IAMSE Fall 2016 WAS Session 4 Highlights

In case you missed yesterday’s Webcast Audio Seminar (WAS) Session, here are the highlights of this session:

The Breadth and Depth of Standardized Patients in the Teaching and Assessment of Clinical Skills

Gayle Gliva-McConvey
Eastern Virginia Medical School

Heidi A. Lane EdD
Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine

Carrie Bohnert MPA
University of Louisville School of Medicine

  • The evolution of standardized patient education has been ongoing since the 1960’s and today is an ever-expanding educational methodology that is utilized across the continuum of medical education.
  • Standardized patients can provide valuable feedback to learners across a variety of observable skills and techniques (e.g. interpersonal communication, professionalism, scrubbing, etc.).
  • Standardized patient feedback works in tandem with clinician feedback; it does not replace clinician feedback.
  • Studies report strong inter-rater reliability between physician and standardized patient checklists.
  • Standardized patients’ roles across the medical education spectrum are increasing in breadth in non-traditional areas such as mock interviews, customer satisfaction, business administration, etc.
  • Running a standardized patient program is a complex operation that involves adequate financial resources along with ongoing training and planning.
  • Focused training for all standardized patients is essential to optimize the learning encounter.

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