University of Rochester Project Asst in Rochester, New York


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


9 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

Deaf Strong Hospital is an educational activity with first year medical students at UR SMD. 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 role play exercise, and rehearse a prepared script prior to the actual activities/exercise with students. Additionally, the actors assist with the setting up and clean-up of tables, chairs, signage, materials, exhibit assembling and dissembling portable privacy curtains.


The Deaf actors must be Deaf and fluent in American Sign Language.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Project Asst

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 209759

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: TAR