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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 activity including authoring publications and presenting and regional and national conferences.

As the program grows, there is plenty of 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.

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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. There is free parking at Sky Ridge both covered and uncovered.

Annually, each resident has a fund of $150 toward white coats as well as $500 discretionary funds to use toward educational material or equipment, licenses, memberships, etc.

The program also will pay for medical licensing, DEA licensing and ACLS/BLS/ATLS certifications.




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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 interview days at our location in Lone Tree, CO during the fall and early winter. The Match occurs in February with results typically in early March.

Though an applicant's package is viewed as a whole representation, due to the volume of applications we receive, a first filter for applicants is typically the COMLEX I score with a minimum of 520.

The General Surgery residency program is a 5 year program. Our first 2 classes have 6 positions filled while our third (youngest) class has 3 positions. Future class sizes will continue to bring on 3 residents each.

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.

The General Surgery Residency program has a variety of conferences available for the residents. Mandatory conferences include didactic teaching sessions and M&M. Other options are hospital committees and grand rounds.

The General Surgery Residency Program at SRMC is unique because of its management by Rocky Vista University. The University increases residents’ access to teaching, education and resources.

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

We have an HCA sponsored sub-internship available September-December 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.