OSCEs are talk stations. You will be asked to explain a diagnosis, a prognosis,
a lab or medical imaging tests result, a drug interaction or side effects, a
procedure, an alternative, or any patient concerns. Ethical stations are mostly
consult stations like breaking bad news, obtaining consents,.. etc. There may be
some history taking too and some times it will be a combined focused history
taking and a consult station.
Consult OSCEs require good communication skills as
well as good English language skills. These skills usually weigh up to
60-70% of that station final mark. It is obvious how important to develop
your language and communication skills.
You need to prepare in advance what information you
need to gather from the patient. What is the real concern? Then arrange what
you want to inform the patient in an understandable language. No medical
Information to give patients depends first on your
local guideline and available resources, not on research only.