Latest Information About the Colorado Springs Branch

UCHealth, University of Colroado School of Medicine launch COVID-19 project to follow up with hospitalized patients

Medical students' finding will help improve future care, offer insight into how patients are faring physically and emotionally after they leave the hospital. 

Medical Students assist in fight against coronavirus

Medical students are deploying to hospitals, homeless shelters, community centers and other facilities around the state to assist in the fight against coronavirus.

Medical Students Spread Valentine's Cheer

3rd year medical students at CU Colorado Springs Branch, Bri Hartman and Maggie Teets, spread Valentine’s cheer by delivering Valentine’s to patients on what they call “love rounds”. 
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CSB Physician Named as ​Finalist for Young Leader Award

Oct. 15, 2018 - Heather Cassidy, MD, who serves as director for community engagement of t​he CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch, is a finalist f​or the Young Leader Awards from the Mayor’s Office. Heather was featured in an article in Springs magazine.
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El Paso County Needs a Needle Exchange

Aug. 1, 2018 - Jake Fox, a CU School of Medicine student and a Colorado Springs native, pleads the case for a needle exchange program in a letter to the editor in the Colorado Springs Independent.
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Medical Schools Adding Focus On Developmental Disabilities

Mar. 12, 2018 - An innovative new program is aiming to ensure that the next generation of doctors is far more prepared to treat the needs of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Loree Thornton

Colorado Springs Branch student Loree Thornton, former Olympian sets sights on new goal – becoming a surgeon.
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 Katie Raskob

Katie Raskob, CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch student, was selected by her class to receive the Ruskin Family Award for outstanding community service especially focused on medically underserved populations.

Students devise strategies to combat suicide

Nov. 15, 2017 - Two of our first year students, Vikasini Mahalingam and Madeline Huey, received recognition for their Public Health Case Competition projects.
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Urban Peak 2016​

Oct. 14, 2016 - Our first-year medical students will participate in Urban Peak Sleep Out to end youth homelessness.
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A Day in the Life of a Trauma Surgeon

Sept. 28, 2016 - Our surgery clinical liaison Tiffany Willard, MD, teaches hands-on surgery to fifth-graders in Colorado Springs.
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Poverty Immersion for Med Students

Aug. 18, 2016 - The second annual Poverty Immersion in Colorado Springs (PICOS) helped students understand the community's health care needs. 
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Med Students Begin Training in Colorado Springs

April 26, 2016 - The first cohort of CU medical students to train in Colorado Springs began classes this week.
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Med Students Linked to Colorado Springs

October 2015 - More than half of the first 48 University of Colorado School of Medicine students expected to train in Colorado Springs have connections to the city.
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Students Support Urban Peak

November 2015 - CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs branch students supported Urban Peak's Night Out to End Youth Homelessness by sleeping outside overnight Nov. 12.

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Beware of Ultrasound Claims

June 26, 2015 - Consumers should be cautious of disease prevention claims made by some ultrasound screening companies, according to Dr. Erik Wallace, associate dean, CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch.

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Leading Campus Growth and Future

April 8, 2014 - Read a Q&A with Associate Dean Erik Wallace on the future of the School of Medicine campus in Colorado Springs.
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Profile of Associate Dean for Colorado Springs Branch Erik Wallace

March 26, 2014 - Wallace and his wife, Nichole Wallace, MD, have learned how to juggle moves, careers and a family since they met as first-year medical students.
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A Letter to Penrose-St. Francis, Centura Health Physicians

March 3, 2014 - We need preceptors to work with CU School of Medicine students in 2016 when they begin their third-year core clinical rotations in Colorado Springs.    Story →

Envisioning the Future of the Colorado Springs Campus

Feb. 27, 2014 - A building underway at UCCS will attract medical tourism to an interprofessional sport medicine and sport science facility.  Story →

Expanding Clinical Rotation Opportunities

Feb. 23, 2014 - CU may grow the number of hospitals where medical students perform their clinical rotations. This article refers to the "UCCS Branch."  For clarification, this will be the CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch.
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Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences Opens

Feb. 19, 2014 - CU leaders celebrated the opening of the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, which will house the new School of Medicine branch in Colorado Springs. Story →

Wallace Named Associate Dean

Dec. 5, 2013 - CU School of Medicine has hired Erik Wallace, MD, FACP, as Associate Dean for its new branch in Colorado Springs. Story →

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