For Actors

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai hires trained, professional actors to be Standardized Patients (SPs) at The Morchand Center. In addition to solid acting training and a well-developed approach to craft, actors hired to work at The Morchand Center must also display consummate professionalism, excellent verbal and written communication skill, have a great memory and be very comfortable with improvisation.

All actors must audition to work at The Morchand Center. If selected to audition, actors are required to perform two contrasting monologues. It is preferred that the monologues be from published plays. If selected to attend a call-back audition, actors will participate in a group improv exercise and an orientation session that explains Center policies and procedures.

Submission Guidelines: Professional actors of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, as well as ages and physical types, are encouraged to submit. (If you are fluent in a foreign language, please make note of it on your resume and in your cover letter.) A cover letter, headshot and resume can either be emailed to or mailed to:

The Morchand Center
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1127
New York, NY 10029
Actor Submission


Contact Us

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1127
New York, NY 10029-6574
Tel: 212-241-0612
Fax: 212- 996-1091

What are Standardized Patients?

At The Morchand Center Standardized Patients, or SPs, are experienced, professional actors who are specially trained to simulate the signs and symptoms of an illness, in simulated doctor-patient encounters, and to provide feedback to medical learners. Actors pass a rigorous audition process to become SPs at The Morchand Center. In addition to being trained to assess medical learners, SPs are routinely assessed themselves to assure they are delivering consistent, accurate and standardized portrayals, and reliable ratings of trainees.