Clinical Rotations

SWCAHEC coordinates the clinical rotations program for health professions students completing rural rotations from the University of Colorado Anschutz medical campus.  SWCAHEC recruits and supports preceptors from all health professions across the region who are interested in teaching health profession students during rural rotations.  SWCAHEC also facilitates community-based service learning opportunities and arranges host or leased housing for all students. Fill out the Student Rotation Assessment form.


If you’re assigned to a rotation in the Southwestern Colorado AHEC region, please sign up for housing via this website as soon as possible. Non-AMC, non-University of Colorado students, please register for your housing with the non AMC form.

SWCAHEC coordinates host housing for health professional students in the Southwestern Colorado towns of: Durango, Pagosa Springs, Cortez, Telluride, Mancos, Lake City, and Norwood. We have many residents who generously open their homes to students during their rotations in the area and every effort is made to provide students with a positive environment. Our office is located in downtown, historic Durango. If you are nearby, feel free to stop in and say hello!

Each southwest town is unique and offers many attractions during free time. The area provides opportunities for mountain biking, hiking, rafting, fishing, and more!

Service Learning Opportunities

Do you have a service learning requirement for your rotation in Southwest Colorado? Please call our Education Liaison for assistance or contact [email protected]

About Your Community

The following links will take you to helpful resource information for your community.

Dove Creek
Pagosa Springs
Lake City

Rotation Feedback

We want you to enjoy your rotation and we appreciate your feedback to continue making the experience as good as possible for our students. Click here to provide your feedback.