We are looking for people who are interested in students and in learning, people who are excellent listeners and people who can focus on the educational goals of the session. It is also important for a standardized patient to stay focused, impartial and consistent in the role they are playing. We are looking for candidates that have strong recall skills, quick adaptation to change and a desire to enhance student learning. A flexible schedule, reliability and punctuality are all required in order to work as a standardized patient. In general, standardized patients are often very people-oriented with strong communication skills. The UCF COM Standardized Patient Program strives to involve as many diverse people as possible. While it is helpful if you have a medical background or have had some contact with doctors or other health care providers, it is not essential.