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 see 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.  


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).​ECHO Col​orado​

Program Spotlight

University of Colorado School of Medicine Maintenance of Certification Portfolio Approval Program NOW Available to our Volunteer Clinical Faculty.


The CUSOM MOC Program helps physicians understand and meet the requirements of their specific American Board of Medical Specialty's (ABMS) standards for Maintenance of Certification (MOC).  The CU SOM MOC Program awards MOC Part IV credit to faculty physicians participating in quality improvement (QI) projects, which is a requirement for MOC re-certification. The CUSOM MOC Program will help reduce the administrative burden for faculty seeking MOC Part IV credit, while ensuring they complete meaningful QI activities an​d meet the high standards for self-evaluation necessary for receiving credit.

The advantages of participating in the CUSOM MOC Program include 1) an institutional resource for MOC Part IV requirements for participating specialty boards, 2) guidance on selecting, developing and implementing QI projects, and 3) formal approval and reporting MOC Part IV credit to the national Multi-Specialty MOC Program (within ABMS) and the participating boards.

The CUSOM MOC Program started in April 2013, serving faculty at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and as awarded MOC Part IV credit to over 100 physicians.  As of April 2014, the program is now available to CU School of Medicine clinical (volunteer) faculty. For more information, please visit their website at or contact ​