The Simulation Core employs over 80 Standardized Patients (SP) who play an essential part in allowing healthcare students to practice their communication and physical examination skills in a controlled and safe environment. A simulated patient-physician encounter is a proven, effective learning modality that uses scenario-based learning modules, including a patient script, physical exam activities, and a checklist. With a goal of fairness and objectivity across all learners, SPs are methodically trained by our educators to portray the patient role consistently and complete assessment checklists reliably. SPs also employ moulage to simulate injuries, rashes, and scars that match patient health concerns required in advanced scenarios. Video recordings provide instructors and learners observation and feedback for both formative and summative assessments. For further information, please visit our Standardized Patient Program.