Centura Health System

The Centura Heath system is comprised of multiple hospital and clinic locations in Colorado and Western Kansas. Third-year clerkships with the health system are completed in Centura hospitals and clinics in the Denver metropolitan area.  A wide range of clinical experiences are available from outpatient clinics, to smaller community hospitals, to a large, level-1 trauma center.

Centura Health

School Affiliations

  • KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospitals Utilized

Avista Adventist Hospital

Parker Adventist Hospital

St. Anthony Hospital
St. Anthony North Health Campus

Third-Year Clerkships

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

 This site schedules clinical experiences in four-week increments.

Third-Year Selectives & Fourth-Year Clerkships

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Gynecology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics
  • Ob/Gyn
  • Otolaryngology/ENT
  • Pediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Residency Information

Resources & Benefits

  • Facility Resources: Students will have access to the computers, internet, lounge, medical library, medical records, phones and printers while on duty at the hospital
  • Meal Benefits: Meals provided to students while on duty during inpatient clerkships
  • Visiting Student Housing: Unavailable at this time

Duties & Opportunities

  • Student Duties: Students are required to participate in weekly rounds, weekend rounds and night call as assigned by the site, preceptor or service
  • Didactics: Students are required to participate weekly
  • OMT/OPP Opportunities: Students are required to participate in OMT/OPP quarterly and as assigned during specific clerkships

Unique Site Characteristics

  • Application and/or onboarding through MyClinicalExchange may be required for some clerkships
  • Background check and drug screen required annually
  • BLS and ACLS certifications must be current
  • Global Track Students must communicate third-year obligations to core site as soon as the Clerkship Site Match is finalized
  • Military Track Students must communicate third-year obligations to core site as soon as the Clerkship Site Match is finalized
  • NBOME COMAT Subject Exams taken at a Prometric Testing Center (testing accommodations other than extra time may not be available)
  • Orientation provided prior to third-year clerkships and on the first day of each clerkship
  • 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 10/22/19

Contact Information

  • KCU Clinical Clerkship Coordinator: Noelle Herman
  • Core Site Contact: Tonya Smith, Medical Student & Fellowship Coordinator
  • Medical Student Director: Michael Rudolph, MD
  • Associate Program Director: Ryan Flint, DO