Standardized Patient Educator

Standardized Patient Educator2018-12-04T15:38:55+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 Rachel Yudkowsky, MD, MHPE, Bob Kiser, and 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 – October 28 – November 1, 2019
Cost: $2,300
(Registration Deadline: September 2, 2019)

At 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

For more information about the course content, please see the sample syllabus.

To register, please complete the online registration form. Please note that space is limited.
Payment is required to secure your registration. Please see the payment form below with instructions on submitting payment. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu.

Two-Day Workshops :

SP Project Coordination 101: Organizing & Managing SP Project Logistics – December 6-7, 2018
Cost: $850.00
(Registration closed)

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

For more information about the course content, please see the sample syllabus.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu.


Leadership & Coaching Skills for the SP Educator – March 25-26, 2019
Cost: $850.00
(Registration Deadline: February 1, 2019)

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

  1. Analyze personal leadership strengths and areas to improve
  2. Build collaboration, teamwork, and trust
  3. Utilize coaching skills for more effective leadership
  4. Develop a self-sufficient team
  5. Appraise difficult conversations and de-escalate conflict

To register, please complete the online registration form. Please note that space is limited.
Payment is required to secure your registration. 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 8-9, 2019
Cost: $850.00
(Registration Deadline: February 11, 2019)

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

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

For more information about the course content, please see the sample syllabus.

To register, please complete the online registration form. Please note that space is limited.
Payment is required to secure your registration. 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 – April 10-11, 2019
Cost: $850.00
(Registration Deadline: February 11, 2019)

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. Design 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

To register, please complete the online registration form. Please note that space is limited.
Payment is required to secure your registration. Please see the payment form below with instructions on submitting payment. If you have any questions, please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu.

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. Payments cannot be made online.  Instructions for submitting payments 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.