Standardized Patient Overview
Our Standardized Patients are trained to formally portray a patient and act as a resource for instruction and training. Standardized Patients play many roles in advancing the doctor-patient experience. In addition to providing experience in a clinical setting, Standardized Patients also take part in the evaluation process of students.
Standardized Patient Expectations
Standardized Patients is much more than acting; considerable study is required to be sure information portrayed is accurate for the students. Scripts are given to include background information, symptoms, and conditions prior to seeing students, and role plays are done with relevant faculty.
Becoming a Standardized Patient
To find out more about becoming a Standardized Patient, contact Trish Hartigan in the Clinical Simulation Laboratory.