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Comments from our graduates:

“Excellent preparation!”
“Outstanding program!”
“Great experience!”

Our ACGME-accredited, osteopathic-recognized Family Medicine Residency, based in Fort Collins, Colorado, has an excellent record of training competent and caring physicians.

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 a complete education.
  • An exceptionally staffed, NCQA-recognized Patient Centered Medical Home.
  • 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 safety net clinic practice in a thriving health system.

If you have questions about our residency program, please contact our program manager, Kimberly Bell, at Kimberly.Bell@uchealth.org or 970.495.8803.

Application process

Fourth-year medical students can apply for one of our 7 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.

Application eligibility

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

  1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Graduates of AOA-accredited programs will be eligible for a designated osteopathic position at the residency program.
  3. 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.
  4. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet all of the following qualifications:
    1. Satisfactory completion of the examination of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
    2. Satisfactory completion of the USMLE examination.
    3. 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.
    4. Completion of three years of post-graduate training in an ACGME-approved program in the United States or Canada.

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.

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.
  • At least two Letters of Recommendation (one must be from a family physician).
  • Completed ERAS application.

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