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NEOMED Seeks Standardized Patients to Assist in Student Training

Standardized Patients Will be Compensated for Assistance

The Wasson Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University is seeking standardized patients (SPs) to assist in training and educating today’s and tomorrow’s health care providers. Standardized patient opportunities are available to people of all ages, and participants are compensated. Individuals with a multicultural background are encouraged to apply.

SPs are individuals trained to portray patients with a certain medical condition, such as a chronic headache or stomach pain. Students interview SPs to practice their communication and physical examination skills.

SPs can participate in a variety of simulations that they have an interest in – that may be interviews or encounters involving physical examinations and diagnosis exercises. These activities take place between 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with occasional Saturday or evening activities. Flexible schedules are desired. Times and compensation vary depending on the activity.

To apply to become a SP, contact the Wasson Center for Clinical Skills Training, Assessment and Scholarship at 1.800.686.2511 ext. 6747 (toll free).

For more than 40 years, Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) has worked in collaboration with its educational, clinical and research partners to successfully train health professionals and medical researchers who serve and impact the region and beyond. The University trains students in a team-based, interprofessional environment and offers Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) and Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degrees, in addition to master’s and doctoral degrees and research opportunities in other medical areas.