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The center was created in 1998, when the Colorado Commission on Higher Education recognized the University of Colorado School of Medicine as a Program of Excellence.

Originally called the Center for Studies in Clinical Excellence, the school received a five-year Program of Excellence Award to build and operate a new center.

In the fall of 2001, the center moved to the Fitzsimons campus in Aurora, CO, now called the Anschutz Medical Campus, which houses the School of Medicine and other health-related university programs.

In 2005, the name was changed to the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence in order to better capture the scope of the education and assessment activities targeted for health professionals in Colorado and the nation.

CAPE is housed in an 18,000-square-foot space inside the newly constructed, state-of-the art Education I tower. This new space allows CAPE to advance its work and client base and enables staff to better meet the educational and assessment needs of clients, given the technological advances in simulation and recording of data.

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