Medical Residency in Colorado

Colorado specific initial medical license requirements

Colorado Board of Medical Examiners requirements:
  • 1 year of residency training. 3 years for IMGs.
  • No limits on number of attempts for USMLE/COMLEX.
  • 7 years from first sitting to complete USMLE or COMLEX. 10 years for for MD/PhD or DO/PhD.
  • Accepts Federation Credentials Verification Service.

PGY-1 residency positions in Colorado

Number of  positions by specialty in Colorado based on PGY-1 main residency Match data

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Percent MD,DO,IMG residents matched PGY-1 in Colorado (main match)

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Colorado by year

Colorado PGY-1 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2022 373 94.9 260 (69%) 76 (20%) 14 (3%)
2021 385 95.8 277 (71%) 73 (18%) 15 (3%)
2020 384 92.7 259 (67%) 78 (20%) 13 (3%)
2019 379 91.8 284 (74%) 50 (13%) 14 (3%)
2018 367 91.3 280 (76%) 48 (13%) 7 (1%)
2017 328 94.2 269 (82%) 30 (9%) 10 (3%)

PGY-2 residency positions in Colorado

  1. Anesthesiology (12)
  2. Radiology-diagnostic (9)
  3. Dermatology (6)
  4. Physical medicine and rehabilitation (6)
  5. Interventional radiology - integrated (2)
  6. Radiation oncology (1)
Number of  positions by specialty in Colorado based on PGY-2 main residency Match data

Percent MD,DO,IMG residents matched PGY-2 in Colorado (main match)

Percent of MDs, DOs and IMGs in Colorado by year

Colorado PGY-2 main residency Match statistics

Year Positions Filled(%) MD DO IMGs
2022 36 100.0 27 (75%) 3 (8%) 5 (13%)
2021 35 100.0 30 (85%) 3 (8%) 2 (5%)
2020 36 94.4 32 (88%) 2 (5%) 0 (0%)
2019 36 100.0 35 (97%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)
2018 35 100.0 34 (97%) 0 (0%) 1 (2%)
2017 36 100.0 35 (97%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%)

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