Standardized synchronized (2019)

This documentary depicts the work of standardized patients (SPs) in a simulation clinic environment as they perform encounters with medical students. To provide each student with an equal learning opportunity the patient portrayals need to be standardized and synchronized. During these encounters, both the students and the SPs are being monitored and assessed in their performance. In order to maintain the “standard” the SPs take turns to grade each other’s quality of affect as well as the accuracy and correct amount of information they give to the student. This film is the result of an arts-based research project in medical education and a research fellowship in the Medical Futures Lab at Rice University.