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Welcome to the Department of Surgery

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University of Colorado's Anshutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO

Medical Student Program

Welcome to the Department of Surgery's Medical Student Pages! Our goal is to educate medical students about the field of surgery. The Surgery Department offers required and elective courses, extracurricular activities, research opportunities, and career advising to medical students interested in surgical careers.

Descriptions of all of our courses are available in the UCD Course Book, along with the contact information for the individual course directors and coordinators. In addition to the information on the Department of Surgery pages, visiting students and international students should visit the UCD's extern and international student pages.

The Medical Student Surgical Society (MSSS) is the surgery interest group sponsored by the Department of Surgery. MSSS sponsors monthly lectures during the academic year, two dinners per year at the Surgery Chair's home, and informational sessions about residencies for fourth-year students.

Thank you for your interest in the UC SOM Department of Surgery's Medical Student Program. Feel free to explore our site using the links on the left.


Thomas A. Whitehill, MD


Thomas A. Whitehill, MD
Medical Student Program Director
Department of Surgery
Veterans Administration Medical Center, 4th Floor 


T. Brett Reece, MD

Associate Director

T Brett Reece, MD
Medical Student Program Associate Director
Department of Surgery
Academic Office One, Room 6602



Program Coordinator

Mary Kay Anderson
Medical Student Program Coordinator
Department of Surgery
Phone:  303-724-2681
Fax: 303-724-2682
Academic Office 1, Room 5402
12631 E. 17th Avenue, Mail Stop C291
Aurora, CO   80045