Medical Students

SURG 6660: 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:

Rachel DeDeyn
303 724-1827

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:

Rachel DeDeyn
303 724-1827

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.

  • May 2022 - Opportunity for an 8-week rotation

Fourth-year IN PERSON visiting medical students: 4-week in person rotations offered for the following dates:

  • July 25 - August 21, 2022
  • August 22 - September 18, 2022
  • September 19 - October 16, 2022

Applications accepted on VSLO.

Fourth-year VIRTUAL visiting medical students: 2-week virtual rotations offer students the opportunity to participate in didactic conferences and teaching rounds and to meet CU Urology Faculty and Residents.

  • July 25 - August 7, 2022
  • August 8 - August 21, 2022

 Applications accepted on VSLO.

Urology Diversity Scholarship Program

Description of Scholarship

One of the University of Colorado’s Division of Urology 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 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 2022
  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 University of Colorado between June and October, 2022

Application Deadline | June 1, 2022

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

Rachel DeDeyn - Course Coordinator
303 724-1827

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 interested in pursuing a urology residency. This position is open to medical students who have completed at least two years of medical school and are able to 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 strongest 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 consistently achieved presentations at national and regional meetings, first-author publications in top journals, and have matched into their desired residency positions each year. 

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 systems of accountability; and demonstrates trust and respect for all through inclusive practices and policies. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. 

To apply, you will need to respond to the position through Handshake. Please use this link to access the posting. 

Create your account and look for the posting specific to this position: 5252828.

If you are having trouble applying through Handshake, please send your application (see details below) directly to

When applying, please submit a cover letter, updated CV, and letter of interest. 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. 

For more information about this opportunity, follow this link to create an account and search for the posting (5252828), or email

The application deadline is December 15, 2021. 

Current and Past Fellows

Derek WengrynDerek Wengryn

PURE Current (2021–2022) Medical Student Fellow
Doctor of Medicine Program, graduating class of 2023
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Derek Wengryn is 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 in the field and develop his skills as a physician-scientist.


Eniola OgundipeEniola Ogundipe

2020–2021 Medical Student Fellow
Graduating class of 2022
University of Colorado School of Medicine

“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 10 years and have never worked with a more responsive, patient, productive, and dedicated group of individuals. Research PI’s are busy, but PURE has a structured team that allows for 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

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

Harken’s 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 a support was beneficial to my productivity as opposed to 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 own 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.”