Standardized Patients are individuals from the community hired as part-time employees for Tulane University School of Medicine’s Standardized Patient Program.
The basic functions of Standardized Patients are to simulate medical scenarios for learners in training and/or assessment activities. These may include interviews, counseling and/or physical examinations.
All work is categorized as part-time/as needed due to the project-by-project nature of the job. SPs receive a Tulane Splash card and a Tulane Web e-mail account. SPs are not entitled to receive health insurance or other benefits.
Standardized patients report to the SP Program Coordinators.
All SPs are hired as an SP1 in the University HR system. Individuals who complete the Intimate Exam Training program are then able to participate in both SP1 and SP3 events. Pay depends on skill, experience and invasiveness of physical exam.