Physician assistant students gain relevant, hands-on experience in the Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL).
Students interact with standardized patients (SPs) who are trained to play the role of actual patients.They enhance communication and diagnostic reasoning skills in a controlled environment before working with patients in clinical settings.
SPAL lets faculty assess students’ skills, attitudes and provider/patient relationships in a real-world setting. PA students have multiple Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) throughout the program.
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