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.
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:
The University of Colorado's International Student and Scholar Services office is a great resource for international medical graduates either as an applicant or trainee in the program. We highly encourage you to review their website for more information, in addition to the below Frequently Asked Questions.
Absolutely. International Medical Gradutes are more than welcome to apply to our program. We perform a comprehensive, holistic review for all applications submitted to us regardless of graduate types, years since graduation, etc.
We sponsor both J1 and H1b visas. The type of visa sponsored will be determined in consultation with our International Student and Scholar Services office. They assess your current visa status, where you are in the process, and the visa type you will need. Residents in our program must be a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., a refugee or asylee, or possess the appropriate documentation to allow the Resident to legally train at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
You must take USMLE Step 3 by the time you submit your rank list if applying for an H1b visa. Your results should then be available by the time the match occurs (mid-March). The exception is if you have the option to be on an F1 OPT visa for your first year. If you do not take your USMLE Step 3 by January the year you plan to match, it is unlikely that you will be able to start your training on time.
**If you plan to take your USMLE Step 3 in January or February, the expected release date of your results in March 13th**
No, we do not require this but recommend at least one month of clinical experience in a U.S. healthcare system. We do not count observerships or research as clinical experience.
International Medical Graduates are required to be ECFMG certified at the time of application or far enough along in the application process that you will receive certification no later than February 1 of the year in which you plan to match. Otherwise, there are no other special requirements for International Medical Graduates.
You will need to get a letter of recommendation from a senior faculty member of medicine in replacement of a chairman's letter of recommendation.