Job Title: Standardized Patient (SP)
FT/PT: Part time
Standardized Patients (SPs) are carefully trained to portray a patient during a mock doctor-patient encounter as part of a high-stakes clinical skills examination for osteopathic medical students. SPs are responsible for documenting the events in the encounter.
Things you should know about being an SP
- Excellent recall and memory skills are a must.
- Acting background may be helpful but is not necessary.
- Hours are flexible for this part-time position.
- Weekday AM and PM shifts are available, plus some Saturdays.
- Lunch is provided during the examination session.
- No invasive procedures will be performed or experimental medications given.
- The NBOME's National Centers for Clinical Skills Testing are located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania (Greater Philadelphia) and in Chicago, Illinois (Rosemont area). Both are accessible by regional rail line. Free onsite parking is also available.
- SPs are eligible for annual merit-based salary increases, plus benefits after requisite period.
SPs work at the NBOME's National Center for Clinical Skills Testing (NCCST), supporting administration of the COMLEX-USA Level 2-Performance Evaluation (PE), the clinical skills component of the COMLEX-USA examination series.
The COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE is a valid, reliable, defensible and osteopathically distinct examination. Every osteopathic medical student in the United States must take this and the other examinations in the COMLEX-USA series in order to become a licensed osteopathic physician.
SPs are hired on an as-needed basis. Qualified applicants are invited to attend a recruitment session to learn more about the logistics and expectations of the position. All applications are kept in our system for one year. No phone calls please.
About the NBOME and the National Center for Clinical Skills Testing
The National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME), founded in 1934, is an independent, nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization whose mission is to protect the public by providing the means to assess competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions.
The NBOME has for decades been recognized for excellence in the national and the international arena of osteopathic physician testing and evaluation. The NBOME's Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX-USA) is the examination series universally accepted for osteopathic physician licensure in the United States, as well as by physician licensing authorities in numerous other international jurisdictions. In addition, the NBOME produces a number of other osteopathically distinct examinations for other purposes.
The NCCST's staff of dedicated professionals is committed to continuous quality improvement, ongoing research, training and quality assurance. Through collaboration, the team fosters an environment of professional development and learning, firm in the belief that providing a high-quality testing experience for osteopathic medical students today can positively shape the future of osteopathic medicine and health care in America.