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Simulation/Standardized Patient Program

Our program is designed to provide medical professionals the opportunity to train in a safe, controlled and realistic atmosphere with non-judgmental feedback.

The Standardized Patient Program manages all standardized patient participants in educational, research and/or assessment activities for Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple and Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine.

Standardized patients (SP) are individuals who have been coached to consistently and accurately portray an actual medical condition or disease, including a patient's history, physical findings, personality and/or behavior. 

Standardized patients are utilized in training activities for medical students, residents, nurses and allied health professionals.

Potential uses of standardized patients for learning experiences include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervised practice and training
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
  • Demonstrations
  • Hybrid simulations with low and high-fidelity manikins
  • Remediation training
  • Training videos

Scheduling Process

Requests for standardized patients must be received at least six weeks in advance to guarantee the appropriate selection of patients for each patient case.

Our program schedules activities occurring Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend activities requesting standardized patients requires at least eight weeks advance notice and are subject to the discretion of the Standardized Patient Program director.

The requesting department is responsible for reserving the site for the activity. Activities may be scheduled at any site on the Temple College and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple campuses, including:

  • Clinical Simulation Center Temple College
  • Standardized Patient Clinic Temple College
  • Scott & White Simulation Lab
  • Texas A&M Medical Education Building

We recommend scheduling OSCEs at the Clinical Simulation Center or Standardized Patient Clinic on the Temple College Campus.

Request a Standardized Patient Activity

In the event you are unable to successfully submit an online form, please email the SP Program at SPprogram@BSWHealth.org


New Event Requests

When your event is new and has never occurred with the SP Program, use the New Event Proposal Form.

UGME Requests

When your UGME event has previously occurred and requires minor OR no changes, use the Standardized Patient Activity Form (UGME).

GME/BSW/External Requests

When your GME/BSW/External event has previously occurred requiring no OR minor changes, use the Event Scheduling Request Form (GME/BSW/EXTERNAL).

Train to be a Standardized Patient

Interested in training to work as a standardized patient?

The work of an SP is flexible and on a part-time basis. There is an interview and onboarding process through the SP Program Department.

Learn more

Contact Us

Macy Petru
Standardized Patient Educator
Macy.Petru@BSWHealth.org

Rebecca Morales
Standardized Patient Educator
Rebecca.Morales@BSWHealth.org

Standardized Patient Program
2401 S. 31st Street 
MS-26-A232 
Temple, TX 76508 
Phone: 254-724.7025 
Fax: 254-724.7032 
SPProgram@BSWHealth.org