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Center for Advancing Professional Excellence

Welcome to the CAPE!

Vision and Mission
Through the use of education, assessment, innovation and research, our vision is to develop healthcare professionals and teams who provide safe, effective, compassionate and high quality healthcare.   

EDUCATE We will teach and assess core competencies needed by health care professionals throughout the continuum of their education and into practice. Education involves the longitudinal and integrated development of these skills and behaviors, not just as individuals but as teams of interprofessional colleagues who are responsible for the delivery of coordinated and quality healthcare.

ADVANCE SCHOLARSHIP & RESEARCH  We will create innovative programs that advance understanding of the core knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed by health care professionals throughout the continuum of their education and into practice. Scholarship and research includes impacting healthcare practice by designing and trialing continuous innovations in curricular design, assessment and programs for our campus, our learners and our community.

IMPACT PATIENT CARE We will impact clinical care through the innovative design, development and assessment of educational programs which train providers and teams in patient-centered, safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care. We will collaborate with schools, hospitals, patient care organizations, and other simulation and training units to facilitate such training, provide assessment/evaluation data, develop research programs and innovations, all to address specific challenges as they arise in the clinical care environment. 

REACH OUT TO/SUPPORT COMMUNITY We will work with the community to develop and improve community awareness, understandings and engagement of healthcare by providing experiences for individuals interested in careers in healthcare as well as healthcare delivery, in accordance with the values, mission and vision of the Anschutz Medical Campus.

This mission is accomplished through designing developmentally appropriate, contextually rich and authentic clinical experiences with regular and comprehensive assessment and feedback.