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Medical Student Program

Operative & Perioperative Care (IDPT 7050)


IDPT 7050, Operative/Perioperative Care, is a required course for all medical students in the CU School of Medicine, taken during the third year of medical school. Students study surgical disease processes and therapeutic procedures in perioperative settings, while gaining operative experience in general surgery and clinical anesthesiology. The course focuses on the assessment and management of common inpatient episodes of care and ambulatory surgical problems.

You can view the IDPT 7050 Syllabus online.

Course Directors  
Paul N. Montero, MD
Assistant Professor, Surgery
Academic Office One, Room 6108
Phone: 303-724-2726
Pager: 303-266-0065
Paul.Montero@ucdenver.edu
Alison Brainard, MD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Academic Office One, Room 2001
Phone: 720-724-8373
Alison.Brainard@ucdenver.edu
Assistant Course Directors  
Thomas A. Whitehill, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery
Veteran's Administration MC, Room 481 I7
Phone: 303-393-2863
Thomas.Whitehill@va.gov
Anthony Oliva, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology
Leprino Office Building, 7th Floor
Phone: 720-848-3282
Anthony.Oliva@ucdenver.edu
Course Coordinators  
Mary Kay Anderson
Department of Surgery
Academic Office One, Box C291
12631 E. 17th Avenue, Room 5402
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-2681
Fax: 303-724-2682
MaryKay.Anderson@ucdenver.edu
Krystle Wetherbee
Department of Anesthesiology
Academic Office 1, Box 8202
12631 E. 17th Avenue, Room 2001
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 303-724-8373
Fax: 303-724-1761
Krystle.Wetherbee@ucdenver.edu