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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.

CU-UNITE students also will have the opportunity to integrate with other tracks including LEADS (Leadership, Education and Advocacy Development Scholarship), which provides training for students in advocacy and careers in health policy.

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

2013-2014 Phase 1 Fall Syllabus

Phase 2: Advanced Studies in Urban Underserved Health Care

Group Community Service Project
Introduction to Professional Identity Formation

2013-2014 Phase 2 Fall Syllabus

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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