A standardized patient is a person carefully trained to simulate with precision a medical condition with such realism that an experienced physician would not detect that he/she is acting.
Stages for Standardized Patient:
- Teaching of basic clinical skills
- Socioeconomic and cultural sensibility
- Vital signs
- Physical exams
- Eye – Nose – Throat
- Thyroid, etc.
- Teaching of advanced clinical skills
- Patient History
- Complete physical examination
- Managing of a patient
- Evaluation of all of the above
Benefits of the use of Standardized Patients:
- Availability – Time and place
- Repeated use – Signs, symptoms, psychosocial
- Standardized problem – Soundness
- Adaptability – Levels (pre – clinical, clinical)
- Security and welfare of the patient
- Emergency situations
- Difficult patient and/or sensitive situations
- Learning and/or evaluation
- Controllable interaction – “Time-in Time-out”
SP Medical Director and Asociate Director
Dr. Deborah Silva – Pediatrics Department
- Dr. Yvonne Rivera – Family Medicine Department
- Prof. Jenny Rodríguez, SP interviewer – Anesthesiology Dept.
- Dr. Juan González, Emergency Medicine Dept.
- Dr. Nydia Bonet, Pediatric Dept.
- Dr. Antonio Méndez-Iglesias, Research/Training – Curriculum Office
- Dr. Gloria González, Psychiatry Dept.
- Dr. William Méndez, Surgery Dept.
- Dr. Antonio Méndez-Iglesias, Curriculum Office Director
- Prof. Lisette García, Co-Coordinator of SP
- Mrs. Brenda López – Evaluation and Research Coordinator
- Ms. Marisol Acevedo – Administrative Secretary
- Mr. Milton Meléndez – Administrative Assistant
- Ms. Sonia Acevedo – Audiovisual Technical Assistant