“A person who has been carefully coached to simulate an actual patient so accurately that the simulation cannot be detected by a skilled clinician. In performing the simulation, the SP presents the gestalt of the patient being simulated; not just the history, but the body language, the physical findings, and the emotional and personality characteristics as well.” Dr. Howard Barrows, Neurologist
- The first role of an SP is to realistically simulate the role of a patient in a clinical situation. SPs are trained in the details of an actual case to include the history, personality, and abnormal physical findings that a patient may have. SPs are intended to be a highly realistic learning and assessment resource for the learner to develop interview skills and physical examination techniques.
- The second role of an SP is to accurately document what occurred in the session with the learner on the checklists you are trained to complete.
- The third role of the SP is to facilitate learning and provide verbal and written feedback to the learners about their data gathering (interviewing and physical examination), communication, and interpersonal skills in a supportive and informative way.
You will find an application link and instructions on how to apply on our "Prospective SPs" page. If you would like more information, you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.