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Class of 2021
Why did you choose RVUCOM? I knew when I was applying to medical school that I wanted to go to an osteopathic program. RVU...
Co-Director of Urban Underserved Track
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
What class/classes do you teach? I teach Principles of Clinical Medicine – Year I and II, and in the...
The integration of scientifically-based, outcome-evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles practices with the behavioral and communications skills required for health care providers can be advanced and evaluated for pre-doctoral and postdoctoral students as well as physicians and other providers in practice. In keeping with the mission and vision of Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Standardized Patient (SP) Program provides a safe setting in which students may practice and receive feedback concerning their ability to become competent communicators, as well as knowledgeable, skilled compassionate and ethical, professionals.
The SP Program, additionally, is responsible for the design, development, delivery and assessment of faculty development programs to enhance the continuous improvement of the faculty who teach our students. This duty is in keeping with the mission and vision of the university to provide our students and faculty with the well researched and validated methods of instruction and evaluation, including mentoring and supervision, state of the art instructional technology, and continuous professional advancement. Assessment of all facets of the curriculum, faculty, and students is one duty placed within the domain of the SP Program that will be integral to the accomplishment of its other duties.
The Standardized Patient Program is part of the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery (SIMS). Click here to learn more about SIMS.
Interested in becoming a Standardized Patient? Learn more here.