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"The Simulated/Standardized Patient (SP) is a person who has been carefully coached to simulate an actual patient so accurately that the simulation cannot be detected by a skilled clinician.

In performing the simulation, the SP presents the gestalt of the patient being simulated; not just the history, but the body language, the physical findings, and the emotional and personality characteristics as well."

~ HS Barrows

SP Links in the News

Drexel University, Philadelphia
University of South Florida, Tampa
Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx

GTA Links in the News

EVMS, Norfolk, VA

ASPE The Association for Standardized Patient Educators

ASPE Presentations:

Miller, L., Spero, R., Xiang, J., Williams, D., Wright, M., &Wilks, D. (2015, June).  Standardized Patient Interactions: A Reliability Study. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators, Denver,CO.

Miller, L., Polonko, I., Williams, D., Chisolm, S., McVicker, K., Summers, D. (2014, June).  Envisioning our GTA Program utilizing the consultant approach: the 4 course meal of consultant, director, coordinator, and trainer. Presentation at the 13th Annual Conference of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators, Indianapolis, IN.

Miller, L., Wilks, D., Martello, J., Ponte, C., Oreskovich, J., Summers, D., VanVoorhis, G., Kromar, R., Wietholter, J., Maynor, L., & Baugh, G. (2013, June). An Interprofessional Rounding Simulation with Students of Medicine, Nursing, & Pharmacy.  Poster presented at the 12th Annual Conference of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators, Atlanta, GA.

Williams, D., Miller, L., Dattola, R., & Gerbo, R. (2012, June). Multiple Methods for Providing Post SP Encounter Feedback Using Traditional Methods and GHHS Volunteers. Poster presented at the 11th Annual Conference of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators, San Diego, CA.