Dr. Janssen had a vision to create a world-class medical education facility right here in Colorado. While planning this endeavor, he had several logistical issues to consider: accessibility to an airport, nearby entertainment/activity venues, local businesses, proximity of hospitals, and easy access from nearby highways. With these important considerations in mind, he chose our location in Thornton, CO. SERF was completed in October 2001. Since then, we have hosted hundreds of physician training courses, summer science camps, high school cadaver labs, bi-annual spine symposiums, and serve as a 9Health Fair site.