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bioscience, healthcare & medicine

explore a variety of healthcare career fields through coursework, shadowing opportunities, projects and internships.

The STL CAPS bioscience, healthcare and medicine course provides students the unique opportunity to learn along side some of the areas leading medical experts on a daily basis. Students learn by solving real-world problems, with real tools, mentored by industry professionals. Our guest speakers and mentors represent the wide spectrum of healthcare careers such as anesthesia, cardiology, dermatology, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, nephrology, internal medicine, family practice, general surgery, and more.  Students advance their understanding of human physiology, disease process, medical terminology, patient care, professionalism, ethics, and career exploration.  The program provides students who have a passion for contemporary biology experiences to learn through observations of the sources of biological knowledge, the molecules, cells, organisms, and environments each inhabit. Our unique schedule frees us from traditional constraints allowing us time for inquiry and project based learning. Similarly, through regular in-class interactions with academic and business experts and field trips to their home institutions, students will begin their journey in becoming members of the local and broader scientific community.

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