Standardized Patient Program

Standardized Patient Program

The Standardized Patient Program (SPP) is an essential aspect of the medical student curriculum. Students participate in multiple standardized patient exercises that are distributed across each of the four years. The cases progress and become more demanding as the students' foundation of medical knowledge and communication skills continue to grow.

The Standardized Patient Program is responsible for the recruitment and training of individuals to play the role of a patient as part of a medical student/allied health professional educational or assessment activity. SPP staff work with faculty content experts to design and develop cases and evaluation instruments to teach or test communication, physical exam, and clinical reasoning skills. In addition, staff assist with the remediation process by working with students to address case specific knowledge deficits. Currently, the Standardized Patient Program works with programs from the Medical School, Graduate Medical Education, School of Public Health, and the School of Pharmacy.

To learn more, please visit the Standardized Patient Program website or contact a staff member listed below:

Kelly Poszywak
Program Manager

Phone: 734-615-2992
Fax: 734-763-6771
Email: spprogram@umich.edu

Neuroscience Hospital Building 2
Floor 7

Staff Directory (Standardized Patient Program)