Learning and
Assessment Center

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Assessment Center

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Thank you for your interest in our Standardized Patient program at Michigan State University’s Learning and Assessment Center.

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.

No previous experience is required however qualities of a great Standardized Patient (SP) include:

                  ·Reliable and punctual

                  ·Have good memory and recall skills

                  ·Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills

                  ·Ability to work with others in a respectful manner

                  ·Committed to the education of healthcare professionals

Please be aware that almost all events are Monday through Friday.  Times for events are typically 7:30am-12pm, 12:30pm-5pm, or 7:30am-5pm.  Please review your availability to see if you would be available to work during these times.

It is important to note that Standardized Patients are recruited for events on an as needed basis with no guaranteed hours.

If your availability matches the above description, then please complete and submit the below application survey. We will hold a recruitment session in the near future and will be actively reviewing submitted applications for consideration. If you are selected to come in for a recruitment session you will receive an invitation via email.

Date of Birth:
Identified Gender:
How did you hear about the MSU Standardized Patient Program?:
Why are you interested in serving as a Standardized Patient?:
What special skills, abilities, or experiences do you feel that you bring to this position?
Acting Experience (not required):
Do you or have you worked in healthcare? If yes, what is/was your role?
Do you have any medical conditions that we should be aware of? If yes, please explain:
Allergies (check all that apply):
Do you have any significant scars that we would need to consider for reasons of examination techniques for students in simulated/standardized cases? (Example: Chest scar from by-pass surgery
Are there any diseases and/or conditions that you would rather NOT simulate (because of emotions related to other significant people in your life or for personal reasons)? Please list:
Do you have a cat?
Do you have a dog?
Do you have children who may be able and interested in portraying cases? If so, what are their ages?
We have many different roles our Standardized Patient's work in. Please check any areas of interest
Standardized Patients are usually needed Monday through Friday 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM, or 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Please mark ALL your availability:
Are you a MSU student currently attending one of the healthcare colleges? If yes, please select which college you attend:
Are you a student planning to apply to one of the healthcare colleges in the future? If yes, please select which college(s) you may apply to:
Please list three references with contact information (Name, Relationship, Phone, and Email Address)

To ensure that you receive future communications about job recruitment, please add Sarah.Garnaat@hc.msu.edu and LACsp@hc.msu.edu to your email address book.  Otherwise, our email communications to you may be sent to your email junk mail box

**Please note that the University requires verification that you are legally authorized to work in the US and will conduct a criminal background check prior to employment

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