What is a standardized patient? - Most medical schools use standardized patients (SP’s) to teach and assess clinical and problem-solving skills. SP’s are people who have been trained to accurately portray the role of a patient with a specific medical condition. The descriptor “standardized” comes from the fact that SP’s are specifically trained to not only represent the context of situations or problems, but to also consistently recreate that same situation or problem each time they encounter a student. Consequently, each student will see an SP with the same history and physical findings.
Contact information - If you are interested in becoming a standardized patient or would like more information, please contact Donna Patey, M.D., director of Clinical Skills at (864) 455-8205 or email@example.com.
Types of actors needed - The Standardized Patient Program needs include men and women representing all age and ethnic groups. Acting or teaching experience is helpful but not required.
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