standardized patient program

The University of Michigan-Flint School of Nursing Simulation Center (SON-SC) is in need of Standardized Patients (SPs).

What is an SP?

  • An individual who is trained to portray a real patient in order to simulate a set of symptoms or problems used for healthcare education, evaluation, and research (SSH).
  • Standardized Patients are used both in teaching situations, as well as in exams to
  • assess students’ clinical skills, basic communication and interpersonal skills.

What do SPs do?

SPs “act” as the patient for scenarios that typically represent the following domains of instruction for learners.

  • History taking scenarios
  • Physical examination scenarios
  • Communication/Interpersonal skills scenarios
  • Management/Treatment scenarios

Who are we looking for to become an SP?

  • People with and without any medical background
  • People who are reliable and have flexible schedules
  • People from all walks of life
  • People of all shapes and sizes
  • People of all ages and genders

Questions or to apply: Please email Ron Streetman at rtstreet@umich.edu. Please attach a resume, if available.