University of Rochester Project Asst in Rochester, New York


Time as Reported Grade 001 Ntl Ctr Deaf Hlth Rsch (NCDHR)




Deaf Strong Hospital is an educational activity with first year medical students at RU. This role-reversal exercise requires the involvement of at least 40 deaf actors to play the role of healthcare professionals while the medical students play their role as patients. This is to sensitize the medical students on issues related to working with patients who use English as a second language. The actors are given various roles to play; doctors, psychiatrists, pharmacists, and receptionists. Each actor will undergo a brief training to learn the do’s and don’ts of the roleplay exercise, and rehearse a prepared script prior to the actual exercise. Additionally, the actors assist with the setting up and cleaning up of the tables, chairs, signage, materials exhibits assembling and dissembling portable privacy curtains.

The Deaf actors must be fluent in American Sign Language.

The activity takes place one day per year from 9AM-4PM during early September.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Project Asst

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 202575

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR