Becoming a standardized patient requires a good memory, and excellent listening skills and concentration while being trained, interviewed and examined. Prior acting experience is not required.
Standardized patients must be able to respond exactly as a real patient would, and only as that patient, not as themselves. As a standardized patient, you must be able to sustain not only the patient's character but also their physical condition consistently throughout the time that you are assigned to play that role.
Being a standardized patient is hard work and Drexel University College of Medicine demands high-level job performance from its standardized patients. Though the College of Medicine welcomes individuals from a large range of career backgrounds, being a standardized patient is not a job for everyone.
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If you prefer to submit your application by regular mail, please download an application [PDF] and address to:
Drexel University College of Medicine
Medical Education, SP Program
2900 W. Queen Lane, Suite 221
Philadelphia, PA 19129
The College of Medicine will invite you to participate in our next group interview if we think you might be a good fit for the standardized patient program. We do not accept walk-in applicants.