Standardized Patient (Current Employee), Manhattan, NY – November 2, 2014
Pros: fully paid sessions including paid lunch time (and if the day ends earlier than predicted, we still are paid the full amount of hours that we were booked for).
Cons: cold exam rooms at times, and occasional boredom during the long general exam days.
I work part-time as a Standardized Patient with Pace University, at their lower Manhattan campus as well as in Pleasantville, NY (Westchester County). I was hired in fall of 2012 to help train medical students by acting in various kinds of scenarios. I may portray a mother or other relative of a patient who I feel is not being properly taken care of; – more... or I may be asked to present one more symptoms that the student must then try to diagnose; or I could just be a "warm body" that is used to test students' knowledge of the proper steps for, say, a general neurological exam. I have learned to appreciate more fully the standards that medical students must strive to meet, and the extreme volume of information that they must learn and retain in their training. The hardest part of the job is remaining patient (no pun intended!) during full days when I am undergoing repeated exams, which tend to start feeling rote and slow as the day goes on. The most enjoyable part of the job, aside from knowing that I am helping to prepare tomorrow's health professionals, is the very pleasant, supportive vibe among the staff and my fellow actors. The pay level is reasonable, and I find this a very amenable way to earn part-time income. My only real complaint is that through no fault of Pace, the months of work are essentially limited to the academic semesters, so there are gaps in which work is not available. – less
Creative and open environment to educate nursing students.
Simulated Patient (Former Employee), Fulton Street – September 23, 2014
Pros: gracious students, excellent training program
Cons: cold exam rooms
I get a script, learn the lines then role play in an actual exam room and get diagnosed with various ailments. I have learned about my health. The best part of the job is being able to act and getting paid for it. The hardest part is getting 5 scripts and having to learn them immediately.
Computer Support Technician (Former Employee), New York, NY – September 2, 2014
As I was a student worker, I can't say too much from a professional standpoint. My boss was great and was actually knowledgeable of the position I worked in (PC Support). My coworkers were really cool as well and made it a great place to work.
Highly professional staff and place with lot of growth oppertunities
Student Aide (Former Employee), New York, NY – July 25, 2014
Very good place to conduct research in which ever area of computer science of Information technology that interests you. The professors are very supportive and encouraging. I like the work environment, it is very laid back yet motivating that really helps the students and employees to bring the best out of them.
Ruffalo Cody Call Center Representative (Former Employee), New York, NY – June 10, 2014
Pros: development and experiences
Cons: benefits, advancements
Was a great advancement into my career. Great experiences on team work and being able to help others with their needs. Awesome opportunity to allow me to connect with a diverse group of people and develop my assets.
Working and guiding students in everyday activities
Executive Secretary (Former Employee), White Plains, NY – June 4, 2014
I loved my job and had many secretarial responsibilities. Typing, filing, making appointments. Working on Dictaphone, fax and telex machines. Computer typing of claimant files etc. Photocopying and answering telephone calls. It was not a difficult job. I loved working with my fellow co-workers and my bosses' clients. I am very personable and compassionate – more... to all. I have a great working disposition and friendly. I am a hard worker and very committed to my job and its responsibilities and always ready and willing to learn more. – less
STUDENT AIDE (Former Employee), New York, NY – May 12, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Generally a relaxed environment, there would be times when the office was very busy with students, faculty, and phones all needing to be answered. The supervisor was a very welcoming, helpful person which fostered a caring environment.
Research Assistant (Current Employee), New York, NY – April 10, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Typical day consist of conducting research, collecting and analyzing data about the research assignment, data entry, filing, faxing, gathering materials. Management is easy-going, very knowledgeable. Co-workers are fun to work with and helpful.
Great program that does everything possible for students to excel!
Physician Assistant Student (Former Employee), New York, NY – April 1, 2014
Like any didactic year physician assistant student, I was nervous to begin rotations during my clinical year. However once I began, I was relieved to find that I felt completely prepared. The Pace University Physician Assistant Program is run by a collection of full time and adjunct professors that are well versed in their fields and passionate about – more... teaching. They provided me with the tools necessary to conduct an appropriate and thorough history and physical exam, perform procedures such as suturing, starting IV lines/blood draws, splinting, etc., as well as determining which diagnostic and laboratory tests to order for my differential diagnoses and developing a management plan for the patient that includes not only the patients' immediate needs, but also their possible needs in the near or more distant future. Overall, I am very happy with the quality of education that I received to earn my Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Pace University! – less