Medical Students

SURG 5660: Career Elective in Urology Overview

Second-year Medical Students enrolled in this course will attend urology outpatient clinics; attend patient interviews; once instructed will complete a directed physical exam; audit patient counseling sessions, and discuss options for therapy of diagnosis made.

Course Director:

Janet Kukreja, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology

Course Coordinator:

Shannon Lamoree

IDPT 7050: Peri/Operative Care Interdepartamental Elective Overview

While gaining experience in surgery and anesthesiology, students study surgical diseases and participate in the operative care and delivery of anesthesia during the perioperative period. Assessment and management of common inpatient and ambulatory procedures are emphasized in the initial patient referral to discharge.

To register for the IDPT 7050 Peri/Operative Care elective, visit the website of the Office of the Registrar.

Course Director:

Janet Kukreja, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Urology

Course Coordinator:

Course Coordinator:

Shannon Lamoree

Urology Acting Internship

The CU School of Medicine Division of Urology Acting Internship consists of a 4-week rotation and will divide your time between the University of Colorado Hospital and either Children's Hospital Colorado or Denver Health Medical Center.

This internship was developed around six core competencies: communication, system-based practice, practice-based improvements, medical knowledge, clinical care, and professionalism.

Fourth-year CU medical students: To learn how to apply for the acting internship, visit the website of the Office of the Registrar. Rotations last four weeks and are available on the following dates:

  • March 27 - April 21, 2023
  • April 24 - May 26, 2023
  • May 22 - June 16, 2023

Fourth-year IN PERSON visiting medical students: Four-week, in-person rotations are offered for the following dates:

  • June 19 – July 14, 2023
  • July 17 – August 11, 2023
  • August 14 – September 8, 2023
  • September 11 – October 6, 2023

Applications accepted on VSLO.

***Please note that we have updated our policies for the 2023-2024 year. All acting interns will now have the opportunity to interview for residency during their rotation.

Urology Diversity Scholarship Program

Description of Scholarship

One of the University of Colorado Division of Urology's guiding principles is to promote cultural and gender diversity and equal opportunity within our institution. Therefore, the Urology Diversity Scholarship Program was created to provide financial support to fourth-year medical students from underrepresented minorities (African-Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians or Pacific Islanders) and/or women during the University of Colorado’s Visiting Urology Acting-internship (SURG 8012). Students accepted for the clinical clerkship are eligible to apply for scholarships to help defray cost. Students must be U.S. citizens and attend an allopathic medical school in the U.S. to be eligible. The scholarship awards $1,500.00 in financial support to be used for travel and housing costs.

Who should apply?

Applicants must:

  1. Be a fourth-year medical student at an accredited US allopathic medical school
  2. Identify as an underrepresented minority and/or woman
  3. Be interested in applying to a Urology Residency Program in 2023
  4. Be in good academic standing at an accredited US allopathic medical school
  5. Meet all standard VSLO application requirements for the SURG 8012 elective
  6. Be able to rotate at the University of Colorado between June and October 2023

Application Deadline: April 3, 2023

Applications will be reviewed after this date.

Application Process

  1. Complete the VSLO application for the University of Colorado Visiting Urology Acting-internship (SURG 8012). For information on visiting student (VSLO) requirements for this rotation, please review the course catalog.
  2. Complete the separate application (below) You will also have access to the application on the VSLO website.
  3. Include a personal essay: Please describe any experiences in your life or training that have led you to believe that physician diversity in urology will impact patient centered care. Also, please include why you are interested in the University of Colorado’s Urology Residency program (500 words or less).
  4. Include a letter of recommendation from an individual supporting your application for the scholarship.

Competitive applicants will have demonstrated:

  • Academic achievement (indicated by transcripts, USMLE scores)
  • Leadership experience as indicated by activities included in the CV
  • Commitment to pursuing a career in urology
  • An interest in diversity, health disparities, or serving underserved populations

Click Here for Scholarship Application Form




Course Contacts:

Janet Kukreja, MD, MPH - Course Director

Janine Oliver, MD - Course Co-Director

Course Coordinator:

Shannon Lamoree

If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the Urology Acting Internship, please contact the course coordinator.

The Pediatric and Reconstructive Urology Medical Student Research Fellowship 

The Pediatric and Reconstructive Urology Medical Student Research Fellowship at the University of Colorado is a one-year, mentored research position offered annually to one qualified medical student pursuing a urology residency. This position is open to medical students who have completed at least two years of medical school and can dedicate a year to research (as part of their medical school program between MS3 and MS4 or after MS4 if not immediately entering residency). Applicants are considered on a rolling basis. Priority is given to CU medical students, underrepresented minorities, and women interested in urology. 

The research fellowship is equally divided between University Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado, where fellows participate in innovative research projects in reconstructive urology and pediatric urology throughout the year. By participating in and leading innovative research studies and attending urology residency teaching rounds, student fellows learn the fundamentals of urology and what it takes to be a physician-scientist. Fellows build strong relationships while working directly with and receiving mentorship from the world-renowned faculty at one of the most robust urology programs in the nation. Research fellow responsibilities include IRB application preparation and submission, management of clinical studies, abstract and manuscript production, and presentations at urology conferences.

Past fellows have achieved presentations at national and regional meetings, first-author publications in top journals, and matched into their desired residency positions. 

Our medical student research fellowship program is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. We aspire to build a team that thrives on diversity, equity, inclusion, and community engagement; strives to eliminate social injustices and health disparities through measurable commitments and strategic, systemic, and sustainable accountability systems; and demonstrates trust and respect for all through inclusive practices and policies. We encourage women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans applications.  


We are now accepting applications for the 2023-2024 year!

Applications will be accepted via Handshake. Candidates interested in applying will need to create a free account to access the application. Ensure you look for the posting specific to this position: 6382982

Required documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Updated CV
  • Letter of interest. 

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    *After submitting your application, you will be invited via email to complete an anonymous short online survey. Anonymous survey responses cannot be linked to applications. We request that you complete the survey to help our program assess our reach and goal attainment regarding the promotion of this opportunity. 

    If you have trouble applying through Handshake or for more information about this opportunity, please email

    The application deadline is December 15, 2022


    Current and Past Fellows


    Lily Kong Lily Kong

     (2022 – 2023) Medical Student Research Fellow
     Doctor of Medicine Program, graduating class of 2023
     University of Colorado School of Medicine

     Lily Kong is the 2022-2023 Pediatric and Reconstructive  Urology Medical Student Research Fellow. She graduated from Wesleyan University in 2016 with a BA in English and took a few years off to work before moving to Colorado to start medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After participating in the Denver Health Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship this past year, she discovered a love for the OR and a passion for urology. She is specifically interested in gender-affirming care, public health, sexual health/education, working with underserved populations, and medical education/mentorship. Outside of medicine, she enjoys rock climbing, hiking, cooking/baking, making art, and playing The Sims. She is excited to spend the upcoming year immersed in the field of urology and learn skills that will help her become a better physician and researcher.



    Derek Wengryn

    Derek Wengryn

    2021–2022 Medical Student Research Fellow
    Doctor of Medicine Program, graduating class of 2023
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Post Fellowship:


    Derek Wengryn was the 2021–2022 Pediatric and Reconstructive Urology Medical Student Research Fellow. Derek graduated from the University of Colorado Denver with a BS in Biology in 2018 and is currently in the MD program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. After completing his surgery rotation during his third year of medical school, he discovered a passion for urology. He applied to the research fellowship program to gain more experience and develop his skills as a physician-scientist.

    “The urology medical student research fellowship was truly an exceptional experience. The fellowship allowed me to work closely with the Pediatric Urology Research Enterprise (PURE) and mentors in the genitourinary reconstructive fellowship program. This presents a unique opportunity to connect with a network of providers, researchers, and professionals in both pediatric and adult reconstructive urology. Team members met with me weekly to share their expertise, facilitate research projects, and offer support with my career aspirations beyond the fellowship. Through the structure and guidance I was offered, I became involved in various research and quality improvement projects and experienced all aspects of the research process, from study design to IRB approval to publication. In just one year, I was able to produce seven research conference presentations, and the fellowship supported my attendance at each. Having such a tremendous support network was foundational to the success and professional development I achieved this past year. I would encourage any medical student interested in a more profound exploration of the field of urology to consider applying!”




    Eniola OgundipeEniola Ogundipe, MD

    2020–2021 Medical Student Research Fellow
    2022 Doctor of Medicine
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Post Fellowship:

    2022-2023 General Surgery Preliminary Year

    • David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles 

    I feel fortunate to have been a part of PURE as a medical student, and I highly recommend it. The support that PURE provides is truly unparalleled. I have been working in research as a student for the last ten years and have never worked with a more responsive, patient, productive, and dedicated group of individuals. Research PIs are busy, but PURE has a structured team that allows consistent and reliable communication. It made all the difference in my productivity and growth the last year — I have never been so productive! I am grateful to have been a part of such a nurturing and organized research program.



    Alan QuachAlan Quach, MD

    2019–2020 Medical Student Fellow
    2021 Doctor of Medicine
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

    Post Fellowship:

    Clinical Research Scholarship Winner
    2021–2025 Urologic Surgery Residency
    University of Nebraska Medical Center

    As the inaugural medical student urology research fellow for the University of Colorado, I felt that the structure, workload, and research experience exceeded my expectations. My fellowship began around the same time that the Pediatric Urology Research Enterprise (PURE) was established. Having PURE as support benefited my productivity instead of working one-on-one with an attending because it also allowed me to ask questions specific to my projects and gain support from everyone involved in the study. The team is very knowledgeable about the processes involved in conducting a study. My fellowship culminated in six meeting presentations — including two at the AUA — and one published study. I felt like I was involved in all stages of the research process (including being the PI of my project) and gained valuable insight into academia in urology. The research fellowship played a pivotal role in my success during the urology match, especially during a competitive year that included the cancellation of Sub-Is and virtual interviews. I matched at the University of Nebraska, and upon graduation, I received the Harken’s Clinical Research Scholarship.