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Become a Standardized Patient

Qualifications

Do you have what it takes to become a standardized patient at SIU Medicine? Qualifications include:

  • An ability to memorize a limited amount of case information such as medical history & symptoms.
  • An ability to portray a case in an appropriate manner. For example, a case may require a standardized patient to cough, exhibit pain in a
    particular region, have difficulty walking, or appear emotionally upset.
  • Standardized patients must be agreeable to being examined by first- through fourth-year medical students. Trained staff supervise the encounters.
  • Be reliable and punctual.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.

Apply

Fill out a casting sheet and come to an informational session.

Casting Sheet

FAQ

What does a standardized patient do? How does it help medical students? Find the answers to these questions and more in our FAQ.

FAQ