Apply to be a Standardized Patient

We’re excited that you are considering becoming a Standardized Patient (SP). Please review the job description below. You may complete the SP application by selecting the link below. Submit the application to Jennifer Perez.

Standardized Patient Application

Our Simulation and Standardized Patient Coordinator will contact you with more information and to schedule an interview based on the needs of the program.

Position Title: Standardized Patient

Department: Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences

Status: Independent Contractor, as needed basis

Position Summary: Consistently and accurately represent patient feelings related to health concerns, provide detailed personal health histories, verbalize/demonstrate disease specific symptoms, and allow the students to complete a physical assessment in a healthcare simulation setting. Provide written and verbal feedback to students and faculty/staff.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Memorize a case script and reproduce specific emotional, psychological, behavioral,  and physical symptoms as outlined
  • Accurately and consistently reproduce the case for multiple student groups
  • Remain “in role” during all simulation scenarios
  • Be interviewed, physically examined, and “treated” by students or healthcare professionals in the same manner that would occur if he/she were an actual patient/client
  • Provide focused constructive verbal/written feedback to students as requested
  • Interact professionally with students, faculty/staff, and other SPs
  • Maintain confidentiality of information related to student performance and simulation case scenarios
  • Be punctual and reliable

Special Skills/Abilities:

  • Previous acting experience is helpful but not required
  • Willingness to receive direction from faculty/staff related to case scenario
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Working Conditions:

  • Indoor, healthcare simulation setting
  • Physical assessments performed by students
  • Ability to sit, stand, or lie down for up to 4 hours (Some simulations may require more activity/mobility)

Standardized Patient Application


Jennifer Perez, ADN
Standardized Patient Coordinator
Phone: (904) 256-8982