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Standardized Patient Program

Drexel University College of Medicine aims to cultivate its resources, develop programming, and keep the College of Medicine at the forefront of the fast growing field of medical education. The mission of the College of Medicine's Standardized Patient (SP) program is to enhance students' abilities in medical interviewing, clinical reasoning, physical examination, and patient counseling through realistic interactions with standardized patients.

What is a standardized patient?

About the Standardized Patient Program

The Standardized Patient (SP) program trains and tests participants and students from a wide range of medical disciplines throughout the stages of their medical education or career. Using a creative and innovative approach, standardized patients are vigorously trained and validated on assigned cases and procedures, providing those in the program with real life scenarios.

Learn how to become a standardized patient

The Standardized Patient Lab at West Reading

Launch Standardized Patient Lab
Standardized Patients Program

The Clinical Education Assessment Center at Queen Lane

Drexel University College of Medicine's Clinical Education Assessment Center (CEAC) provides a custom-designed setting where students can learn, practice and be evaluated on the skills they will need to communicate and work effectively with patients. The Clinical Education Assessment Center is also an ideal facility for continuing education for physicians and other practicing health professionals.

The design of the Clinical Education Assessment Center in combination with the Standardized Patient program provides an extremely useful and adaptable teaching and assessment tool.

Learn more about the CEAC

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