What is Simulated Patient (SP)?
A lay person who simulates as a real patient based on different levels of training, to portray patient role with various health associated conditions. We accept candidates from all races, citizens, and education backgrounds, provided that they fall within the requirements stated below:
- You are interested to contribute in medical and health science education
- You have a flexible schedule (not holding a full-time job)
- You can speak fluent English
- You have your own transport to IMU
- You are able to accept challenges and feedback
- You are currently NOT an IMU employee/student
The purpose of simulated patient is to simulate real scenario for students to learn. Students will practice communication skills and physical examination on simulated patient before they encounter real patient in hospital. Simulated patient also play are role in student’s assessment such as OSCE Long case.
How to Join?
You are required to attend a compulsory half-day orientation programme before enrolling as a SP.
If you are below 18 years old, your parents are also required to attend the compulsory half-day orientation programme before enrolling as a SP.
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Is this a full-time or part-time employment?
No, being an SP is on a voluntary basis. This cannot be considered as a full time/part-time employment. However, a small token of appreciation will be given for each participation.
What about transportation or parking?
Most of the sessions take place at IMU Bukit Jalil. You are advised to park at Bukit Jalil Stadium Carpark B, RM2 will be charged for per entry. You can then take the shuttle bus to IMU. There will be no reimbursement for your parking or transportation fee.
How often would I be scheduled?
During the academic year, SPs are carefully matched to clinical sessions and course requirements. Thus, your schedule is no fixed, can be from 0 -4 or more a month. Scheduling is done at your convenience and is based on the type of session for which you are best suited.