Residency Application Information

All applications are accepted only through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). ERAS may be accessed via the dean's office of your U.S. medical school.

For international medical graduates (IMGs), you may access ERAS via Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Application Requirements

  • We will have nine PGY1 openings for the upcoming academic year
  • The deadline for applications is November 1
  • All required exams must have a PASSING score on first try, but no minimum score is required for application
  • We require three letters of recommendation, one from a family medicine physician
  • Within your personal statement, please tell us what led you to apply to our program and why you think St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency is a good fit for you and your interests.
  • Applications are accepted only through ERAS
  • If you have postgraduate training, a letter of recommendation and/or evaluation from the program director is also required
  • NRMP regulations do not permit pre-match

To assure that a systematic and fair process is used for selecting eligible applicants, our program:

  • Participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
  • Does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

Interview Invitations

We will send invitations for interviews after receiving a completed ERAS application.

  • Interviews are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Our program accepts signals and gives preference in interview offers to applicants who signal us.  Signals will not be used in developing our rank order list.
  • Interview months: October, November, and December
  • We offer morning and afternoon interviews each Thursday and several additional Tuesdays during October, November, and December
  • All interviews will be virtual and will include a video tour
  • We host virtual happy hours during interview season to offer the opportunity to get to know our residents better. Details about these social events will be communicated when interviews are scheduled.

Further Information for IMGs

Eligible Applicants Include:

  • Graduates of Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accredited medical schools in the United States or Canada or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited medical schools in the United States who have passed Step 2 (USMLE) or Level 2 (COMLEX) prior to medical school graduation.

  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada must meet all of the following qualifications:
    • No more than two years since medical school graduation.
    • Satisfactory completion of the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 examinations.
    • Strong preference will be given to applicants who are eligible to obtain full licensure in the State of Colorado at the end of the PGY1 year in training. The Colorado Board of Medical Examiners requires one year of postgraduate US education for US and Canadian graduates and requires three years of postgraduate US education for international graduates before licensure may be granted. If you have questions regarding Colorado licensure, please contact the Board of Medical Examiners.
    • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States (U.S.) on a full-time basis.
    • The institution will sponsor a limited number of J-1 visas.

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