The Simulated Patient

Documentary looking at an unusual aspect of medical training.

Medical schools hire actors to play the roles of patients in order to allow trainee doctors to practise the art of breaking bad news.

Some older doctors are sceptical about the value of such education.

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Documentary looking at an unusual aspect of medical training.

Medical schools hire actors to play the roles of patients in order to allow trainee doctors to practise the art of breaking bad news.

Some older doctors are sceptical about the value of such education.