Erik Wallace, MD, FACP, has been chosen as Associate Dean for the School of Medicine branch in Colorado Springs. Dr. Wallace’s first official day at the School of Medicine was January 21, 2014.
Most recently, Dr. Wallace was an associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Tulsa School of Community Medicine. Dr. Wallace received his MD from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Dr. Wallace will lead the development of the branch and will work with existing School of Medicine systems to ensure that appropriate and ongoing support and resources are available to provide medical education programs in Colorado Springs. He will collaborate with Colorado Springs and Southern Colorado hospitals, physicians and School of Medicine faculty to recruit physician preceptors in Colorado Springs.
The School of Medicine will increase the number of students enrolled in the MD program to 184 from the current 160, with the additional 24 students committed to complete their third year of training at the branch campus in Colorado Springs. The first cohort of students accepted to the Colorado Springs Branch will matriculate in August 2014.
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