Becoming a Standardized Patient

In order to participate, please complete the project participation form. When completing the form, please understand that providing your information to the Program is similar in many ways to submitting your headshot and resume to an acting agency. When a project or “casting request” calls for a particular type of patient, we search our database of participants who fit the type requested. In order to know how well you fit the casting call, our Standardized Patient Information Form asks you to answer questions about your physical characteristics and medical history. We cannot, for instance, ask a standardized patient who has delivered children by cesarean section to realistically play the role of a woman who has never had children. Her abdominal scars would take away from the realism of the case. All application information is kept confidential.

Completed applications will be reviewed by our staff and qualified applicants will be invited to audition (auditions normally take place every 2-3 months). Auditioning applicants chosen for the program will then be invited to a required on-boarding session. Please note that, if selected, you will be considered an independent contractor, not an employee of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Therefore, you will not be eligible for medical or other benefits.