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Medical Student Education


Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine’s (DFM) Medical Student Education (MSE) program. MSE is dedicated to supporting the mission areas of clinical service, education, research, and community service by promoting core family medicine ideals at all levels of our institution. The program’s primary role is to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative instructional programs within the DFM and the SOM.

Our program is involved in mentoring, advising, and providing educational offerings in the SOM, as well as in community education and inter-professional opportunities. We also play an important role in ensuring that our clinical faculty have the most current resources and training available.

The MSE program includes a primary care curriculum consisting of two clinical clerkships, an integrated longitudinal medicine clerkship (ILMC), and a mentored scholarly activity program (MSA). Additionally, there are student interest groups, a robust rural track program, and a number of diverse electives ranging from providing clinical service to homeless patients in the Stout Street Clinic to an international FM program.

What's "Medical Student Education"?

Our mission is to educate medical students about the philosophy and practice of Family Medicine through diverse educational opportunities.

In addition to providing student support, resources, and mentoring, an intergral component to meeting our mission is to also ensure that clinical faculty have the most current resources and training available.

Because family medicine occurs both "inside" and "outside" of the physician's office walls, Medical Student Education also works with the Family Medicine Rural Health Track and the Colorado Area Health Education Center (AHEC) to provide medical training conduits to the rural communities throughout Colorado.