Standardized Patient Educator

Standardized Patient Educator 2017-11-28T15:13:27+00:00

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 faculty and staff of the Dr. Allan L. and Mary L. Graham Clinical Performance Center (CPC) at 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, the Graham CPC is internationally recognized for innovation in standardized patient education.

One-Week Intensive Program:

Standardized Patient Educator Certificate Program – 2018 dates TBD
Cost: $1,900

  • Developing and piloting SP Cases
  • Training SPs to portray cases
  • Developing SP-based instructional programs
  • Designing assessments and assessment instruments
  • Recruiting and selecting SPs

Two-Day Advanced Workshops :

SP Project Coordination 101 – March 29-30, 2018

Cost: $850.00

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

  1. Analyze the duties of an SPE/SP Coordinator when running an SP project
  2. Evaluate characteristics of an effectively run SP project
  3. Apply project management skills to efficiently implement SP projects
  4. Utilize feedback skills to encourage and promote the growth of SPs, as well as address their deficits

To register, please complete the online registration form. Please note that space is limited.
Payments cannot be made online. Please see the payment form below with instructions on submitting payment. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu.


Special Topics in Instruction & Assessment with SPs – April 23-24, 2018
Cost: $850.00

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

  1. Teach and assess physical exam skills, communication skills and clinical reasoning with SPs
  2. Leverage unannounced or incognito SPs (mystery shoppers) for research, assessment and quality assurance
  3. Set defensible pass/fail standards for SP-based exams
  4. Design quality assurance programs for SP-based exams

To register, please complete the online registration form. Please note that space is limited.
Payments cannot be made online. Please see the payment form below with instructions on submitting payment. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu.


Training SPs to Debrief and Give Feedback – 2018 dates TBD

Cost: $850.00

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

  1. Compare and contrast feedback vs debriefing
  2. Analyze elements of effective SP debriefing
  3. Analyze barriers  to effective debriefing
  4. Structure an effective SP feedback or debriefing session
  5. Utilize coaching skills to encourage learner self-reflection
  6. Design a feedback/debriefing training program for SPs

 

General Registration Information:

Submission of the registration form does not complete or guarantee your registration. You will receive a follow up email from Laura Schaaf (lpschaaf@uic.edu) with more information on the status of your registration.

Payment is required to secure your registration. Payment instructions can be found on the payment form. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu or at 312-996-5406. Please note that in order to create an optimal and useful learning experience, the workshops/program are subject to possible cancellation due to insufficient registrations. This determination will made after the registration deadlines.

There is a discount available for UIC faculty/staff and for groups. Please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu to inquire.

 

Please note:

  • This is intended as a professional development program 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”. A certification program is available from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare http://ssih.org.
  • After confirmation that the workshop/program will occur as scheduled, 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.

 

If you would be interested in having the program or workshops offered to a group on-site at your institution, please contact Laura Schaaf (lpschaaf@uic.edu) or Rachel Yudkowsky (rachely@uic.edu) for more details.

 

The Graham CPC is a unit of the Department of Medical Education in the College of Medicine at UIC. The Graham CPC provides courses and professional development programs to meet the needs of simulation educators locally and around the world. To learn more about these offerings by the Graham CPC, visit their website at www.GrahamCPC.uic.edu.