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Standardized Patient Program


To sign up to become a standardized patient or for more information, contact Clinical Skills Coordinator Crystal A. Brooks, at 304-691-1843 or .

Marshall University’s allied health schools are seeking standardized patients - individuals acting like patients – to help in the teaching and evaluation of health care students. Individuals will be coached to accurately portray and consistently recreate the history, emotional and physical findings of an actual patient in the clinical laboratory. 

Participating schools:

As a standardized patient, individuals will help in the development of health care professionals in the:

  • Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine
  • School of Pharmacy
  • School of Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Program 

Job Requirements:

  • Reliable and punctual
  • Committed to education of health professionals
  • Possesses the lack of bias toward the health care system
  • Works with others in a respectful manner
  • Communicates well and has interpersonal skill
  • Must be legal to work in the United States 


Individuals will be contacted as needed. Shifts are primarily weekday mornings and afternoons between the hours of 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Compensation: $15/hour

Standardized Patient Demographic Form