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Standardized Patient Program

A Standardized Patient (SP) is a person who has been trained to play the role of patient by simulating a clinical condition.

The use of SPs is a proven method for helping the medical student gain skills in interpersonal interactions, communication, interviewing, counseling, assessment, physical exam and patient management.

The Clinical Skills Center recruits people to portray patients for various curricular activities and assessments. SPs receive compensation based on training and performance. Ideal candidates are motivated, disciplined and have an excellent ability to recall facts. Punctuality and reliability are imperative.

If you are interested in becoming a standardized patient, please complete our Standardized Patient Profile form and include a recent photo.

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