professional patientGraduate education
A patient with a particular disease, in whom all of the “classical” findings of that condition are present and who, for a fee, acts as a teaching model for medical students learning clinical skills.
See Commissioning a Patient-led NHS.
A patient who is a professional—e.g., doctor, lawyer, architect, etc.
Fake patient. A person who feigns illness for various reasons, making the “illness” their job. Professional patients include malingerers filling a psychologic need—e.g., with Munchausen syndrome—and drug entrepreneurs seeking prescriptions for drugs to be sold later.