Medical Student Information

The Rheumatology Division is deeply committed to medical student education. Our faculty are involved in teaching medical students at the University of Colorado in several areas:

  • Formal Medical School Education:  Drs. Jennifer Stichman and JoAnn Zell direct the rheumatology section for the first-year medical school curriculum.  This section includes an overview of rheumatology for first year medical students and small group case-based teaching as well.
  • Rheumatology MSIV Clerkship Elective: Our division offers a month-long elective for fourth-year medical students dedicated to rheumatologic training. Directed by  Dr. JoAnn Zell, this elective is available to fourth-year medical students outside the University of Colorado as well. Additional information for outside students may be found on the medical student website.
  • Summer Clinical Preceptorships: Clinical and research opportunities exist for medical students in the summer between the MS1 & MS2 years. The clinical experience is headed up by Dr. Jennifer Stichman. Dr. Kevin Deane and  Liron Caplan  serve as contacts for potential clinical opportunities.
  • Rheumatology interest Group: Currently there is a rheumatology interest group for students with a desire to learn more about our field.  This group organizes meet and greets as well as lectures.
  • Foundations Course for Medical Students : Many of our faculty spend one on one time with early medical students through the foundations of medicine programming.  This allows students a longitudinal experience with a preceptor and early exposure to the field of rheumatology.
  • Research Training: There are a number of opportunities for medical students to become involved in rheumatology research. Faculty members are involved in basic science, health out comes and quality improvement research. Interested parties should contact Dr. Kevin Deane and Dr. Liron Caplan.


For questions, contact Mia Kuehn at

Rheumatology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Barbara Davis Center for Diabetes

1775 North Aurora Court


Aurora, CO 80045


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