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 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 medical students and clinical skills remediation.

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Checklist for Programs Using Standardized Patients

If you would like to use standardized patients in your program please fill out the Standardized Patient Request form below:
Standardized Patient Request Form
(Requires Yale CAS login)