Application Information

Thank you for your interest in the St. Mary's Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.


Applicants must be graduates of approved US or Canadian medical schools. International Medical School Graduates please see additional requirements below.

Applications are only accepted via ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service).

All applications must include:

  1. Transcript
  2. MSPE (Medical Student Performance Evaluation)
  3. USMLE board scores for Step 1 and 2 or the COMLEX Level 1 and 2, (Passing Step 2, and COMLEX Level 2 CE, PE scores due by rank order list deadline)
  4. Personal statement
  5. Three letters of recommendation in addition to the MSPE. One letter of recommendation must be from a family physician who has supervised you clinically.

Interview Information

Application deadline is December 1.

At this time, all interviews will be conducted virtually and will last approximately 1.5 hours. We will offer both morning and afternoon interview options. Please note that we are on Mountain Time.

We will also invite interviewees to additional opportunities to better get to know our residents, faculty, and program during the interview season. More information will become available soon. Please check back. 

Requirements for International Medical School Graduates

International medical school graduates may apply if they:

  • Have graduated from medical school within the past three years
  • Hold a valid Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate with the CSA (Clinical Skills Assessment)
  • Are able to be 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 are only accepted and reviewed via ERAS.

Visas are not sponsored. No ECFMG J1 or other visas accepted.

*Unrestricted Colorado Medical License (not a training license) and DEA License.

**The program is aware of the passage of bill HB22-1050 regarding pathways to licensure for graduates from schools outside of the USA. There are multiple process and operational changes that will need to be created before there is a clear path to Colorado licensure for International Medical Graduates. We do not anticipate any change in our process or requirements for the 2022-2023 match cycle.

Benefits for Residents

We have the perfect balance of medical education and outdoor adventure at their finest.

  • Resident-led Wellness Committee
  • Men and Woman’s Retreats
  • Personal Resident Study
  • Full integrative mental health
  • Close free parking at the clinic and hospital
  • Moving allowance of $1,000
  • Meals during call & conferences (remarkably good food!)
  • Medical Library with full-time support staff
  • Certifications - for BLS, ACLS, NRP, PALS, ALSO and ATLS
  • Memberships for AAFP, Colorado Medical Society & Mesa County Medical Society
  • Impressive call suite in the hospital
  • Retirement Plan 401K
  • Walk from clinic to hospital 12 months a year
  • Moonlighting - once you are licensed
  • Excellent 4 season weather
  • Seasonal Farmers Markets

Salaries (2022-2023)

  • 1st Year - $62,655
  • 2nd Year - $65,019
  • 3rd Year - $68,110

Education Fund

  • PGY-1 and PGY-2 $1,000 per year
  • PGY-3 $2,000 a year
  • 1st year training license
  • 2nd year Colorado Medical License ($415) & DEA license ($888)


  • Three weeks per year plus sick time


  • Malpractice insurance
  • Generous health care package including medical, dental, and vision, with optional coverage for spouse and children
  • Life insurance (2x annual salary), can add additional
  • Short Term Disability Plan
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance & Accidental Death Policy
  • Optional flexible spending account
  • Optional pre-paid legal coverage

For more information about benefits, contact Joan Cox, Program Manager at 970-298-2195 or email 

Where else can you find what we have?

Western Colorado has world class skiing/snowboarding, innumerable hiking trails & is a mountain biking mecca. Exceptional camping, whitewater rafting, gold medal fishing, trophy hunting & nationally recognized golf courses are just minutes away.

Cultural activities are also plentiful. There are several theater companies, symphony orchestra, Historic Community Cinema, regular concerts by well-known performers & Arts Center which hosts many events. Our downtown area has an array of unique shops & award winning Art on the Corner exhibits.

Learn more about where our residents work and play in Grand Junction, Colorado.