Medical Models for Use in External and Internal Pelvic Assessments

In this document, you will find information, expectations, and requirements for the use of medical models during external and internal vaginal and rectal assessment coursework. For all pelvic health course labs, attendees are expected to be both the examining “therapist” and the “patient” participant. If a participant has a pre-existing medical condition that prevents them from having an examination or lacks the anatomical components examined during the lab, the participant is responsible for finding a person to serve as their medical model. This person will stand in for the participant as the “patient” during lab activities. There is significant value in each participant learning by examining different “patients” during labs. Therefore, the model will be expected to be examined by different “therapists”. The model must be present for all labs and skill checks. If you are planning to bring a medical model, please read our guidelines below and have your model complete the waiver below.

Medical Model Consent & Liability Waiver