Members can lean on ASPE for all kinds of resources. Here is a sample of some of the web resources available to SP Educators.
For scholarly research, consult this bibliography. It lists a number of articles that deal with teaching or assessment using standardized patients. The articles have been sorted into six themes:
- Overviews of SP Use
- Project or Program Evaluation
- SPs in Teaching Exercises
- Measurement Tools
- Influence of being an SP on the SP/Special Populations of SPs
- Models and Computers for Simulation
This site provides occupational interviews designed to aid the creation of standardized patient cases. Writing cases is a time-consuming process. While the medical details can be composed based on a real patient case, it is often key details about a patient's life, including vocational history, that are difficult and time consuming to create. Often, the vocation is related in some way to a piece of the social history (an attorney who drinks too much) that may not be based on reality. However, these details are also what make the case come alive, and make the experience as true-to-life as possible. The goal of this project is to provide true-to-life social histories which can be used as the backbone for the development of a new case.
These two sources are hosted by the University of Washington for the discussion of education using Standardized Patients and other types of simulation.