Program Director's Message

Hello! I’m excited to have the opportunity to share a bit about the St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency and why I love working here!

The residency program was founded in 1979 with a primary goal of preparing family physicians for rural practice. There has been a great deal of change in Grand Junction in the last 40 years; most of which makes this an even better place to live and practice medicine!

We still offer the broad spectrum of training that allows residents to work in rural settings, including critical access hospitals, but also fully prepares residents who have a variety of different practice goals from fellowships to ambulist and hospitalist to emergency room physicians. Being the only residency in St. Mary’s Hospital, which functions as the regional medical center for the surrounding 250,000 miles, means the residents get to be involved in all aspects of patient care throughout the hospital.

In our clinic we provide comprehensive, integrated, wrap-around care for our primarily under-served patients. Integrated behavioral health is definitely a strength of this program and not only serves the patients but teaches residents skills to utilize in their own visits.

The medicine you will learn here is top notch but really my favorite thing about being part of this program is our approach, which I have termed “casual excellence”. We are a fun loving group that doesn’t hold too tightly to hierarchy but provide, teach and expect excellence in clinical medicine!

If this sounds like your kind of learning please check out the rest of the website for additional details.

-Sabrina Mitchell, DO



Program Overview

Our mission is to train full spectrum family practice physicians for rural practice, with focus on integrated team care. We are dedicated to the education of thriving and engaged health professionals and to promoting family wellness through high-value whole-person care.

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Application Instructions

Apply through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Here's how.

The Curriculum

Our curriculum includes a diverse range of educational programs and research opportunities, while meeting all requirements for the AAFP, ABFM & the ACGME.

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Understand the opportunities you will have acces as a part of our St. Mary’s Medical Center Family Medicine Residency.

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Where We Train

Get to know the clinic at which our residency takes place!



Get to know the physicians and staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center Family Medicine Clinic! 


Wellness Committee

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Acting Internships for Medical Students

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