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To Apply for An Externship

Medical, osteopathic or international students who are interested in taking fourth year electives at CU should contact Sean Spellman at Sean.Spellman@ucdenver.edu. Please read the School's extern page before contacting Sean.  That page lists the fourth year surgery courses that are available to externs. 

Students Accepted for Surgery Extenships

Sean Spellman will notify you of course name/number and course coordinator.  You will attend a mandatory orientation the first day of your externship. Time, place, and directions will be e-mailed to you approximately one week before the orientation.

What to Bring

Bring your school ID, white jacket, pager, driver's license, a small padlock, and any hard copies of your school’s evaluation form. You will be issued a photo UCD ID and a UCH ID to use for identification while you are here.  The hospital will issue you two sets of scrubs at a time.  You will be expected to dress professionally several times a week for clinics, grand rounds, etc. 

Housing

The UCD Student Assistance Office has listings for housing

Parking

The Anschutz Medical Campus Parking Office has maps, rates, and other information about parking.  Time is allowed during orientation for you to purchase a parking pass.   You will need your car registration information, payment (check, credit card, or cash), and campus ID to obtain parking.  The first day of the course, park at the Cheyenne Wells Parking Lot ($5 for 12 hours). 

Pagers

While all medical students are required to have pagers (including externs and international students), CU does not pay for pagers to students, but the Department of Anesthesthia will provide a pager for your rotation with us. Some externs make arrangements with their present pager provider to have an 800 number or have their service switched to a Colorado number for the time they are in Colorado. If this is not an option for you, please contact Krystle Wetherbee, Anesthesia Course Coordinator.