Saint Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency

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 (9) PGY-1 openings for the July 2020 program year
  • The deadline for applications is December 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
  • 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
  • Interview months: October, November, December, and January
  • Interview days: Thursdays
  • We schedule dinners on Wednesday evenings, which is a great time to meet the faculty, staff, and current residents in an informal setting. If your schedule permits, we hope that you will be able to join us for dinner during your interview visit.
  • We understand that many applicants are traveling to Denver from great distances and are coordinating interviews with other programs in the area. We will do everything possible to accommodate your needs.

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 three (3) years since medical school graduation.
    • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified at the time of application.
    • 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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