Southern Illinois University School of Medicine employs simulated patients in the training and evaluation of medical students, residents and other professionals. A Simulated/Standardized Patient is a person who has been coached to accurately and consistently recreate the history, personality, physical findings, and emotional structure and response pattern of an actual patient isolated at a particular point in time. Simulated patients are interviewed and examined (just as you would be by your family doctor) by male and female medical students.
In the patient role, simulators may see several (1 to 12) students on a one-to-one basis during an evaluation session or there may be a group of students (4 to 7) working with you in a controlled teaching session.
If you think you may be interested in being a simulated patient for SIU School of Medicine, please complete and submit the questionnaire below. Once received, you will be invited to an informational session at which we will explain the program in detail. If you have questions prior to this time, Springfield area candidates may call Dr. Amelia Frank at 217-545-7126. Carbondale candidates may call Vicky Dasher at 618-453-1674.
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