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Standardized Patient Program

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Templo
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COVID-19 vaccination required
By octubre 1, 2021, all Baylor Scott & White Health employees, providers (both employed and affiliated), volunteers, vendors, students, contract staff and Standardized Patients must receive both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, or the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Train to work as a standardized patient (SP)

A standardized patient (SP) is an individual who has been coached to consistently and accurately portray actual medical conditions or diseases—as well as a patient's history, physical findings, personality and behavior—in a non-punitive learning environment.

As a trained SP, you are compensated for participating in training activities for medical students, residents, nurses and allied health professionals. You will be matched to cases using specific criteria (age, gender, race, etc.).

Most of the SP activities will be conducted in-person, with COVID precautions in place.

The work of an SP is flexible and on a part-time basis. If you're interested, please contact us.


What you can expect as a standardized patient


An SP serves as a model in certain activities, and highly skilled SPs can train as teaching associates for special activities.

SPs have the opportunity to serve as a patient, teacher and evaluator. They offer the learner a chance to practice repeatedly in a safe, controlled and realistic atmosphere with nonjudgmental feedback.


Educational activities involving SPs are formatted in multiple fashions, such as one-on-one sessions for communication skills practice and small or large group sessions.

Standardized patients train to:

  • Evaluate learners’ performance
  • Provide feedback on:
    • Professionalism
    • Communication skills
    • Clinical skills, which may include physical examination techniques


If you're interested in training to work as a standardized patient, please contact us.

There is an interview and onboarding process through the SP Program Department.


Macy Petru
Standardized Patient Educator

Rebecca Morales
Standardized Patient Educator

Standardized Patient Program
2401 S. 31st Street 
Temple, TX 76508 
Phone: 254.724.4807
Fax: 254.724.7032

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