Denver Region

Clerkships in the Denver Region offer a wide variety of training opportunities. Each clinical experience is completed with an assigned physician or group of physicians. Students follow these physicians to their affiliated clinics and medical facilities located throughout the metropolitan area.

Hospital statistics are provided below for the primary hospitals in which students may have exposure during years 3 and 4. 

Hospital Statistics

Hospital Name Total Beds Admissions ER Visits Outpatient Visits Births Inpatient Surgeries Outpatient Surgeries Trauma Center

Avista Adventist Hospital

114 4,118 12,390 44,526 1,965 1,452 2,894 Yes

Boulder Community Hospital

167 7,990 32,571 412,684 1,262 2,213 5,097 Yes

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan

297 667 N/A 7 N/A N/A N/A N/A

Lutheran 
Medical Center

475 15,160 73,030 206,181 2,669 2,908 4,001 Yes

North Colorado Medical Center

225 11,941 53,827 156,820 1,503 6,415 7,366 Yes
North Suburban
Medical Center
115 6,704 57,955 81,689 539 1,339 1,859 Yes
Parker Adventist
Hospital
145 6,890 25,549 61,048 1,750 2,759 3,421 Yes

Platte Valley
Medical Center

70 3,090 21,158 70,631 925 991 2,504 Yes

Porter Adventist Hospital

250 9,608 24,725 60,450 N/A 4,392 3,779 No

Presbyterian/
St. Luke's 
Medical Center

399 11,081 26,828 68,989 1,494 5,956 32,413 Yes

Rose Medical
Center

262 12,155 43,091 54,835 3,734 3,791 10,158 Yes

St. Anthony
Hospital

224 10,708 41,993 77,570 N/A 3,962 2,344 Yes

St. Anthony
North Hospital

122 5,792 41,604 55,926 744 1,253 1,439 Yes

St. Joseph
Hospital

400 18,600 51,934 143,795 4,450 6,874 6,328 Yes

Sky Ridge 
Medical Center

276 15,007 40,031 95,107 3,315 5,758 5,869 Yes

Swedish 
Medical Center

363 20,384 79,327 137,546 2,121 6,011 3,563 Yes

The Medical Center
of Aurora

303 14,953 Not provided 132,525 682 Not provided Not provided Yes

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hematology/Oncology
  • ICU
  • Infectious Disease
  • Neonatology
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • PM&R
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Vascular Surgery

Fourth-Year Clerkships

Clerkships may be scheduled in a variety of disciplines and sub-specialty areas as available. Application through VSAS required for fourth-year students using HCA facilities is required.

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Students Resources: Students have access to the medical library, computers, internet, printers and phones while on duty at some hospitals and clinics.
  • Meal Benefits: Some hospitals offer meal allowances while on duty.

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in night call, weekend call and weekend rounds as assigned by the preceptor or service.
  • Didactic Opportunities: Students are required to participate in lectures, patient rounds and required reading as assigned.
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Opportunities for skill development in OMT/OPP is available during some clerkships. OMT/OPP clerkships are also available upon request.

Site Specifics

  • Background Check required for third year only
  • Drug Screen required annually
  • TB Screening is required annually
  • BLS and ACLS Certifications must be current
  • Orientation is provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Spanish speaking is helpful

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Noelle Herman, nherman@kcumb.edu
  • Core Site Contact: Kris Ritter, kritter@kcumb.edu
  • KCU Regional Assistant Dean:  Scott Primack, DO