Standardized Patient Program


A standardized patient is a person who has been coached to accurately portray the history, personality, physical findings and emotional state of an actual patient at a particular moment in the patient’s illness. The Standardized Patient Program at SIU Medicine provides valuable learning opportunities to residents and medical students, within a simulation where they can safely hone and develop essential skills in physical examination, medical history and diagnosis.

Community members interested in applying to the Standardized Patient Program will be asked to attend a screening session where they will be guided and coached through a brief patient case. Successful applicants are then hired on an as-needed basis, typically not more than once or twice per month.

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