Medical students seeks patient volunteers

The Office of Medical Education is seeking people willing to be patients for our medical students. You would be helping the students as they learn to take a patient’s medical history and practice their physical exam skills. You would be paid $10 an hour for your participation.

We need a diverse group of healthy men and women, ages 18 to 80, with the following:
• a flexible schedule
• transportation to and from the University
• limited number of health problems/medications

We would need you only for one of the following Tuesday afternoons from 12:45 until 5:30 p.m. Sorry, you can’t come more than once. The afternoons are Oct. 23 and 30 and Nov. 6 and 13. During this time, you will be interviewed and examined by three different student physicians. The experience would be much the same as a visit to your own doctor’s office. You would be asked to share your personal medical history and allow the student to do a physical exam. Don’t worry, this does not require shots, blood tests or other invasive procedures. Students are observed by physicians and all information given would be confidential. If there is medical or personal information you do not wish to share, you don’t have to.

If you are interested, please contact Dawn at 777-4028 in the Office of Medical Education as soon as possible. Please feel free to pass this information along to others you know who may be interested.
-- Dawn Drake, Coordinator, Standardized Patient Progam, Medical Education,, 777-4028