Mission Statement: ABC was started four years ago by medical students to strengthen the support for families, partners, and children of medical students.
Activities or Opportunities: During medical school, we all have times where we feel stressed out, alone and just plain stupid. These feelings are especially difficult on our relationships with our significant others and children. Our membership includes students who are single parents, married students, and students in committed relationships. We sponsor a wide variety of activities designed to increase support for our significant others and for ourselves. If you have any questions about medical school, where to live in Denver, childcare, upcoming activities, etc., please email any of us. We are glad to help in any way we can.
President: Jacob Nacht MS IV email@example.com
Vice-President: Joel Roberts MSIII
Secretary: Jason Hafer MSII
Treasurer: Dylan Norton MSIII
Our role is increase interest in anesthesia amongst SOM students and to connect students with faculty.The AIG organizes a combination of clinical/educational activities. We try to focus on Intubations, IV placement, and ACLS. We also organize lectures from UCHSC faculty that focus on Residency Application, Subspecialties Anesthesia, and Life as an Anesthesia Resident. Contact: co-presidents are Alian Aquino (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rosie Li (email@example.com), contact with questions
The AMC Arrhythmias is a mixed choir of students and faculty members from all over the Anschutz Medical Campus. We perform a wide variety of music and accept members of all skill levels. The Arrhythmias rehearse weekly and typically perform 4-5 times each year, including a performance at the Donor Memorial Ceremony in the spring.
Contact information: please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Present Ryan Best
The Benjamin Rush Institute aims to unite medical students, residents, fellows, and doctors across the political spectrum — as well as members of the general public — who believe the doctor-patient relationship is sacred and central to effective medical care. We believe medicine is best served when practitioners have the liberty to serve their patients, rather than being controlled by a third party or government. The proper role of government is to protect this freedom, not to diminish it.
We believe the physician-patient relationship is a voluntary and mutually beneficial one. The Hippocratic Oath reads, “I will follow that system of regimen which, according to my ability and judgment, I consider for the benefit of my patients, and abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous.” The Benjamin Rush Institute is committed to preserving the freedom to practice in this manner, according to the dictates of conscience and the interests of patients, and none other.
Liberty fosters innovation and progress in the field of medicine. Thus, in medicine as in life, liberty is paramount. The Benjamin Rush Institute embraces thoughtful, well-reasoned discourse regarding health care solutions that support this principle of liberty.
Contact information: Co Presidents Bill Brandenberg and Myles Tamsen.
Mission Statement: Forum for students who are interested in influencing policy, especially health policy, at state and national levels, through organized medicine. Bring issues to campus to stimulate awareness and discussion and represent students at CMS' Council on Legislation and on its Board of Directors. Provide opportunities for students to participate in conferences of AMA and CMS and in related service activities.
Activities or Opportunities: Yes. Have already held recruitment event, co-sponsored event with BRI, will be organizing groups to attend several state and national conferences, "speed-dating" event with physicians involved in policymaking in CO, etc.
Website: Main CMS Site
Contact Information: email@example.com
Co-presidents: Amy Beeson & Bianca Pullen
Treasurer: Seth Lofgreen
Board Member: Laura Gregreit
Legislative Liaisons: Warren Pettine, Sam Skovgaard, Markus Hannan
Social Events Coordinator: Myles Tamsen
Community Service Chair: Sam Tarshis
Secretary: Lynne Wood
The purpose of the University of Colorado Culturally Effective Medicine Interest Group will be to:
- encourage professional interest in culturally effective medicine
- promote awareness of different cultures and educate the University of Colorado community on the importance of culture and its relationship to all aspects of health and health care delivery
- advance the discipline of culturally effective medicine
- encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in forming discussion about culture and its relationship to health
- promote career development in culturally effective medicine with awareness and insight into different cultures and viewpoints
- promote research and projects in culturally effective medicine
- support and design an elective in culturally effective medicine
- provide input in curricular evaluation and design to the culturally effective medicine thread director.
We promote skin safety awareness for CU SOM community members, and we promote career development opportunities for student interested in Dermatology.
For info on our latest efforts and events, Like us on Facebook
Activities or Opportunities: Attending Dermatology Conferences: the Colorado Dermatologic Society Annual Meeting on September 20, 2013; Health Awareness Conference on October 8, 2013; American Academy of Dermatology Meeting March 21-25, 2014.
Sun Safety Awareness Event at the Botanical Gardens through Skin Cancer Task Force in April
Colorado Melanoma Foundation Annual Mallets for Melanoma Event.
Melanoma Monday the first Monday of May
Participate in the Miles for Melanoma on Jun 30, 2014.
Education Tools for MS1 curriculum evaluation
Teledermatology application to education
Skin Safety and Melanoma Prevention Lunch Lecture
Dermatology Career Development Seminal Lecture
Contact information: Co-Presidents Natasha Marvi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Paige Bennett (email@example.com)
Our overall purpose is to spread awareness and educate students on the epidemiology, clinical features, and current research on diabetes. In addition, we will provide students with access to many professional opportunities, including connecting students to endocrinology shadowing programs (in Barbara Davis Center), funded summer research opportunities, and community volunteer programs devoted to treating diabetes (i.e. AYUDA Clinic volunteer programs). This year, we intend to take on a more global perspective of diabetes (i.e. viewing short international documentaries) and, especially, implement a more hands-on approach by allowing students to practice operating important clinical tools used in diabetes treatment (i.e. insulin pumps, continuous glucose monitoring, etc.).
In summary, our interest group contributes to the SOM community as a whole by educating students and spreading awareness to a diabetes pandemic (lifetime risk of diabetes for persons born in the United States is about 33% and the estimated diabetics in the world in year 2025 is 300,000,000). We also fulfill SOM’s goal of providing educational opportunities to students (i.e. research, shadowing, hands-on training etc.).
Contact information: Ryan D'souza: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Provide internal development opportunities for medical students interested in becoming better clinical and didactic teachers.
- Provide an opportunity for students to participate in educational workshops hosted on the Anschutz Medical Campus
- Provide an opportunity for students to facilitate various educational programs at Green Valley Ranch Middle/High School.
- Provide a centralized resource for outside organizations seeking medical student volunteers and for medical students who are seeking education and teaching related volunteer opportunities.
Contact information: Laura Grigereit, MSII
Mission Statement: EMIG is a student group interested in learning about Emergency Medicine. We are run by a steering committee of 1st and 2nd year students who arrange lectures, programs, and skills labs.
Activities or Opportunities: A sample of this year's skills events include: Suturing, IV/Blood Draw, Intubation, Ultrasound, and EKG. Also hear lectures about topics such as the Residency Application Process, by Dr. Wolf of Denver Health. We also have programs available for students to shadow EM physicians in the hospital or paramedics on the ambulance. Membership in EMIG is $30.00 and is good for your entire medical school career. Dues allow you free access to all EMIG skills nights ($5 for non-members) and give you first priority for certain space-limited EMIG events.
Contact Information: email@example.com
Mission Statement: To expose students to the opportunities available within family medicine and primary care.
Activities or Opportunities: This group provides a monthly lecture series designed to discuss issues relevant to practicing family medicine and addressing student questions and interests related to family medicine. FMIG also provides workshops, such as "Night with Needles" and "Casting/ Splinting", to introduce clinical skills and facilitate discussions with community physician mentors. Furthermore, FMIG provides students with several opportunities for involvement in various community service projects. Some of our members attend state and the National AAFP conference. Contact information: Alyssa Yang and Michael Ruolph
Mission Statement: The University of Colorado Oncology Group's mission: We are an interprofessional student interest group dedicated to encouraging the next generation of caregivers in the field of oncology to become active in the medical community, and offer opportunities to learn from leading individuals in the field. For more information please contact us at Oncology.Students@UCDenver.edu
Mission Statement: a) promote communication among student members and faculty; b) obtain information about careers in internal medicine; c) promote the profession of internal medicine; d) serve the medical school and campus public.
Activities or Opportunities: From hospitalist to cardiologist, infectious disease specialist to gastroenterologist, the dominant medical specialty of internal medicine hosts a wide range of career options. The IMIG serves as a connection between medical students and the world of internal medicine. A monthly lunchtime seminar is aimed at educating students about subspecialty and practice options. Other informal lunch discussions with IM clinicians and scientists offer the opportunity to network and learn about the state of the art. Small group clinical visits expose students to the environment and practice of several IM subspecialties, while the physician shadowing program allows more in-depth exploration. An annual career fair provides the opportunity to investigate the job market. Students have the opportunity to attend national and state meetings. Many of the IMIG activities are synchronized with the curriculum of first and second years to maximize their usefulness. For example, during the Cardiovascular section of the CVPR block, you could attend a lecture about the daily routine of a cardiologist, eat lunch with a hypertension expert, visit the cardiac catheterization lab, and shadow a cardiac electrophysiologist.
Website: IMIG webpage.
Contact information: Paul Scott and James McCullough
Mission Statement: This student group was started by a then fourth year medical student last year in order to fill a substantial lack of support for students interested in a dual residency in medicine/pediatrics. Today, the student group strives to continue raising awareness of med/peds as a career option and to continue supporting students with an interest. This student group is really thriving as for the first time in CU history, there is now a med/peds residency here in Denver.
Contact Information: Jessica Schneider (Jessica.Schneider@ucdenver.edu)
and Stacy Romero (Stacy.Romero@ucdenver.edu)
Mission Statement: There is a general agreement that Medicine is a humanistic endeavor. The arts provide avenues to increase humanistic values and practices. As part of the Program in Medical Humanities, the Medical Humanities Student Interest Group provides SOM students with additional opportunities to explore and express interests in the humanities. It also provides a valuable forum for discussion and self-expression. As the only Medical Humanities SIG on campus, our organization encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, and links students to the Denver Arts Community, as well as exposing students to different cultures through the arts.
Activities or Opportunities: Activities to resume spring of 2013
Contact information: Sara Parke, MSI
Mission Statement:&nsbp; Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) is dedicated to ensuring that women receive the full range of reproductive health care choices. MSFC recognizes that one of the greatest obstacles to safe and legal abortion is the absence of trained providers. As medical students, we work to make reproductive health care, including abortion, a part of standard medical education and residency training.
Activities or Opportunities:&nsbp; MSFC-UC is a chapter of the national MSFC organization, which represents over 7000 students and residents across the US and Canada. Our group will have informational meetings, panel discussions with providers and patients, and much more. Our goal is to educate students, enhance the curriculum, and build a network of support for students and residents. The National Office also sponsors a great annual meeting (as well as regional meetings) that's both educational and fun!
Contact information: Co- presidents Georgia Mccormick and Hannah Scarborough.
The mission of the Military Medicine Interest Group (MMIG) is to create a cohesive, campus-wide organization to serve the interests of all military-sponsored and civilian students. Open to all interested students, MMIG is committed to providing information, education, camaraderie, and appropriate ceremonies in the best tradition of our nation’s military heritage.
Contact information: co-presidents Michelle Dudevoir and Robert "Dusty" Mcleroy
Mission Statement: The Ob/Gyn Interest Group provides an opportunity for medical students to learn about the field of obstetrics/gynecology and to network with physicians practicing in this area.
Activities or Opportunities: We plan to provide students interested in obstetrics/gynecology and/or women's health with information and events to help them learn about the field. So far, we have planned the following activities:
- Pelvic Anatomy Night in the gross anatomy lab
- Ob/Gyn Skills Night at St. Joseph's Hospital
- speaker event co-sponsored with the Oncology Interest Group
- ob/gyn resident shadowing opportunities
Contact information: Elaine Scholpp (firstname.lastname@example.org)
and Leslie Palacios-Helgeson (email@example.com)
Mission Statement: The CU Ophthalmology Interest Group is a community of medical students, faculty, and alumni with the common goal of cultivating interest in ophthalmology through networking, service, and technical skill development
Activities or Opportunities: The group will be organizing a lecture series which will include faculty led lectures about ophthalmology topics and ophthalmology as a career, resident led Q&A sessions on the application/match process, and fourth year medical student led eye exam instruction. Other opportunities may include hands-on cow eye surgical lab and service opportunities at home or abroad.
Contact information: Tracy Conner or Terri Wood.
Mission Statement: To strive to provide our members with all of the elements necessary to explore the specialty of Orthopedic Surgery. We work closely with University of Colorado Department of Orthopedic Surgery to provide educational experiences, research opportunities, faculty mentorship and events throughout the year for medical students wishing to pursue a career in orthopedics.
Activities or Opportunities:
- Casting Skills Night- In combination with FMIG and EMIG, we will be practicing how to cast and splint
- Cadaver Night-We will be practicing surgical approaches on cadavers
- Sports Medicine Lecture- Dr. McCarty will give a presentation on sports medicine
Contact information: Orthosig@gmail.com
Mission Statement: The purpose of this program is to introduce medical students to the field of otolaryngology including its clinical practice, research topics, relevant literature and career development. Membership is open to all medical students at the Anschutz Medical Campus interest in the field of otolaryngology.
Activities or Opportunities: A minimum of four meetings shall be held per academic year. Meeting topics will focus on general otolaryngology topics, recent relevant literature, clinical skills and review of pertinent patient cases.
Contact information: Sarah Gitomer, Alex Harbinger and Kelly Pettijohn.
Mission Statement: PMIG aims to connect medical students interested in the field of pediatrics with local pediatricians in order offer insight into this profession.
Activities or Opportunities: Through our different events, we hope to educate medical students on the current practices in the field of pediatrics. We also will be giving medical students the chance to practice and learn new skills through our skills night.
Website: PIG webpage.
Mission Statement: "The goal of the PHR National Student Program is to advance health professional students’ understanding and lifelong commitment to human rights activism, and to cultivate their unique contributions as advocates for human rights locally, nationally and globally." Specifically, the purpose of the PHR Student Chapter is to:
- Raise awareness & understanding of the fundamental connections between health and human rights.
- Educate current and future health professionals about their roles as advocates for human rights.
- Increase the involvement of students, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals in the work of Physicians for Human Rights.
Activities or Opportunities: Our PHR student chapter aims to continue hosting regular journal club meetings as well as organize a guest lecture regarding human rights and international Medicine. Journal club meetings typically involve one or two articles selected by a student that volunteers to run the meeting with a guest host. Guest hosts are typically local faculty, guest lecturers or professionals from the community with a vested interest in human rights and international medicine.
Contact information: Amy Beeson (firstname.lastname@example.org), David.email@example.com, Mike Frank (firstname.lastname@example.org), Romany Redman (email@example.com), Abigail Nimz (firstname.lastname@example.org), Maggie Reinsvold (email@example.com), Andrew Flynn (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jaleh Akhavan (email@example.com)
Mission Statement: To provide a club where Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Intersexed individuals, or friends of these individuals can meet, talk, socialize, and gain support in a positive and non-hostile atmosphere.
Activities or Opportunities: Brownbag seminars on important issues, Health Concerns for GLBT Individuals (STD’s, etc.), Health Care for Intersexed Individuals (Kleinfelter’s etc), Compromising the personalness of sexuality with the public life of work, Charity/ Community Service, Project Angel Heart, Race for the Cure, Lesbian Breast Cancer Project, Matthew Sheppard Foundation, Community Outreach, STD Testing Education, and STD Statistics Education. Socializing activities: Social Activities, Mixers, Soc Hops (yes, this is only kind of a joke), Organized Dance Night At A Local Club, Comedy Club, Coordinated activities with Metro, CU Denver, and CCC GLBT clubs, Outdoor Activities, Hiking, Camping, Snowshoe/Ski, Recruiting Activities, Welcome weekend, Pride Weekend, Sporting Activities, and 1, 3, 5, and 10 K Run Walks for charities (Lesbian Cancer organization)
Contact information: Ferras Bashqoy or visit the website www.ucdenver.edu/prism.
Mission Statement: Organize current student interaction with prospective students as they arrive for interview days--setting up lunch meetings, tours, outside events, as well as host housing. Also, Second Look Day is organized and run by the Prospective Student Representatives--the day applicants are welcomed back to our institution to help solidify their decision in our amazing program.
Activities or Opportunities: Second Look Day is our big event; it is in the infantile stages of planning for this coming Spring.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, Melanie.Schow@ucdenver.edu, Natasha.Cabrera@ucdenver.edu, Oluwafunmilayo.Ogunremi@ucdenver.edu, Paul.Tran@ucdenver.edu
Mission Statement: The Radiology Interest Group is a student-run organization at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine that fosters the personal development of medical students interested in radiologic science. The interest group provides a link between students interested in radiology and radiology faculty members at the University, promoting relationships between the two. Meetings focus on information and activities that introduce students to the breadth of radiology as a specialty choice, including lecture presentations by radiology faculty, tutelage and hands-on experience with radiologic equipment, social networking events with radiology faculty, residents, and other interested students, and the provision of information pertaining to radiology associations and outside events that are open to medical students.
Activities or Opportunities:
We intend to conduct a central line workshop and hold several lunch lectures for medical students, preferably one per month beginning in September if our funding is sufficient to do so. Our funding has been decreased in the last couple of years compared to the prior couple- we have not been able to conduct as many activities as a result.
Ideally, we'd like to receive funding for the following:
Fall 2013: central line workshop and 4 lunch lectures on various topics pertinent to medical students.
Spring 2014: ultrasound workshop and 5 lunch lectures on various topics pertinent to medical students.
Website: RIG website.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Mission Statement: SIGN is a student run interest group dedicated to providing educational lectures and workshops aimed at exposing students to the field of neurology.
Activities or Opportunities: SIGN organizes lunch lectures covering topics from both adult and pediatric neurology, as well as an annual Neurologic Exam Skills workshop with residents from the UCH Neurology Program and Resident Q&A. SIGN is one of a network of 129 chapters in medical schools across the country affiliated with the AAN (American Association of Neurology). Through AAN, (http://www.aan.com/go/education/students/medical) there are numerous resources available to students, ranging from scholarships to the Annual AAN Meeting and Summer Research Scholarships to information about careers in Neurology.
Contact information: Co-presidents Suzanna Fiala and Chloe Hughes other leaders Jacob Pellinen and Jeremy Hua.
Mission Statement: StuBS The role of our student group is to give students a basic introduction to the different specialties in neurosurgery, a resource for networking with faculty and opening up research opportunities, and information and advice on how to pursue their goals in becoming a neurosurgeon.
Activities or Opportunities: We plan to have neurosurgeons who specialize in pediatric care, cerebrovascular/spinal treatments, pain or epileptic care, and neuro-oncology give lunch lectures throughout the year. These lectures are meant to give students insight into the different facets of neurosurgery as well as answer questions on what it takes to work in this field and give advice on how to proceed. So far we have a planned lecture by Dr. Ojemann who is the Director of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at University Hospital as well as a future lunch lecture given by a Pediatric Neurosurgeon from Children's.
Visit the StuBS Web sitehere.
Contact information:Albert Vu - firstname.lastname@example.org, Leslie Palacios-Helgeson - email@example.com, Christine Cliatt Brown - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mission Statement: The mission of the Students Interested in Cardiology (SIC) is to introduce students to the research philosophies and clinical practices of cardiology. SIC hopes to provide a more diverse exposure to cardiology than is currently available through the University of Colorado School of Medicine curriculum and the Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) through faculty luncheons, opportunities for mentorship, research presentations, physician shadowing programs and hands-on/technical workshops. We hope that this early exposure to the various fields within cardiology and the opportunity to interact with University of Colorado Cardiology faculty members and fellows will spark interest in pursuing a career in cardiology.
Activities or Opportunities: For this semester, we plan on having a few lunch lectures and hands on workshops: 1. Pursuing Cardiology as a Career w/ Dr. Larry Allen; 2. Echocardiogram Workshops w/ Dr. Jennifer Droroz and Dr. Larry Allen; 3. Introduction to Interventional Cardiology w/ Dr. John Messenger.
Contact information: Quan Bui: email@example.com, Dan Nguyen: firstname.lastname@example.org, Hamza Pasha: HAMZA.PASHA@UCDENVER.EDU, Melanie Schow: MELANIE.SCHOW@UCDENVER.EDU
Mission Statement:The Surgical Society exists to provide medical students with information and experiences that will help them make well-informed and educated decisions about careers in surgery.
Activities or Opportunities:The group will be organizing monthly seminars where surgeons will be lecturing on a variety of topics, ranging from how to prepare aes are typically given in the evenings, and dinner is always served! Preceptor-for-a-Day Program: Our newest program offers students the opportunity to spend a day with a surgical resident or faculty member in any specialty. If you are interested in experiencing the daily routine of a surgeon, sign up on our Web site. Night on-Call with a Surgical Resident: If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be a surgery resident on-call, here is your opportunity to find out. Sign up for this program on our Web site as well. Suture Clinic: At the beginning of the Winter Quarter, we will host a suture clinic taught by department surgical faculty and residents. We will keep you posted on the date!
Web site: Surgical Society Web site.
Contact information: Sarah Recktenwall-Work
Mission Statement: TakeTwo is a volunteer palliative care service visit program. Students within the school of medicine (as well as being open to students from other schools on the campus) are afforded the opportunity to visit and spend time with patients on the palliative care service at University Hospital. Our mantra is that our program allows students to work on bedside communication skills while providing invaluable companionship to chronically ill patients.
Activities or Opportunities: We will hold an orientation to the program this fall and spring. Depending on interest expressed at orientation this year, we may be re-offering a visit program elective at the Denver VA in the fall.
Contact information: Jessica.Rice@ucdenver.edu, Christopher.Haas@ucdenver.edu, Paraag.Bhatt@ucdenver.edu, Zachary.Winkler@ucdenver.edu
Mission Statement: To offer students interested in medical technology information about new developments, support and encourage new innovations within the student group.
Activities or Opportunities: Recruit members, recruit students for leadership roles, host lunch lectures about new medical technology, host a da Vinci night.
Contact information: Eric.email@example.com, Amy.firstname.lastname@example.org, Suzanne.email@example.com
Mission Statement: The Urology Interest Group was created to address medical student interest in Urology. We aim to work closely with the faculty to provide educational and experiential opportunities which will help get students acquainted with various aspects of the specialty.
We hope that an increased awareness of what can be expected of a career in urology will help give students the understanding they need to determine if urology is right for them, as well as the guidance they need to work towards a successful match in urology.
Activities or Opportunities:
This is our first year in operation and we are excited to implement the following activities:
- Introduction to Urology lecture
- Social meet and greet with residents and faculty
- Topical lunch lecture
- Physical exam skills review with Dr. Donahue.
- Social event for information on applying to residency
Contact information: Lauren Weisenthal - Laurin.Weisenthal@ucdenver.edu, Elise Yerelian - Elise.Yerelian@ucdenver.edu
Mission Statement: Run the Wilderness Medicine Electives; Generate interest in Outdoor recreation and medicine; Possible Lunch Lecture, Provide information about Wilderness Medicine MSAs and Learning Opportunities
Activities or Opportunities: The WMS provides its members with training and education relating to wilderness medicine, travel medicine, and care for patients in remote areas. The group will have speakers who work or research in these areas present lectures throughout the school year. There will also be training opportunities to develop wilderness skills such as avalanche awareness, climbing and ropes, evacuations, etc.
Web site: Wilderness Medicine webpage.
Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com