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check mark.JPG Thank you for your interest in our combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Training Program at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

All applications must be submitted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Information on this service can be obtained through your Dean's Office. Applicants must participate in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).  The Med-Peds NRMP number is 1076700CO.
  • Please do not mail, e-mail, or fax any applications​
  • If you are an international medical graduate, you must apply to our program through an ECFMG office.
check mark.JPG ERAS application deadline is November 30. Applications are reviewed (via ERAS) from September 15, 2018 through November 30, 2018. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered if received after this date.
check mark.JPG ERAS applications must include:
  • Formal Medical School Transcripts
  • USMLE Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • A Chairman's letter from the Department of Internal Medicine OR the Department of Pediatrics
  • A Dean's letter or MSPE
  • 3 LOR's (letters of recommendation)
  • 1 LOR must be from an Internal Medicine faculty
  • 1 LOR must be from a Pediatric faculty
  • 1 LOR (if applicable, but certainly not required), from a Med-Peds faculty member
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) 

**All letters must be from US physicians** ​
check mark.JPG All applicants must have taken and passed both components of USMLE Step I and USMLE Step II CS and CK. Please submit Step II scores into ERAS as soon as they become available. (*Preferably by the end of December, as we will begin ranking early February)
check mark.JPG US Medical School applicants must pass USMLE Step 1 scores on first attempt, to be considered for an interview. Non-US medical school applicants and osteopathic applicants must pass (on first attempt) and submit steps 1 and 2 in order to be eligible.
check mark.JPG Only USMLE Step 1 scores at or above the mean of 221 will be considered. We expect individuals to pass all exams in their first attempt.
check mark.JPG COMLEX scores are not accepted or considered.
check mark.JPG We welcome applicants participating in the couples match and will be flexible in arranging your interview day. Please be sure to indicate if you will be participating in the couples match.​​
International Medical Graduates
To be seriously considered:
check mark.JPG Applicant must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow a resident to legally train at the University Of Colorado Denver School Of Medicine.
check mark.JPG Applicant must demonstrate excellent spoken and written English and the ability to work in a modern, high complexity medical center.
check mark.JPG We only accept applications submitted to us electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). International medical graduates must apply to our program through an ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) office.
check mark.JPG We expect international medical graduates to have an exceptional academic record and have (at least four months) hands-on clinical experience at an accredited U.S. or Canadian healthcare center. We will not count observerships, research or shadowing as clinical experience.
check mark.JPG International Medical Graduates are required to be ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certified at the time of your application or far enough along in the application process that you will receive certification no later than February 1st of the year in which you plan to match. Please write to: ECFMG-ERAS Program, 3624 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19104-2685, U.S.A., or visit their website, to obtain the needed forms.
check mark.JPG Applicant letters of recommendation (LOR) must be from U.S. attending physicians supervising the applicant.
check mark.JPG Any Visa status request must be handled on a case by case basis. The type of visa sponsored will be determined by our International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). They assess your current visa status, where you are in the process and the type of visa you need to have.
check mark.JPG Applicant must have graduated from medical school within the last three (3) years.
check mark.JPG The University of Colorado is unable to offer observerships or externships to anyone who has already graduated from medical school.
*Additional information regarding our core programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics is available through their respective websites. Links located on our home page.  
For more information, please contact Danaa Kennedy, Program Administrator:
Email: or call 303.724.6595