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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 provide our members with all of the elements necessary to explore the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery. To navigate our site, please use the links provided on the left hand side of your screen.

The Orthopedic Surgery Interest Group at the University of Colorado, School of Medicine (CUOSIG), was created in 2008 to address medical student interest in orthopedics. Since our inception, we have worked closely with the University of Colorado Department of Orthopedic Surgery to provide educational experiences, research opportunities and facilitate faculty mentorship for medical students wishing to pursue a career in orthopedics.

CUOSIG programming centers around three primary events that are supplemented with additional events throughout the academic year. More information about our events can be found here.

CUOSIG serves as a liaison between students and faculty, helping facilitate student collaboration with department faculty on active, on-going research. More information about research opportunities in orthopedics can be found here.

CUOSIG provides both peer-to-peer and faculty mentorship to medical students interested in orthopedics. Event-attending members gain exposure to current residents and faculty. CUOSIG also offers more formal advising via Dr. Frank Scott, our faculty mentor, as well as student perspective from senior CUOSIG members on how to successfully navigate the transition from medical school into orthopedic surgery residency.

Being a member of CUOSIG is as simple as joining our group email list. Members receive priority to events with limited capacity. You may also follow our events via Twitter @CUOSIG or Facebook​.

Thank you for your interest in CUOSIG.​

OSIG Executive Board Application

To all upcoming MSIIs interested in orthopedics:​

The Orthopedics Surgery Interest Group (O.S.I.G.) 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 O.S.I.G. better each year.

Examples of O.S.I.G. Lectures/Events:

• Introduction to Orthopedics with Dr. Frank Scott

• Sports Medicine with Dr. Eric McCarty

• O.S.I.G.’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 O.S.I.G. 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!

Kindest regards,

​Andrew DeMars
Class of 2014

​Dom Burneikis
Class of 2015​
​Jason Hafer
Class of 2016
​Byron Ellis
Class of 2015
Gabrielle Whitmore
Class of 2016
​Kevin Krughoff
Class of 2016