Professional Actors Training and Helping
The program has been highly successful in large part due to the realism that these actors bring to the situation. It's common that the house staff will wonder whether or not these individuals are real patients since the clinical situations are so life-like.

In a very impressive way, the actors can improvise when posed questions that were not anticipated. They do this in such a fashion that it does not confuse or change the content of the over-all information given to our students.

-John T. Rafalli, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Program Director Infectious Diseases Training Program
Director of Medicine Clerkship