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 Interviews Vital signs Physical exams
      • Eye – Nose – Throat Pelvic Rectal
      • 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 Members

  • 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.

Administrative Support

  • 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