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For more information, please call (720) 225-4468 or email our Program Coordinator, Kimberly Miller.

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ERAS: 4400700061

NRMP: 1997440C1

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Welcome to Colorado!

We are very excited to get to know you and to introduce you to our program.

Home to the HCA Healthcare HealthONE Sky Ridge Medical Center (SRMC) General Surgery Residency Program, Sky Ridge Medical Center is a busy, full-service community hospital.

Mission Statement

The Sky Ridge Medical Center General Surgery Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and ideals.

Program Overview

Our five-year, ACGME accredited program will offer residents experience with both in-patient and out-patient surgery as well as clinical office time. Residents will participate in a variety of rotations meant to expose them to a variety of surgical specialties.

Residents can expect hands-on and one-on-one teaching experiences in the OR as well as through simulation. It is our expectation that all residents will excel through repetition and repeated exposure to surgical patients.

In addition to time spent clinically, the residents in this program participate in a variety of research and scholarly activities, including authoring publications, as well as presenting at regional, national, and international conferences.

As the program grows, so does the potential for leadership roles that will ultimately prepare residents for their futures.

Get to Know the Team

John Weaver, MD Program Director

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Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

Conference Schedule

Regular conference attendance is a requirement of residents in the General Surgery Residency program. There are several meetings and conferences held throughout the year including:

  • Resident led didactic teaching sessions
  • Faculty-led didactic teaching sessions
  • Journal club
  • Surgical morbidity and mortality conferences
  • Medical grand rounds

Salary Information

The Sky Ridge General Surgery residency offers a comprehensive salary and benefits package. You will have access to health insurance, dental and vision insurance, paid malpractice insurance, life and/or disability insurance.

Meals are available 24 hours a day free of charge to all residents within HCA facilities. There is free parking at Sky Ridge both covered and uncovered.


Year Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY1 $62,067 $950 $63,017
PGY2 $63,939 $950 $64,889
PGY3 $65,853 $950 $66,803
PGY4 $68,162 $950 $69,112
PGY5 $71,219 $950 $72,169

Frequently Asked Questions about our General Surgery Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in our program! We accept applications through the ERAS system. Typically, this process begins in July for positions to start the following July 1st. We typically host multiple virtual interview days, via the WebEx platform. We also host in-person open house opportunities during the match interview season which generally runs from November to February with the official match results published in mid-March.

Though we make every effort to view an applicant through a wholistic approach, we generally have some preliminary filtering based on COMLEX and/or USMLE performance.

USMLE 2 Minimum – 235

COMLEX 2 Minimum - 534

The General Surgery residency program is a 5-year program with 3 residents per class.

Sky Ridge Medical Center is a community hospital with 284 beds. The patient diversity covers all ages and backgrounds. The spectrum of patients offers an excellent learning environment. When you are further along in your training, your rotations will expand you into other facilities in the Denver area to increase your exposure to different procedures and patient types.

Mandatory conferences include didactic teaching sessions, Morbidity and Mortality Conference, Journal Club, and Grand Rounds. Other conferences include Tumor Board, Trauma Conference and other hospital committees.

Sky Ridge has 8 Xi robotic systems and a dedicated robotic OR hospital wing. The program has a five year robotic curriculum with early access to the robot and a graded level of robotic operating autonomy.

No, at this time we do not accept foreign medical graduates or sponsor visa.

We have an HCA sponsored sub-internship available August-January for 4th year medical students. Please apply through Clinician Nexus.

No, all of our resident matching is conducted through applications in ERAS and use of the National Matching Service.

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