You must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for a clinical faculty appointment:

  • To participate as a preceptor in a patient care setting, you must have a valid medical license, active malpractice insurance, and a valid DEA number (if applicable).
  • Demonstrate excellence in clinical work and ongoing, significant contributions to the educational, clinical, or research endeavors of the School of Medicine. 
  • Adhere to the School of Medicine's Teacher-Learner Agreement, including high regard for professional behaviors and attitudes, altruism, integrity, respect for others, and a commitment to excellence.

Each clinical department has their own review and approval process. Appointments are granted at the discretion of the department leadership.

Review the criteria for each department here: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/community-based-medical-education/join-us/departmental-criteria-for-clinical-appointments 

Appointment Process

To start the appointment process, submit our online application. Please have your license number and current CV ready.

If your appointment needs to be expedited for any reason (i.e., you have a student assigned to begin with you) please have your program contact OCBME to request quick processing. We appreciate your patience during this time as the process can take anywhere from two weeks to three months. 

After OCBME has received the application and completed an initial review, the materials will be passed to the appropriate clinical department for their review and approval process.

During the weeks after your application submission, please keep an eye on your email (including spam/junk folders) for the background check request from HireRight. This must be completed within 14 days of receipt.

Once your appointment has been approved, you will receive an electronic letter of offer via DocuSign. Your clinical faculty appointment is not active until you sign your letter of offer accepting the position. 


Clinical Faculty Application