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Caroline LeClair, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Assistant Professor


Caroline LeClair, DO

 

Mail Stop F496, ​Academic Office 1

12631 East 17th Avenue

Aurora, CO 80045 

303-724-5061 Office


AFW University Family Medicine Clinic

3055 Roslyn Street, Ste. 100

Denver, Colorado 80238

720-848-9000 ​ Clinic  

Caroline.LeClair@ucdenver.edu


ABOUT ME:

I came to Denver in 1995 to complete a Family Medicine Residency and have stayed in this community that I love so much.  I am fortunate to be a Family Doctor in these times of great change, led by many of my colleagues in the Department of Family Medicine.  Being broadly trained has also afforded me great versatility in what I have done and will do in the future.  My first job was as a clinician at Aurora Medical Center in the Emergency Department.  It was an unforgettable experience, one that will always remain in my heart.  I felt a large void when I left but it was soon filled with other wonderful missions and people trying to improve health in our communities and beyond.  I now practice at AF Williams Family Medicine Center seeing patients and teaching our future doctors.  I have become heavily involved in medical student education, which I have found I am passionate about.  It is wonderful to be among colleagues with such depth of knowledge and integrity, and I am privileged to be a part of this group. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Preparing future physicians for lifelong learning through mentored scholarship.  Medical students who come to the DFM to be mentored and do scholarship are very insightful and productive.  I would like to evaluate the effects of early scholarship in medical school on the future skills and attitudes as practicing physicians.  I am also interested in the mentoring relationship between faculty and students and how it affects overall attitudes of both faculty and students. 

Medical School Curriculum, specifically longitudinal integrated clerkships or LICs, have become a part of my working days.  Today’s students have opportunities to spend longer periods of time continuously learning in communities.  LIC’s emphasize continuity of the medical student’s learning environment as well as longitudinal relationships between students, patients and faculty.  I am interested in further development of longitudinal learning models and it’s affects on learning, knowledge retention, and the overall experience of students.    

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

I practice Family Medicine at AF Williams Family Medicine Center.  I see patients and often have a medical student working with me.  I work with a wonderful group of people in medical student education.  Together we have developed medical student clerkship curriculum including a longitudinal integrated clerkship in which students spend 3 months in rural communities in Colorado.  I have facilitated many medical student learning activities.  I have matched students with faculty for scholarly projects and mentored and supported students through summer projects.  I am working to improve the structure of the learning relationship between students residents and faculty at our institution.  I have served on the hospital credentials committee and have recently joined the medical student admissions committee.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS: 
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology
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