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Pre-Med Class Trip

On November 14, Thirty-two of Chaparral's pre-medical students traveled to the University of Colorado's Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE).  The CAPE trains CU's medical learners using standardized patients and high fidelity mannequins and tools.  Students who attended spent the morning interacting with standardized patients - human actors portraying patients - practicing their skills at taking vitals and working with a patient in a clinical setting.  Students also got the opportunity to try their hand at working as a team to save an emergency victim with the high fidelity mannequin (a life-like robot that breathes, talks, and can be killed as some teams discovered!).  This year, teams had an opportunity to evaluate their performance in the ER, and got a second try to modify any issues that the team discovered.  It was a great learning experience! 

Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the Pre-Med experience at CAPE.

November 20, 2015 | By mdboatwright | Category: Chaparral High School

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