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Q. What is the Faculty Tuition Benefit?

A. The University of Colorado tuition benefit program provides a waiver of tuition for up to 9 credit hours per year. The 9 credit hours can be used against tuition on a space-available basis, and registration must take place on the first day of classes for the tuition to be waived.



Dr. Jennifer Bellows Assumes Director Role for Global Health Track
How her volunteer experience helped shape her vision for future s
 graduating from medical school in 2003, Jennifer Bellows, MD, MPH volunteered at a rural clinic in eastern Guatemala.

Armed with a desire to provide much-needed care and perfect her Spanish-speaking skills, Bellows found herself at what she thought would b​e a 24-hour medical clinic with an on-staff American physician.

Instead, she found herself working alone.





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CU at the zoo

The School of Medicine Introduces an Advisory College Program

Courtenay Holscher, MS4

On December 6, 2012, the University of Colorado medical students, along with a group of deans and faculty mentors, launched an ambitious new Advisory College Program (ACP). The ACP will promote student wellness and academic and career success, with a focus on structured mentorship of students and community-building activities. More than 300 students attended the kick-off event at the Denver Zoo, providing students and faculty the opportunity to connect and mingle with their colleges.

Learn more about the ACP--More>>>​

Coming in March

Writing Workshop for Scientists by Professor George Gopen

John Caldwell and Tess Jones
Improve your writing skills by attending a day-long workshop by Professor George Gopen, Professor of English and Law from Duke University. This is a campus-wide opportunity, open and free of charge to all faculty, fellows and students and co-sponsored by the School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Graduate School, the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI), the Center for Bioethics and Humanities, and the Academy of Medical Educators.

Learn more about this opportunity to rethink how you write—More>>>

National Gold Professorship Competition Honors and Promotes Humanistic Medicine and Professionalism in Medical Education

Three recipients will receive $50,000 per year for three years; Applications due March 4, 2013

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation Professorship Program promotes the importance of humanistic medicine and the values of professionalism in medical education. The goal of the award is to honor and support faculty at the assistant or associate professor level who embody these attributes through clinical practice, teaching, and scholarship including research and curriculum development.

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Applications for the AAMC Council of Deans Fellowship Program Due March 31, 2013

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Council of Deans (COD) Fellowship Program is currently accepting applications for 2013-2014. The program is for senior faculty members, including department chairs and assistant and associate deans, who are interested in being considered for deanships in the near future.

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