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Department of Orthopedics

Department of Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group

Welcome to the Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group (OSIG) website. As a student interest group at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, we strive to help our members explore and understand the specialty of orthopedic surgery. 

We were created in 2008 to address medical student interest in orthopedics and provide educational experiences, research opportunities, and faculty mentorship. Our programming centers around three primary events, with additional events throughout the academic year, to help members gain exposure to current residents and faculty.

This group serves as a liaison between students and faculty, helping facilitate student collaboration with department faculty on active, ongoing research. We provide both peer-to-peer and faculty mentorship to our members, and more formal advising via Dr. Frank Scott, our faculty mentor. Senior members also provide a student perspective on navigating the transition from medical school to orthopedic surgery residency.

Becoming a member is as simple as joining our group email list (just email to be added). Members receive priority at events with limited capacity. You may also follow our events via Twitter @CUOSIG or Facebook​.

Recent News:

4/27/16: Pediatric Journal Club Meeting (Tuesday, May 3rd @ 6AM)
Dr. Erickson from the Orthopedic Pediatric Journal Club has invited medical students interested in orthopedics to attend their monthly Journal Club meeting next Tuesday, May 3rd at 6 AM at the Children's Hospital. 5-6 articles are generally sent out to all who plan to attend the weekend before. Students serve mostly as observers, but it is expected that you be familiar with each of the papers. Sign up here​.

4/18/16: Events Page Updated
Information for rising fourth years can be found on the events page.

2/19/16: New Lecture Series: Material Science for Clinical Application in Orthopedics
Dr. Reed Ayers, assistant research professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Department of Orthopedics, will be giving three lectures on April 18th, April 25th and May 2nd at 5:30pm in conference room 4101 of Academic Office Building 1. His research interests include orthopedic and craniofacial biology, the development of synthetic bone biocomposites, and investigating orthopedic implant failures. Additional details will be sent out via campus email.