OSCE is an assessment of clinical knowledge, skills, and attitude. The
communication skills you demonstrate and the process you go through
in obtaining a history or performing a physical examination are more
important than determining a diagnosis.
best way to prepare for an OSCE is repetitive practice. When you are
able to perform all of the tasks on the course objectives for a complete
medical history and physical examination in an organized and efficient
fashion, you are ready for the OSCE.
the first year, it is important to understand that some cases are designed
to present more than one diagnostic possibility. Keep your mind open
to all possible diagnoses and explore the relevant ones as time permits.
are encouraged to use the Clinical Skills Center to practice clinical
skills on each other. The CSC hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday. To use the CSC for practice, you must make an appointment
at 603-1920. Professional conduct is expected at all times and all posted
CSC rules must be followed.