Simulated Participant Program

About the Simulated Participant Program

A simulated participant (SP) is a person who has been carefully coached to simulate an actual patient interaction so accurately that the simulation cannot be detected by a skilled health care professional.

Utilizing Simulated Participants - Booking Fees

Simulated Participant Fee Schedule

Tier Description Pay Fee Internal (UHN FCC Charge-Back ONLY Fee External
Tier 1 Patient positioning
Simple patient history
Non-invasive patient scanning (Ultrasound, ECG)
No or simple feedback
$15/hr $24/hr $30/hr
Tier 2 Training for complex roles $20/hr $28/hr $28/hr
Tier 3 Complex roles (high emotion/ complex history/multiple branches/ complex feedback) $25/hr $40/hr $50/hr
Tier 4 Highly standardized, complex roles (e.g. for high-stakes assessment) Highly scripted roles for video production $30/hr $48/hr $60/hr
Admin Recruiting SPs (Usually 2h) N/A $48/hr $60/hr