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

Outpatient Visits

Births

System Affiliation

Avista Adventist Hospital

114

4,225

46,841

2,062

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Health Care Corporation

Boulder Community Health

178

8,309

399,263

891

N/A

Colorado Mental Health Institute at Fort Logan

297

654

7

0

N/A

Lutheran 
Medical Center

518

15,983

253,620

1,551

SCL Health

Medical Center of Aurora

341

15,289

144,338

1,275

HCA Healthcare

North Colorado Medical Center

236

10,292

169,123

1,714

Banner Health

North Suburban
Medical Center

139

7,704

73,411

1,082

HCA Healthcare

Parker Adventist
Hospital

167

7,823

68,981

1,566

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Health Care Corporation

Platte Valley
Medical Center

70

3,445

79,470

806

SCL Health

Porter Adventist Hospital

250

9,929

61,698

0

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Health Care Corporation

Presbyterian/
St. Luke's 
Medical Center

374

10,916

57,967

1,315

HCA Healthcare

Rose Medical
Center

280

11,024

113,766

3,374

HCA Healthcare

St Anthony
Hospital

219

11,749

92,126

0

Catholic Health Initiatives

St Anthony North Health Campus

105

5,770

43,303

1,253

Catholic Health Initiatives

Saint Joseph Hospital

167

7,823

68,981

1,566

Adventist Health System Sunbelt Health Care Corporation

Sky Ridge 
Medical Center

274

17,050

100,570

3,419

HCA Healthcare

Swedish 
Medical Center

427

19,476

157,740

1,910

HCA Healthcare

Third-Year Clerkships

  • Family Medicine (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Internal Medicine (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Ob/Gyn (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Pediatrics (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Psychiatry (4 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient
  • Surgery (8 weeks) - Inpatient/Outpatient

This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives

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

Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Various disciplines and sub-specialties available

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students have access to a call room, classroom with video conference capability, computers, dining room, internet, medical library, phones, printers, secured storage area, shower, study space and WiFi while on duty at some of the hospitals
  • Meal Benefits: Some hospitals offer meal allowances while on duty
  • Housing: Unavailable at this time

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

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Application through VSLO required for fourth-year clerkships at HCA facilities
  • Background check required annually
  • BLS and ACLS certifications must be current
  • Copy of Curriculum Vitae (CV), BLS Certification, Driver's License and Medical Insurance Cards required
  • Drug screen required annually
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at a Prometric Testing Center (testing accommodations other than extra time may not be available)
  • Orientation provided prior to the first clerkship
  • Speaking Spanish is helpful
  • TB screening required annually
  • Travel may be required for third-year Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA)

Additions or changes to this site's information may occur at any time - information last updated 10/2/18

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Noelle Herman
  • Core Site Contact: Kris Ritter
  • KCU Regional Assistant Dean:  Scott Primack, DO