ASPE is dedicated to:
- Professional growth and development of its members
-Advancement of simulated and standardized patient research and related scholarly activities
- Setting standards of practice
- Fostering patient centered care
ASPE is the international organization for professionals in the field of simulated and standardized patient methodology.
In the early 1960s a neurologist by the name of Howard Barrows discovered that a lay person could be trained to simulate illness and give feedback to medical students about their physical exam and communication skills. He called this person a simulated pa