How to become a 'standardized patient' to help educate new doctors and medical professionals
Annette Adams-Brown has been a "standardized patient" for 15 years, meaning she has played the role of a patient seeking medical care for doctors-in-training and other medical professionals at Upstate Medical University. She does it because she likes contributing to medical education. The standardized patient program is seeking a varieity of people to represent the wide range of patients doctors are likely to encounter, says Steve Harris, the director of Upstate's Clinical Skills Center. He says men and women older than 16, of any ethnicity, are welcome. Applicants need to understand English, but they do not need experience with medicine or acting. Click here to learn more.