Colorado-Zimbabwe International Exchange (CoZIE) program

Zimbabwe1Colorado-Zimbabwe International Exchange (CoZIE) was launched in 2015 as a bilateral exchange program between the Department of Medicine in the University of Colorado School of Medicine (DOM UCSOM) and the Department of Internal Medicine in the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (UZCHS).

CoZIE is based on the long history of strong and productive collaborations in education and research between faculty at UZCHS and UCSOM and is designed to provide diverse experiences in internal medicine practice for faculty and postgraduate trainees, and to introduce post-graduate trainees at both institutions to modern methods of clinical teaching and clinical research. 

Apply to CoZIE

Applications for CoZIE are solicited annually at each institution and are reviewed by the Selection Committee which will include faculty from both institutions.

Please contact Suzanne Brandenburg ( or Tom Campbell ( for more information.

  • COZIE Guide

  • DOM/UCSOM faculty spend 2 weeks at UZCHS as a Visiting Professor and during that time participate in bedside clinical teaching, didactic teaching, and career mentorship of UZCHS trainees.
  • UZCHS faculty are invited to the CU Anschutz campus as DOM Visiting Professors to give DOM grand rounds, morning report, plan collaborations, and teach residents, fellows and faculty.
  • Postgraduate trainees are expected to develop their own individualized training plan, with the oversight of their mentors, to fit their personal career goals.
  • UZCHS MMeds spend two to three consecutive weeks at CU Anschutz where they observe patient care at UCH or other SOM-affiliated hospitals and participate in teaching of medical students.
  • DOM/UCSOM Internal Medicine and Medicine-Pediatrics residents can rotate through UZCHS for a one-month elective which is fully funded. Residents spend four consecutive weeks at UZCHS during which time they participate in direct patient care at the Parirenyatwa Hospital, bedside teaching of students, outpatient continuity clinics, and clinical research. Interns and residents will work on inpatient teams with UZCHS faculty, residents, and medical students. This clinical rotation is designed to provide meaningful exposure to healthcare provision in resource-poor and diverse academic settings and to model modern methods of clinical teaching.

Program Leads

Thomas Campbell, MD

Nancy Madinger, MD

Suzanne Brandenburg, MD