Standardized Patient Cases for Skill Building in Patient-centered, Cross-cultural Interviewing (Stanford Gap Cases)

Date of Review: February, 2019

This MedEdPORTAL publication includes four standardized patient cases intended to build patient-centered, cross-cultural interviewing skills among medical students in the pediatrics clerkship. Cases were developed for use in group sessions led by faculty facilitators, with students observing and providing feedback to peers. The authors note the material can be adapted for resident physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner training as well, and the format could be modified for informal role-plays or small group discussion. Materials include an instructor’s guide, 4 case files, observation forms, sample schedules, session evaluations, student handouts, case summaries, guidelines for case facilitators, training notes, and a program overview.– Katy Wright, PhD, NCEAS

Corresponding Author’s Email:


Stanford University School of Medicine

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Palo Alto, CA

Source of the Curriculum/Resource:


Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Learner Satisfaction or reaction

Measured learner behavior in simulated setting

Outcome and Study Design:


Level of Learner Assessment:

Appreciation of content/attitude assessment (self-reflection, blogging with rubric)

Demonstration of skill in a controlled environment (OSCE, Simulation)

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