Who can participate in the program?
The program is committed to providing opportunities for health professions students to interact with a diverse patient population reflective of actual clinical practice. Individuals of all ages, backgrounds, educations, cultures, and experiences are encouraged to participate.
We are looking for people:
- With excellent written and verbal communication skills
- With a genuine interest in helping students learn
- With reasonably flexible hours
- Who are comfortable dealing with health professionals
- Who are reliable and punctual
Will I get paid?
Standardized patients earn an hourly rate that varies depending on the activity.
What will I have to do?
You will participate in several training sessions prior to exam day. On the exam day, you will see and evaluate several student doctors. These visits will consist of an interview, a physical exam, and a communication evaluation.
Where will the sessions take place?
At Rocky Vista University-Montana College of Osteopathic Medicine (MCOM) simulation center.
When will the sessions take place?
Sessions can take place anytime during the work week (Monday through Friday). Some evening and Saturday sessions will be coordinated, when warranted.
Why should I become a Standardized Patient?
Standardized Patients enjoy participating in the education of future healthcare providers. They also enjoy interacting with students and their instructors. Many Standardized Patients directly benefit by becoming more empowered communicators with medical personnel and more active participants in their own healthcare decisions.