The Standardized Patient Lab provides current and future healthcare professionals the opportunity to learn, practice, and enhance their communication and diagnostic skills in a simulated clinical setting.  From medical students to residents, and from allied health students to nurses, the Standardized Patient Lab is used by a variety of learners from a wide range of medical specialties.  

Standardized Patients are individuals trained to act as "patients" in a variety of clinical scenarios. Through extensive training, our standardized patients are able to realistically portray the personality, emotional status, history, and physical exam findings of a patient with a specific medical complaint.  Learners are then able to interact and engage with these "patients" in a range of simulated clinical encounters.  These simulated encounters enable our students to practice and refine those skills necessary to diagnose and treat real patients.  

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Megan Watts
Standardized Patient Coordinator

High Fidelity Simulation hospital room

The Clinical Skills Center has been approved by the Society of Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) as Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) and Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) Test Centers. The Testing Centers are located on the 3rd floor of the Center for Medical Education.

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