Application Process

We sincerely appreciate your interest in the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at University of Colorado Denver. Applications for an August 1, 2025 start date will be accepted through ERAS beginning December 6, 2023.

Applicants must successfully complete General Surgery training in one of the following:

  • An ACGME accredited program
  • A Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) accredited residency program
  • A program dually accredited by â€‹both the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and ACGME

Applicants must also be American Board of Surgery Certified or eligible to apply for our fellowship program through ERAS.

Any questions should be directed to Trina Smidt, program coordinator. (See contact info below.)

One vascular fellow is chosen yearly in the match sponsored by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). All applicants must register with the NRMP match to be considered.

Applications and all supporting materials should be entered on the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) sponsored by the AAMC.

ERAS application requirements are as follows:

  1. Three letters of recommendation (incl. one by your current Program Director)
  2. CV
  3. Personal statement

The Department of Surgery, along with the Section of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, are firmly committed to training surgical leaders for future generations. Recruitment of underrepresented and marginalized practitioners to our training programs is a vital factor for increasing diversity in the physician workforce. This is a high priority for us in the Section of Vascular Surgery as well as the University of Colorado. To read more about why DEIA matters and how the Department of Surgery is making it a priority, click here.

If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator, Trina Smidt, at
(303) 724-9251 or by e-mail (see below). Thank you for your interest in our program.

Rafael D. Malgor, MD, Program Director
c/o Trina Smidt, Education Manager
University of Colorado Denver
12631 E. 17th Ave., C291
Aurora, CO 80045
(303) 724-9251


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