NBME is seeking a Director, Standardized Patient Training to lead the planning and delivery of education and training for Standardized Patients as part of the USMLE Step 2 CS exam and future performance-based assessments as part of licensure. The ideal candidate will have experience building a new team of training and education staff to quickly and effectively develop and deliver SP training programs and curriculum. This position will report to the Vice President, Test Development.


  • Identifies and plans to successfully meet the short-term and long-term Standardized Patient training and education needs related to the ongoing development and operational delivery of the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills exam.

  • Develops and manages a group of standardized patient educators and instructional professionals.

  • Designs, implements, coordinates, and evaluates SP training programs and curriculum. Responsible for seeking more effective methods and content to ensure delivery of high-quality standardized patient portrayal.

  • Oversees the selection, implementation, maintenance and use of a Learning Management System (LMS).

  • Defines and drives key learning and adoption metrics using an LMS.

  • Leverages a mixture of remote training methodology and face-to-face training selectively deployed across various time zones and locations.

  • Collaborates with the staff of the clinical performance assessment and Standardized Patient Program to develop policies and uniform rubrics and benchmarks for acceptable levels of SP performance accuracy. Collaborates with various teams across organizations to ensure SP training and education is aligned with content development, SP portrayal accuracy/quality standards, and are driven by a continuous improvement approach.

  • Participates in projects and research activities for USMLE, NBME and in collaboration with other units to enhance the delivery of performance-based assessment.

  • Ensures best practices are implemented consistently across teams and individuals.

  • Provides leadership and collaboration on USMLE Committees (test material development committees, interdisciplinary review committees and task forces) to develop high quality case materials.

  • Ensures standardized patients receive the needed training to effectively and consistently portray cases and engage with examinees.

  • Evaluates SP performance and quality assurance program along with staff of the SP program. Participates or leads in cross functional error (RCA) investigation and develops quality improvement processes to address performance concerns.

  • Builds, develops, and leads a team of professional staff dedicated to SP training and education. Responsible for recruiting, onboarding and acclimation, development, performance and team culture.

About NBME:

NBME offers a versatile selection of high-quality assessments and educational services for students, professionals, educators, and institutions dedicated to the evolving needs of medical education and health care. To serve these communities, we collaborate with a comprehensive array of professionals including test developers, academic researchers, scoring experts, practicing physicians, medical educators, state medical board members, and public representatives.

Together with the Federation of State Medical Boards, NBME develops and manages the United States Medical Licensing Examination. In addition, we are committed to meeting the needs of educators and learners globally with assessment products and expert services such as Subject Examinations, Customized Assessment Services, Self-Assessments, the International Foundations of Medicine , and Item-Writing Workshops.

We also provide medical education funding and mentorship through the Latin America Grants, Stemmler Fund, and Strategic Educators Enhancement Fund, which serve to advance assessment at educators' and health professionals' own institutions.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

At NBME, we continue to innovate and improve how we fulfill the evolving needs of the health care community. This commitment starts and ends with the people at NBME. By recruiting and empowering talented individuals from various disciplines and backgrounds, which includes professionals with diverse life experiences, abilities, and perspectives, NBME can take a well-informed, robust approach to advancing medical education and assessment for years to come. Learn more about NBME at

NBME is an EEO employer as defined by the EEOC.


  • At least 8 years of applicable experience.

  • Master's Degree in relevant field.

  • Experience in healthcare simulation, medical education and assessment

  • Leadership experience in standardized patient education and training, evaluation of outcomes, and implementation of innovative education and training programs.

  • Must understand the crucial role of standardized patient education as an integral part of an assessment program.

  • Proven and effective relationships within the field of medical education and simulation centers.

  • Background in testing and the assessment of health professions.

  • Evidence of flexible and creative management, particularly with team building.

  • Medical/clinical knowledge and terminology is required in addition to knowledge of clinical skills assessment methodology using standardized patients.

  • Experience in designing and implementing adult learning in online, in -person, blended, and hybrid programs. Experience creating and maintaining measurements to evaluate efficacy of training.

  • Experience in facilitating and leading educators, training trainers, and overseeing educational programming.

  • Significant knowledge of and experience with LMS.

  • Experience in people management, organizational leadership, strategic planning, budgeting, and project management.

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