Workshop Information

Workshops with standardized patients are typically conducted in small breakout groups of students guided by a faculty facilitator. Each student interviews a different SP while the others observe. Discussions occur during “time outs” and during a debriefing session. The SPs describe common symptoms such as cough, dizziness and chest pain. In other sessions, topics include breaking bad news and shared decision-making.

Occasionally, SPs participate in demonstration interviews in front of the class in a lecture format to introduce or reinforce skills.

Other workshops include those associated with Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Yale Physician Associate Program and the Yale School of Nursing.

                                                                                                                          Standardized Patient Actor Photo Interview

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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)