NMBE U Online Lessons

Working with Standardized Patients for Assessment

Lesson Objectives

  1. Name areas where standardized/simulated patients can be integrated into the curriculum for assessment.
  2. Identify advantages of using standardized/simulated patients.
  3. Describe a framework for understanding learner skill levels.
  4. List the resources needed to develop a standardized/simulated patient program at your institution.

Suggested NBME U Companion Courses

  • An Introduction to the Use of Generalizability Theory in OSCEs
  • Building a Clinical Skills Center
  • Developing Rating Scales and Checklists for OSCEs
  • Provision of Feedback by Standardized Patients
  • Quality Assurance of Standardized Patients
  • Reality Check: Promoting Realism in SPs
  • Training Physicians to Rate OSCE Patient Notes
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