The CAPE Standardized Patient is a unique kind of educator. SPs offer learners and professionals the opportunity to practice and enhance their communication, clinical, diagnostic, and examination skills through simulated interactions. SPs portray a variety of detailed scenarios in which they assume the role of patient, client, colleague and professional. They can also portray bystanders and family members. They assist with teaching and assessing learners and professionals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Additionally, SPs help to facilitate the learner in guided self-reflection and provide feedback to the learners as they help develop clinical skills.