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For more information about our program, please contact Carrie Nealon, MSN, RN, program coordinator, at (720) 225-4466.

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How to apply

ERAS: 9990700018

NRMP: 1997999P0

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Welcome from our Program Director

Welcome to Colorado! We are very excited to introduce you to our Transitional Year Residency Program where our aim is that your time with us will prove to be one of the most rewarding professional experiences of your career.

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Mission Statement

The Sky Ridge Medical Center Transitional Year 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 program provides residents with a valuable introduction to clinical medicine in a variety of disciplines in both ambulatory and inpatient settings.

By limiting the number of interns accepted into our program each academic year to eight, we are able to provide an outstanding learning environment while customizing the curriculum to meet the needs of each participant. This design provides a solid foundation for subsequent residencies in other specialties.

The Transitional Year curriculum is tailored to meet all ACGME requirements for PGY2 advancement in areas such as anesthesiology, radiology, dermatology, ophthalmology, radiation oncology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation while providing broad exposure to a variety of medical and surgical subspecialties.

We have worked hard to develop a diverse didactic curriculum drawing upon evidence-based medicine, case reports, journal clubs, and board review topics.

Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

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

Our monthly rotations include:

  • Inpatient and outpatient internal medicine
  • ICU/critical care
  • Trauma surgery
  • Outpatient family medicine
  • Outpatient pediatrics
  • Emergency medicine
  • Two elective months

Salary Information

Year Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY1 $57,782.00 $950.00 $58,732.00

Frequently Asked Questions about our Transitional Year Program

PGY1 - $58,732.00


  • All meals paid for when working in the hospital
  • 20 days of Paid Time Off
  • Step 3 / Level 3 reimbursement

At this time, we regretfully do not accept IMG.

We are not currently offering observerships, externships or preceptorships.

Applicants must be recent (2 or less years) graduates from medical school to be considered competitive. Special exceptions will be considered for:

  1. Candidates entering a new residency after completion of a first residency in an ACGME accredited program
  2. Candidates with an MD or DO with a MPH/MS/PhD and extensive prior research experience after completion of an LCME or an AOA accredited medical or osteopathic medical school in the U.S. or Canada
  3. Candidates who have served a prolonged period as a general medical officer in the U.S. military

All GME training programs use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to receive and accept applications to the program. All programs at our facility will participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) “The Match” to recruit residents.

Applicants must have passed USMLE Step 1 & Step 2; or passed COMLEX Level 1 & Level 2. For standardized test scores, those candidates who have passed both Step 1/Step 2 or Level 1/Level 2 with high scores on the first attempt will be considered more competitive in that category.