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Community Impact

The Department of Medicine is proud of its service to the community locally, nationally, and globally.


Department of Medicine faculty and trainees advocate and serve the underserved and refugee populations at Denver-area clinics including:

The Department is also a participant in the Community Campus Partnership, an alliance designed to support collaborative projects between the CU Anschutz Medical Campus and the surrounding Aurora community to improve the health and economic well-being of the community.


In Colorado, LEADS is a program housed in the School of Medicine that puts community service front and center. LEADS runs programs for students and residents focused on developing skills in leadership and advocacy through experiential curricula and service learning. LEADS students work in partnership with community agencies over the summer for eight weeks on intensive projects that meet the needs of underserved populations.


Our faculty play key roles in political and social advocacy, working to improve the healthcare of all Americans. They are leaders in training students and other physicians in the skills of advocacy and policy and working to bring together the expertise of clinicians and the wisdom of communities to improve the conditions that lead to health.


Faculty from the Department of Medicine are involved in research and in developing clinical and educational projects that support health in under-resourced countries as well as refugee and immigrant populations here in the United States.

Global Health Elective

The Global Health elective rotation provides residents with a broad-based and culturally diverse experience of the practice of medicine in various religious, cultural, and geographic regions of the world, exposing young physicians to some of the most common and most challenging health and health economic issues of the world.

The Department of Medicine also has a well-established bilateral exchange program with the Department of Internal Medicine in the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (UZCHS)‚Äč, providing diverse experiences in internal medicine practice, clinical teaching and research mentorship for faculty and postgraduate trainees.

Other Resources

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12631 East 17th Avenue


Aurora, CO 80045


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