Face-to-Face Course with SHE, Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Come and work with peers and SSP professionals and experts. Other reasons to join this course:

Standardized Patients are key to the medical education or health professions education process. The benefits are clear. It means “learning to life” and “improves the quality of education."

A student who wants to become a doctor or other health professional will find themselves in school for at least 6 years. During their time there, they will study things such as anatomy, pathology, and biochemistry. They will spend countless hours with their noses buried inside textbooks to learn terminology and proper procedures or ethical practices. Students need opportunities to gain real life experience during their medical or health professions education programs. That’s why a simulated and standardized patient program exists. Simulated and standardized patients are people who are trained to portray, in a consistent, standardized manner, a patient in a medical situation.

Jan-Joost Rethans, course coordinator and Professor of Human Simulation about this course:

“A truly international course for SP-educators that gives you the opportunity to meet and work with international colleagues shaping simulated patients’ education around the globe. Anyone who works with Simulated/Standardized Patients (SP) understands the complexities of training and incorporating SPs into an effective simulation curriculum. 

This course is designed to unravel these complexities, examine and expand techniques and reconstruct the theories and application of the SP Methodology in a simulation activity. Educators who had worked with SPs in any capacity found this course stimulates the imagination, refines skills and promotes creative ideas to apply the SP modality in their curriculum.” 

Read more about this unique SHE Course on Simulated and Standardized Patients