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Results of a survey on the use of standardized patients to teach and evaluate clinical skills
Family Medicine and Community Health Publications and Presentations
  • Paula L. Stillman, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Mary Beth Regan, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Mary M. Philbin, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Heather-Lyn Haley, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Office of Medical Education; Department of Medicine; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Date
5-1-1990
Document Type
Article
Subjects
*Clinical Competence; Counseling; *Education, Medical; Female; Humans; Interviews as Topic; Male; Medical History Taking; Patient Education as Topic; *Patients; *Physical Examination; Teaching
Abstract

In 1989, a survey was sent to each U.S. and Canadian medical school requesting information about how standardized patients are used for teaching and evaluating clinical skills, and 95% of the schools responded. Although there was widespread use of standardized patients throughout the curricula, the role and training of these patients varied markedly within a given school as well as across schools. One outcome of this survey is the development of a network to share resources, protocols, and training material to enhance the development of this educational strategy.

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Citation: Acad Med. 1990 May;65(5):288-92.

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Paula L. Stillman, Mary Beth Regan, Mary M. Philbin and Heather-Lyn Haley. "Results of a survey on the use of standardized patients to teach and evaluate clinical skills" Vol. 65 Iss. 5 (1990) ISSN: 1040-2446 (Linking)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heather-lyn_haley/17/