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Applying and Interviewing

Applying for Residency Interviewing at Family Medicine Residency Program


Applicants must be graduates of medical schools in the United States accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Graduates of international medical schools need to meet the following additional requirements:

1. Satisfactory completion of the examination of the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

2. A passing score on the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 (CK) examination, or its equivalent COMLEX exam. 

3. The ability to become fully licensed in Colorado at the beginning of the second year of residency. Please note that three years of approved postgraduate clinical training in the U.S. are required for International Medical Graduates to be eligible for licensure in the State of Colorado.

Applications to our program are only accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications must include MSPE (Medical School Performance Evaluation), a personal statement, transcript, USMLE scores for Step 1 and Step 2 or COMLEX Level 1 and Level 2. You must pass Step 2/Level 2 prior to our Rank Day. The Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency requires each applicant submit three letters of recommendation, at least one must be from a Family Physician.

In addition to your application materials, we consider the following selection criteria when creating our Rank Order List:

  • Personal qualities such as motivation and integrity.
  • Communication skills.
  • Commitment to working with underserved populations.
  • Rural interest.
  • Family medicine commitment.
  • Community involvement/volunteerism.
  • Propensity to practice in the service area of University of Colorado Health.

To assure that a systematic and fair process is used for selecting eligible applicants, our residency participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We do not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or any other applicable legally protected status.

Interview Day

Interviews for selected resident applicants will take place on Thursdays (morning and afternoon) and Fridays (morning), either in the morning or afternoon. The interviews will include meeting with residents, faculty and the program or associate director as well as clinic, and hospital and town tours.

The interviews will be scheduled Nov. 1, 2013, through Jan. 17,  2014. Please note that interviews will not be held on Thanksgiving Day. We will conduct only Friday interviews during holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years).

A resident or faculty member will host a dinner on Thursday nights (Nov. 1, 2013 - Jan. 17, 2014) to offer more one-on-one time with applicants, residents and faculty members. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dinner timing may be adjusted during holiday weeks.  If you are interested in joining us, please call Program Coordinator Chel Wells at 970.495.8803 to RSVP.

We plan to interview approximately 80 candidates. Candidates who submit completed applications early have the most flexibility for interviews. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a completed application as soon as possible. Final application deadline (including receipt of all the required items) is November 15, 2013. 


If you have any questions concerning the application process or would like to check on your application status, please contact

Rochelle "Chel" Wells, Program Coordinator at

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