SOMA - Standardized Patient Trainee
A Standardized Patient Trainee is an individual who will learn to accurately and consistently portray a medical patient with various effects and complaints and will participate in simulated office visits where medical students ask medical history questions and/or conduct basic, non-invasive physical exams. They will work closely with various Patient Proctors who will mentor and evaluate their performance and progress. Memorization of patient scripts is required prior to the scheduled encounter events. SPTs must be highly dependable, punctual and flexible with scheduling. They must work well with others and display a professional attitude and appearance at all times. SPTs must be willing to wear a patient gown with only undergarments underneath, and at times the gown will be removed to allow for the physical exam. In addition, SPTs must be willing to be videotaped during simulations.
High School diploma or equivalent. Excellent memorization and recall skills required. Ability to understand and follow instructions and consistently and accurately portray the assigned role and patient affect. Ability to repeatedly bend, twist and stretch as well as freely and quickly move on and off an exam table without assistance and the ability to occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Minimum age of 14 years.
This position does not have guaranteed hours. Standardized patients are called on an as-needed basis.