Skills Assessment & Training Center

S. Bruce Binder, M.D., Ph.D., Director

student with patientLet us help you improve your clinical program

What we do:

As the demand for improved clinical, interpersonal, and communicative health care increases, specialized training in these areas is essential for your students' success. Let the Skills Assessment & Training Center at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine give your program the edge in today's health care market.

We offer a comprehensive clinical training program that incorporates the use of standardized patients to develop:

  • Interpersonal communication skills-one of the keys for successful interviewing practices for all healthcare providers.
  • Clinical and cultural competency that includes the physical examination and clinical decision-making skills.
  • Clinical/patient rapport as it relates to each individual health care environment.
  • Performance standards as they relate to your particular medical environment.

How it works:

SATC training

  • Standardized patients are individuals who are specially trained to portray various patients and cases, with specific physical findings and histories/backgrounds. Our standardized patients have worked with a wide range of student populations and a variety of health profession education programs, including nursing, physician assistants, and medicine.
  • Because our standardized patients come from all walks of life and experiences, our program provides you a cross-section of diversity in patient portrayal.
  • We can offer you programs already designed to fit your particular needs or we can design and create a new program based on your specific criteria.

Why use Standardized Clinical Encounters?

  • Standardized patients provide a "real life" component for your training needs. We use "real people" to role-play life experiences within a simulated environment.
  • Standardized patients provide effective and immediate feedback for your trainees.
  • Standardized patients provide enhanced assessment of your particular programs' competencies and needs.
  • Standardized patient encounters provide a safe and confidential environment for practicing ethical dilemmas, sensitive medical situations, and physical examinations.
  • Standardized patients have been used in medical education for 38 years. Wright State University School of Medicine has had an active and ongoing program since 1980.