James Madison University
Festival conference center

Introductory Standardized Patient Workshop

May 17-19, 2023
James Madison University
Health and Behavioral Studies Building


Standardized patients are simulations that use trained individuals to portray the role of a patient, family member, or others to practice obtaining a patient history, complete a physical examination, communication and interpersonal skills, and other soft skills essential for effective healthcare. This workshop will provide the tools to develop, implement, and assess standardized patients within your curriculum. The workshop offers a number of educational sessions and opportunities for discussion with others, including topics as:

  • Differences in using standardized patients for teaching and assessment
  • Developing a standardized patient care
  • Locating and training standardized patients
  • Developing a standardized patient care
  • Moulage and physical exam findings
  • Debriefing after a standardized patient encounter

Immersion experiences will supplement workshop sessions and where participants will experience the standardized patient process, from examining a standardized patient and training someone to portray a patient you developed.

The workshop is not just for athletic training educators! Faculty, preceptors, and clinicians from all healthcare disciplines are welcome (and encouraged) at attend. You will leave with the materials to begin implementing standardized patients immediately.

For questions, please contact Kirk Armstrong at armst2kj@jmu.edu.