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Standardized Patient Information

A Standardized Patient (SP) is a real person role-playing a real clinical situation to help medical students learn and/or evaluate clinical skills. Standardized Patients are people from the community who have indicated an interest and are accepted based on their communication skills.

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Training Programs

WV STEPS is fully accredited as a training center for several professional organizations.  Click for a list of offered courses.

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SAGES Testing Programs

The Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE TM), Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS TM ) and Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES TM) were designed for surgical residents, fellows and practicing surgeons to learn and practice surgical skills to have the opportunity to definitely measure and document those skills. 

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