Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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.



Women in Ortho

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.


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DEI Orthopedics 4th year Medical Student Scholarship

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.

Scholarship Includes:

  • One-month clinical clerkship
  • Mentorship by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery faculty member
  • Financial assistance: $2,500

Applicant Requirements:

  • Must be an upcoming 4th-year medical student at a domestic LCME-accredited medical school who plans to enter Orthopedic residency
  • Upload an unofficial transcript
  • Provide one (1) letter of recommendation from a professional reference who can speak to your goals and academic experience
  • Provide a personal statement (maximum 300 words) addressing how you contribute to diversity in orthopedics

How to apply:

  • Submit application and required documents via Smartsheet Form (CV, transcripts, letter of recommendation, personal statement)
  • The deadline for application is April 15th each year.
  • Applicant will be notified no later than May 5th each year.

Selection Process:

  • We will select a 4th-year student for the scholarship.  Selection will be based on a holistic approach. Students’ academic achievements, leadership, academic research, orthopedic interests, and good academic standing will be considered when selecting candidates.

Thank you for joining us at the 5th Annual Orthopedic Research Symposium & D’Ambrosia Diversity Lectureship on October 25th, 2023!

Stay tuned for updates on the 6th Annual Symposium.

Contact:  Ellen.Rhodes@cuanschutz.edu


MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA
2023 - Diversity Keynote Speaker
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, MBA
Dr. Tamara Alliston

2023 - Scientific Keynote Lecturer

Dr. Tamara Alliston

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Contact Info

Contact Info

Jennafer Hoyland
Residency Coordinator
12631 East 17th Avenue
Room 4503, B202
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone:  (303) 724-8472

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