By | June 23, 2009 12:00 am

Orlando, Jun. 23, 2009 — Medical schools use Standardized Patients (SPs) as an essential part of a doctor’s education. SPs simulate real patients in scenarios such as history-taking and physical exams. They may also help evaluate the student’s fundamental medical skills.

The College is seeking potential SPs of any age, gender, ethnic or cultural background, with or without disabilities. The process begins with an orientation session.

Two SP orientation sessions are planned: Thursday, July 9 from 9 to 11 a.m. and Tuesday, July 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Each meeting will address wages and the application process. There will be demonstrations of clinical encounters and discussion of the role of an SP in medical education, including the responsibilities involved and the assessment of students.

The sessions will be held at the Clinical Skills Center in the Tech Center building at 12423 Research Parkway, Orlando, FL 32826.

Those interested should RSVP to Soraya Smith at 407.823.1841 including which session they would prefer to attend.

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