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Your Profile: Less Work, Easier Access

By Michael Miller is the School of Medicine’s online site that provides profiles and contact information for physicians and advanced practice providers who are part of University Physicians, Inc. (UPI). receives more than 30,000 visits each month. And now, to reduce redundancy of data entry and administrative burdens for providers, is undergoing a complete redesign. The goal is to integrate the UPI CUDoctors profile system with the School of Medicine Faculty Information Management System (FIMS) and PRiSM, the School of Medicine’s annual faculty performance review system. This is a joint effort between UPI and the School of Medicine to help ensure that the most up-to-date information is presented on your profile at all times.

What does this mean for you?

  • The integration will allow us to share your profiles and contact information securely across all three systems without double entry.

  • You will be able to use your UCD username and password to securely access your profile information.

  • We will be able to streamline information sharing with external systems such as Children’s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado Health, Vitals, Health Grades, Medical Quest, departmental websites and others that need this type of public profile information.
  • FIMS will become the central hub for faculty data.

An Update from the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE)

By Elshimaa Basha

In the last few decades, simulation has become one of the major pillars of medical education, as it allows for experiential learning and enables learners to practice without risk to patients. At the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE), we utilize multiple simulation modalities to teach and assess core clinical knowledge, skills and behaviors needed by health care professionals throughout the continuum of their education and into practice. We create, advance and research innovative programs that train providers and teams in safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care in order to improve patient care. In recent years, the CAPE has partnered with the Academy of Medical Educators (AME) and the Office of Lifelong Learning to act on this mission and support faculty development efforts.

Communication Skills Series Workshops

One of these efforts is the Communication Skills Series workshops that are part of the AME faculty development sessions. The workshops are held three times a year during the summer, fall and spring. The workshops are highly interactive and are designed for new and existing faculty members who are interested in developing, reinforcing and advancing their communication skills in challenging conversations and contexts.