Coaching Standardized Patients: For Use in the Assessment of Clinical Competence

Coaching Standardized Patients: For Use in the Assessment of Clinical Competence

by Peggy Wallace
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0826102247

ISBN-13: 9780826102249

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

In today's medical education curriculum, it is necessary for students to learn the proper technique for taking medical histories, performing physical exams, and finding the appropriate way to educate and inform patients. The best way for a student to learn these skills is through hands-on training with a Standardized Patient (SP)--an actor who has been hired to

Overview

In today's medical education curriculum, it is necessary for students to learn the proper technique for taking medical histories, performing physical exams, and finding the appropriate way to educate and inform patients. The best way for a student to learn these skills is through hands-on training with a Standardized Patient (SP)--an actor who has been hired to portray a specific set of health problems and symptoms.

Tips to Help You Ö

  • Develop Coaching Skills and Be a Director to Your SPs
  • Cast Standardized Patients
  • Get the Best Performance from Your Actors
  • Perfect Your SPs' Timing of Fact Delivery during Examinations
  • Improve the SPs' Written Feedback to Students
  • Streamline Training Regimens; Checklists Included

Working with SPs has become so important in medical education that it is now a component of the USMLE clinical skills assessment exam. To ensure best practice, the coaches who prepare SPs now need general guidelines.

This handbook is intended as that guide and as a support for those who are involved in training SPs, to encourage each coach to develop a system that will deliver the best results and, in the end, help train the most competent doctors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826102249
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Springer Series on Medical Education
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
374
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables

Preface

Acknowledgements

Introduction

PART ONE: Required Skill Sets: Developing the Expertise Needed to Coach Standardized Patients

Chapter 1 - Overview: The Art and Practice of Coaching Standardized Patients

The Collaboration in Standardized Patient Work

The Uniqueness of Standardized Patient Work

Some Qualities of Effective Coaches

The Importance of Selecting the Right SPs

The Skills Needed to Be an SP

The Skills Needed to Be an SP Coach

Chapter Summary

Looking Ahead

Chapter 2 - Clinical Skills: Acquiring the Basic Doctoring Skills

Learning the Four Clinical Skill Sets

Portraying the Medical Student With the SPs

Chapter Summary

Looking Ahead

Chapter 3 - Acting: Understanding How the SPs Portray the Patient

Getting Into the Patient's Psyche

Familiarizing Ourselves With the Actor's Tools

The Interconnectedness of Acting, Directing, and SP Coaching

The Art of Acting: A Model for Enhancing Patient Portrayals

Chapter Summary

Looking Ahead

Chapter 4 - Directing: Coaching to Deepen the SPs' Performances

The Relationship of the Coach/Director With the SPs

Chapter Summary

Looking Ahead

PART TWO: Training Procudures: Casting and Training the Standardized Patients

Chapter 5 - Casting: Finding the Right Standardized Patients

Recruitment

Auditioning

Selection

Chapter Summary

Looking Ahead

Chapter 6 - Training theStandardized Patients: An Overview

General Guidelines for Training

Chapter Summary

Looking Ahead

Chapter 7 - Training Session One: Familiarization with the Case

Notes to the SP Coach About Training Session One

Chapter 8 - Training Session Two: Learning to Use the Checklist

Chapter 9 - Training Session Three: Putting It All Together (Performance, Checklist, Feedback)

Training the SPs to Give Effective Written Feedback

Chapter 10 - Training Session Four: First Dress Rehearsal (Clinician Verification of SPs' Authenticity)

Chapter 11 - Training Options: Variations on the Training Sessions

Chapter 12 - The Practice Exam: Final Dress Rehearsal

Afterword

References

Additional Readings on Acting and Directing

Appendix A: Maria Gomez Case Materials

Appendix B: Standardized Patient Administrative Forms

Index

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