Application, Eligibility & Selection
The Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado does not discriminate with regard to age, sex, race, religion, national origin, disability, or Veteran status.
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
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:
- Be a U.S. citizen or hold a valid U.S. resident alien card;
- 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);
visa or H1B visa sponsorship from the ECFMG to train at the
University of Colorado School of Medicine in the Department of Medicine.
- Eligible for a physician training license as granted by the Colorado Medical Board.
accordance with the CU GME USMLE, COMLEX, and LMCC Examination Policy,
applicants must have successfully completed the USMLE Step 1 and USMLE
Step 2 (CK and CS) examinations, or the COMLEX Level 1 and COMLEX Level 2
examinations, as evidenced by obtaining a passing grade for the
examinations prior to starting a residency.
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
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.
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.
- We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
of Colorado Residents are provided with excellent benefits. Given the
cost of living in Denver, the housestaff salaries are very competitive
with other major cities in the U.S. In addition, our benefits package
for individuals and especially families is extremely generous when
compared with most employer based plans.
Residents and Fellows are paid by the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
2020/2021 Annual Stipends
Chief - Medicine
Chief - Psychiatry
Chief - Surgery