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The 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. Integral to the program’s success is the ability of the SP to consistently recreate the same scenario for each medical student.

Forms

Standardized Patient Confidentiality Agreement

Standardized Patient Photographic Release

Become a Standardized Patient

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.

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 address below:

VIRGINIA CAMPUS

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

For more information contact:
Janella Looney
Director of Standardized Patient
540-231-5916 or by email at
Eamil: jlooney [at] 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 of Standardized Patient
Phone: 864-327-9839
Email: jjanuchowski [at] 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 of Standardized Patient
Phone: 334-442-4058
Email: sday [at] auburn.vcom.edu

Time Committment & Salary

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