Residency Training

Application, Eligibility, & Selection 

 OR1Entry Requirements:

The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado does not discriminate with regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, or Veteran status

The Department of Anesthesiology has both advanced and categorical positions. Therefore applicants may need to complete a PGY 1 year prior to entering the program. The PGY 1 year must be in direct patient care in accordance with RRC specifications (see the ACGME for more information). 

Certification by the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), the National Board of Osteopathic Medicine (NBOME), or the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) is required. 

International medical graduates must hold a valid ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates) certificate, or have a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a U.S. licensing jurisdiction, or have completed a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME-accredited medical school.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine recognizes that housestaff enrolled in its program are trainees, not employees. As such, applicants also must be able to meet the conditions of the school’s Houseofficer Training Agreement. Specifically, they must: 

1. Be a U.S. citizen or hold a valid U.S. resident alien card;

2. Possess (or be eligible to obtain) all three of the following:  

  • valid passport
  • valid 1-94 card (obtained upon entry to the U.S.) that indicates D/S J-1 (Duration of Status for J-1 visa);
  • J-1 visa sponsorship from the ECFMG to train at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Department of Anesthesiology.

Selection Criteria: 

1. We look for ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities such as motivation and integrity,    and the ability to function within parameters expected of a practitioner in the specialty.

2. To determine the appropriate level of education for individuals wishing to transfer from another training program, the program director must receive written verification of  previous educational experiences and a statement regarding the performance evaluation of the transferring resident prior to acceptance into the program. 

3. We will review and select applicants in a manner consistent with provisions of equal opportunity employment and will not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or any other applicable legally protected status.

4. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).  

Application Deadline: 

The application deadline, except for the MSPE letter, is October 21. Interviews are scheduled from the end of October through January. The Department has both categorical and advanced positions in the Match.

Interview Process:

If selected to interview, candidates will be contacted and scheduled for a virtual session for the 2022-2023 season. 

Supplemental ERAS® Application

For the 2023 ERAS® cycle, our program will be collecting and reviewing data from each candidate’s supplemental ERAS® applications. Completion of the standard MyERAS® application is a requirement; completion of the supplemental ERAS® application is optional.

In its second year of use, the supplemental ERAS® application is designed to help applicants share more information about themselves and assist our program in finding applicants that fit out program’s setting and mission. There is no cost to the applicants. While participation in the supplemental application is optional, we encourage you to complete the application as we plan to incorporate responses into our holistic review of candidates this year.

The supplemental ERAS® application provides:

  • Geographic preferences (by division and by urban or rural setting);
  • Information about an applicant’s most meaningful experiences and other impactful life events, and;
  • Program signals

The supplemental ERAS® application will be delivered on a survey platform that is separate from the MyERAS® application and must be completed between August 1st and September 16th, 2022.

Learn more about the AAMC supplemental ERAS®  application > 

For anyone interested in the research track:

We are pleased to offer a Resident Clinical Research Track for trainees who plan a research-focused career and might consider the T32 fellowship and/or a career as a clinician-scientist. To help us identify residency candidates who may be interested and successful in such a track, we invite you to fill out this Qualtrics Form by September 28, 2022 to ensure this is part of your review packet.