TNT Application Part 2: Schedule Standardized Patient Interview


The SPIs will be initiated and recorded by a SP who is provided by the TNT team. The interviews will be 20 minutes long and are scheduled in 30-minute blocks.  There are two target changes from which to choose; smoking and sleep. The SPIs are designed to give you an opportunity to demonstrate your MI skills. You can think of it like a demonstration in training.  The recording will be audio only and those within the USA are conducted by telephone. Those calls outside the US will be conducted by Zoom and will still be audio only.  

When scheduling you will be asked to provide:

  1. Your name and best email address
  2. The phone number (for USA applicants) where you plan to take the call.
  3. If you are outside of the USA, you will be asked to indicate if Zoom works for you and to give your time zone.
  4. The target change you would like to work with (smoking or sleep).

Your Standardized Patient (SP) will contact you prior to the interview to set up the logistics. You will receive a confirmation email from the scheduling system with instructions for the interview.  The SP will call you at the number you provided. You will receive a reminder email the day before your appointment.


Complete the steps below to schedule your SP interview starting at:


NOTE: The system provides interview time in Pacific Daylight Savings Time Zone (PDT).

Time Zone Assistance:


Step 1: Select a Service - Choose one:

  • Standardized Patient Interview- sleep
  • Standardized Patient Interview - smoking  

Step 2: Select a Date-use the arrows to change the months and click on the individual days to see available interview times in PDT.



Step 3: Select an available (open = blue) PDT time.



Step 4: Enter your contact information (be sure to provide accurate email and phone number)



Step 5: Press CONFIRM

Step 6: Within 24 hours of completing the SPI you will receive a link to your audio-recorded SPI. You will be able to download the file in mp3 format. You will receive the “2023 Standardized Patient Interview Reflection Form” with your recording.

  1. Complete the “2023 Standardized Patient Interview Reflection Form.”
  2. After completing this, send them via email to .  These forms must be received within two weeks of your completed SPI.


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