Graduate Medical Education

Founded in 1923, Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and behavioral health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 400 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including the region’s most experienced, certified Level II Trauma Center and the region’s first certified Stroke Center.

Parkview Medical Center is the leader in cardiac, women’s, emergency, and neurological services as well as behavioral health programs. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 350,000 total lives. The extensive socioeconomic diversity of the regional population supports a stimulating training experience with broad diagnostic challenges. Pueblo County is a designated Health Professions Shortage Area and provides care to a medically underserved population. Residents will be able to truly enhance the lives of their patients while receiving outstanding clinical training.

The member organizations include the following organizations:

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM), American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Association (AOA), Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates/Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (ECFMG/FAIMER), Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)

We maintain a supportive small-group atmosphere that is well suited to creating strong bonds between residents, faculty, and patients. Whatever your professional goals may be, at Parkview Medical Center, you will complete your transformation from "student" to "physician" while forming friendships that will last a lifetime.

Parkview Medical Center is ACGME accredited and will be accepting both D.O. and M.D. applicants through ERAS only. The Internal Medicine program at Parkview Medical Center has also been accredited for Osteopathic Recognition. Applications for Internal Medicine Residency program are done through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Parkview’s board of directors in conjunction with the Colorado Board of Health System has made the decision to implement a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy for the Parkview Health System. This plan was developed to protect our patients, staff, community and ourselves. The vaccine will be required for employees, medical providers, volunteers, students, contract staff, vendors and board members and will have the requirement of being fully vaccinated by November 1, 2021. Exemptions will be granted for valid medical and religious reasons. Anyone who receives an exemption will be required to test weekly and wear a mask at all times.


Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Parkview will continue with virtual interviews for the upcoming 2022-2023 Interview season.

  • Requirements for international medical graduates are as follows:
    • USMLE Step I and II - Score 220 or above on Step I and Step II preferred (must be on first attempt)
    • If you have taken Step III, you must have a passing score on the first attempt.
    • Must pass "Clinical Skills" on first attempt.
    • Six to twelve months US clinical experience preferred; inpatient experience preferred; observerships are considered as part of US experience.
    • Graduation from medical school must be within four years.
    • Must have successfully passed a standardized English Language Competency Test, such as TEOFL or the former ECFMG English Test.
  • Parkview Medical Center is a host institution for ECFMG sponsored J-1 visas. Parkview Medical Center as a facility does not sponsor J-1 or H1B visas for House staff.
  • Parkview Medical Center does not offer externships or observerships.

REMINDER:

All applications for the Internal Medicine Residency and its subspecialties are completed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Interviews

Parkview will continue with virtual interviews for the upcoming 2022-2023 Interview season.
Interviews are scheduled from August-October for our Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellowships and mid-September-January for our Internal Medicine Residency. They are offered to applicants who have a completed application submitted through ERAS. Please note: Applications sent by fax or email will not be reviewed.

Annual Patient Volume

  • 266,987 patients served
  • 15,188 admissions
  • 154,505 outpatient visits
  • 4,090 inpatient surgeries
  • 10,973 outpatient surgeries
  • 82,231 emergency room visits

Parkview Medical Center

  • 400 beds
  • 11 Surgery suites
  • 2 Cardiac Cath Labs
  • 12 OB/LDRP suites
  • Level II Trauma Center
  • Pueblo West Emergency Care Center
  • Three Acute Medical Specialists clinics

GME Opportunities

Programs (Number of Residents)

Internal Medicine – ACGME accredited (30)

Gastroenterology Fellowship - ACGME accredited (6)

Cardiology Fellowship - ACGME accredited (9)

Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship - ACGME accredited (9)

Education Opportunities

  • Morbidity and Mortality (bi-monthly)
  • Grand Rounds (monthly)
  • Didactic Days – Residents present cases and journal reviews using PowerPoint format, physical exam teaching on most specialties, practice procedural opportunities, OMT, EKG, and chest X-ray review (weekly)
  • Career Planning – personality profiling, residency application and interview training
  • Tumor Board (quarterly)
  • Rotation-specific lectures on service
  • Monthly GME Wellness Events and Newsletter
  • Opportunity for Participation on various hospital committees

Housestaff

Salary & Benefits

Eligibility

Salaries 2022-2023

PGY-1 Salary: $52,500

PGY-2 Salary: $54,800

PGY-3 Salary: $57,000

PGY-4 Salary: $60,200

PGY-5 Salary: $62,000

PGY-6 Salary: $64,000

PGY-7 Salary: $66,000

Benefits:

  • Meals provided when working within the hospital via the Physician Lounge
  • 20 days total of vacation/sick days
  • Yearly education stipend provided for educational expenses
  • Free physician parking on premises

Where Our Physicians are Practicing After Training:

  • Washington
  • Nevada
  • Idaho
  • California
  • Tennessee
  • Colorado
  • Illinois
  • Florida
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Connecticut
  • South Dakota
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Alaska
  • Oklahoma
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Iowa
  • West Virginia
Kiely M. Schultz, DO, MBA, FACP, FACOI
Dr. Teresa Braden
Director of Medical Education
Designated Institutional Official
Director of Osteopathic Education
Internal Medicine Residency Faculty
Rocky Vista University Assistant Clinical Professor
Fax: 719.595.7982

Megan Caruso, MBA, C-TAGME

Graduate Medical Education Manager

Phone: 719-584-4980

Fax: 719-544-2741