Why? The Podcast

Why?- Episode 30 Acting Sick with Vanessa Ahern

June 24, 2019 Season 1 Episode 30
Why? The Podcast
Why?- Episode 30 Acting Sick with Vanessa Ahern
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Why? The Podcast
Why?- Episode 30 Acting Sick with Vanessa Ahern
Jun 24, 2019 Season 1 Episode 30
Heidi Hedquist/ Luke Poling
Vanessa Ahern talks about what it's like to pretend to be sick to help medical students become better doctors.
Show Notes

Admit it, we've all played sick to stay home from school or work. Vanessa Ahern plays sick on a regular basis... and she gets paid for it.

Vanessa is what they call an SP (Standardized Patients). She acts sick for medical students to help them learn how to talk with and diagnose patients. We talk with Vanessa about her favorite disease to pretend to have and if she's ever gotten comfortable wearing the gowns they give you in hospitals.

For more of Vanessa's writing, or to read the article "I Fake Sick for a Living," that attracted us, check out her website.

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