The Southern Medical Program (SMP) held a Volunteer Appreciation Tea for volunteer patients on October 27th at the Kelowna Community Theatre. Frank Takacs, Standardized Patient & Volunteer Patient Recruiter and Trainer, Shaun Bos, Standardized Patient Trainer, and Dr. Matt Petrie, former Clinical Skills Co-Director were on-hand to thank those in attendance for contributing to the education of our students.
Clinical skills is a key building block course that allows students to sharpen their communication skills, hone their clinical competencies, and develop their professional identities. Without the support of volunteer patients, our program wouldn’t be able to provide the necessary training experiences that are so critical to their early learning and training. On behalf of the SMP faculty, staff, and students, thank you to all of our volunteer patients for their continued support.