The Standardized Patient (SP) program is dedicated to providing health profession students with the opportunity to become more compassionate communicators and influential members of the healthcare community.
SPs are volunteers trained to mimic a real patient. SPs are interviewed by students as though they were a person in the hospital, doctor’s office/clinical or community setting, providing patient history and simulating their physical symptoms such as pain or difficulty walking.
These patients can be carefully coached to simulate an actual patient so accurately that the simulation cannot be detected by a skilled clinician. The SP is trained to present not just history of a patient, but also the body language, emotions, personality, and physical findings.
If you are interested in volunteering to be an SP, please complete the following form.