Templates and Resources

Templates and Best Practice Resources

Standardized Patient Planning - Anatomical Description
Standardized Patient (SP) Profile
Adapted Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada SP Scenario Design
Sample Simulation Pre-briefing

Where do I go to find more information on SPs?


Block, L., Brenner, J., Conigliaro, J., Pekmezaris, R., DeVoe, B., & Kozikowski, A. (2018). Perceptions of a longitudinal standardized patient experience by standardized patients, medical students, and faculty. Medical Education Online, 23(1), 1548244.

Chester, K. (n.d.). Case development template. https://www.aspeducators.org/aspe-case-development-template

Chester, K. (n.d.). Standards of best practice. https://www.aspeducators.org/standards-of-best-practice

Foundation for Healthcare Simulation Safety. (2022, March 10). Home. Foundation for Healthcare Simulation Safety. https://healthcaresimulationsafety.org/

HealthySimulation.com. (2022, November 2). About | Healthcare Simulation | HealthySimulation.com. https://www.healthysimulation.com/healthcare-simulation/

Lewis, K.L., Bohnert, C.A., Gammon, W.L. et al. The Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) Standards of Best Practice (SOBP). Adv Simul 2, 10 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1186/s41077-017-0043-4

London Health Sciences Centre (n.d.). CSTAR sample template: information for standardized patient. https://www.lhsc.on.ca/media/9428/download

McMaster University (2017). Policies and procedures manual for standardized patients. McMaster University Centre for Simulation-Based Learning. https://simulation.mcmaster.ca/documents/PPForStandardizedPatients2017.pdf

Mills, A. (n.d.). Healthcare Simulation Standards of Best PracticeTM. https://www.inacsl.org/healthcare-simulation-standards