Medical Education

At Carolinas Simulation Center, standardized patients help with the training and evaluation of healthcare professionals in medicine, nursing, and other programs. A standardized patient (SP) is a person who has been coached to accurately and consistently recreate the history, personality, physical findings, and emotional state of an actual patient. They can also portray the role of a family member of a patient or another health care professional such as a nurse or technician, in which case they are called a standardized participant.

Standardized patients provide valuable opportunities for learners to practice clinical skills in an environment that is both safe and supportive to the learning process. By practicing their skills with standardized patients, our learners have the opportunity to develop and refine their interpersonal skills and professionalism without putting actual patients at risk.

To find out more information related to our standardized patient program, please contact Scott Wilson at or call 704-355-0940.

If you are interested in participating as a standardized patient, please fill out the online application