draw2-organdon2aThe trainee doctor must be sitting out front, opposite the ‘actor’, ready to start the role-play as soon as the pause button is pressed on the video. It’s important that there is a smooth transition from video to role-play at the springboard moment.

There are few occasions in which a DRAW session budget could to run to the use of a professional actor for the role-play, but that does not mean that the acting skills of the facilitator who takes on this role need not be considered. It is important that they have studied and reflected on the challenge that faces the trainee in a teaching context, so that they can keep the role-play relevant.