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Professional Development Center (PDC)

The Professional Development Center (PDC) provides an important setting for medical student and physician assessment and curricular evaluation. The Center utilizes Standardized Patients (SPs) to teach and assess clinical skills, as well as the interpersonal skills and behaviors associated with being a physician. Standardized Patients are generally actors and actresses who have been trained to play the role of a patient. All individuals involved must be able to faithfully reproduce multiple times in the same day, the history, physical findings and emotions of the “real person” they are portraying – much like a part in a play. Standardized patient scenarios are based on true patients designed by faculty from their own patient care experiences. Medical Student and physician examinees are observed interacting with the SPs. The SPs record the examinees performances, which are later evaluated by physicians who assess the examinee’s competence and provide feedback on their communication skills.


Service Price Last Updated>
Admin Support $62.00/hour 5/27/14
Consultant $132.00/hour 2/24/14
Trainer $86.00/hour 2/24/14

Prices subject to change without notice. Please contact the activity for further pricing details as well as proper procedures for service use.

Please note that listed rates are for UCSD researchers. For external customers a markup will apply. Please contact the facility for more information and outside rates.

Last Update: 1/19/16

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