The Carle Illinois College of Medicine is seeking individuals from all backgrounds to perform the role of a Simulated Patient (SP) in the training and evaluation of medical students. Simulated Patients are interviewed and examined (just as you would be by your family doctor) by male and female medical students. Simulated Patients may see students on a one-to-one basis, or there may be a group of medical students working with the simulated patient in a controlled teaching session. Simulated Patients will be trained to accurately and consistently recreate the history, personality, physical findings, and emotional structure and response pattern of an actual patient.
Attributes of a Simulated Patient: reliable, professional, excellent listening and communication skills, attention to detail including memorization, and ability to stay ‘in character’. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older to be considered for the position.
Rate of pay is $10.50/hour for training. Position is part-time. Assigned work hours are variable and may be sporadic.
Levels of Invasiveness:
Non-invasive:Activities: These individuals can portray cases requiring minimal skill (i.e. surgery consent) to complex cases (i.e. multiple personalities). An invidivual’s expertise level is matched with the case and department objectives.Clothing: The individual is fully clothed in street clothes involving communication only.Rate of Pay: $21.00/hour
Moderately Invasive:Activities: This includes activities such as look into eyes, ear, nose, throat, blood pressure, pulse, and listen with a stethoscope to the heart and lungs, test reflexes, abdomen examination.Clothing: The individual is wearing bicycle shorts and a sports bra underneath a hospital gown.Rate of Pay: $35.00/hour
Invasive:Activities: breast exam, pelvic exam, rectal exam. Only simulated patients who have requested to become a level 4 patient and undergo proper training with the simulated patient educator will be considered for these types of casesClothing: The simulated patient typically wears a hospital gown.Rate of pay: $50.00/hour
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