UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Center for Advanced Clinical Learning and Simulation
USF Health College of Medicine







The Center for Advanced Clinical Learning and Simulation

The STANDARDIZED PATIENT PROGRAM is within the Center for Advanced Clinical Learning and Simulation, which is a member of the Office of Educational Affairs. This program is conducted during all four years of the Medical School curriculum. Our program is a state of the art Center with ten clinical examination rooms to date; an additional two rooms will be completed in Summer 2006. Each room is equipped as a comprehensive clinical room, with advanced digital video recording capabilities and computers both immediately inside the clinical room and a student station outside the room, for examinations. All rooms are available on the closed circuit video monitoring system. In addition, a twenty-four person computer equipped classroom, a twelve person video-monitoring station and a separate simulation room completes the Center for Advanced Clinical Learning and Simulation.

The student will:

  • Learn and be evaluated on interpersonal, history taking and physical skills during their Physical Diagnosis Year I and II.
  • Learn and be evaluated on their communications skills during their Physical Diagnosis Year I and II.
  • Learn physical examination techniques from faculty clinicians then the students will perform these organ system examinations during their Year II and Year III.
  • Learn and be evaluated on their interpersonal skills, their ability to obtain an abbreviated history and perform a focused physical examination that revolves around a medical complaint during their Year III.
  • Be evaluated on their ability to obtain a comprehensive history and physical examination, including their interpersonal and communications skills, examination technique and sequencing during the Year II and Year IV.