STANDARDIZED PATIENT PROGRAM

   

The Standardized Patient Lab provides current and future healthcare professionals the opportunity to learn, practice, and enhance their communication and diagnostic skills in a simulated clinical setting. From medical students to residents, and from allied health students to nurses, the Standardized Patient Lab is used by a variety of learners from a wide range of medical specialties.

A vital role in the clinical training and medical education of our students, the Clinical Skills Center serves as a connector between classroom learning and real-life clinical experience, helping students build confidence as they learn to interview, diagnose, and treat patients.

The Standardized Patient Lab consists of 15 patient exam rooms, a grading room with 15 monitoring stations, as well as several classrooms for debriefing.  Each exam room is equipped with cameras and a microphone for real-time viewing from the grading room as well as recording into the data management system. 

   

female medical student stands outside exam room door in mock clinic
male medical student examines female patient in mock clinic
female medical student examines female patient in mock clinic
male medical student examines female patient in mock clinic
female medical student examines female patient in mock clinic
medical students in hallway of mock exam clinic

Standardized Patients are individuals trained to act as "patients" in a variety of clinical scenarios. Through extensive training, our standardized patients are able to realistically portray the personality, emotional status, history, and physical exam findings of a patient with a specific medical complaint.  Learners are then able to interact and engage with these "patients" in a range of simulated clinical encounters.  These simulated encounters enable our students to practice and refine those skills necessary to diagnose and treat real patients.

   

Contact Us

Megan Watts
Standardized Patient Coordinator
Email: Megan.Watts@lsuhs.edu

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