Family Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education

Advocating for the value of Family Medicine and its foundational role in fostering healthier individuals, families, and communities.

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine’s Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) program.

We are a highly successful program - mentoring, advising, and providing educational offerings within the University of Colorado School of Medicine, as well as in community education and inter-professional opportunities. We also play an important role in ensuring that our clinical faculty have the most current resources and training available.

Our program includes a primary care curriculum consisting of either a traditional or integrated longitudinal medicine clerkship (ILMC), a mentored scholarly activity program (MSA), and an ongoing, robust advising program.

Additionally, there are student interest groups, a strong rural track program, and a number of diverse electives ranging from providing clinical service to homeless patients in the Stout Street Clinic to a "Create Your Own" Family Medicine elective.

Mentored Scholarly Activity


Each summer, our medical students apply for a DFM Summer Program to support their work on their Mentored Scholarly Activity (MSA) projects. Take a look at their Works-In-Progress presentations, on projects ranging from opioid use disorder, mental health, healthcare business models, infant mortality, data governance, and more.


Lucille (Lu) Heimerl

Family Medicine (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Academic Office One

12631 East 17th Avenue

Box F496

Aurora, CO 80045


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