The Volunteer Simulated Patient (SP) Program is an initiative developed by UNSW Medicine which helps develop our junior students into leading doctors of the future.
Should you choose to be involved in the program, you will work with junior medical students in our purpose built clinical skills centre. The focus of interactions is to develop students' communication skills. This includes their ability to initiate and maintain respectful interactions with patients and to develop rapport so that patients feel able to divulge all relevant information during a consultation. Some sessions may involve playing the role of a patient or being examined - or a mixture of the two!
Sessions take place Monday to Friday only, every two months or so and never last longer than 2 hours. You register each time for the sessions coming up so have total flexibility to opt in or out across the year.
SPs can also take part in end of phase exams at various clinical schools located around Sydney, which is very much appreciated and rewarding.
We're very keen to involve a diverse range of volunteers from the community so please fill in your details below and we'll get in touch with you about opportunities. Feel free to pass this link on to friends too!
To indicate your interest, please complete the details below (* indicates a compulsory field - all details such as your DOB will be kept confidential and will help us match you to appropriate scenarios).
Our Location and Getting Here
We are located in the Clinical Skills Centre of the Wallace Wurth Building of UNSW Medicine in Randwick, corner of Botany and High Streets.
The easiest and fastest way to get here is generally by public transport: bus or light rail. Due to development of the new health precinct, traffic congestion has increased around the upper campus. There is some public parking available on the rooftop carpark of the Botany Street carpark (lifts are available), Gate 11, which is a 5 minute walk from the Wallace Wurth Building. Parking permits will be issued upon request.