Foundations of Medicine I
Foundations of Medicine is an engaging, hands-on experience that examines the dynamic and diverse field of medicine and healthcare. It is designed to advance the CAPS student’s understanding of human physiology, disease process, medical terminology, patient care, professionalism, ethics, and finally, provide an exposure to several career pathways in healthcare. In the classroom, students expand upon principles of human physiology through in-depth study of body systems, develop fluency in basic medical language, formulate treatment plans for patients, practice physical assessment skills, and perform patient care and life-saving procedures within our high-fidelity simulation lab. All of these activities are designed to enhance student analysis and problem solving skills. CAPS students will also learn from diverse healthcare providers in the field who visit the classroom as expert guest lecturers. Outside the classroom, learning experiences will involve numerous site visits to a variety of medical and healthcare facilities. Students also self-select a focused CAPStone project for the semester, connecting to mentors in their area of interest to develop a project that is real, relevant, and of service to the community.