Standardized Patient Program
As the Director of the Standardized Patient Program, I train and write scripts for local actors who portray a variety of patients in different clinical scenarios. Every Yale medical student participates in experiential workshops with standardized patients including:
- Patient-centered medical interviewing
- The female reproductive history
- Breaking difficult news
- Options counseling for reproductive health issues
- Motivational interviewing for behavior change
We also use our standardized patients in interview skills demonstrations, workshops for physician associates and nurses in training, as well as in a reentry assessment for dual degree students and clinical skills remediation.