Most things in life we don’t want standardized. Skin color, personal opinions, sexual preferences, our landscape and geography, variety is the spice of life. There are a few things though that definitely need to be standardized, and probably not many higher up on the list than what a physician is going to do when they give you a prostate exam or how they are going to act if you suddenly pass out while in the room with them. Physicians, like professional sports referees, are a great group of people to have standardized. We definitely don’t want one doctor seeing a foul, and another doctor saying to play on. It could quite literally be a matter of life and death. Today’s guest is a standardized patient. Standardized patients act out various scenarios with physicians and nurses in medical school to make sure they get it right when they’re out in the real world.
4:00 - The origin of standardized patients.
9:00 - Getting a subjective opinion.
10:00 - Communication skills.
13:00 - Needing a human in the room.
13:30 - Getting a medical education.
15:30 - Setting and types of teaching.
18:00 - Length of days.
19:50 - The regularity of work.
23:30 - Being a difficult patient.
28:30 - Invasive procedures.
36:00 - Pay.
37:00 - Making good doctors.
39:30 - Advice