"I have received all positive comments from students. Several of the nursing students have told me that they were truly moved by the realization that we all tend to see the world through our own eyes, and only if we are fortunate enough to meet people like Fran and Wes do we challenge ourselves to think differently. One student told me, 'These people live differently than I do – I will never forget how that felt to realize that. How could I have missed that the world is so much bigger than what I have known?''"

— Faculty, Tidewater Community College

"I received my Step 2 CS results today and am pleased that I passed. Working with the standardized patients and getting feedback from Lorraine made a huge difference as my scores on both the integrated clinical encounter and the communication and interpersonal skills section (especially in this area) were higher from the first exam! I am really happy that I worked with you and staff throughout this experience and thank you again for all of your help!"

— MD student, Class of 2015

"I have found that the standardized patients experience really enhances [nursing students'] ability to communicate with inpatients during clinical."

— Sara Forbus, MSN, RN, Old Dominion University School of Nursing faculty

"I enjoyed the patient satisfaction simulation training and just wanted to say thank you to everyone that we worked with. It was fun and more importantly, I was reminded of some important areas that I could use some work on. It was a pleasure, and I look forward to the next one."

— Doris, patient care representative