Standardized Patients instruct and assess health providers at multiple levels (undergraduate, post graduate, and practicing providers) in clinical and communication skills, physical examination techniques and procedural skills. SPs may also work with non-medical professionals to instruct and assess communication skills. In addition to teaching and assessment, SPs will provide detailed feedback on learner performance and perform various duties as assigned. All SP events and activities will be recorded for teaching and assessment purposes.
SPs who use their own bodies as the teaching model for sensitive exams are called “Genitourinary Teaching Associates,” or GUTAs. A GUTA is an individual trained to teach the techniques and protocol for performing the gender-specific physical examination to learners. Female and male GUTAs are further defined as:
This is a transient position, working no more than 19 hours per week. Hours are not guaranteed.
Standardized Patients will be recorded for teaching and assessment purposes
High School Diploma or GED. An initial baseline pelvic exam is required for all Gynecological Teaching Associates.