About the Residency Program


To provide an exceptional training environment for new physicians to advance and hone their clinical skills and apply their knowledge in preparation for Board Certification in Family Medicine.



Peak Vista Community Health Centers Family Medicine Residency Program is focused on enhancing the health of people and the community-at-large through a professional, caring staff who are motivated, enthusiastic, respectful, energetic and committed to strategic partnerships.


About the Residency

With eight slots available, per year, our residency program is a traditional three-year Family Medicine Residency with community support from local hospitals and specialty physicians. As the only primary care residency program in the Pikes Peak region, the program provides extensive access to the attending physicians, surgeries and procedures in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Our attending staff has experience in graduate medical education and the aptitude to help each resident mature and grow as a quality physician leader.

Peak Vista Community Health Centers hosts rotations for outpatient pediatrics, family medicine, gynecology, obstetrics, community medicine, patient centered medical home, homeless health care and geriatrics. Residents learn through patient interaction, bedside teaching and structured educational sessions, how best to care for patients and how to coordinate that care. The Peak Vista Family Medicine residents rotate through both major hospital systems in the Colorado Springs region (Penrose- St. Francis and UCHealth), as well as various private offices throughout the city.

Affiliations & Institutional Support

  • ACGME Sponsoring Institution: Still OPTI (AT Still University)
  • Continuing Accrediation status granted October 2019 by ACGME
  • Intent to apply for Osteopathic Recognition in 2020



FMR program class, 2018

FMR Program Class of 2021

FMR Class of 2022

FMR Program Class of 2022


Our Goals

The Residency program is a three year, full-time employed position which combines mentorship, problem-based learning and hands-on experience in a clinical setting.

The goals of the Residency are to:

  1. Provide a supportive environment as the physician matures in clinical judgment, skills and training, attaining Family Medicine Board Certification after graduation.
  2. Improve the confidence, intercultural competence, and devotion to lifelong learning necessary to practice family medicine in the future.
  3. Introduce physicians to a collaborative model of primary care and vulnerable populations care,
    consistent with the recommendations of the Institute of Medicine.
  4. Afford graduating physicians with skills necessary to succeed in the business of medicine and to practice in numerous clinical settings.
  5. Provide graduating physicians with the necessary exposure to a wide-range of practice environments; offering clarity in the practice options available post-residency.