Professional Development and Certificate Programs for Standardized Patient Educators

 

Learn to create compelling standardized-patient based educational programs to enhance health professions education.

 

Designed for simulation educators in the health professions:

  •  Directors and staff of simulation and standardized patient (SP) centers
  •  Faculty who wish to leverage SPs to enhance their educational programs
  •  Intensive sessions focusing on key topics in SP-based education
  •  Small class sizes, highly interactive, abundant hands-on practice

Sessions are led by Rachel Yudkowsky, MD, MHPE, Bob Kiser, CEC, CHSE, and faculty and staff of the Simulation and Integrative Learning Institute (SAIL) of the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine. Founded in 1987 as one of the first standardized patient centers and now a comprehensive multi-modal simulation center, SAIL, formerly the Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center (GCPC),  is internationally recognized for innovation in standardized patient education.

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One-Week Intensive Program:

Standardized Patient Educator Certificate Program – (date and format change – see below)

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have moved this program online (October 12 – December 11, 2020). The online format will be a weekly (3-hour) online synchronous session. For more information on the online format, session content, and schedule, please see the program description document (subject to changes).

Cost: $2,300

Registration deadline has been extended to September 15, 2020. Receive an early registration discount of $100 off the full program cost if you register and submit your payment by August 15, 2020.

This course provides the basic knowledge and skills necessary for faculty and staff who design and implement standardized (SP) based instruction and assessment programs in health professions education settings.

At the end of this course, you will be better able to:

  • Develop and pilot SP Cases
  • Train SPs to portray cases
  • Develop SP-based instructional programs
  • Design assessments and assessment instruments
  • Recruit and select SPs

 

To register, please complete and submit the following:
1.  Online registration form
2.  Payment (payments cannot be made online). Please contact Laura Schaaf at [email protected] for information on how to submit your payment.

Please see additional registration information listed below.

 

Two-Day Workshops :

Training SPs to Debrief and Give Feedback – September 2-3, 2020 (format change – see below)

Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, we have moved this workshop to an online format. For more information on the online format, session content, and schedule, please see the workshop description document (subject to changes).

Cost: $850.00

Registration deadline has been extended to August 10, 2020. 

This course will provide participants with basic theory and practical knowledge underlying SP methodology, and hands-on practice training SPs to effectively debrief learners and provide actionable feedback.

At the end of this course, you will be better able to:

  • Compare and contrast feedback vs debriefing
  • Analyze elements of effective SP debriefing
  • Analyze barriers  to effective debriefing
  • Design an effective SP feedback or debriefing session
  • Utilize coaching skills to encourage learner self-reflection
  • Design a feedback/debriefing training program for SPs

To register, please complete and submit the following:
1.  Online registration form
2. Payment (payments cannot be made online). Please contact Laura Schaaf at [email protected] for information on how to submit your payment.

Please see additional registration information listed below.

 

Special Topics in Instruction & Assessment with SPs – 2021 (Date TBD)

Cost: $850.00

This course provides a deeper look at the instruction and assessment of communication skills, physical exam skills, and clinical reasoning; standard setting for performance tests; and quality assurance for SP-based assessments.

At the end of this course, you will be better able to:

  • Develop programs to teach and assess physical exam skills, communication skills and clinical reasoning with SPs
  • Apply methods to set defensible pass/fail standards for SP-based exams
  • Design quality assurance programs for SP-based exams

For more detailed information about the session content, please see the syllabus (subject to changes).

Additional Registration Information:

Please note:

  • Registration is limited.  Submission of the registration form does not complete or guarantee your registration. You will receive a follow up email with more information on the status of your registration.
  • Payment is required to secure your registration.
  • These are intended as professional development programs to increase educational knowledge and skills. The certificate for this program and/or workshop is not transcripted, so it does not provide university credits and does not provide any kind of certification. The certificate is a departmental certificate that documents participation in the program. A certification program is available from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
  • Registration cancellations made more than 4 weeks before the workshop/program start date will receive a 50% refund of the workshop/program cost; registration cancellations made 4 weeks or less before the workshop/program start date will not receive a refund.
  • The UIC Department of Medical Education reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the programs/workshops due to unforeseen circumstances. Cancellation will be determined six weeks prior to the program/workshop, at which time the participants will be notified.  The UIC Department of Medical Education is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses incurred by participants due to cancellations or postponements, including fees assessed by airline, travel, or lodging agencies.
  • There is a discount available for UIC faculty/staff, Chicago Simulation Consortium members, and for groups. Please contact us to inquire.

 

Contact Information:

For questions or more information, please contact Laura Schaaf at [email protected]

 

If you would be interested in having the program or workshops offered to a group on-site at your institution, please contact Laura Schaaf ([email protected]) or Rachel Yudkowsky ([email protected]) for more details.