Each class of graduating students engages in a final curriculum experience to help them prepare for their first year of residency — no matter where they go or which specialty they enter. Typically
students spend the two weeks of Capstone together, refining their skills and giving them one last chance to spend time with their classmates before graduation.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the activities were held in hybrid fashion: most virtually and some in person. Only certain skill-building activities required the students to gather in person at
the Simulation and Advanced Skills Center, where they and the faculty carefully followed all safety protocols, of course.
The annual two-week Capstone program allows our graduating students to build their skills and gives them one last opportunity to spend time together before graduation. During spring 2020, much of the first week of Capstone proceeded as planned. But by the second week, the COVID-19 pandemic forced CCLCM administration and faculty to marshal the collective powers of ingenuity, collaboration and grace under pressure to quickly create a virtual experience for the safety of everyone.
If not for the flexibility and enthusiasm of our faculty, students and staff, particularly Stacy Fears, Marcy Pardee, Debbie Schuster and Bruce Spevak, the second week of Capstone could well have been canceled; instead, it emerged as a valuable learning experience for all. Read a recap of how the 2020 Capstone program unfolded.