Volunteer Faculty – Department of Psychiatry

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Clinical Faculty program for the Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our Volunteer Faculty play a critical role in helping to educate medical students and young physicians, deliver high-quality health care and are involved in other important activities that further align with the departmental mission.


Process of applying to the Volunteer Clinical Faculty:


When planning to apply, all applicants should first:

  • Review the Clinical Faculty Guidelines for Psychiatry, which describes the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Program requirements. 
  • Develop a plan for meeting the 30 credit per year requirement.
  • Identify a faculty sponsor (in general a plan for meeting the 30 credit per year requirement can be developed in collaboration with the faculty sponsor).

To apply:

  • Complete the SOM application (which requires CV, proof of malpractice insurance)


Annual survey and reappointment:

  • After appointment, Volunteer Clinical Faculty are expected to complete an annual survey (survey sent by email each year)
  • Volunteer Clinical Faculty are appointed for 3-year terms and reappointment is, in part, determined by demonstrated contributions to the departmental mission


At any point in the process, please reach out to Dr. Sakai, chair of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Committee (joseph.sakai@cuanschutz.edu), with questions.