Where Art Meets Science
Standardized Patients (SPs)are individuals who are trained to portray a patient with a specific condition in a realistic, standardized and repeatable way (where portrayal/presentation varies based only on learner performances). SPs can be used for teaching and assessment of learners including but not limited to history/consultation, physical examination and other clinical skills in simulated clinical environments. SPs can also be used to give feedback and evaluate student performance.(Association of Standardized Patient Educators [ASPE], n.d.).
SP simulation bridge the gap between lectures and practical application. Through SP simulation, learners are provided an environment where they can develop and grow refining them to become more compassionate, smarter and better healthcare providers.
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