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Objective Structured Clinical Examinations


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PART 1: INTRODUCTION.- Definitions.- Why use SPs and OSCEs?.- History and current use.- How can Standardized Patients and OSCEs satisfy national competency guidelines?.- PART TWO: TEN STEPS FOR ORGANIZING OSCEs AND OTHER SP EXERCISES.- Assemble a team.- Agree on goals and scope and make a plan.- Establish a blueprint.- Develop cases and stations.- Create rating forms.- Recruit and train standardized patients (SPs).- Recruit and train raters.- Manage logistics and implement the program.- Analyze and report data.- Develop a case library.- PART THREE: ADDITIONAL APPLICATIONS OF STANDARDIZED PATIENTS.- Use of standardized patients for remediation.- GOSCEs (Group Observed Structured Clinical Experiences).- OSTEs (Observed Structured Teaching Exams).- Unnanounced Standardized Patients - "The Secret Shopper".- APPENDICES.- Medical error disclosure case.- SP medical error rating form.- Faculty medical error rating form.- Resident evaluation of OSCE experience.- Faculty evaluation of OSCE experience.- SP evaluation of OSCE experience.- Rotation schedule.-

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The editors of this book are experts from NYU Medical School in the field of objective structured clinical exams.


From the reviews:

"This concise guide to the logistical process of instituting a new program outlines 10 steps to ensure a cohesive, well-managed OSCE with verifiable outcomes from start to finish. ... this book for medical educators who are developing a new institutional OSCE and/or SP program. ... The book is very brief, but the well thought-out appendixes and best practices for program development make it recommended resource for individuals developing new centers and/or programs." (Rebecca Bowden, Doody's Book Reviews, March, 2013)

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