Volunteer Simulated Patient Program

What is a Volunteer Patient?

Volunteer Simulated Patients (VSP) at the School of Medicine, Sydney support medical students to become excellent, caring and ethical doctors

What does a VSP do?

Our VSP’s work with students in small, interactive teaching sessions and role- play patients to assist our medical students learn history taking, communication skills and basic physical examinations. Our VSP’s are asks to learn a script about the patient they will be role playing.

Why should I volunteer?

As a volunteer, you can:

Contribute to educating our future doctors, meet other and learn new skills and enjoy participating in a respectful and positive learning environment.

How do I get started?

Anyone can volunteer- no experience required!

To express interest and get further information, please contact

Ms Marion Thomas
Clinical Laboratory Manager

Phone: 02 8204 4464
Email: marion.thomas@nd.edu.au