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Standardized Patient

Apply now Job no: 498491
Work type: Part-Time
Location: Queen Lane Campus - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Medicine

Job Summary

Standardized patients are individuals who are specially trained to act as patients for the instruction, practice, and assessment of medical examination skills of medical students, fellows, residents and other health care providers. They are a significant resource for teaching and evaluating clinical skills, including:

  • physical examination
  • communication
  • history taking
  • patient counseling
  • patient education

Professional trainers, staff, and faculty members prepare standardized patients for their roles in all assigned medical cases. Standardized patients are able to assist in both teaching and evaluation of students. They also are trained to provide constructive, non-threatening feedback regarding the completeness and style of a "doctor-patient" encounter. Standardized patients can expect to be utilized during one on one, small group or large group sessions that may occur in a classroom or clinical exam room.

Essential Functions

  • Training for Instruction or Case Portrayal
  • Meeting with students to portray a case, provide instruction or provide an assessment
  • Meeting with a supervisor or clinical skills team
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a college, university, or an educational setting
  • Experience training or teaching student or adults
  • Basic Computer Proficiency


Queen Lane- Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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