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Welcome to the SimEd simulated patient resource portal

What is a simulated patient?

Simulated patients (SPs) are individuals who are trained to portray the personal history, physical symptoms, emotional characteristics and everyday concerns of an actual patient (their relatives and healthcare professionals).  They can provide learners with constructive feedback from the patient's perspective.

This page will help you to understand the role of the simulated patient, what is required of you and what to expect.

Policy and procedure documentation

This documentation can be adapted for your simulated patient bank and is a comprehensive document detailing the management of the program.  Read more

How to recruit simulated patients

Materials in this section include interview questions, a case study and sample materials for recruitment.  Everything you need to know to start your own program.  Read more

Feedback tips

Giving feedback to students is one of the hardest aspects of being a simulated patient.  Find tips and hints here on providing feedback.  Read more

Preparing for simulation sessions

Ever wondered how to learn a role? You'll find tips and handy information here on learning and researching a case study for accurate role portrayal.  Read more

Why be a simulated patient?   

Hear what our simulated patients have to say and why they enjoying participating in the simulation sessions for student learning.  Read more