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A Doctor’s Visit - Part 2 “Role Play”

Updated: Nov 20, 2020


Please read and practice A Doctor’s Visit - Part 1 “Be Prepared” before practicing this role play.

Now, grab a friend and practice these role plays!


Example role play

One student will be a doctor, nurse or receptionist

One student will be a patient asking follow up questions and asking for clarification

Speak out loud and practice all of these questions and answers:



Doctor, Nurse or Receptionist answers:

Thanks for Calling the hospital, can I have your name and date of birth?


Example A:

The medicine may cause drowsiness

No special instructions

You take one 100mg pill in the morning and one at night

If you miss a dose you should just continue the next dose DO NOT DOUBLE YOUR DOSE

Example B:

The medicine may cause nausea

Take your medicine with food

You take 1 200 mg every morning

If you miss a dose you should just continue the next dose DO NOT DOUBLE YOUR DOSE


Example C:

The medicine may cause drowsiness and dizziness.

Don’t eat grapefruit with this medicine.

You take 1 200 mg every evening before bed.

If you miss a dose you should just continue the next dose DO NOT DOUBLE YOUR DOSE.

Now, practice this conversation several times. Change roles. Can you practice this without looking now? Can you change the questions and answers?

Student 1 will ask: Does the medicine have any side effects?

Student 2 will reply: This medicine may cause drowsiness

Student 1 will say: So you’re saying this medicine can make me sleepy?

Student 2 will say: yes that’s correct

Student 1 will ask: Are there any special instructions?

Student 2 will say: Yes, don’t eat grapefruit when you are on this medicine

Student 1 will say: So you’re saying don’t eat grapefruit on this medication

Student 2 will say: Exactly

Student 1 will ask: What can I do if I miss a dose?

Student 2 will say: If you miss a dose you should just continue the next dose DO NOT DOUBLE YOUR DOSE

Student 1 will say: You mean if I miss a dose, I do nothing and wait until the next dose

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