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Extracurricular Activities

Every year, the department hosts several social events.


​Intern Welcome Dinner
Each July, the Chair, Dr. Jenkins, hosts all residents, residency directors and coordinators at his home to welcome the new interns to Denver.  With sushi and sky-high views of downtown Denver, this is a popular start to the year.

Biannual Cuban Pig Roast
Every other year, Dr. Cabrera-Muffly, the program director, roasts a 65-lb pig in her yard and invites all faculty and residents for an end-of-summer gathering.  Latin dancing skills are encouraged, but not required to attend.

Fantasy Football Draft
Every Labor Day, Dr. Abaza hosts a fantasy football draft party at her house, complete with a gourmet buffet showing off her cooking talents.  Whether you are into football or not, the competition is always entertaining.

Holiday Party
The Department hosts an annual holiday party.  Previous locations have included Dr. Jenkins’ home, the Art Museum (with a Star Wars costume exhibit), and a downtown mansion with food, mingling, and dancing.

Research Day and Graduation
Each June, we celebrate the graduation of the chief residents and fellows.  This event is held at the Ritz, and includes awards, presentations of the graduates by a faculty mentor, and a roast of the faculty by the residents.  This is an entertaining way to wrap up the academic year.