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Colorado Area Health Education Center, University of Colorado Denver


Curriculum Components

Curriculum Components

CU-UNITE is an interprofessional program that includes collaboration with the School of Medicine – MD and physician assistant programs, and the College of Nursing nurse practitioner program. CU-UNITE will also collaborate with the university’s interprofessional education program, REACH, to develop further opportunities for CU-UNITE students to work in teams on various topics with an urban underserved focus.

Specific CU-UNITE curriculum components are as follows:

Phase 1: Introduction to Urban Underserved Health Care

Seminar Series and Community Exploration
Clinical Skills Labs
Urban Underserved Health Care Electives
Spanish Immersion/Summer Internships between Phase 1 and 2

Phase 2: Advanced Studies in Urban Underserved Health Care

Group Community Service Project
Introduction to Professional Identity Formation

Phase 3: Clinical Care of the Urban Underserved

Clinical Core Rotations at Urban Underserved Sites
Mentorship and Career Planning

Phase 4: Career Planning

  • Urban Underserved Electives
  • Career Planning and Professional Identity Formation

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