Standardized Patient Education

Tackle complex educational challenges through human simulation

Any curriculum built on the RealCME platform can integrate a live, digital Standardized Patient (SP) education component with trained Standardized Patients, accessible to any learner with a computer or smartphone.  These sessions provide a safe, controlled setting in which participants may further master clinical, telehealth, and interpersonal skills and increase their confidence in many aspects of care delivery.

The human interaction that is integral to SP-based education and increasingly important in health professional continuing education, has been previously limited by the constraints of time and location. As health care professionals are increasingly working within team models in value-based care settings, educators face significant challenges with traditional educational models which are not well suited to address many of the “hard to teach” skills that are now critical for the successful practitioner.

Fortunately, SP-based education can be extremely useful in improving these skills, which include:

• Communication skills
• Listening skills
• Video visit (telehealth) skills
• Speaking with an unhappy patient
• Talking about adherence
• Discussing social determinants
Tailoring patient management
• Shared Decision Making

Step 1 - CME/CE Activity

Learner engages in enduring activity.

Step 2 - Invite

Learner receives email invitation to engage with SP and selects preferred time for the session.

Step 3 - SP Interaction

Learner and SP Interacts via web conferencing platform

Step 4 - Assessment

SPs and trained observers review and score interaction using validated assessment tools.

Step 5 - Feedback

Learner receives scorecard and feedback in dashboard
and is notified via email

Learn more about incorporating standardized patient education
into your continuing education program.