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New med school looking for "standardized patients"

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KALMAZOO (WKZO) -- You won’t ever win an Emmy award and the audiences are very small, but Kalamazoo’s new Homer Stryker School of Medicine is looking for people who can act like patients.

Communications skills can be as important as a stethoscope in diagnosing what is wrong with a patient, maybe more so.

If a doctor can’t win the trust of that patient, read non-verbal signals and coax sensitive but vital information, they may miss important clues.

Connie Worline, the Standardized Patient coordinator says they need people who can memorize and act out a patient scenario, and then analyze and evaluate the student on his or her communications skills.  

The job is part time, it pays and she says it’s rewarding to know you are helping train doctors who can actually talk to patients.

 

 

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