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Standardized Patient Program

The clinical skills program at the KU School of Medicine in Salina is designed to help students become proficient in the skills required to communicate with patients and colleagues, and learning to perform medical procedures. Skills encounters are done in a safe and controlled environment and the University hires standardized patients who are specifically trained to assist the students in their learning process. The space has two dedicated clinic-style exam rooms, a simulation lab, and a larger lab for workshops. 

Students will work with standardized patients in a number of capacities, from training to perform a specific exam to differentiating and diagnosing a specific condition. The clinical skills encounters are non-invasive and are also recorded for learning purposes. Students will learn to take a patient's history, conduct physical exams, and create electronic records. Standardized patients are also given the opportunity to share feedback with our students and participate in debriefing sessions.

Contact Information

If you are interested in working with our medical students and becoming a standardized patient, please check for our periodic postings on the KU Medical Center careers website. 

Compensation, Profile Form and Handbook

Earn up to $20 an hour as a Standardized Patient at KU School of Medicine-Salina campus.

Standardized Patient Handbook (PDF)
KU School of Medicine-Salina

KU School of Medicine-Salina
Health Education Center
138 N. Santa Fe
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: 785-822-0400