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Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Department of Pediatrics

There are about 500 clinical faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM). Our clinical faculty are physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, and other allied health professionals throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana and are generally volunteer faculty who teach residents, medical students, physician assistants, and nursing students in the hospital, in their private offices, and in outpatient settings.

CU SOM has created an Office of Community Based-Medical Education (OCBME) to support, strengthen, and celebrate the work of volunteer clinical faculty. OCBME has developed a very useful website that is a great resource for clinical faculty in their teaching endeavors. It includes videos of teaching points, online teaching modules, career development workshops and more.

Crowd Wisdom

Crowd Wisdom is a CU SOM online faculty development tool for fulltime and volunteer faculty who are looking to improve their academic skills.  Several online modules are available on Crowd Wisdom providing foundational knowledge in core teaching principles. Once you are redirected, you can create your own account and password. It takes two minutes to complete the two-step process.

Further Information

Visit the following Clinical Faculty Web pages for further information:

News & Highlights

  • Leonard Silverman, MD, died on January 2, 2019. Silverman was an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, UCSOM and taught numerous medical students in his office over the years.
  • Bobbette Ranney, MD, was awarded the 2018 Missouri University Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • Drs. Sharisse Arnold-Rehring and Peter Knott are 2018 Career Teaching Scholars Awardees. The Department of Pediatrics gives the Career Teaching Scholar Award to gifted teachers, both full-time faculty and clinical faculty, who have made outstanding contributions to pediatric education.


Resource Links

  • Visit the CU SOM OCBME page for information regarding CU SOM-wide teaching criteria, opportunities, faculty development and more.
  • Access the CU SOM OCBME Common Application to apply for a Volunteer Clinical Faculty position.
  • Download a two-page Volunteer Clinical Faculty Benefits​ brochure to learn about all of the incentives of being a volunteer clinical faculty member.
  • Visit Crowd Wisdom​ for online learning through teaching modules.


  • Clinical Faculty status and the opportunity for promotions
  • Free parking at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Free e-mail and Internet access for preceptors
  • Health Sciences Library access for established clinical faculty
  • Continuing Medical Education and Faculty Development in-person and online
  • Maintenance of Certification credits assistance
  • Periodic newsletters
  • Download Benefits Brochure for complete listing of benefits and discounts.
  • The joy of mentoring: clinical faculty members tell us, that they find teaching, "rewarding, stimulating and fun!"