Actors needed for health care student training

HUNTINGTON, W.Va.Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, its Physician Assistant Program and the Marshall University School of Pharmacy are seeking paid participants for their standardized patient program, which provides individuals acting like patients to help in the teaching and evaluation of health care students.

Standardized patients are compensated $15 an hour and coached to accurately portray and consistently recreate the history, emotional and physical findings of an actual patient in clinical settings. Participants will be notified when needed, and shifts are primarily weekday mornings and afternoons between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We are looking for reliable, punctual, and respectful individuals who can communicate and work well with others,” said Crystal Brooks, clinical skills coordinator. “This is an also an opportunity to contribute to the education of tomorrow’s health care providers.”

A standardized patient program open house and orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Erma Ora Byrd Clinical Center, Suite 1037, located at 1249 15th Street in Huntington.

For additional information, contact Crystal Brooks at or 304-691-1843. An online application is available at

Date Posted: Friday, August 19, 2022