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Call for Abstrac​​ts of Educational Research and/or Innovations due November 15

The fifth annual Education Scholarship & Innovation Symposium, hosted by the Academy of Medical Educators, will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

All Anschutz students, residents, graduate students, post-docs and faculty are invited to submit an abstract on educational research and/or innovations in the health sciences professions. Abstracts are due by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. All abstracts will be considered for poster presentations, with a minority selected for oral presentations. Please see the site for further details.

Click here for details about the abstract submission process and the symposium. 

​Big Data in the Era of Data-Driven Health Care

By Michael G. Kahn, Michael J. Ames and Janet Corral

“Big Data” are big words these days, often used to describe the next transformative force in health care. So, what does this term mean? How will it impact clinical care, teaching and research? And, what do I need to know to incorporate these new ideas into my career?​

Read more.​

Rural Track Increases Physicians Serving in Colorado’s Rural Areas

By Mark Deutchman, MD, Director, Rural Track, Associate Dean for Rural Health

Colorado’s rural areas are short of physicians, particularly those who specialize in primary care. To address that shortage, the University of Colorado School of Medicine created the Rural Track eleven years ago. CU is one of only 30 medical schools in the U.S. with a program aimed at attracting, admitting and nurturing students who aspire to become rural physicians. Our Rural Track has a successful record of producing rural physicians for our state. 

Here are some of our results: Read more