Affiliate Clinical Educator (ACE) Program


The ACE Program is open to all faculty and preceptors who teach UA COM medical students at affiliated community-based sites.

The UA College of Medicine recognizes that the circumstances of clinical teaching may vary from one affiliated clinical site to another across Tucson and throughout Arizona. It also may not be convenient for you to attend instructional development sessions on campus. Therefore, the ACE Program offers online resources as well as educational support targeted to respond to the specific  concerns and needs of community-based faculty and their clinical sites.

As Director, I will work in partnership with affiliate faculty to identify strengths and practices they would like to enhance.

As with the RAE (Residents as Educators) Program, I can observe teaching to assess strengths and offer relevant educational support, as well as provide one-on-one instructional development support.

I look forward to working with you,

Karen Spear Ellinwood, PhD, JD, EdS