Colorado Humanitarian Surgical Skills Workshop -- April 25-26, 2020

Surgeons training at the workshop

Applications are due by March 1, 2020.

Applicants will be notified about decision for invitation by March 8, 2020.

All questions can be directed to:

Application link:


  • two-day cadaver-based workshop dedicated to surgical residents interested in humanitarian work
  • Procedures include: external fixation (without power), craniotomy (without power), non-mesh hernia repair
  • Taught by University of Colorado surgical faculty from the following specialties: General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery, OBGYN, Plastic Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, & Anesthesiology
  • This course is free for all residents.

To Apply

  • This course is open to residents in general surgery, OBGYN, and orthopedics.
  • Applicants must be in or beyond their PGY3 year to apply.
  • Residents must commit to the full 2 day course.
  • Application materials, which can be uploaded via the application link above, include the following:
    • a brief 500 word description on your experience and interest in global surgery, including how you this course will benefit you in the future.
    • a letter from your Program Director allowing participation for the full 2-day course
    • a current CV

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