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Join the Volunteer Clinical Faculty at The CU School of Medicine

Office of Community Based Medical Education


The University of Colorado School of Medicine greatly values our Volunteer Clinical Faculty as important partners in fulfilling our mission to educate young physicians, deliver high-quality health care to our community, and make discoveries that will improve health. Physicians from our community who join us as Volunteer Clinical Faculty members can participate in different teaching opportunities and can serve on search committees, admissions committee and many other boards. If you are a potential Volunteer Clinical Faculty looking for information, please take a few moments to review our documents and peruse our site. The members of the Voluntary Clinical Faculty make a unique contribution to the School of Medicine academic mission as a result of their practical experience and diversity of opinion.

Clinical Faculty include primary care providers and specialists working in hospitals, clinics and private practices in the Denver metropolitan region and across the state. Community-based clinical faculty members also play a critical role in the school’s undergraduate medical curriculum; they serve as preceptors for students in their offices, and they teach in Foundations of Doctoring, communication and physical diagnosis courses, which are cornerstones of the medical student experience. Members of the clinical faculty also serve on important departmental and school-wide committees and contribute in countless other ways to the educational and clinical care programs of the School of Medicine.  Please click department criteria to look over the requirements for a Clinical Faculty Appointment from our Departments.

Please NOTE: Each Department at the School of Medicine has its own process for appointments and rankings.  For additional information, please review the criteria for each department. 


 ​ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) Colorado offers free learning series to provide health professionals and those whose work impacts health the opportunity to be part of a community where experts and peers share knowledge and experience using technology, not proximity, to connect.

​ECHO series are one-hour weekly or biweekly and (usually) span about six-sessions a cohort. They combine the interactive learning and case-based sharing aspects of an in-person training with the improved access and convenience of connecting through an audio and video-based online experience (ZOOM).


2019 Career Teaching Scholars Awardees

PEDS.jpgI’m a thrilled to again announce the recipients of the Department of Pediatrics Career Teaching Scholars Award for 2019.

Please join me in congratulating Dan Atkins, MD (Associate Professor, Section of Allergy and Immunology, pictured top left), John Kinsella, MD (Professor, Section of Neonatology, pictured top right), Andrew Bauer, MD (Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, pictured bottom right), and Ted Maynard, MD (Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, pictured bottom left) as this year’s award winners.

Each of these individuals has made outstanding contributions to pediatric education throughout their careers.

The Department of Pediatrics will be honoring them during Pediatric Grand Rounds on December 13 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. with a lobby reception immediately following. So please mark your calendar as we celebrate these gifted teachers.


Stephen R. Daniels, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair

Department of Pediatrics | University of Colorado School of Medicine

Pediatrician-in-Chief | Children’s Hospital Colorado