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 Baylor College of Medicine - Temple

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

  • We are proud to offer a diverse and professional pool of Standardized Patients to our education partners. To allow for training, we ask that requests for events utilizing SP be received at least 6 weeks in advance. We have audio/visual and recording capabilities for onsite and offsite events to further support you.
  • The department operates weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For after hours events, please reach out well in advance to our SP Program Manger to guarantee accommodation.
  • We are able to provide services in situ at any location on the Baylor Scott & White Temple Campus or Temple College including:
    • Temple College Health Science Center
    • Temple College SP Clinic
    • Main Hospital Simulation Lab
    • BCM Medical Education Building
  • We are also available to operate in preapproved BSWH clinics and the campuses of our educational associates. Please fill out our SP request form to begin the process of scheduling an event.

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.

UME Requests

When your UME 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

Keimonya Jenkins
SP Program Manger

Shaterica L. Abddeen
Coordinator, Standardized Patient Educator

Standardized Patient Program
702 SW H K Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76504