The Clinical Academic Partnership for Excellence (CAPE) is an innovative program designed to provide ongoing education, mentorship, and support for novice clinical faculty.
The aims of this study were to (1) understand the competency of clinical faculty in their teaching, (2) discover the usefulness of CAPE modules, and (3) explore the benefits of the CAPE program.
An electronic survey using Likert-style and open-ended questions was administered to clinical faculty who participated in CAPE over 2 years.
Participants were able to operationalize the curriculum, objectively evaluate students, and communicate effectively using CAPE content. Benefits included collaboration with faculty, evidence-based teaching, and debriefing. Eighty-eight percent of participants planned to teach for the program again.
The CAPE program is an innovative approach to bridging the gap between clinical practice and academia. It may be a sustainable solution for faculty retention, satisfaction, and quality education.