When you have a primary care physician, you likely heard of them through referral or research online. However, do you really know your primary care physician? Are you aware of their accomplishments and efforts to ensure growth and success in the future of medicine? Dr. Andy Fine has spent the vast majority of his career not only caring for patients as a primary care physician, but also investing in the future of healthcare by serving in a plethora of committees advocating for excellence in health care, as well as educating future physicians of America. Additionally, he has dedicated much of his free time to a variety of volunteer community and leadership activities, and has received many awards for his work as a clinician and educator. Below, we will begin a series of articles outlining the extensive work of Dr. Fine, starting with his current and past work with the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
Dr. Andy Fine is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where he has been on staff since 2006 and has been presented with several Departmental and School Teaching Awards. Dr. Fine began as a volunteer Clinical Faculty Instructor with the Department of Medicine in 2006, and has worked his way up to his current position through promotions warranted by his extensive work, success, and accomplishments in teaching medical students and residents. He also served as a Clinical Faculty Attending — Garfield Internal Medicine Resident Clinic, at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center from 2006-2007. His teachings there have included Foundations of Doctoring Program, Communications Curriculum, Professionalism Thread, Cultural–Based Medicine Thread, Problem–Based Learning Curriculum Facilitator, Team–Based Learning Curriculum Facilitator, and Medical Humanism Hospital Attending Rounds.
Proudly offering publications and presentations at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Fine has covered topics such as clinical teaching, the influence of cyber games in improving service learning, effective mentoring, effective lecturing, a focus on the mentor-mentee relationship at the CU Women Succeeding Symposium, practice essentials for new physicians, and real world medicine detailing life after residency.
Alongside his educational services, Dr. Fine has been a willing contributor among many of the committees at the university, currently working as a member of the Clinical Faculty Advisory/Promotions Committee for the Department of Medicine, Admissions Committee, Academy of Medical Educators Executive Committee, the latter of which teaches doctors and faculty how to be better teachers. He has proudly served as the Admissions Committee Deliberation Leader, and continues to serve on committees like the Foundations of Doctoring, Communications Curriculum Advisory Group, teaching young medical students how to communicate with patients and people in the medical community. Previously, he worked as a member of the Medical Innovation Awards Committee, Selection Committee, and Development/Strategic Planning Committee.
While at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Fine has been recognized with the Certificate of Appreciation for Contributions to Foundations of Doctoring Communications Curriculum in 2011, the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine — Department of Medicine Award for Contributions to “Foundations of Doctoring” Program for Medical Students in 2008, and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine — Department of Medicine Medical Student Teaching Award in 2007.
Dr. Andy Fine is not only invested in providing impeccable patient care, but also in the successful and growing future of medical practitioners and healthcare as a whole. Next week, we will expand on his longstanding history of giving back to the community through medical committee involvement, volunteering, presentations, publications, and leadership activities.