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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​.

OSIG Executive Board Application

To all upcoming MSIIs interested in orthopedics:​

The Orthopedics Surgery Interest Group is looking for two students to serve on our executive committee. As an executive member, you will collaborate closely with numerous attendings and residents within the departments of orthopedic surgery, PM&R, and radiology. You will be integral in organizing numerous events such as lectures, skills sessions, and information sessions throughout the year.  

In addition, through your ideas and hard work, you will help us grow to become vital resource for our fellow students interested in orthopedics and help to make OSIG better each year.

Examples of OSIG Lectures/Events:

  • Introduction to orthopedics with Dr. Frank Scott
  • Sports medicine with Dr. Eric McCarty
  • OSIG's Annual Cadaver Night
  • Physical Exam Skills Night
  • Casting & Splinting Skills Night (in conjunction with the Family Medicine Interest Group)

Please send a short paragraph to about why you would like to join our OSIG Executive Board by Sunday, February 23rd.  We will hold interviews on Friday, February 28th; a time will be sent to you once we receive your application.  Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you!