Volunteer Patients – University of Aberdeen

Would you like to help train the medical staff and healthcare professionals of the future?

Patient Partners are members of the public who assist in the practice and learning sessions by being available to speak to and be examined by our students.

Patient Partners may role play a health problem from a scenario (short description of symptoms and how they have been affecting you, as well as a social and medical history) so that medical and dental students can practise interviewing patients away from the hussle and bussle of a busy hospital ward. Patient Partners may also be used for non-invasive procedures/examinations (for example, the taking of a blood pressure, listening to a patient’s lungs or having joints examined/put through normal movements).

There is no prior training or experiences necessary, all we ask is that you are willing to help, reliable and most importantly have a good sense of humour! Good support is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

For more details please contact us at Email: patientpp@abdn.ac.uk or Tel 01224 437887.