Teaching Patients

Teaching Patients are people who:

  • Have stable medical conditions
  • Can recall the development and progression of these conditions
  • Are comfortable presenting their conditions as an educational experience for students
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's, NL

How can Teaching Patients help students?
Teaching Patients help medical students gain experience taking histories and performing non-invasive physical exams.

Do I need teaching experience?
Not at all. You will be fully trained on how to present your story.

When would I be asked to work?
Teaching Patient sessions occur throughout the academic year. Sessions last between 2 and 2.5 hours, and take place between 8:00 am to 6:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday.

Is this volunteer work?
No. Teaching Patients are casual employees of Memorial University, and paid hourly rates for the times they are here.

What types of medical conditions/illnesses are you looking for?
Click here to view some examples of conditions that would be beneficial for medical student learning.

I have a condition that isn't on that list. Can I apply anyway?
Yes. Our Teaching Patient Educator will be in touch to see if your condition can help students.