Academic Affairs

Skills Assessment and Training Center

photo of residents in the skills assessment and training centerLet us help you improve your clinical program

What we do:

As the demand for improved clinical, interpersonal, and communicative health care increases, specialized training in these areas is essential for your students' success. Let the Skills Assessment & Training Center at Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine give your program the edge in today's health care market.

We offer a comprehensive clinical training program that incorporates the use of standardized patients to develop:
  • Interpersonal communication skills-one of the keys for successful interviewing practices for all healthcare providers.
  • Clinical and cultural competency that includes the physical examination and clinical decision-making skills.
  • Clinical/patient rapport as it relates to each individual health care environment.
  • Performance standards as they relate to your particular medical environment.

How it works:

  • Standardized patients are individuals who are specially trained to portray various patients and cases, with specific physical findings and histories/backgrounds. Our standardized patients have worked with a wide range of student populations and a variety of health profession education programs, including nursing, physician assistants, and medicine.
  • Because our standardized patients come from all walks of life and experiences, our program provides you a cross-section of diversity in patient portrayal.
  • We can offer you programs already designed to fit your particular needs or we can design and create a new program based on your specific criteria.
Why use Standardized Clinical Encounters?
  • Standardized patients provide a "real life" component for your training needs. We use "real people" to role-play life experiences within a simulated environment.
  • Standardized patients provide effective and immediate feedback for your trainees.
  • Standardized patients provide enhanced assessment of your particular programs' competencies and needs.
  • Standardized patient encounters provide a safe and confidential environment for practicing ethical dilemmas, sensitive medical situations, and physical examinations.
  • Standardized patients have been used in medical education for 38 years. Wright State University School of Medicine has had an active and ongoing program since 1980.

Staff

Bruce Binder, M.D., Ph.D.

Department:
Academic Affairs-SOM
Title:
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine Clinical Curriculum Coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs
Address:
White Hall 210, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2990

Jerome L. Borchers

Department:
Academic Affairs-SOM
Title:
Sim Patient Training Coordinator and Recruiter BSOM
Address:
White Hall 222, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-546-1381

Melanie Miller, B.A.

Department:
Academic Affairs-SOM
Title:
Coordinator, Icm I & II Program, Simulated Patient Program BSOM
Address:
White Hall 220, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-3078

Alexandra Williams, M.Ed.

Department:
Academic Affairs-SOM
Title:
Academic Technology Analyst, Skills Assessment & Training Center, BSOM
Address:
White Hall 210, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone:
937-775-2988

 
Last edited on 01/28/2015.