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.