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Standardized Patients - Roleplay with Medical Students

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Standardized Patient Program - John A. Burns School of Medicine

  • 10 people are interested

Use your acting skills to help train future doctors! (Acting experience helpful but not necessary.)

You will be trained to portray a medical patient in live roleplay sessions, and to help evaluate students on their clinical skills by filling out checklists.

Currently, all of our programs are being conducted remotely, via Zoom. You need to have a reliable internet connection, and the appropriate equipment such as a webcam and microphone. You need to be a resident of Hawaii. We hope to resume in-person programs at our Kaka'ako campus soon.

This is an opportunity to contribute to the care the future-patients of our students. Other benefits include: practice in the skill of acting/roleplay, networking with other actors and community members, learning about medicine, clinical skills, communication, etc.

When funds are available, we provide a stipend for your time--usually $50 for a half-day, $100 for a full day. When we do events on-site, we also provide food.

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About Standardized Patient Program - John A. Burns School of Medicine


651 Ilalo St, Honolulu, HI 96813, US

Mission Statement

JABSOM, as part of the fabric of Hawai'i, is a diverse learning community committed to excellence and leadership in: Educating current and future healthcare professionals and leaders, Delivering high-quality healthcare, Conducting research and translating discoveries into practice, Establishing community partnerships and fostering multidisciplinary collaboration, Pursuing alliances unique to Hawaiʻi and the Asia-Pacific region, Acting with forethought regarding right relationships, respect, and moral action. Pono.


The Standardized Patient Program plays an integral role in the education of Hawaii's future physicians. Standardized patients (SPs) are trained to portray medical patients in roleplay scenarios so our students can practice and be tested on their clinical skills like communication, empathy, physical examination, and diagnostic reasoning.

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We'll work with your schedule.


651 Ilalo StHonolulu, HI 96813


  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Acting


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Per-project, about 8-16 hours over the course of 2-3 weeks. 2-4 hours at a time. New projects arise throughout the year.
  • Reliable internet, webcam, microphone for Zoom.

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