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Clinical Faculty

Department of Pediatrics

There are over 430 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

  • The inaugural Ruth Fuller Lectureship will be at noon Wednesday, Sept. 20, featuring Velma McBride Murry, PhD, professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt University. The lectureship was made possible by the leadership of Bonnie Camp, MD, PhD, CU SOM alumni, professor emeritus of pediatrics and psychiatry, and Nancy Gary, PsyD, assistant clinical professor, board member of The Piton Foundation, and longtime supporter of the School.


  • Dr. Francesco Beuf died with his family around him on May 11th, at Boulder Community Hospital two days before his 84th birthday. Dr. Beuf loved teaching students at the CU SOM where he was a Clinical Professor Emeritus. He focused on the fields of Asthma/Allergy and Neonatology. He was board certified in Pediatrics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Colorado and Boulder County Medical Societies, was awarded the American Medical Association's Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation for Self-Directed Learning and the CU SOM Career Teachers Scholar Award. A service will be conducted at St. John's Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 8th. Read more.

  • Dr. John Moyer has been awarded a Golden Stethoscope Award "Foundations of Doctoring Faculty Choice Award" from the Foundations of Doctoring/Office of Community Based Medical Education, CU SOM.

  • Our good friend, Dr. Jules Amer, passed away at home in the company of his wife, Marilyn, and family on Saturday - just a week before his 93rd birthday. Throughout his career in pediatric practice, he maintained a close relationship with Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the Department of Pediatrics of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He was at various times Chief of Medicine, President of the Medical Staff and President of the Board of Directors of Children’s Hospital Colorado, and his leadership was instrumental in the creation of many of its programs. In recognition of his many contributions, the Jules Amer Chair in Community Pediatrics was established to promote the health and well-being of all Colorado’s children. A public memorial for Jules is being planned to occur in the next several months. Read ​more​​.
    Cards and remembrances can be sent to:
    Marilyn Amer & Family
    C/O Children’s Medical Center
    1625 N. Marion St, Denver, CO 80218


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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.

Benefits

  • 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!"

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