Welcome to the Colorado Springs Branch


Eric-Wallace-300Message from the
Associate Dean:

Thank you for your interest in the Colorado Springs Branch (CSB), the first Regional Medical Campus for the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  We are excited to train the next generation of 21st Century physician leaders through our Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC) model.  Please view the video above and the the FAQ’s below to learn more about the CSB.  Feel free to contact us at any time if you have questions.

Erik Wallace, MD, FACP
Associate Dean for Colorado Springs Branch

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Info:


Erik Wallace, MD, FACP
Associate Dean
Phone: 719-255-8084

Chad Stickrath, MD, FACP
Assistant Dean for Education
Christine Waasdorp Hurtado, MD
Director for Didactics and Longitudinal Curriculum
John Frerichs, MD
Director for Student Development

Heather Cassidy, MD
Director for Community Engagement
Jaime Baker, MD
Associate Director for Education
Valerie Navarro, MEd
Student Coordinator
Phone: 719-255-8086 

Nicole Perez, MA
Branch Coordinator
Phone: 719-255-8083


Helpful links

Mission Medical Clinic

On the 3rd Saturday of each month, Colorado Springs Branch collaborates with Mission Medical Clinic to run a student-led free clinic to serve Southern Colorado's most vulnerable patients. For more information, please contact Dr. Heather Cassidy at  

Night Out to End Homelessnes​

Night-out-2018-300For the 5th consecutive year, students and faculty from the CU School of Medicine, Colorado Springs Branch will be supporting The Place's (Formerly affiliated with Urban Peak) Night Out to End Youth Homelessness. The past 4 years, we have raised over $10,000 to help The Place. Please help us raise funds for this incredible organization.  Click here to donate. We appreciate your support!