There are about 500 clinical faculty members in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM). Our clinical faculty are physicians, physician assistants, nurses, psychologists, and other allied health professionals throughout Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana and are generally volunteer faculty who teach residents, medical students, physician assistants, and nursing students in the hospital, in their private offices, and in outpatient settings.
CU SOM has created an Office of Community Based-Medical Education (OCBME) to support, strengthen, and celebrate the work of volunteer clinical faculty. OCBME has developed a very useful website that is a great resource for clinical faculty in their teaching endeavors. It includes videos of teaching points, online teaching modules, career development workshops and more.
Crowd Wisdom is a CU SOM online faculty development tool for full-time and volunteer faculty who are looking to improve their academic skills. Several online modules are available on Crowd Wisdom providing foundational knowledge in core teaching principles. Once you are redirected, you can create your own account and password. It takes two minutes to complete the two-step process.
Visit the following Clinical Faculty Web pages for further information:
The Clinical Faculty Affairs Committee is made up of members of the clinical faculty, representing all the areas in which they practice and precept trainees. The committee plays a vital role in the life of the Department of Pediatrics, including keeping its members up-to-date on the latest developments in pediatric practice and graduate medical education. While its official role is to set standards for clinical faculty and to advise the Chairperson of the Department on appointments and promotions, in practice, it does much more.