Description

We require volunteers from both sexes and all age groups who will pretend to be patients so that students can gain experience in dealing with patients in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. A simulated patient is someone who has been carefully trained to portray the emotional, symptomatic and physical characteristics of an actual patient. They are additionally trained to provide feedback to students on their performance during the simulated patient encounter.

Organisation aims and objectives

Medical Students need to learn how to interact with patients from an early stage in their training. The best way to attain these skills and gain experience in dealing with patients is to role-play the encounter in a relaxed, safe and non-threatening atmosphere. To facilitate this we require members of the public to simulate patients.

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3 hours per Month on weekdays

Restrictions

Experience required: No experience is necessary, keen on role play although no acting experience required.
Travel details: Simulated patients are used at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Western General Hospital and the Medical School.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses details: We pay travelling expenses for all areas used.
Training details: Initial training programme. ongoing support.

Last updated 2 months ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.