The Colorado Springs Branch (CSB) is the first Regional Medical
Campus for the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The CSB accepts up to
24 students each year. These students will complete their third year
(Phase III) core clerkship rotations in Colorado Springs as part of a
Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) model.
The COSMIC LIC facilitates the
development of students into their role as doctors as well as their roles as
leaders in their community. In COSMIC, CSB students spend approximately the
first 2 months in “inpatient immersion” rotations. These are 1-2 week
rotations in surgery, anesthesiology, internal medicine, pediatrics, labor and
delivery and psychiatry. During the remaining 10 months of COSMIC, CSB
students complete all 10 of the core Phase III specialties at the same time
throughout the year. Students spend 2-4 half-days per month on average in
each specialty, mostly in the outpatient setting, depending on the length of
the specialty block during Phase III. Additional required and selective
inpatient experiences are scheduled throughout the year.
strong physician leadership improves patient care and community health, we aim
to develop uniquely capable 21st century physician leaders who are poised to
lead interdisciplinary teams to effect change across healthcare systems and communities
and deliver outstanding patient care.
demonstrate competence in developing a QI intervention and navigating patients
through the healthcare system in a safe and compassionate manner.
1. Identify leadership roles and
responsibilities that 21st century physicians assume in administrative,
clinical, and civic arenas.
2. Explain recognized leadership styles,
including the advantages and limits of their own natural leadership style.
3. Analyze the impact of Emotional Intelligence
for effective leadership and communication.
and contrast conflict management styles.
models for community engagement and organizational change.
an effective partner for collaborative action:
methods and resources to characterize community needs
organizational structures that affect decision-making
and deliver an effective message
the impact of your intervention
7. Analyze a process of care for a healthcare quality gap that they identify.
8. Quantify the identified gap and make recommendations for closing the quality gap.
9. Demonstrate the characteristics of a compassionate provider.
For more information about the COSMIC LIC
program please check out our website.