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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.

Our residency program is committed to your success. 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.

If you are interested in an audition rotation, please contact:
Debbie VanDeGrift, Program Coordinator 719.584.4561

Applications for Internal Medicine Residency program are done through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

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. 

Information for International Medical Graduates (IMGs)

Thank you for your inquiry regarding the Parkview Medical Center Internal Medicine Program for July 2020.

  • Requirements for international medical graduates are as follows:
    • USMLE Step I and II - Score must be 220 or above on Step I and Step II (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.
Thank you, again, for your interest in our program. If you'd like to learn more about our Internal Medicine Residency, click here.




Interviews are scheduled from mid-September-mid December. 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 and AOA accredited (30)

Education Opportunities

  • Daily Morning Report/Case Presentation
  • Didactics / Noon Lectures are held every day from 12-1 p.m.
  • Didactics on Wednesdays are scheduled from 12-4 p.m.
  • 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, casting and suture clinics, 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

Teresa K. Braden DO, MBA, FACOI

Dr. Teresa Braden
Director of Medical Education
Residency Program Director - Internal Medicine
Phone: 719.584.4706
Fax: 719.595.7982

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