Portrays a patient according to assigned scenario. You’ll be helping faculty with teaching and testing professional doctors, nurses or paramedics. If the session involves a physical exam, you’ll know about all the aspects in advance. All exams are supervised by a faculty member.
- Adhoc basis
- Cash S$80 paid at the completion of each session (~6 hours)
- Lunch & tea breaks provided
- Physical examination may take place hence only males may apply
Standardized Patient Model FAQS
What is a standardized patient model?
A standardized patient model is a person who portrays a patient. During interactions with a learner, the standardized patient responds to questions by the student and, in some cases, undergoes specific physical examinations. Each standardized patient encounter is designed to teach or assess skills appropriate to the student’s level of training. The word "standardized" means that the standardized patient repeats his or her story in a consistent manner to numerous students.
What characteristics are you looking for in standardized patients?
People who can focus on the educational goals of the session make good standardized patients. It isn’t necessary to have a medical background or vocabulary.
What are the working hours?
This is a very ad-hoc job. It depends on our course schedule. Each session may range from 2 to 6 hours.
How much does it pay?
We pay S$80 per session. You will be paid at the completion of each session.
Is it safe?
Yes. Standardized patients review the cases before they are assigned and are never asked to participate in situations which may make them uncomfortable. You will be required to wear a hospital gown. No one will be trying out any treatments or medical procedures on you. You’ll be helping faculty with teaching and testing professional doctors, nurses and paramedics at TTSH Trauma Service. If the session involves a physical exam, you’ll know about all the aspects in advance. All exams are supervised by a faculty member.
Why would a person want to be a standardized patient model?
It’s a chance to make a difference in educating existing health care professionals. Standardized patients also typically like to learn about health. Literature suggests that people who work as standardized patients are more capable of benefiting from the health care system and are more satisfied with their own healthcare providers.
I am interested in becoming a standardized patient. What do I do next?
Simply call or email us at 63577661 and firstname.lastname@example.org. As physical examination may take place, only males may apply.