Professional Development Center

Use of SPs at UCSD

Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME)

  • Admissions Multi-Mini Interviews (MMIs) – UGME Candidates

MMIs are used by UCSD’s student admissions office as a selection tool to evaluate and select students for medical school. Candidates are rotated through an eight station interview process. One station utilizes a special standardized patient case. This activity is also used for PRIME candidates. PRIME is a system-wide effort at the University of California to train physicians to be better abled to meet the diverse needs of the California population who are traditionally underserved by the medical system. 


  • Practice of Medicine (POM) – 1st and 2nd year

    • Eight Group Objective Structured Clinical Exercises (G-OSCE)

    • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE)  at the end of first and second year

    • Pediatrics Mini-Block – (PEDS)

  • Primary Care Core Clerkship Seminars (PCCC) – 3rd year

    • PCCC cases include the following chief concerns

      • Abdominal

      • Headache

      • Obesity

      • Pain Management

      • Pulmonary

  • Clinical Progress Activity 1 and 2 (CPA) – 3rd year

CPAs are a part of the Primary Care Core Clerkship and provides students with an opportunity to take a pertinent history, perform an appropriate physical exam, communicate and share information with patients as well as receive individualized feedback from the SPs, their peers and a PCCC faculty advisor.

  • Geriatric Psychiatry – 3rd year 

  • Clinical Practice Exam (CPX) – 4th year

CPX takes place at the beginning of 4th year and provides the students the opportunity to encounter eight different cases. They are assessed on their ability to establish a relationship of trust, take a focused medical history, perform a focused physical exam and educate the patient about their own care. Students must pass the CPX in order to graduate.

 

SKAGGS School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS)

  • Pharmacy Practice Experiences - 1st year

    • Over the counter – drug counseling

    • Smoking cessation counseling

    • Insulin injection instruction

  • Pharmacy Therapeutics - 3rd year

    • Albuterol refill and asthma education

    • Chronic pain counseling

Inter-Professional Educational Experience (IPE)

  • This experience brings together students from:

    • UCSD School of Medicine – 2nd year

    • UCSD  School of Pharmacy – 3rd  year

    • University of San Diego School of Nursing – 1st and 3rd years

  • Students work in healthcare teams to provide patient care in both the clinical setting; as well as, the hospital based/acute care setting. 

Graduate Medical Education (GME)  

  • Clinical Practice Exercise (CPE)

CPE is a clinical skills learning experience for both residents and their preceptors

  • Adolescent Medicine

  • Family Medicine

  • Ophthalmology

  • Reproductive Medicine

  • Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (Joint program – UCSD and SDSU)

Continuing Medical Education 

  • Quality Improvement in Correctional Medicine (QUICM) - this was an assessment of all prison doctors in the State of California due to a class action lawsuit won by prisoners regarding the poor medical care they were receiving.

  • Faculty Advanced Clinical and Teaching Skills (FACTS) –  a program to improve physician’s confidence in their ability to handle difficult clinician-patient relationships by presenting an opportunity to practice their interpersonal skills in a safe, non-threatening environment.

If you would like to be considered for Standardized Patient work, fill out the form here and we will contact you shortly.

 

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