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Who can participate

What is a client?

Clients are members of our community with particular health conditions who are invited to help with the education of students in Elon University’s School of Health Sciences. Clients play a unique and vital role in student education, giving students realistic, firsthand experience working with people of all ages with a variety of health needs.

What is a standardized patient?

Standardized patients are members of our community who are trained to portray a real patient within a staged health setting to enhance the learning experience of students in Elon University’s School of Health Sciences. Standardized patients provide students an opportunity to engage in patient-centered communication, evaluation, treatment planning and patient education skills within a controlled simulated environment.