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Title

The Standardized Patients in Taiwan Now

Authors: Chia-Chang Huang Institutions: Taipei Veterans General Hospital - Taiwan,
chool of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University

Background

Standardized patients are applied in medical education at Taiwan for near 16 years.

They were help to assessment the performance of year-5 medical students’ clinical skills 

in Group Objective Structured Clinical Examination (GOSCE) since 1999 at National Yang-Ming University.

Then, we started to apply use standardized patients in teaching of physical examination,

communication skills, neurology examination and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE).

Summary of Work

After the development of standardized patients in 16 years,

we want to know how many standardized patients are active

in which fields of medical education in Taiwan.

We sent the questionnaire to twenty-three schools of medicine or

clinical skill centers in hospital at Taiwan since November 2014

and nineteen of them were replied before August 2015.

Summary of Results

The respondent rates of the questionnaires in these 19

organizations with standardized patients are near 92% to 100%.

Twelve of them are at the north of Taiwan, three at the central,

three at the south and one at the east.

 


The responsibilities of standardized patients’ work

by the hospitals are thirteen (68%).

 


There are 620 male and 1338 female standardized patients,

in whom had been certificated by Taiwan Association Medical Education (TAME)

respectively 338(54.5%) and 854(63.8%).

 

 


Total 498 standardized patient trainers are including

206 physicians (41%), 123 nurses (25%),  49 medical personnel (10%)

 and 118 non-medical personnel (24%).

 


The key persons who decided which standardized patients would perform

in the class or in the OSCE are physicians (53% and 58%, respectively).

 


They contact with standardized patients by mobile (100%),

E-mail (79%), telephone (68%), Line Apps (47%), and Facebook (37%).

 


The activities of standardized patients in these 19 organizations are including

OSCE (100%), taking video tapes for teaching or examinations (100%),

communication skills (74%), physical examination skills (58%),

neurology examination skills (47%) and other skills (37%).

Take-home Messages

1.There are more female standardized patients in Taiwan, and just 61% standardized patients were certificated by TAME.

2. Physicians and nurses (65%) are the key persons in standardized patients training.

3. Mobile and E-mail are the most useful tools to contact with standardized patients.

4. The major activities of standardized patients in Taiwan are OSCE and taking video tapes for teaching or examinations.

 


**Information: Chia Chang Huang MD, extraboy25@gmail.com

**Taipei Veterans General Hospital, No.201, Sec. 2, Shipai Rd., Beitou District, Taipei City, Taiwan 11217, R.O.C.

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