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.

As of June 2019, we have over 1000 members who come from every continent. The free membership to SPN provides access to curated learning materials that have been developed by experts in SP methodology.


  • Read more about how SP methodology is implemented by educators here.

  • Read about the SP perspectives here.

  • SPN was featured in HealthySimulation.com. Read the article here.