University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine
Wallace Young was developed as part of a multi-station, standardized patient assessment. The student's performance is measured by checklists filled out by the standardized patient. Feedback is provided through a self-evaluation checklist that the examinee fills out immediately after the SP encounter. This patient is a 65 year old retired real estate agent presented to the outpatient clinic with a 3 month history of persistent cough, and weight loss and is found to have a large right upper lobe lung mass on chest X-ray. Trans-bronchial biopsy revealed undifferentiated large cell carcinoma. The student must counsel the patient regarding these findings. A complete set of student instructions, checklists, standardized patient training materials, and self evaluation forms are included. The associated documents are available to faculty members only.
Evaluation of geriatrics clinical skills related to breaking bad news to a patient with newly diagnosed cancer.
This standardized patient has been used as part of a clinical skills assessment for medical students, internal medicine residents and geriatric medicine fellows.