Standardized Patients (SPs) in Assessment

At the University of Toronto, performance-based assessments occur at all levels of training – from 1st year training to the licensing stage.  We are involved in:

  • End-of-year OSCEs for  1st and 2nd year medical students finishing their course called the Art and Science of Clinical Medicine
  • End-of clerkship OSCEs for Family Medicine, Surgery, Internal Medicine and Psychiatry (every six weeks)
  • Practical Assessment of 4th year pharmacy students
  • Resident OSCEs for training and final exam prep for Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Paediatrics, Internal Medicine and Surgery
  • National licensing exams for Pharmacy Examination Board of Canada, Medical Council of Canada and the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
  • Quality Assurance programs for Ontario College of Pharmacy


We have experienced staff members capable of effective training and administration of small and large scale exams. We also provide all necessary support staff. At a large exam we may have approximately 500 people to manage including: students, examiners, SPs and support staff.