Standardized Patients/ Clients are individuals who can help provide direct, hands-on patient care experiences for the students in the Health Professions Colleges here at Michigan State University. They are people from all walks of life who have a desire for a flexible work schedule, and are comfortable, after sufficient training, to "act" out the role of a patient or veterinary client. Standardized Patient / Clients are also involved with giving responsive feedback to a student's performance during assessment events, so having a good memory and observation skills are a must. Some of the events do involve the students performing physical exam assessments on our Standardized Patients. If you have a preference to become a Standardized Client, you may be working with small animals within the center. You will be compensated at an hourly rate of pay that is dependent upon the type of event you are working.
So, If you enjoy working with groups of people who are committed to making a difference in the education of our future health professionals and want to learn more about our SP program, please e-mail us at email@example.com.