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Standardized Patient Program

The Standardized Patient (SP) Program is a methodology of teaching and learning involving the use of an individual hired to portray a particular physical or emotional dysfunction while assessing the medical student’s knowledge relating to interpersonal and communication skills as well as the assessment of specific clinical skills. 

We are accepting applications from community members who are committed to improving our medical students' learning experience. As a Standardized Patient, you will be trained to act out specific symptoms or problems, and must consistently recreate the encounter for students during simulated examinations.

This is a part-time, hourly position, reporting on an as-needed basis. Compensation for Standardized patients is $15/hour.

Forms

Our recruiting is based upon portrayal demographics and this is how you are selected for available cases. If you are not able to submit your application online, please fill out the application found in the SP Forms section of this website and you may print it and send a recent photo to the mailing addresses below:

Contacts

Virginia Campus

VCOM Simulation and Educational Technology Center
Attn: SP Recruitment
309 N. Knollwood St
Blacksburg, VA 24060

For more information contact:
Kim Gittings
Director for Standardized Patient
540-231-0794
kgittings@vcom.vt.edu

Carolinas Campus

VCOM Simulation and Educational Technology Center
Attn: SP Recruitment
350 Howard Street
Spartanburg, SC 29303

For more information contact:
Jennifer Januchowski, RN
Director for Standardized Patient
864-327-9839
jjanuchowski@carolinas.vcom.edu

Auburn Campus

VCOM Simulation and Educational Technology Center
Attn: SP Recruitment
910 South Donahue Drive
Auburn AL 36832

For more information contact:
Selena Day
Director for Standardized Patient
334-442-4058
sday@auburn.vcom.edu

Louisiana Campus

VCOM Simulation and Educational Technology Center
Attn: SP Recruitment
4408 Bon Aire Drive
Monroe, LA 71203

For more information contact:

Krystal Phillips, MSHI, MAT, RHIA, LPN
Director for Standardized Patient
(318) 342-7177
kphillips@ulm.vcom.edu