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The Clinical Skills Education and Assessment Center at The Ohio State University Medical Center is a state-of-the-art training center simulating actual patient care experiences. The changing nature of medical practice and the national demand for accountability in medical education highlight the need for a leading-edge clinical skills center like the one at Ohio State. National accrediting bodies are challenging medical education institutions to demonstrate that medical students and residents possess the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to the practice of medicine.
As of June 2004, medical students are now required to take and pass the newly developed Clinical Skills portion of the USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination), including 11-12 Standardized Patient encounters, as part of their medical licensure process. The Clinical Skills Center not only provides the laboratory for instruction in these diverse clinical skills, both ambulatory and in-patient, but also provides an area in which to assess that the skills have been acquired.