Working with simulated patients (Workshop 2 of 2)

Member Fee: £150 (for both workshops) Non Member Fee: £180 (for both workshops)

Focuses on how communication skills teachers can maximise the potential of simulated patients (SPs)  during experiential teaching

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify and manage common challenges that arise as part of SP roleplay
  • Use Agenda-led Outcomes Based Analysis (ALOBA) to ensure the ‘correct’ level of challenge and flexibility in an SP roleplay
  • Demonstrate how to calibrate the level of emotion in a role play to meet learners needs
  • Guide SP’s to give specific, descriptive feedback to learners
  • Describe the importance of checking in with the SP before and after a teaching session


Kim TaylorKim Taylor
Simulated Patient, Clinical Communication Skills Training

Kim Taylor’s work as a simulated patient in the field of Clinical Communication Skills training has led to workshops and courses with doctors and healthcare professionals throughout the UK and internationally from Norway to USA, throughout Europe to South Africa.
At undergraduate level, Kim works in experiential sessions with medical students at the University of Cambridge and has recently consulted on several projects for the University including simulated patient training and a review of the SP recruitment process.
With a special interest in the development of training materials, Kim has devised and delivered simulated patient training in the UK, Portugal, Austria, Russia and Sri Lanka.

Sandra WinterburnSandra Winterburn
Academic Lead for the Clinical Communication Curriculum, Norwich Medical School

Sandra works as an Associate Professor at Norwich Medical School where she is the Academic Lead for the Clinical Communication Curriculum. She has a background in nursing and has been actively involved in teaching clinician-patient communication to a range of professional groups, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, for more than 15 years.

Sandra is Co-Chair of the teaching committee (tEACH) within EACH and has a particular interest in:

  • Small group experiential teaching methods (including online delivery)
  • Train the Trainers initiatives
  • Curriculum Design for Healthcare communication

Marcy RosenbaumMarcy Rosenbaum
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, USA

Marcy Rosenbaum, PhD, is Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine in the US. She is currently the President of EACH and former co-chair of tEACH, the teaching committee of EACH. She has conducted research on and taught about clinical communication and medical education for over 30 years with a particular emphasis on experiential simulation and workplace based communication learning.


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Please note attendance at Workshop 1 is required in order to attend this workshop.

Please book by 4 February

Date/Time 21 Feb 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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