Modules Committee

Modules Project Overview

The Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) has increasingly been asked by its members and affiliates to provide lectures and/or workshops on various aspects of SP methodology all over the world. In an effort to meet the ongoing curricular need, ASPE is now offering its members the opportunity to contribute to the project by serving as Curriculum Developers. 

The overarching mission of the Modules Project is to guide and evaluate the development of stand-alone courses or modules for presentation at various institutions and conferences on behalf of ASPE. These modules reflect Standards of Best Practice in the field and are generally applicable to a novice audience.


Clare Shaffer, MLA, Prisma Health, Upstate Simulation Center, Greenville, SC, USA

Committee Members

Erin  Siebers (Immediate Past Chair)
Cory Krebsbach
Howard Gregory
Tonya Thompson
Shawn Galin
Denise LaMarra
Janet O'Brien
Kristie Lang
Tara Edmonds
Paula Carson
Gail Furman

What We Do

The Modules Project is a large undertaking for ASPE and requires oversight at many levels. The assembly of a working group, or committee, provides crucial insight and important discussion around policies and procedures associated with all Modules Project activities. Members of the Working Group/Committee meet approximately once a month (online) and are the first line participants in the curriculum review processes.

Active engagement of the committee members is essential in the success of the project. Outside of the regularly scheduled meetings, time associated with participation will vary depending on the stage of a particular project. This is a great opportunity to assist ASPE in one of its most important tasks and learn more about our field. Join the committee and assist, behind the scenes, in exciting phases of curriculum development. 


  • Vision into Reality- Curriculum Development
  • Addressing ever-growing need of ASPE to provide curricular content on SP methodology.


  • To develop curricular content in the form of live Modules & recorded Lessons housed in the ASPE Center for SP Methodology