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.

One-Week Intensive Program:

Standardized Patient Educator Certificate Program – October 2020


Cost: $2,300


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

More information about specific dates and registration will be available soon.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu.

 

Two-Day Workshops :

Special Topics in Instruction & Assessment with SPs – Spring 2020

Cost: $850.00

At the 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

More information about specific dates and registration will be available soon.  If you have any questions, please contact Laura Schaaf at lpschaaf@uic.edu.


Training SPs to Debrief and Give Feedback – TBD

Cost: $850.00

At the 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

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:

  • 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 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.