A standardized patient (SP) is a person who has been trained to accurately and consistently recreate the history, personality, physical findings, emotional structure and response pattern of an actual patient isolated at a particular point in time. OU-COM employs SPs in the training and evaluation of healthcare professionals (primarily medical students). As an SP, you will be interviewed and examined (just as you would be by your own doctor) by male and female trainees. In the patient role, you may work with trainees in a one-on-one basis, or with a larger group of trainees in a controlled teaching session.

Please complete the following information so we can add you to our Standardized Patient Data Base. We strive to recruit a diverse range of Standardized Patients. Personal details such as ethnic background, date of birth, height/weight, and other physical or historical factors are only used in matching SPs to available cases. Please email csetc@ouhsc.edu if you have any questions. Thank you for your interest!

The University of Oklahoma participates in E-Verify. We are required by law to provide the Social Security Administration (SSA), and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.






An SP’s job duties include regularly performing a number of computer-based tasks. Since our SPs come from a variety of backgrounds, knowing each person’s level of computer proficiency enables us to provide more effective technology training.


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