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.
Mission Statement: AMSA is an independent, student-run organization committed to a variety of health care issues including healthcare for all people; improving in medical education; understanding and working to alleviate world health problems; and contributing to the welfare of medical students, interns, residents and post-MD/DO trainees.
Activities or Opportunities: This year, we plan on working on several topics including the low childhood immunization rate in Colorado (ranking 50th in the nation), covering the uninsured, AIDS education, the PharmFree campaign, the obesity epidemic and continuing improvements on resident and medical student work hours. We’re always open to new members, new projects and new ideas!
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 Maggie Tillquist and Christine Warrick 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.
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The Benjamin Rush Society aims to unite medical students, residents, fellows, and doctors across the political spectrum 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 as they've been training, rather than being controlled by a third party or government. The proper role of government is to protect this freedom, not to diminish it. The BRS serves this purpose by bringing in guest speakers, hosting debates and connecting students to resources.
Contact information: President Nathan Lamborn
Mission Statement: Provide all medical students with an opportunity to shape medicine today and into the future.
Activities or Opportunities: The AMA is the voice of the physician community and as a member of CMS we encourage you to get involved in the world of organized medicine. CMS offers a wide range of opportunities from lobbying efforts to implementing national community service projects. There are several conferences throughout the year (a few recent locations - Vail, Steamboat, Chicago, Hawaii, Dallas) and with the support of school and CMS resources travel and lodging are usually provided or at minimal cost. The conferences are great way to network with established physicians in a wide variety of specialties and regions and they LOVE medical students. CMS provides free membership to all medical students and you receive a free medical dictionary when you enroll.
Website: Main CMS Site
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Co-presidents: Victor Hsu & Andreas Thyssen
Treasurer: Aaron Shupp
Legislative Liaisons: Robert Hawkins, Christopher Rogers, Anand Reddi
Special Events Coordinator: Elizabeth Corey-Pacheco
Community Service Coordinators: Chloe Hughes, Taylor Triolo, Ray Choi
The purpose of the University of Colorado Culturally Effective Medicine Interest Group will be to:
1) encourage professional interest in culturally effective medicine
2) 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
3) advance the discipline of culturally effective medicine
4) encourage intellectual and social interaction between students, faculty, and professionals in forming discussion about culture and its relationship to health
5) promote career development in culturally effective medicine with awareness and insight into different cultures and viewpoints
6) promote research and projects in culturally effective medicine
7) support and design an elective in culturally effective medicine
8) provide input in curricular evaluation and design to the culturally effective medicine thread director.
The Dermatology Interest Group (DIG) is a Medical Student organization that:
- Provides information to interested students on the medical specialty of Dermatology
- Provides support for students interested in Dermatology research and exposure to this field
- Promotes Dermatology as a diverse and exciting field
- Connects students with practicing physicians and residents in Dermatology
- Prepares interested students to successfully match Dermatology residencies
For info on our latest efforts and events, Like us on Facebook
Contact information: President Josi Schwan
Mission Statement: ETIG exists to provide UC SOM students with internal development opportunities to become better clinical and didactic teachers; to provide opportunities for medical students to participate in educational workshops offered to local high school students; and to provide a centralized resource of information related to education and teaching events.
Contact information: President David Elison
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.
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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: 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: 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: To provide medical students with opportunities to learn more about obstetrics and gynecology.
Activities or Opportunities: We offer a wide range of opportunities for students who want to find out more about this specialty, from labor and delivery to complex pelvic surgery and general women's health. Activities include Pelvic Anatomy Review night, seminars and panel discussions, talks on surgical techniques, and more. The group also organizes the Maternity Matching elective, which pairs medical students with pregnant women during their prenatal appointments, labor and delivery. Students receive free membership in the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) and have the opportunity to attend national and section meetings.
Contact information: Georgia Mccormick, Aldeboran Rodriguez and Jacey Loberg
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: OSIG exists to provide medical students with information, resources, and experiences that help them make educated decisions about careers in orthopaedics. To do this, OSIG will sponsor seminars throughout the year that will provide students opportunities to become educated about the field of orthopaedics and provide opportunities to interact and learn from orthopaedic surgeons here in Colorado.
Activities or Opportunities: Seminars throughout school year on various orthopaedic topics, opportunities to follow orthopaedic residents, casting clinics, suture clinics, research opportunities, open forums, fund raising, social activities.
Contact information: Tracy Conner or Terri Wood.
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: This is a great opportunity for all students already interested in or who want to learn more about pediatrics general practice and subspecialties.
Activities or Opportunities: We sponsor both lunch talks and dinner meetings on a variety of topics and provide an opportunity to meet with local and nationally recognized pediatricians to learn more about the field.
Website: PIG webpage.
Contact information: Sarah Gitomer, MSII
Mission Statement: The mission of Physicians for Human Rights is to promote health by protecting human rights. Specifically, the purpose of the PHR Student Chapter is to:
(1) Raise awareness & understanding of the fundamental connections between health and human rights.
(2) Educate current and future health professionals about their roles as advocates for human rights.
(3) Increase the involvement of students, doctors, nurses, and other health professionals in the work of Physicians for Human Rights.
Activities or Opportunities: In past years we have organized a World AIDS Day event, with a speaker, ribbons and condoms. We also helped to plan and participated in the Ride for World Health Fair. We are currently working on a project to create a resource booklet or pamphlet for students to use in their clinical years to enable them to be patient advocates.
Contact information: Paul Cheung, MSII.
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: The Radiology Interest Group is a student-run organization at the University of Colorado Denver fostering the personal development of medical students interested in radiologic science.
Activities or Opportunities: Activities are to include, but are not limited to subject matter expert presentations, tutelage and hands-on experience with ultrasound and x-ray imaging, and instruction regarding computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
Website: RIG website.
Contact information: Wes Cain.
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 is a student-run organization devoted to fostering the personal and professional development of medical students interested in neurosurgery.
Activities or Opportunities: Faculty presentations, participation in neurosurgery departmental and interdepartmental functions (such as grand rounds, tumor board and neuro-oncology journal club), mentoring and shadowing experiences with neurosurgical residents and faculty, and opportunities to perform neurosurgical research.
Visit the StuBS website here.
Contact information: President Tim Ung Vice president Helena Winston.
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 a solid residency application to how to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Lectures 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 website. 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 website 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!
Website: Surgical Society website.
Contact information: Sarah Recktenwall-Work, MSII
Mission Statement: The group exists to facilitate interdisciplinary interaction among students and faculty expressing interests in issues relating to health and the wilderness and to act as an information and referral resource to members pursuing careers in areas related to health and the wilderness.
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.
Website: Wilderness Medicine webpage.
Contact information: Brian W. Petersen, MSIII.