Monday, January 23, 2012

I'd Like To Thank The Academy

Well, an opportunity has come my way.  A money making opportunity that involves acting skills.  

I ran into a friend after Christmas and we were both lamenting the lack of suitable employment.  She called me a couple of weeks ago with a prospect.  It seems that teaching medical schools hire people to portray patients in order to give students the opportunity to work on taking a patient history, extracting information, and general people skills.

I was intrigued, so I called the training department and had a nice long chat with the recruiter.  Seems 50+ women are in high demand, at least in this field.  I went into their office for an orientation/overview of the program and have since passed the background check.  This week is two days of training followed by four afternoons of working with the med students.

The "patient" is a 50-something professional woman, slightly overweight and a high functioning alcoholic.

You could say I was born to play this part.

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