School of Medicine Volunteer Clinical Faculty Benefits

MAINTENANCE OF CERTIFICATION
University of Colorado School of Medicine (SOM) Maintenance of Certification Portfolio Program (MOC) is now available. The SOM MOC Program helps physicians understand and meet the requirements of their specific American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) standards for MOC. The 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 and meet the high standards for self-evaluation necessary for receiving credit.
The SOM MOC Program started in April, 2013, serving faculty at the University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. As of April 2014, the program is now available to School of Medicine volunteer clinical faculty members, at no charge. 

For more information please visit our MOC website or contact Heather Hallman.

Coming in 2016 - Learning from Teaching encourages your own professional development as a clinician and medical educator. You can earn AMA Physician Recognition Award Category 1 Credit™ by engaging in new learning intended to make you a better teacher, and then applying your new learning to teaching medical students, residents and fellows. CME can be attained by acquiring new factual information, communication skills or teaching techniques. Then, apply your new learning to teaching and apply for credit.


Volunteer Clinical Faculty members can obtain a library account which provides the faculty member online access to the library’s digital resources from off-campus. These resources include full-text journals, evidence-based databases, e-books, article retrieval and access to Up-to-Date. In-person access to the library on the Anschutz Medical Campus during all business hours, and on-site assistance from the library’s friendly staff. A library card account allowing for checkout of books and other resources like books for 2 weeks (and the ability to reserve textbooks, laptops and other resources). The Ability to use Prospector and order books from other libraries for delivery and pick-up at the Health Sciences Library. Free or reduced-fee library services, including library classes and professional librarian-conducted literature reviews, or services of library liaisons and reference librarian assistants.

FACULTY DEVELOPMENT
The Academy of Medical Educators provides a home base for teachers and a mechanism to support and enhance all educational programs and teachers at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. For more information, please visit The Academy of Medical Educators website for more information and access. There you will find links to online narrated modules with quizzes and interactive elements covering teaching, feedback and career development.

The Academy and OCBME are developing additional live workshops for volunteer clinical faculty members, including such topics as delivering feedback to learners, bedside teaching in busy office practices, assessing and grading students and dealing with struggling learners.

EMAIL ACCESS

Contact the Office of Community Based Medical Education (OCBME) to find out how to get your ucdenver.edu email address. Potential benefits of an edu email include New York Times and Mac computer discounts.

PARKING ON ANSCHUTZ MEDICAL CAMPUS

Are you coming to the Anschutz campus for the Art in Medicine lecture, departmental Grand Rounds, Foundations of Doctoring workshops or School of Medicine meetings? OCBME now offers parking to Volunteer Clinical Faculty members when visiting campus. Please contact Nicole Bost at 303-724-0044 in advance of your visit

AIRPORT PARKING

Discounts on parking near Denver International Airport are available. Vendors provide baggage assistance and shuttle service from their lot to the airport. All operate 24/7, 365 days a year. Parking availability is guaranteed; advance reservations are available but not required. Please contact Nicole Bost at 303-724-0044 for more information.

GRANTS

OCBME offers two full tuition grants to the Family Medicine Review held in Estes Park and two scholarships to the Family Medicine review held on the Anschutz Medical Campus in November.

NEWSLETTER

OCBME distributes a quarterly medical education newsletter to the Volunteer Clinical Faculty with news, updates and program highlights.

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DISCOUNT COUPONS
Supplier discounts are available to SOM faculty and volunteer clinical faculty members from a number of vendors. This list will be updated throughout the year. Please contact the OCBME if you are looking for a specific vendor. We will be happy to search for you.
Wyndham Hotel Group – SAVE Up to 20% off “Best Available Rate” at participating hotels. Simply give an agent your special discount ID number 1000005930.
Toshiba – Up to 25% of List Prices & Free Shipping. Call toll free at 800-458-2495 and reference Program ID PAMO to speak with a knowledgeable representative.
Budget Car Rental – Enjoy up to 25% off Budget base rates when you rent a compact through full-size four-door car for a minimum of five consecutive days, including a Saturday night. Other deals include $10 to $25 off your next rental, receive one rental day free and free single upgrades. *Offer valid at participating Budget locations in the contiguous U.S. and Canada. Use your Budget Customer Discount (BDC) # Z475000 when making your reservation. 
1-800 Flowers – Enjoy 15% off Flowers and gifts from 1-800flowers.com. Enter coupon code BH at checkout.
Shoes.com – Enjoy 25% off orders of $100+ offer code sunset25.