FM Undergraduate Medical Education
Welcome to the Department of Family
Medicine’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program.
Vision: Graduates of the University of Colorado School of
Medicine will value Family Medicine, its foundational role in fostering
healthier individuals, families, and communities, and will see Family Medicine
as a fulfilling career.
Mission: Fostering individual, family, and community
health through innovative medical education.
To achieve our vision and mission,
the FM UME 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
The FM UME program
includes a primary care curriculum consisting of either a traditional or
integrated longitudinal medicine clerkship (ILMC), a mentored scholarly
activity program (MSA), and robust advising program. Additionally, there are
student interest groups, a strong rural track program, and a number of diverse
electives ranging from providing clinical service to homeless patients in the
Stout Street Clinic to a "Create Your Own" Family Medicine elective.