The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive and practical guide for developing and implementing an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the medical educators/health sciences educators/tutors/faculty/clinicians/OSCE planners, who are involved in clinical teaching and assessment of students, trainees and residents. The book starts with the essential theoretical foundation before progressing to the practical implementation steps. It contains a good balance of medical education research and practical tips to provide readers an easy to digest, yet comprehensive, guide for the implementation of OSCE as an appropriate assessment tool.
Contents:The Birth and Propagation of the OSCEThe OSCE in the Context of a Holistic AssessmentValue of the OSCE as an Assessment ToolSelecting the Skills to be Tested in an OSCE through BlueprintingUtilizing Different Formats of OSCE for Greater EfficiencyWriting OSCE StationsCreating a Scoring Template for Assigning MarksPreparing Patients for the OSCEPreparing Simulators for the OSCEPreparing the Groundwork for Conducting an OSCE Determining Passes and Fails in an OSCEPost-Assessment Quality AssuranceFeedback, Moderation, and BankingHelping Poorly Performing Students in an OSCEOSCE as a Tool for the Selection of ApplicantsFrequently Asked Questions about the OSCEReadership: Medical Educators, Health Science Educators, Clinicians, Tutors, Examiners, OSCE Planners, Trainees to prepare themselves to take OSCE.Key Features:The book is written not only to guide educators to develop and conduct OSCEs, but also for post–exam evaluation and analysis of such activity to assure quality assessmentThe book is also unique in the presentation of specific topics, such as OSCE for selection of candidates for a specific educational program, quality assurance, helping students with poor performance, where little is written in a book or a guide format. Also, for those who want to have a quick answer to their queries, a compilation of 'Frequently Asked Questions' is presented at the end of the bookThe three authors of the book from three different countries and with affiliations to reputed educational institutes world over (not only in their own countries), have substantial practical experience in developing, conducting and evaluating OSCEs. In addition they have wide international experience in working as resources persons for workshops and staff development programs on OSCE. All three are holding degrees in Medical Education as well as practicing physicians, with extensive experience in clinical teaching and assessment