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Standardized Patient & OSCE Program

queen's school of medicine building kingston ontario

About the Program

Queens University has run a successful Standardized Patient Program since 1992 and consists of a team of over 100 experienced standardized participants(SP). We strive to provide a safe and realistic environment in which professionals from all fields can practice their skills. There are a wide range of applications for SPs outside of medicine and we look forward to sharing this style of learning with faculties and organizations outside Queen's University. Work with us to bring your learning to life!

The SP & OSCE Program is expanding!
The SP & OSCE Program is expanding!

On Monday March 26th, the SP & OSCE Program held an open house to educate the Kingston community on the use of SPs for education and training.

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What is a Standardized Participant (SP)?

A standardized participant (SP) is an actor who is trained to work with professionals to practice and improve their skills in an environment as close to real life as possible. This results in more confident and competent professionals.

 

Goals and Objectives of teaching with SP's involve learning, developing and strengthening skills in: 

  • Communication
  • Physical exam techniques and procedures
  • Professionalism
  • Lecture theatre learning
  • Compassion and empathy
  • Aide in the creation of educational and promotional videos
  • And much more!

 

 

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What is an OSCE?

An OSCE is an objective structured clinical examination used in health science fields. It is designed to test clinical skills and competence in skills such as communication, clinical examination, interpretation of results and many others. OSCE's can be summative or formative. Contact us today to book your OSCE!