The patient area houses six exam rooms and five acute care rooms.
In the exam rooms, medical students learn about doctor-patient encounters through
the use of standardized patients. During mock exams, students take a patient’s history,
performs appropriate physical examinations and provide a corresponding assessment
Standardized patients are trained actors that allow students to practice their clinical, diagnostic and
humanistic skills. Standardized patients provide medical students with constructive
feedback based on clinical performance.
Each exam room contains equipment and supplies students can expect to find in actual
practices. Each room is also equipped with adjustable osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) tables.
Acute care rooms are used for numerous clinical simulation exercises.