Become a SP

Grad student in class

Would you like to participate in an interesting program designed to assist students to learn practical skills relevant to their field? We recruit and train individuals as simulated persons to portray various roles to help train professionals in training as part of our SPM program.

Skills Required

  1. Strong communication skills
  2. Strong interpersonal skills
  3. Ability to convey ideas and emotions
  4. Accepts constructive feedback
  5. Comfortable providing feedback
  1. Ability to follow detailed instructions
  2. Reproduce simulation consistently
  3. Improvisational skills
  4. Good listening skills
  5. Comfortable in small and large group settings

SP roles are associated with a broad variety of professional skills...

Roles associated with health care

Interviewing and history-taking

  • Engage in a conversation with leaners in a clinical setting which may include role of patient, family member or inter disciplinary health care member. The SP is trained to answers questions that a learner may ask based on the information provided as part of the role.

Physical assessment

  • Assessments will be non-invasive. The SP will be trained to portray specific physical findings and to respond appropriately to assessment.

Roles that require high affect behaviour

The SP may need to deal with sensitive material depending on the role. SPs may be required to simulate behaviours associated with mental health matters such as depression, mania, etc. SPs my need to display a wide range of emotions such as anger, sadness or frustration.

Roles associated with professions such as education, law, business & more

Interview and conversational roles

  • These roles require SPs to engage in encounters with learners in which they may be interviewed, asking for services, providing data or making specific demands.
  • These roles may require the SP to display emotions such as sadness, happiness, anger, or frustration.



“This is something I can actually take what I’ve learned in school and use and it’s not just a performance or something like that. I can give back and help out.”

“It’s another form of income that I never knew existed.”

“It changed the way that I give feedback to my classmates and to other people as well.”

“I never ever felt unprepared at all, I think the preparation process was really thorough.”