Application Process

In order to be eligible to enter one of our programs, you must meet the minimum selection criteria described in our Eligibility and Selection Policy.

Recruitment is coordinated by each individual program. Inquiries and details about the process should be directed to each program. For list of programs see the GME Program Directory.

Most of our programs participate in the National Residency Matching Program,
Electronic Residency Application System and/or the San Francisco Central Application System.

All residents in GMEC approved programs are required to successfully complete the USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Step 1 examinations, and USMLE Step 2 (CS and CK) or COMLEX Level 2 (CE and PE) examinations, as evidenced by obtaining a passing grade for that examination, prior to starting a residency.  Original transcripts must be provided 6 weeks prior to the incoming Resident's start date.

All residents in GMEC approved programs are required to successfully complete the USMLE Step 3 examination or COMLEX Level 3 examination, as evidenced by obtaining a passing grade for that examination, prior to the mid-point of the second post-graduate year (PGY2).

All fellows entering GMEC approved programs must have successfully completed the USMLE Step 3 examination or COMLEX Level 3 examination or the Canadian LMCC examination, as evidenced by obtaining a passing grade for that examination prior to starting a fellowship. 

International Medical Graduates, must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a valid ECFMG 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 Denver School of Medicine.
  • Minimum selection criteria.
  • Any other criteria as determined by the program.