Book a Standardized Patient

As you are all aware the current COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on all University of Alberta operations.  Please be advised that due to the continued reduction in building occupancy, resulting building closures, limited capacity of ancillary services, and continued cancellation/postponement of a simulation activity, we have had to temporarily suspend all simulation event services, standardized patient services, licensing exam administration services, as well as access to the simulation facilities within the Health Sciences Education and Research Commons.  Unfortunately this includes the temporary lay off of all staff members who provide these services.  We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation and work with our major stakeholders to understand the need for our services into the fall in order to minimize the impact on all users of our services and facilities.

Please direct all inquiries related to simulation event bookings, the standardized patient program, or licensing exam services to HSCinfo@ualberta.ca.  During the temporary shut down of our services and facilities, the HSCinfo email address will continue to be monitored.   As we are working with a significantly reduced staff compliment, your patience is greatly appreciated as there may be delays in replying to your inquiry.

Thank you for your understanding.  We look forward to continuing to serve you in the fall. 

Research shows that Standardized Patients can provide a realistic and valuable clinical experience with unique benefits to learners' education.

The University of Alberta Standardized Patient Program provides trained medical actors, called Standardized Patients (SPs) to educators, researchers, industry and health organizations in order to simulate authentic patient experiences for learners, health care providers and business managers. For a variety of educational venues for both campus and off-campus activities. Our program continues to grow with access to over 200 standardized patients and a catalogue of over 100 established simulations.

Clients external to the UAlberta include Alberta Health Services, Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators, Alberta International Medical Graduates Program, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Canadian Pharmacy Association, MacEwan University, Medical Council of Canada and the Pharmacy Examining Board of Canada. The work location can range from the University of Alberta facilities, NAIT, or within the community.

To book a Standardized Patient:

Step 1: Download and save a copy of this Booking Form onto your computer.
Step 2: Fill in your request, and save the updated copy.
Step 3: Email the completed form along with any new or updated simulations/scripts to sppgm@ualberta.ca.

Please note the form will download as a fillable PDF and may not work on all mobile devices.