Ross University School of Medicine, slated to permanently relocate the Medical Sciences campus to Bridgetown, Barbados in January 2019, invites applications for Standardized Patients. The academic center will leverage existing facilities in the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Center, which is centrally located in the vibrant capital city.
We are seeking adults of different age groups and backgrounds for their Standardized Patient Program. A Standardized Patient (SP) is a healthy person who has been trained to portray a patient in a medical situation. If you are interested in role-play and acting, can learn quickly and memorize, if you have excellent communication skills, accept direction, you are flexible and reliable, and you don’t mind being dressed sometimes in a hospital gown, then being a Standardized Patient can be the right position for you.
This is a part-time, seasonal, hourly paid position at $30 BBD per hour. Standardized patient activities are scheduled during the week between 8 am to 4 pm. A standardized patient can expect to work one to eight hours per week depending on the schedule.
The major responsibility of this position is to portray/act – in a clinical setting – consistently, accurately and independently specific emotions, behaviors and disease symptoms while interacting with medical students during standardized patient encounters designed to enable experiential learning and/or assessment of students' skills.
Please note, standardized patients will often be physically examined by students as part of the medical students’ learning experience. These examinations may include: listening to heart and lungs with a stethoscope; pressing on the abdomen, neck, face and limbs to assess tenderness; using a scope to look in ears, eyes, nose and throat; taking pulse and blood pressure; checking muscle strength, reflexes, range of motion, and gait. The following examinations will not be performed: breast, pelvic, genital or rectal examinations and invasive procedures like blood draw, X-ray, or throat cultures. SPs are required to wear hospital gowns wearing underclothing like shorts and bra under their gown during the sessions.
Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Bridgetown, Barbados before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States.