Since its inception the Queen's Standardized Patient & OSCE Program has been working with the Faculty of Health Sciences. The program has proven success in improving practical and communication skills with students in their patient interactions. In 2018, The SP & OSCE program will expand outside of Queen's University and the Faculty of Health Sciences and provide valuable training and education to other organizations. Please contact us if you believe the use of standardized participants could positively impact your organization or program.
- Realistic - Difficult to detect that they are not the people they are portraying
- Available - Flexible schedules allow them to be utilized at any time
- Reliable - They are consistent with each repetition and standardized with other SPs playing the role
- Controllable - Situation can be controlled based on the setting, level of difficulty and amount of information given to the learner
- Adaptable - Meets the specific needs of the trainee as directed by the trainer
- Risk Free - Learners practice skills and learn techniques in a safe environment