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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 Clinical Education Assessment Center

Drexel University College of Medicine's Clinical Education Assessment Centers (CEACs) provide custom-designed settings 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 Centers are also ideal for continuing education for physicians and other practicing health professionals.

The design of the Clinical Education Assessment Centers in combination with the Standardized Patient programs provide extremely useful and adaptable teaching and assessment tools.

Learn more about the CEAC

Standardized Patients Program

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