The Department of Orthopedics is committed to actively championing and preserving a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment that not only allows us to thrive but serves our patients at the highest levels of compassionate and innovative healthcare. Regardless of your race, ethnicity, religious practice, sexual orientation, gender identification, or ability, you belong here. We believe diversity and inclusivity empower change, and by cultivating spaces where everyone belongs, we can continue the work we love—as a team of providers and staff continually striving to reflect the image of its diverse community.
While our program is dedicated to increasing diversity in the field, being a female orthopedics resident remains a unique experience. Female residents in the program meet frequently with female faculty for mentorship and advice while also serving as mentors to the Women in Orthopedics Interest Group at the University of Colorado Medical School. We typically meet a few times per year to discuss rotations, applications, interviews and opportunities over drinks at a local spot or hosted by one of our faculty.
The University of Colorado Department of Orthopedics is committed to developing a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for its patients, trainees, and faculty, we are happy to offer the University of Colorado Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Visiting Medical Student Diversity Scholarship to provide financial assistance for a 4th year medical student who is planning a career in orthopedic surgery and want to do a four-week rotation with us. Diverse students whose backgrounds and/or identities are underrepresented in orthopedics as well as female applicants interested in orthopedics are encouraged to apply. The chosen applicants will be provided a stipend of $2,500 to be used towards their food, housing, and/or travel expenses. Scholarship awardees will be strongly considered for an interview.
How to apply: