Simulation Center

Out-Patient Experience

Exam room

The Out-Patient Wing is specifically designed for learners to interact with Standardized Patients (SP) during simulations. This is where learners can practice physical exam skills, history taking skills, communication, and other important patient interaction abilities. It consists of twelve fully furnished exam rooms equipped with audio/video capture, a control room, a debriefing and meeting room, student and SP check-in, and an SP lounge. Outside each exam room, there are laptop stations for students to complete post-encounter documentation and evaluation based on the patient case.

The purpose is to create an authentic clinical space where learners can sharpen their assessment and communication skills with live standardized patients. This assists in the acquisition of various health care competencies including:

  • Professionalism
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Clinical reasoning
  • Examination skills