both match lists.

Interviews for the Rural Training track are two days long and are conducted on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On the first day of your interview, Tuesday, you will interview with University and Denver Health faculty and residents. On your second day of the interview, Wednesday, you will meet with Rural Track faculty and staff in Fort Morgan. You will also tour the Colorado Plains Medical Center and learn more about the Fort Morgan community.

A dinner is hosted by our residents on Tuesday evenings, enabling potential new residents to meet and talk with current residents and spouses in a casual setting. All interviewees and their partners are invited and encouraged to attend.

Please direct any questions about the interview or schedule changes to:

Shontelle Jaramillo
Program Coordinator

​​​​Please direct any questions regarding Rural Training track interview or schedule chages to:

Amber Tucker
Program Coordinator, Rural Track