The effect of simulating on standardized patients.

  title={The effect of simulating on standardized patients.},
  author={Christel A. Woodward and Gayle A Gliva-McConvey},
  journal={Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges},
  volume={70 5},
BACKGROUND With the growing use of standardized patients (SPs) in medical teaching and evaluation, a new occupation has emerged-that of SP. METHOD The effect of simulating was discussed in five focus groups with randomly chosen SPs from the SP program at the McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences in 1993. Meeting transcripts were content analyzed and reviewed by the SPs to ensure that the data were trustworthy. RESULTS Of the SPs invited to attend a focus group, 37 of 59 (63… CONTINUE READING

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