Volunteer Clinical Faculty

Department of Pediatrics

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.

Further Information

Visit the following Clinical Faculty Web pages for further information:


Resource Links

  • Visit the CU SOM OCBME page for information regarding CU SOM-wide teaching criteria, opportunities, faculty development and more.
  • Access the CU SOM OCBME Common Application to apply for a Volunteer Clinical Faculty position.
  • Download a two-page Volunteer Clinical Faculty Benefits​ brochure to learn about all of the incentives of being a volunteer clinical faculty member.


  • Clinical Faculty status and the opportunity for promotions
  • Free parking at Children’s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Free e-mail and Internet access for preceptors
  • Health Sciences Library access for established clinical faculty
  • Continuing Medical Education and Faculty Development in-person and online
  • Maintenance of Certification credits assistance
  • Periodic newsletters
  • Download Benefits Brochure for complete listing of benefits and discounts.
  • The joy of mentoring: clinical faculty members tell us, that they find teaching, "rewarding, stimulating and fun!"

Clinical Faculty Affairs Committee

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.