For more information about our program, please contact Juliana Starzyk, program coordinator, at (720) 874-2411.
How to Apply
- ERAS: 1200700625
- NRMP: TBD
Welcome from our Program Director
Thank you for your interest in our Family Medicine residency program at HealthONE in the Denver Colorado area!
We are a vibrant program focused on developing compassionate, high-quality family physicians. We strive to train exceptional outpatient family physicians who are also skilled to provide inpatient, emergency, and obstetric care, all while maintaining maximum flexibility in rotation electives.
The Medical Center of Aurora Family Medicine 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.
The Family Medicine Residency Program at The Medical Center of Aurora is an accredited and rigorous three-year program designed to train the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.
Training and education
Sky Ridge Medical Center is a 287-bed acute hospital serving residents and visitors of the southern Denver metro area. Owned by HCA Healthcare, Sky Ridge offers a Level II 24-hour emergency room, diagnostic services, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, cath lab and rehabilitation programs. Our inpatient rotations take place at Sky Ridge Medical Center and our outpatient clinic is Cornerstone Family Practice In Aurora CO.
HealthONE Family Medicine Residency provides a unique community hospital training environment and a clinic in a more underserved area.
- Osteopathic Special Recognition
- High utilization of ultrasound for OB-GYN and MSK in clinic
- Direct one-on-one individualized teaching with faculty
- Diverse patient population from across Denver
- Very busy hospitals that couples excellence in stroke care, cardiac care and trauma with core internal medicine
- Fully functional educational library access
- Cultural competency learning opportunities
- Busy ER learning opportunities
- Sports medicine clinic and team coverage with fellowship-trained faculty
- Opportunity for specialized tracks in Sports Medicine, Maternity Care, Hospitalist, OMM and Wilderness Medicine.
- Fun outside of residency options during time off including outdoor activities like camping, hiking and skiing, restaurants, nightlife, 4 major professional sports, and more
Our program also offers specialized tracks for interested participants.
This track is for residents intending to pursue a sports medicine fellowship as well as those who simply desire sports medicine to be a significant part of their practice. Residents will have additional opportunities as a team physician with a local high school, event medicine and MSK ultrasound- diagnostic and injections.
This track is designed for the resident who intends on having inpatient medicine as a significant part of his/her practice. It is anticipated that at the end of the residency, the resident will feel comfortable managing the wide variety of medical problems in adult patients, including those that are critically ill.
The track is designed for the resident who intends to have maternity care as a significant part of their practice. The focus of the track is to provide additional experience in the care of pregnant women including prenatal care, limited OB Ultrasound, Antepartum NSTs and the management of complications of pregnancy.
This track is for residents interested in additional wilderness medicine training. The track aligns with many of the Wilderness Medical Society criteria for Fellowship in the Academy of Wilderness Medicine. AWLS and other conferences are completed. There is an opportunity for an away elective.
Osteopathic manipulative medicine track
This is a developing track is for residents who want OMM as a large part of their practice. There will be extra opportunities at our clinic as well as rotations to provide OMM.
Curriculum & Rotation Schedule
Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.
Our innovative, case-based structured Wednesday afternoon didactics are dynamic and interactive, centered around a mystery case.
In small groups, the residents work for a finite time to develop a differential diagnosis and an ultimate diagnosis and care plan. The afternoon continues with a short, faculty-presented wrap-up lecture of the topic that includes board review questions.
There are also weekly workshops that might be a hands-on family medicine procedure or sports medicine / wilderness medicine topic.
The final hour contains a variety of topics.
The focus is on core medicine topics and subjects related to the ABFM Board exam and ACGME core competencies, including general medicine, pediatrics, sports medicine, wilderness medicine, obstetrics and specialty topics. The conferences are presented by both core faculty and outside community partners.
Conferences and Lectures
- Journal Club is held once a month, led by residents, and is an evidence-based review of the current literature
- Cultural Competency Lectures led by a resident are held once a month. This gives the resident an opportunity to research and discuss a topic of interest to them
- Quality Improvement, Safety, Morbidity and Mortality, and Practice Management Conferences are held regularly as well.
- Balint conferences are held monthly. These conferences facilitate physician communication. It engages all three resident classes simultaneously to present clinical cases in order to improve and to better understand clinician-patient relationships while focusing on enhancing the clinician’s ability to connect with and care for patients sustainably.
Salary & Benefits Information
- Vacation: 15 days
- Health, dental, life, disability and vision insurance
- 401K, optional FSA
- Employee well-being programs
- Meals are available 24 hours a day free of charge to all residents
- There is free parking at Sky Ridge and Aurora