As educators we strive to make education relevant, valid, and an accurate reflection of what we want our learners to know and be able to do. Standardized Patients (SPs) can reliably measure complex skills, offer a standardized experience of core competencies, allow opportunity for curricular innovation and provide efficient individual and programmatic assessments. By the end of this workshop participants will: understand the potential of using SPs in curricular innovations and research, recognize key elements essential in developing a quality SP project, and construct a plan to use SPs for research to answer a question important to them. An overview of best practices in SP curricular and research projects and illustrative examples of SP projects will be presented; participants will have a chance to develop strategies for their own project.
What you will learn