The Standardized Patient Program (SPP) is an essential aspect of the medical student curriculum. Standardized patient simulation involves the use of individuals trained to portray the roles of patients, family members or others to allow students the opportunity to develop, practice and enhance their medical interviewing skills, communication skills, physical exam, and history taking techniques. Students participate in multiple standardized patient exercises throughout their medical education.Using a creative and innovative approach, a Standardized Patient (SP) is a person carefully recruited and vigorously trained on assigned cases to take on the characteristics of a real patient thereby affording the student an opportunity to learn and to be evaluated on clinical skills in a simulated clinical environment.The SPP has an ongoing process of hiring and training a diverse and comprehensive group of Standardized Patients, encompassing all ages, races, ethnic groups, religions, genders, etc. They will be classified as a temporary employee and will not receive any additional benefits associated with the University.Working as a Standardized Patient (SP) provides a unique opportunity to be involved in shaping the medical education of tomorrow's physicians and health professionals.
The ideal candidate must have the ability to portray a person other than him/herself effectively in a standardized way, ability to accept ongoing feedback from supervisor/trainer and incorporate into case simulation. They must be comfortable having physical examination maneuvers performed on self, must have reading and writing skill necessary to absorb and use detailed case training, must have excellent recall in order to comprehend and accurately record details of encounters. Candidates also must have good interpersonal skills, be comfortable with their own personal health, so that it does not interfere with the patient being portrayed, and have basic computer skills. No acting or medical experience is necessary.
"CMU, an AA/EO institution, strongly and actively strives to increase diversity and provide equal opportunity within its community. CMU does not discriminate against persons based on age, color, disability, ethnicity, familial status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, marital status, national origin, political persuasion, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religion, sex, sex-based stereotypes, sexual orientation, transgender status, veteran status, or weight (see http://www.cmich.edu/ocrie)."
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Founded 125 years ago, Central Michigan University is a major, national university with 26,000 students, more than 30 remote locations in the U.S. and Canada, and 225,000 alumni worldwide.CMU offers more than 200 academic programs at the undergraduate, master’s, specialist and doctoral levels. Academic excellence is found in programs considered among the best in the nation, such as engineering, information systems, neuroscience, physician assistant, physical therapy, sales, logistics, fashion merchandising and design, advertising, marketing, public relations, and broadcasting. Central has been a pioneer in extended learning for nearly 50 years, and its online programs for undergraduates and the military, as well as its online MBA and online graduate education for teachers and school leaders, are nationally ranked.Central Michigan University expands its academics with immersive, hands-on opportunities such as research, volunteering, study abroad, internships and leadership experiences. The fourth-largest university in Michigan began with the mission of addressing a demand for teachers prepared and qualified to lead classrooms and educate future generations. That commitment to fulfil...ling unmet needs continues today through many newer programs, including our College of Medicine, which in May 2017 graduated its first class of doctors dedicated to serving medically underserved communities.Employees have access to fitness facilities and a nationally recognized wellness program as well as health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.With student-athletes who are expected to perform equally well in the classroom and on the field, CMU is a member of the NCAA Division I Mid-American Conference. CMU Athletics regularly earns accolades for student excellence in the classroom (almost 30 percent of our students were honored in spring 2017 for GPAs of 3.5 or higher) and on the field, with frequent men’s and women’s championship seasons in sports such as football, basketball, gymnastics, field hockey, soccer, baseball and softball, and wrestling. Central is located in a quaint, tight-knit community in the heart of central lower Michigan. Our community offers a robust mix of outdoor opportunities, family attractions, restaurants and brew pubs. Mount Pleasant’s small-town life is complemented by cultural activities on campus, including concerts, plays and guest speakers. Mount Pleasant is an hour or two from most Michigan destination spots, including Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Ann Arbor, as well as the state’s sunset beaches, golf and ski resorts, and our famous “Up North” communities, state parks and lakes.