A Standardized Patient Instructor (SPI) participates in the teaching
and assessment of medical students at the University of Michigan Medical
Standardized Patient Program activities offer students the opportunity to develop, practice and enhance their medical interviewing skills, communication skills and physical exam techniques.
The Standardized Patient Instructor will be trained extensively to portray a specific case for which the student will do a brief medical interview and/or a focused physical examination. Standardized Patient Instructors are also trained to provide the students with constructive feedback regarding their performance.
Standardized Patient Instructors report to Standardized Patient Program Case Coordinators and the Program Director.
Standardized Patient Instructors are temporary employees of the University of Michigan Medical School, however do not receive any additional benefits associated with the University.
Standardized Patient Program Requirements:
- SPIs MUST meet specific case criteria.
- SPIs MUST be available for both training and interview/exam sessions.
- Educational training and/or professional experience in health professions, communication, behavioral sciences or education preferred.
- SPIs MUST be reliable, punctual and dependable.
- SPIs MUST have excellent communication skills and be willing and able to provide students with constructive feedback regarding their performance on the exercise.
- $14/hour for training and debriefing sessions.
- Starting Pay: $21/hour for student interview sessions.
- All positions are part-time and/or seasonal.
- SPIs usually work between 3-8 hours per week.