A service of UCHealth

Our ACGME-accredited, osteopathic-recognized Family Medicine Residency, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, has an excellent record of training competent and caring physicians. Our dual residency mission is to train excellent family physicians and to connect with patients in a caring, collaborative, and inclusive environment.

Learn more about our program

Program faculty, preceptors, and residents

During your next three years, we can offer you:

  • A personalized full-scope family medicine curriculum in an attractive college town with urban amenities and wilderness nearby.
  • Resident-run inpatient medicine, obstetrics, and pediatric services at Poudre Valley Hospital to guarantee patient continuity.
  • An exceptionally staffed safety net clinic with lifestyle, pharmacy, and behavioral resources, as well as community sports medicine, OB, and psychiatry attendings, and an onsite food pantry.
  • Innovative care with lifestyle, pharmacy, and behavioral resources, as well as community sports medicine, OB, and psychiatry attendings.
  • Preparation for serving rural and underserved communities.
  • A busy clinical practice in a thriving health system.

If you have questions about our residency program, please contact our program manager, Kimberly Bell, at [email protected] or 970.495.8803.

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Application process

Fourth-year medical students can apply for one of our 8 resident intern positions through ERAS. We do not accept inquiries or application materials outside of the ERAS system. We will begin accepting applications when the ERAS post office opens in September. Please submit your application materials as soon as possible as our interview slots fill up quickly.

We offer virtual interviews November through January. Our interviews are held several half-days per week to provide some flexibility in scheduling. Once invited, we will contact you to schedule your interview.

PVH/Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency eligibility and selection process

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to a residency position at the PVH/Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program:

  • Graduates of medical schools in the United States accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet all of the following qualifications:
    • Satisfactory completion of the examination of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
    • Satisfactory completion of the USMLE examination.
    • Submission of evidence by the applicant, satisfactory to the Colorado Board of Medical Examiners, that the medical school from which the applicant graduated is approved by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) or conforms to the minimal educational standards established by the LCME or AOA as determined by the Board.
    • Completion of three years of post-graduate training in an ACGME-approved program in the United States or Canada.*
  • Medical students applying to the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency Program must take Step 2 of the USMLE (clinical skills and clinical knowledge) or equivalent COMLEX exam, prior to graduation from medical school.
  • Students are highly encouraged to take the exam by December of their fourth year so the results are available prior to the NRMP in March.
  • At the present time, only graduates of COCA accredited programs who meet all other application and interview criteria will be eligible for a designated osteopathic position at the residency program. These candidates will have graduated from an accredited osteopathic medical school and have submitted an application that demonstrates evidence of structured basic Osteopathic Principles and Practice training, completion of osteopathic rotations and coursework, and successful performance on Level 1 and Level 2 COMLEX.

To assure that a systematic and fair process is used for selecting eligible applicants, the Fort Collins Program:

  • Participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).
  • Does not discriminate with regard to sex, gender identity, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.
  • Applies the following selection criteria to all applicants:
    • Full-scope Family Medicine commitment
    • Commitment to working with underserved populations
    • Personal qualities and Communication skills
    • Academic credentials
    • Rural interest
    • Community involvement/volunteerism
    • Propensity to practice in the service area of University of Colorado Health

*We are aware of proposed changes to physician licensing requirements in the state of Colorado. We will continue to evaluate our eligibility and selection policies as we receive additional clarity around these changes.

Application criteria

We look forward to receiving your application. In order for your file to be reviewed, it must include:

  • USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 score report.
  • Medical school transcripts.
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE).
  • Personal Statement outlining your commitment and passion for Family Medicine.
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a family physician).
  • Completed ERAS application.

Program signals. Our program plans to use both program and geographic signals during the file review phase to ensure we are not overlooking candidates highly interested in training in Colorado or at our program. However even candidates who signal our program must meet other application criteria in order to be eligible for an interview invitation. We will not consider program or geographic signals during our ranking process.