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Become a Standardized Patient
What is a Standardized Patient?
The Standardized Patient Program is dedicated to promoting better health outcomes by improving the quality of health education training through the use of SPs, a dynamic educational resource.
- A Standardized Patient is an individual trained to portray the personal history, physical symptoms, emotional characteristics and everyday concerns of an actual patient.
A Standardized Patient is a dynamic educational tool for a variety of settings such as interactive teaching environments, group demonstrations, clinical examinations, videos or portrayal customized to meet the client's needs.
A Standardized Patient is trained to provide constructive written and verbal feedback, from the patient's perspective, to further enrich the relationship between physician and patient.
Who are our Standardized Patients?
A diverse roster of people representing a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds encompassing a wide range of ages.
People with flexible schedules who have an interest in educating the future of health care.
Unbiased, emotionally mature, and reliable people who understand the importance of their contribution to health professions.
Theatre and film actors and other individuals who have the skill sets necessary to meet the challenges of acting in a variety of scenarios. Ability to memorize a large amount of information and portray it accurately while correctly observing and evaluating the learner's behavior and technique.
Those who understand and can appreciate the value of both giving and receiving immediate, on-going, descriptive feedback in an instructional and non-threatening manner, reinforcing positive as well as improvable aspects of a learner's performance.
Submit your Headshot for the Standardized Patient Application or e-mail directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.