Harvey is no dummy.
The $115,000 manikin with the baby blue eyes can simulate symptoms of about 30 cardiovascular diseases, helping medical students learn to recognize an array of heart-related problems.
Harvey is the first cardiology training simulator of its kind in the state. It was unveiled last month at the UC Irvine College of Medicine.
Medical educators say patient simulation is the wave of the future.
"If tomorrow you take a trip to New York City and the pilot comes out of the cockpit and says, 'Don't worry about it, I just passed my multiple-choice questionnaire and I did very well,' that is not going to reassure you," said Dr. Alberto Manetta of the UC Irvine medical school.