The primary goal of the Saint Joseph Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program is to train physicians to practice safe, evidence-based, high-quality care for patients. All residents will become outstanding clinicians and opportunities for research are plentiful with Kaiser Permanente, National Jewish Health, or the University of Colorado School of Medicine, with whom we are affiliated.

There are a total of 38 residents in our Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Board Certification

One of the goals of the Internal Medicine Residency program is to help residents successfully complete the certifying examination for the American Board of Internal Medicine. Residents in our program have an excellent track record of passing the ABIM board exam.

Fellowship Placement

Residents graduating from our training program have pursued a number of sub-specialty careers. The Internal Medicine Residency Program effectively prepares physicians for any fellowship program. Faculty mentors aid residents in their candidacy, and more than 95% of residents applying for fellowship match, with many receiving their first or second choice.

Future Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Internal Medicine Program have their choice of hospital-based practice, outpatient practice, traditional practice, or rural practice. Residents frequently stay in the Denver area, but also relocate around the state of Colorado and across the United States. The Internal Medicine Faculty advises residents through our mentoring program to choose and succeed in a practice that fits them personally.

Resident Placement 2023

Residency Application Process

The Saint Joseph Hospital Graduate Medical Education program uses ONLY the ERAS system (Electronic Residency Application System) for each year's application process and match. This service necessitates electronic applications only. We will be participating in the Supplemental ERAS application process. Please contact ERAS for more information on the application process.

Residency Application Information

The following information is required for your application to be accepted for review:

  • Personal statement
  • USMLE or COMLEX Step 1 pass; Step 2 scores are strongly encouraged
  • MSPE
  • Medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation; one must be an internal medicine letter
    For those who have postgraduate training, a letter of recommendation and/or evaluation from the Program Director is also required.

International Medical Graduates

Scores on Step 2 must be 240 or greater and you must have successfully passed Step 1 and the Step 2 CS examination. International Medical Graduates must have at least eight weeks of inpatient internal medicine experience in a U.S. Hospital during which notes and orders are written. Observerships do not count toward this requirement. Applicants must be within 2 years of graduation from medical school. All positions are considered through ERAS and determined through the NRMP. Successful applicants are assisted in obtaining J-1 visas.

Fellowship Placements

The following is a list of fellowships obtained by graduating residents over the past several years:

  • 2024 Pulm/Critical Care, Maine Medicine Center
  • 2024 Pulm/Critical Care, University of Iowa
  • 2024 Hematology and Oncology, University of Southern California
  • 2024 Allergy and Immunology, National Jewish Health
  • 2023 Hematology & Oncology, University of Southern California
  • 2023 Pulm/Critical Care, University of Iowa
  • 2022 Pulm/Critical Care, Ohio State University
  • 2022 Palliative Care, University of Colorado
  • 2021 Pulmonary/Critical Care, Orlando Health System
  • 2021 Pulmonary/Critical Care, Dartmouth/Hitchcock Hospital Program
  • 2021 Endocrinology, University of Colorado
  • 2020 Rheumatology, University of Illinois, Chicago
  • 2020 Pulmonary/Critical Care, Saint Elizabeth Medical Center, Boston
  • 2019 Pulmonary/Critical Care, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Boston
  • 2019 Palliative Care, Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • 2018 Cardiology, University of Vermont
  • 2018 Geriatrics, University of Colorado
  • 2018 Hematology & Oncology, University of Colorado
  • 2017 Cardiology, University of Tennessee
  • 2017 Endocrinology, University of Utah
  • 2017 Hematology & Oncology, University of Tennessee
  • 2016 Nephrology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN
  • 2016 Allergy and Immunology, University of Colorado/National Jewish Health
  • 2016 Infectious Diseases, University of Utah
  • 2015 Infectious Diseases, University of Colorado
  • 2015 Endocrine, University of Colorado
  • 2014 Geriatric Medicine, University of Utah
  • 2014 Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2013 Gastroenterology, University of Utah
  • 2013 Rheumatology, Cleveland Clinic
  • 2013 Sports Medicine, University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • 2012 Hematology & Oncology, University of Kansas
  • 2012 Rheumatology, University of Nebraska
  • 2011 Hematology & Oncology, University of Kansas
  • 2010 Allergy/Immunology, University of Texas (Houston)
  • 2009 Pulmonology, Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2009 Rheumatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • 2008 Cardiology, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • 2008 Infectious Disease, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson
  • 2008 Infectious Disease, University of Colorado
  • 2008 Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, University of Central Florida
  • 2006 Cardiology, University of Colorado
  • 2006 Endocrinology, Tufts University
  • 2006 Geriatric Medicine, University of Manitoba
  • 2006 Infectious Disease, University of Colorado
  • 2005 Public Health, Harvard University

Salary and Benefits

Saint Joseph Hospital Residency programs offer a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package is designed to help residents and their families have peace of mind knowing they have the coverage they need it.

Resident Stipends

2023 - 2024 Academic Year

  • Post Graduate Year I: $65,788
  • Post Graduate Year II: $68,270
  • Post Graduate Year III: $71,516

Time Off & Benefits

  • Vacation Time: Four calendar weeks per year.
  • Sick Leave: Ten (10) days per contract year.
  • Travel & Conferences: Travel costs covered for scholarly activity presented at any conference.
  • CME: $3500 allowance for Categorical residents over 3 years

Benefit Highlights

This is only a summary of the benefits extended to residents. The official plan documents and contracts will govern in case of conflict in descriptions. SCL Health is the plan sponsor and reserves the right to terminate or amend the plan provisions at any time. Download our benefits guide.

Medical Plan

Kaiser Medical Plan is offered at no cost to the resident. Saint Joseph Hospital will pay the full cost of the coverage level elected by the resident, e.g. employee only, employee + spouse, employee + child(ren), or employee and family.

The resident may elect any of the other medical plans offered; however, the resident will be required to pay the premium rates noted on the enrollment worksheet for employees.

Dental Plan

The resident may participate in the Dental Plans offered to employees. The resident will pay the premium rates for whichever plan selection is made.

Life and Accidental Death & Disability Insurance

  • Basic Plan: SCL Health will provide the resident with life and AD&D insurance up to two times the resident's base pay.
  • Additional Employee Life and AD&D Insurance: The resident may elect to purchase additional life and AD&D insurance coverage for him/herself as described in the Benefits Guide, at the rates in effect for the plan year. These rates are noted on the enrollment worksheet.
  • Dependent Life and AD&D: The resident may elect to purchase dependent life and AD&D insurance for his/her spouse or child(ren) as described in the Benefits Guide at the same rates as apply to other employees.

Other Benefits

  • Long & Short Term Disability Insurance: Resident may participate in this employer-paid benefit under the terms and conditions as outlined in the enrollment materials.
  • Retirement Plan: The resident can participate in the Retirement Plan as described in the Benefits Guide under the same terms and conditions provided to any other employee.
  • Vision Plan: The resident can participate in this benefit just like any other employee at the same rates as outlined in the enrollment materials.
  • Liability Insurance: The residents are covered as long as they are engaged under the SCL Health policy as long as they are engaged in approved residency activities of Saint Joseph Hospital and are subject to all terms and conditions of the policy. This includes all education activities performed within the scope of the resident's duties as detailed by the Residency Program Director. Activities for which independent compensation is provided such as moonlighting are specifically excluded from coverage by Saint Joseph Hospital. The residents may, and are encouraged to, examine the policy kept on file in the risk manager's office. Individual certificates of insurance are kept on file by each training program.
  • Lab Coats: Two white lab coats will be provided for each first year resident. One new white lab coat will be provided to each resident each year thereafter.
  • Meals: Meals will be furnished in the Saint Joseph Hospital cafeteria when the resident is required to remain on-call in the hospital throughout the on-call duty hours.
  • Gym Access: Free access to gym located on campus.