Standardized Patient Program
We write scripts and train local actors who portray a variety of patients in different clinical scenarios. Every Yale medical student participates in several experiential sessions with standardized patients throughout their medical school training. These include the following topics:
- 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 medical students and clinical skills remediation.