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Location and Facilities


The Standardized Performance Assessment Lab is located on the DMU campus on the ground floor of Ryan Hall. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and may be extended to fulfill event needs. 

SPAL has 12 clinical examination rooms equipped with high-low tables and exam stools. Each room has a separate entry for learners and standardized patients (SPs) and faculty and are equipped with two video cameras, microphone, audio speakers and paging, an intercom system, a one-way observation window and computers for the SP and faculty to complete assessments. A control room monitors the 12 rooms and captures all audio-video that is used to complete the assessments. Two multi-purpose rooms in the SPAL area are used for SP training, post-encounter documentation, and debriefing.