AURORA, Colo. (Dec. 9, 2013) – The University of
Colorado School of Medicine has hired Erik Wallace, MD, FACP, as Associate Dean
for its new branch in Colorado Springs.
an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma
College of Medicine, Tulsa School of Community Medicine, will join the
University of Colorado School of Medicine on Jan. 21, 2014. Wallace joined the
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa School of Community Medicine,
in 2003. He received his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in
are pleased to have Erik join the University of Colorado School of Medicine,”
said Celia Kaye, MD, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Education. “Erik brings
great experience as an administrator of a medical school branch program in
Oklahoma and has a passion for community service.”
University of Colorado School of Medicine is establishing a branch in Colorado
Springs to train more physicians in Colorado and to provide exceptional patient
care throughout the state.
August 2014, the School of Medicine will increase the number of students
enrolled in its MD program to 184 from the current 160. When third- and
fourth-year clinical training begins, 24 students from each class will conduct
their training through the Colorado Springs branch.
collaboration with key stakeholders in Colorado Springs and surrounding
communities, the Colorado Springs branch will provide a unique and outstanding
experience for education and training of our medical students to become 21st
century physician leaders who are committed to serving their communities,” said
Wallace. “I am honored and thrilled to help lead the development and
implementation of the Colorado Springs branch.”
Associate Dean for the Colorado Springs branch, Wallace will be responsible for
ensuring that appropriate and ongoing support and resources are available to
provide medical education programs. He will collaborate with Colorado Springs
hospitals, physicians and School of Medicine faculty to recruit physician
preceptors in Colorado Springs.
University of Colorado School of Medicine branch in Colorado Springs is funded
in part by a $3 million per year commitment from University of Colorado Health.
The administrative offices of the branch will be housed in the University of
Colorado Colorado Springs’ new Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, which
is scheduled to open next year. To learn more about the branch, visit medschool.ucdenver.edu/csbranch.
at the University of
Colorado School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These
faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of
Colorado Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish
Health, and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The School is on the
Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.