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Book a Standardized Patient

Any faculty member, tutor, or preceptor associated with an accredited program at NOSM University can request an SP. The request must be supported and approved by the Program Director or equivalent.

To request an SP, please submit the Standardized Patient Request form electronically. We require a minimum notice of 4 to 6 weeks for booking. The Standardized Patient Program Coordinator will review the request and respond accordingly. We reserve the right to decline requests based on scheduling conflicts, resource availability, or failure to meet request deadlines.

Types of Learning Sessions

SPs participate in various types of learning sessions, including medical history, counselling, clinical exams/procedures, physical exams/procedures, management, and high-fidelity simulations. However, invasive procedures are excluded from their scope.

Diverse Patient Portrayals

We have a wide range of experienced SPs capable of portraying patients in various scenarios, such as mental health issues, breaking unwelcome news, difficult and angry patients, cross-cultural interviewing, domestic violence, boundary-crossing patients, pain, informed consent, medical error disclosure, and sexuality.

Fees and Payment

For information regarding rates of pay, please contact the Standardized Patient Program Coordinator.

Cases and Scripts

Requestors are responsible for providing their cases and scripts.

Props and Make-Up

Depending on the request, we have a small collection of props available. Simple make-up applications, including bruises, burns, scars, rashes, pallor, abrasions, redness, and swelling, can also be applied. Other make-up requests should be discussed with the Standardized Patient Program Coordinator.

Contact Us for Further Inquiries

If you have any questions or need additional information about booking a Standardized Patient, please feel free to give us a call. We are here to help!

Contact Information:

Kelly Merla
Interim Standardized Patient Coordinator (Sudbury)
Phone: 705-662-7255

Erica Dzuba
Standardized Patient Coordinator (Thunder Bay)
Phone: 807-766-7335


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