For over 15 years, InterActors, the premier company in standardized patient work, has provided the highest quality training and assessment for the psychiatric and pharmaceutical industries.
Sometimes called “standardize patients,” “simulated patients” or “interactive role-playing,” our international team of InterActors is highly trained in each mental and/or physical disorder. We take this concept further in that our actors are multi-lingual and have acting credits that range from the repertory stage to television, all the way to Academy Award-winning films.
Each new drug must first be proven safe and effective in clinical trials. It is during these trials that it is paramount that the patient gets a thorough, clinical evaluation to gauge a drug’s effectiveness and any side effects. Consistency in interview skills can make or break whether a drug gets to market. As such, medical professionals, even with years of experience, need to be constantly trained, assessed and reevaluated.
At InterActors we understand that it is crucial that, prior to the start of a clinical trial, the doctors, nurses and interviewers are trained and assessed on their interview techniques and ability to follow and effectively score the patients symptoms using recognized industry-rating scales. We also understand that a poor interview not only can skew the test results, it can be so off-putting that patients recruited for the study dropout prior to completion, extending the timeline and putting the study at risk.
InterActors has participated in Investigators’ Meetings around the world and have been interviewed and evaluated thousands of times by medical professionals for a variety of psychiatric and physiological disorders. These innovative teaching and assessment methodologies allow our actors to give the doctor being assessed or trained a true diagnostic experience. This international ensemble of award-winning improvisational actors not only understands the disorders they portray, they create a depth of character that often results in doctors questioning whether they are actual patients. We are proud to have helped train the medical community to become better interviewers and, in turn, bring more reliable data to the clinical trials. Contact info…
Our international team of InterActors is fluent or native-speaking and well-versed in the specific customs and subtleties of each language/culture. This allows them to create very convincing “patients” that adhere to the norms and behaviors of each country and culture.