Medical Education Fellow Program

The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce the Medical Education Fellows for the 2023–24 academic year

The Medical Education Fellow Program is a one-year Department of Medicine initiative designed to improve the development of clinician educators at the fellow level. Clinical and educational leaders teach and practice clinically as part of their academic roles. Congratulations to the 2023–24 Medical Education Fellows!

Alex Grubb, MDAlex Grubb, MD

My name is Alex Grubb. I attended medical school at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. I then completed my internal medicine residency training at Duke University Hospital before coming to University of Colorado to complete my Cardiovascular Disease fellowship in 2021. I am looking forward to this upcoming 2023–24 academic year and participating the Department of Medicine's Medical Educator Fellows program. I am interested in improving procedural teaching for medical residents and incorporating fellows of all specialties into the didactic education of medical residents as a way to improve a sense of community within the department and decrease feelings of burnout. I am looking forward to working with and learning from the different educators in the Department of Medicine throughout this year.

Samantha King, MD, MSSamantha King, MD, MS

Samantha King is a second year fellow in Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine. Originally from Leawood, Kansas, she pursued an undergraduate degree in Spanish from Purdue University. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas, she came to the University of Colorado for her residency and Chief Residency training in Internal Medicine. Within Pulmonary and Critical Care, she is interested in curriculum design for interstitial lung disease education, and how patient-provider language concordance affects care. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, 18-month-old son, and their cattle dog mix pup.

Nanxing Li, MDNanxing Li, MD

My name is Nancy Li. I attended medical school at the University of South Florida and completed my internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado. I am currently in my third year of GI Fellowship and am serving as one of the chief fellows for our program. I am excited to participate in the Department of Medicine's Medical Education Fellowship during my final year of training. I look forward to acquiring new knowledge and skills to prepare me for a career in academic medicine.

Manuel Urra, MDManuel Urra, MD

My name is Manny Urra. I attended medical school at Creighton University, completed internal medicine residency training at the University of Colorado and then was a Chief Medical Resident for the 2022–23 academic year. I am currently a second year Nephrology fellow with an interest in medical education. Specifically, I am interested in the development and implementation of a novel and focused Nephrology curriculum for the Internal Medicine house staff. I am very excited to be one of the Department of Medicine's Medical Education Fellows for 2023–24 and look forward to working and learning from great clinician educators throughout the year.  

The DOM Medical Education Fellow Program is a one-year Department of Medicine initiative designed to improve the development of clinician educators at the fellow level. Clinical and educational leaders teach and practice clinically as part of their academic roles. However, they differ in their comfort and ability to serve in leadership roles and to produce scholarship. Educational leaders run courses, clerkships, and other curricula or educational programs. They may build innovative educational programs, evaluate programs, or perform independent educational research to guide how we teach and assess health professions learners. Clinical leaders may run units or service lines. They are actively engaged in quality and safety evaluation and program development and may perform research in these areas to improve how we practice high-quality, safe and cost-effective medicine.

Participating divisions may on a case-by-case basis offer this program as part of a path to a faculty position. Pathways to this program would include:

  • Initial applications to fellowship with established clinician-educator (CE) pathways
  • Application for an extra year after a one-year fellowship program (examples: GIM, palliative care, geriatrics)
  • Transfer from T32s as a fellow’s interest evolves and they become more focused on CE careers

Interested in learning more about this program? Read the Medical Education Fellow Program RFA 2023-24

 

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