The biggest reward I have had in being a simulation patient is utilizing my years of training as an actor beyond the screen and theatre. I have had the privilege to engage with medical professionals that are the future of our health systems and medicine in Australia. To be a single stroke of the brush that is on the elaborate canvas is gratifying.
I have especially gained a greater respect for Mental Health whilst having to portray different scenarios. Gaining a better understanding of what mental health professionals do and the great asset they are to our society.
Every time I work as a Simulated Patient, I walk away with new knowledge. Simulation is a huge success in Australia. I am very proud to be a piece of someone’s puzzle as they navigate to be the front-line heroes of the world.
Natasha Milazzo (firstname.lastname@example.org)