The Standardized Patient Educator (SPE) will support operations related to the Center’s standardized patient program. The SPE’s role is to assist the Senior Standardized Patient Educators in implementing the SP methodology within the Center’s guiding principles of curricular design to include best practice in standardized patient education, lifelong learning through collaborative scholarship, and excellence in a learner-centered curriculum.
Primary responsibilities include recruiting, training, supervising, monitoring and remediation of Standardized Patients (SPs) and Teaching Associates (TAs) who portray various types of patients used in high-stakes clinical skills exams for physicians, medical students, and other health profession students. The SPE will also participate in quality assurance activities intended to ensure standardization and implement retraining or removal of an SP as needed. In addition, the SPE is also responsible for communicating with faculty and event sponsors to define goals and expected outcomes, and for arranging the technical and logistical requirements for SP activities with both internal and external clients.
Bachelors degree plus 2 years’ experience in education and training, and, at least one-year experience with clinical skills center functioning and SP methodology (or combination of above).