Standardized Patient Professional Standards


Standardized Patient Program Coordinator, Joe Gatton, reviews UK policies and procedures with all new SPs.

All Standardized Patients (SP) are employees of the University of Kentucky and representatives of the College of Medicine. An appropriate level of professionalism is expected to be maintained at all times.  Click on the link below for a list of SP Professional Standards.

Standardized Patient Professional Standards

I am impressed with the quality and flexibility of the actors involved in the SP program.  Their fidelity to their task and their level of courtesy and professionalism is excellent.
John F. Wilson, Ph.D. - UK College of Medicine

In the College of Pharmacy, our SPs make simulations possible and allow our students the opportunity to apply clinical skills in a safe learning environment in preparation for real-life experience in providing patient care.
Mandy Jones, Pharm.D., PA-C, BCPS – UK College of Pharmacy

The SPs are not only great in role playing patients in various scenarios, but are also wonderful in giving students feedback regarding their experience.  I feel that they prepare students well to interact in a very positive way with their patients.
Ronald W. Botto, Ph.D. – UK College of Dentistry


Standardized Patients in a training session with Dr. Janice Kregor in preparation for interview practice labs with first-year medical students.