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Residency Recruitment and Selection

Applications are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). It is the candidates’ responsibility to make sure that all required documents submitted through ERAS reach our program successfully by the deadline of November 1 of each year. Due to the competitiveness of candidates applying to our program, we are unable to accept applications submitted after this deadline.

Applications will be accepted from all graduates of US medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). The Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) serves as the ERAS coordinator for foreign medical graduates. Refer to the ERAS website for more information (

This program requires three letters of recommendation: one from the Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology of your medical school; one of the other two letters should be from an Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty member in your medical school. The last of three letters can be from another Obstetrician Gynecologist or from a faculty member you have worked with closely in another department. Candidates must request the National Board of Medical Examiners to transmit NBME, USMLE or ECFMG transcripts to us through ERAS.

Invitations for on-site interviews will be issued once our Residency Selection Committee has reviewed all applications. Interviews take place during November and December.​

Thank you for inquiring about our Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Should you have any questions concerning our training program, please call the Residency office, 303-724-2052 or via email to



Applicants eligible for appointment must meet the following qualifications to maintain compliance with the Institutional Requirements published by the ACGME

  1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME)
  2. Graduation from any college of Osteopathic Medicine accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA)
  3. Graduation from medical school outside of the United States or Canada and possessing a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment; or, have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in Colorado
  4. Graduation from medical schools outside the United States and completion of a Fifth Pathway Program provided by an LCME - accredited medical school. 
  5. Individuals applying for Fellowship programs must document completion of an appropriate residency program, including an ACGME-accredited residency, or meet requirements as outlined in ACGME program requirements. 
  6. Programs may establish additional selection criteria. For example, determine specific passing scores for the USMLE.  Specific criteria must be published for applicants to review as part of the required program-level policy on Eligibility and Selection.
  7. Residents in our program must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow resident to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
  8. Applicants must be eligible for either a training certificate or a permanent medical license as granted by the Colorado Medical Board.



Selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities (most importantly integrity and motivation). USMLE scores are used as one facet among many to suggest academic preparedness and no specific cutoffs are used to select residents. Selected candidates must be able to function within parameters of a practitioner in the specialty of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Selection will never discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

The agency used in the resident selection process will be the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and the residency program will in all cases abide by the rules of the Residency Review Committee (RRC). Candidates will in all cases submit their applications through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) and will follow their procedures and deadlines faithfully.


The Ob/Gyn Residency Program follows the policy of UCD School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education. The University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine policy on duty hours for residents follows the intent and language found in the ACGME Guidelines for Resident Duty Hours. Hours are continually tracked & evaluated by the program administration. 

GME Information:
ACGME Information:
​Office of Graduate Medical Education
Institutional Duty Hour Compliance

To comply with current and new duty hour requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), it is the goal of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) Office and Affiliated Hospitals that the Institution have no duty hour violations. The GME Office will monitor, track, and report monthly duty hour compliance for all ACGME accredited programs. Non-ACGME programs must follow and comply with requirements of the GME Duty Hour Policy.

GME Duty Hour Oversight and Compliance

All ACGME accredited programs and GME sponsored programs must comply with ACGME and GME duty hour requirements, policies, and processes. Follow-up and resolution of identified problems are the responsibility of the Program Director and Department.


1. Programs and residents/fellows that are noncompliant in logging hours and/or completing

duty hour surveys will be contacted by the GME compliance director.

2. Programs that have duty hour violations will be notified and documentation must be

submitted by the program director to the GME compliance director identifying reasons for

the violation and how the program will resolve the issue(s).

3. The GME compliance director will present an analysis and summary of institutional duty

hour data monthly at the GMEC, Affiliated Hospital Steering Committee, and

Program Coordinator meetings.

4. Records of programs' duty hour policies will be maintained by the GME Office.

The residency program must require its residents to obtain competencies in the 6 areas below to the level expected of a new practitioner. Toward this end, programs must define the specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes required and provide educational experiences as needed in order for their residents to demonstrate:

a. Patient Care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health

b. Medical Knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care

c. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement that involves investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific evidence, and improvements in patient care

d. Interpersonal and Communication Skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their families, and other health professionals

e. Professionalism, as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population

f. Systems-Based Practice, as manifested by actions that demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value