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Standardized Patient & OSCE Program

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About the Program

Queens University has run a successful Standardized Patient Program since 1992 and consists of a team of over 100 experienced standardized patients(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 other faculties and organizations outside Queen's University. Work with us to bring your learning to life!

Standardized Patient Program Set for Expansion

The Standardized Patient (SP) & OSCE Program at Queen’s University is preparing to expand to the wider University and Kingston community. After years of success within the Faculty of Health Sciences, 2018 will mark the official expansion of the program. The mission of the program is to prepare future professionals for the challenges of an increasingly diverse society.

We will be hosting an Open House on March 26th from 1-4pm in the School of Medicine Clinical Teaching Centre and invite Queen's University faculty and staff to attend as well as members of the Kingston Community. At the open house you can learn more about what the program has to offer, take a tour of our facility inside the Clinical Teaching Center and hear testimonials from current standardized patients, students, and faculty who participate in and utilize the program.

Read the story here from Queen's Faculty of Health Sciences

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What is a Standardized Patient/Participant (SP)?

A standardized patient/participant (SP) is an actor who is trained to portray the historical, emotional, and physical characteristics of a real person for educational purposes. In standardization the aim is not to be the best, but rather to be the same in every session. 

Goals and Objectives of teaching with SP's involve learning, developing and stengthening 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!