Peel Roleplay

Case Study: University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Our full service provision relationship with the University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry commenced back in 2010, when they were the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, and we have been delighted to continue our long-standing relationship.

In the first year we were required to take over and professionalise an existing cohort of Simulated Patients and, since then, we have brought numerous innovations and managed change across the School of Medicine and Dentistry, examples include; responding to and training for feedback model changes, and training a core team of highly experienced Simulated Patients so that they are now able to provide summative marks in assessments.

We are continually reviewing and training Simulated Patients, responding to the need for higher numbers as the departments have grown and to new scenarios that are being developed. The University now run multi-site OSCEs so we have been working closely with the team in readiness of this change alongside preparation for the incoming MLA.

“PEEL Roleplay have run our role player provision with huge amounts of professionalism and have been true partners, as we all work together to constantly improve the standards of education. They bring a great deal of experience both in the project management and actual creative delivery of great learning experiences. They have been very reliable throughout our time working with them. Highly recommended!”

– Robert Johnson, Senior Clinical Skills Tutor (and Clinical Skills Department Manager)
University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

“The Simulated Patient role is essential in providing an assessment which is both standardised and authentic. Due to your Simulated Patients outstanding professionalism the assessment ran extremely well. It is humbling to be part of such a large team, everyone sensitive to the student’s needs and committed to providing fair opportunity for every student to demonstrate their progression as safe clinicians”

 – Malcolm Bruce, Associate Director of Clinical Dental Education, University of Plymouth