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The Surgical Society offers lectures, technique building sessions, dinners with the surgery faculty/residents, and other events. The following are a list of upcoming and former events presented by the Surgical Society. ​​


CU SOM Student Surgical Society Presents:

Introduction to Surgery with Dr. Mark Nehler

Introduction to Surgery: Dr. Mark Nehler

Previous Date: September 21, 2010 from 12:00-1:00 pm

ED1 Room 1400

Lunch will be served so please RSVP @ link below for accurate count.

Dr. Nehler, General Surgery Residency Program Director and Chief of Vascular Surgery, will give an introduction to the exciting world of surgery, a day-in-the-life of a surgeon, how to decide between fields, what should you be doing now, how to have a life and operate too, and any other questions you need answered. We are fortunate to once again have Dr. Nehler kick off our monthly lecture series with his unique insight and humor. Don’t miss out!!!

Please join us, even if you are not currently a Surgical Society member. If you find surgery as fascinating and exciting as we do, you can sign up at any point, this event included.

Heart Valve Replacement Wet-Lab with Dr. Brett Reece

CU SOM Student Surgical Society is Proud to Present:

Heart Valve Workshop: Wet Lab

Previous Date: Monday Oct 4, at 4 pm in Education-1, Room 5204

Think you have the hands to become a surgeon? Want to try something more technical than sewing Miss Piggy's feet back together? Then take heart.. a pig heart, that is. Come and try your skills at a cardiothoracic wet lab session, hosted by Dr. Brett Reece and the Surgical Society. See if you have what it takes to replace a valve or perform some coronary work!

Only a limited number of slots are available for this clinic-- please RSVP only if you are sure you can attend. Preference will go to current Surgical Society members.


Fall Student Faculty Reception and Dinner

CU SOM Student Surgical Society and Richard Schulick, MD

Invite You To Attend:
Student-Faculty Reception and Dinner

For current third and forth year medical students

PAST DATE: Thursday, October 14th, 2010

From 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Please RSVP to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2FS6XMF

Please join us at Dr. Schulick's home for an enjoyable evening of dinner and drinks as medical students come to learn about surgical specialties, residencies, and lifestyles. Feel free to share your insight and stories with students as they consider their choice of careers.


Surgical Extirpation of Hepatic Lesions and Q+A with Dr. Carlton Barnett

CU SOM Student Surgical Society is Proud to Present:


Noon Lecture: Surgical Extirpation of Hepatic Lesions and

Q+A with Dr. Carlton Barnett

OLD DATE: Tuesday, Nov 30th, 12:00 pm Education-1, Room 1400

Join the Surgical Society and Dr. Carlton Barnett, Denver Health trauma surgeon,

for a discussion of the surgical management of hepatic lesions. There will be a

Q+A session afterward, at which Dr. Barnett will answer questions about

liver surgery, general surgery, and the life of a Denver Health trauma surgeon.

All are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served.


Please RSVP @ http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6Y86882


We look forward to seeing you there!

Want to be a member? Please bring $10 dues and sign up with a board member at this event.

Your free scalpel awaits...

Vessel Graft Wet-Lab with Dr. Brett Reece

CUSOM SURGICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS:

Vascular Graft Workshop

with Dr. Brett Reece

PAST DATE: January 11th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Where: Freeman Conference Room

Ever wonder if you really could perform open-heart surgery in an elevator with a needle driver and a ballpoint pen? Dr. Reece hosts a workshop for suturing vascular grafts and surgical knot tying. Come practice your suture and knot tying skills, talk to current surgical residents, and get advice and tips on working in this versatile field!

Interested? Please RSVP:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RFVQBWH

Space is limited and will be given to those who RSVP.

Questions or concern please email: Surgical.Society@ucdenver.edu

Women in Surgery- Perspectives from a Changing Field

University of Colorado Surgical Society, Plastic Surgery Interest Group, Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group and Neurosurgery Student Interest Group are Proud to Present:

~Women in Surgery~

Perspectives from a Changing Field

Tuesday, December 7 6:30 @ Tastes Wine Bar & Bistro

The surgical interest groups have teamed up to put on an evening with female surgeons and residents from a variety of surgical fields, including general surgery, orthopedics, ENT and plastics. There will be time for mingling and also a casual Q&A discussion of choosing surgery as a career, residency decisions and managing life as a surgeon. All students interested in surgery are encouraged to attend. Appetizers and beverages will be served.


Please RSVP to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/VN93DN3

before Sunday, Dec 5.


Directions will be sent to those who RSVP.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Essentials of Surgery: Career, lifestyle, and residency. Q & A with Dr. Whitehill

Surgical Society Presents:

Essentials of Surgery:

Career, Lifestyle and Residency

Q & A with Thomas A. Whitehill, MD

Past Date: Thursday January 27th, 12:00 - 1:00pm

Where: ED1 room 1400

Thinking of a career in surgery? Wondering what it takes to succeed during third year rotations and surgical sub internships? Wondering how to make yourself the best candidate for surgical residencies? Learn about all of this and more with Dr. Thomas A. Whitehill.

Please RVSP to the following if you are planning on attending:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DYXXKCJ

Lunch will be provided to those who RSVP.

Any Questions? Please email them to Surgical.Society@ucdenver.edu

Surgical Society Officer Application and Interviews

SURGICAL SOCIETY LEADERSHIP POSITIONS AVAILABLE

The CU Student Surgical Society is looking for 1st year medical students who are excited to learn more about surgery – as a career or just an interest!

As a member of the CUSOM Surgical Society leadership committee, you would have the opportunity to meet faculty members as well as surgeons outside of the university system. You would play a central role as we expand surgical learning opportunities on campus – including clinics and workshops.


Also, committee members are always automatically invited to all workshops, biannual chairman dinners, and all lectures – no need to RSVP or worry about slots filling up!

IF you are interested in applying, please email the following information to surgical.society@ucdenver.edu :

  • Name and preferred email contact address

  • If you currently are a member of surgical society

  • A short essay telling us about yourself and why you would like to become a surgical society officer (1 page max)

  • An updated CV

Applications are due January or February. Notices of specific date will be emailed.

Interviews will take place in February, starting around 6pm.

Applicants will receive a follow up email concerning individual interview times and location.

If you have any questions please email: Surgical.Society@ucdenver.edu

Spring Student Faculty Reception and Dinner

CU SOM Student Surgical Society and Richard Schulick, MD

Invite You To Attend:


Spring Student-Faculty Reception and Dinner

For all current medical students

Date: March 22nd, 2011
From 6:30pm until 8:30pm

Please RSVP to: X59W5SG

Please join us at Dr. Schulick's home for an enjoyable evening of dinner and drinks as medical students come to learn about surgical specialties, residencies, and lifestyles. Feel free to share your insight and stories with students as they consider their choice of careers.

Directions will be sent to those who RSVP


Laparoscopic Workshop

CU SOM Student Surgical Society Presents:

Laparoscopic Skills Workshop

with Dr. Jonathan Schoen


Past Date: 3:00pm March 8th, 2011

Where: AO1 Room 6101


Dr. Jonathan Schoen is hosting a skills workshop with laparoscopic simulators. Come learn more about an ever increasing part of surgical practices. Also, come try your hands and learn some basic surgical knots!
Only a limited number of slots are available for this clinic.

You must RSVP to reserve a place – first come, first serve. Preference will be given to current Surgical Society members.

RSVP: G8KWJY6


Denver Academy of Surgeons Dinner

CU SOM Surgical Society is Proud to Present:

Denver Academy of Surgeons Dinner


When: (Occurs numerous times during the course of the year)

Where: (directions will be mailed to those who attend)

Dr. Grover has invited 2 students to be his guests at the Denver Academy of Surgeons dinner. The speakers at these meeting present information about important issues and changes in the practice of surgery. Attending these meetings allows students to meet and and talk with prominent local surgeons in a relaxing and professional environment. With a variety of surgeons in both academic and private practice, this event provides a great opportunity to members of the Student Surgical Society.


You must RSVP to reserve a place – first come, first serve.

Please only RSVP if you are certain that you can attend this event.


Please RSVP to: Surgical.Society@ucdenver.edu

** If any student RSVPs for this event and does not attend, they will no longer be eligible to attend future dinners. These events are opportunities for CU students to meet prominent surgeons in the Denver area, and this opportunity if paid for by Dr. Grover. It is poor form to fail to appear

Topical Hemostatic Agent Workshop with Dr. Reece

CU SOM Student Surgical Society is Proud to Present:


Topical Hemostatic Agents Workshop:

with Dr. Brett Reece


Past Date: 5:30 - 7:00 pm, March 10th

Where: AO1 Room 6101

Want to learn more about the tools of the trade and what it takes to be a surgeon? Want to learn how to stop the bleeding and keep your patients alive? If so, come and learn how to use topical hemostatic agents in this surgical skills workshop hosted by Dr. Brett Reece and the Surgical Society.


RSVP: LKT3D6P

Only a limited number of slots are available for this clinic-- please RSVP only if you are sure you can attend. Preference will go to current Surgical Society members.

Global Health Opportunities and Updates

CU SOM Student Surgical SocietyPresents:

GLOBAL HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES

AND UPDATES:

Surgery and OB/Gyn in Rural Africa


Caroline Hedges MD, MA, MPH
Jeremy Hedges MD, MPH

PREVIOUS DATE: 12:00 - 1:00 pm, March 24th

Where: Ed-1 Room 1400


Lunch will be provided!


Please RSVP with this link: 9MD82J3

Jeremy Hedges is currently a general surgery resident here at CU, while Caroline Hedges is an ob/gyn resident at St. Joseph's Hospital. Please join us in hearing about the incredible experience of this duo during their year at Tenwek Hospital in Kenya. This is a great opportunity to hear about operative experience in rural Africa, international research on both women's health and surgery topics, and what it was like to have a family in rural Africa!
This is a "don't miss" lecture and all medical students are invited!