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The Simulated Patient Network (SPN)

Welcome to the Simulated Patient Network – SPN (previously, Victorian Simulated Patient Network – VSPN) website. The SPN aims to provide individuals interested in simulated patient (SP) practice with a network to share with and from each other. SPs are individuals trained to portray real patients. SPs contribute to health professional education in many ways. There is a spectrum of SP practices that are expanding. The SPN aims to connect SPs, educators, students, clinicians and others through this website.

In May 2015, we have close to 500 members who come from every continent.

Over the next few months you will notice differences to the website with new tabs, news items and new resources. We also have a discussion board for members to share their experiences and seek advice from other members. Please register here to access the board.

During our transition between VSPN to SPN, you may see both acronyms in use. Please be patient with us during this time.

This is an exciting time for the SPN and we hope you will stay connected to support and contribute to the new platform.


News updates:

Upcoming workshop: NHET-Sim C2 Module Workshop – Being a Simulation Educator
Read more here.

Call for participants for a PhD study: ”The lived experience of adolescent SPs in health professional education”
Read more here.

For more of the latest news in SP methodology, please see our News page.


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