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Endocrine OSCEs

Endocrine OSCEs

 

Prepare yourself for these common endocrine topics in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

The common topics that have been tested in OSCE exams during USMLE Step 2 CS, MCCQE Part II, PLAB 2, OSCEs for medical students and medical school clinical finals, Clinical Skills Assessment for International Medical Graduates are:

  • Diabetes, all scenarios including ER for DKA and consult.

  • Hypoglycemia.

  • Hypercalcemia.

  • Abnormal lipid profile / Hypercholestrolemia

  • Obesity / Weight gain counselling.

  • Weight Loss.

  • Hirsutism/ Virilization.

  • Galactorhea.

  • Gynecomastia.

  • Neck mass.

  • Thyroid nodule/ Enlarged thyroid/ Hyperthyroidism/ Hypothyroidism.

  • Pituitary adenoma.

  • Polydipsia.

  • Adrenal insufficiency/ excess.

  • Failure to mature.

  • Failure to thrive.

 


Endocrine OSCE ExamCommon endocrine OSCEs 

Common OSCE exam cases that have been seen in USMLE Step 2 CS, MCCQE II, PLAB 2, OSCEs for medical students and medical school clinical finals, Clinical Skills Assessment for International Medical Graduates are:

 

(Please note: For USMLE Step 2 CS, there is no examiner in the room. The encounter is video monitored and taped. Thus, there will be no questions asked in the room other than the patient's questions. However, during physical examination, you are still required to explain what are you going to do to the patient before physically touching him/her. All USMLE Step 2 CS stations are of 15 minutes long and require focused history taking, physical examination, and counselling as needed. Thus, ignore the last statement in the following sample stations about the available time and required tasks to do.).

 

  1. Dick Homer is an 21 year old man came to the emergency complaining of nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In the next ten minutes take focused history. At the eighth minute the examiner will stop you to ask questions. (Lab results). (DKA).

  2. Debbie Hamilton is thirty year old woman who came to your office complaining of fatigue for two months. In the next ten minutes take focused history. (Hypothyroidism).

  3. Rochelle Patrick is 58 year old woman who came last week for her routine annual check up. Her investigations came back with serum calcium 12 mg/dL. In the next ten minutes take focused history and perform focused physical examination. At the eighth minute the examiner will stop you to ask questions. (Hypercalcemia).

  4. George Hunter is 51 year old man who came last week for his routine annual check up. His investigations came back with elevated serum cholesterol. In the next ten minutes take focused history and address his concerns. At the eighth minute the examiner will stop you to ask questions. (Hyperlipidemia).

  5. Victoria Atkins is a 31 year old woman who comes to your office with hoarseness. In the next ten minutes take focused history. (Hypothyroidism).

  6. Patricia Spence is 28 year old woman who was sent by the community nurse to you because of abnormal thyroid tests. In the next ten minutes take focused history and perform focused physical examination. (Hyperthyroidism).

  7. Tanya Allison is 48 year old woman who was sent by the community nurse to you because she thinks she felt a thyroid lump. In the next ten minutes take focused history and perform focused physical examination. (Thyroid nodule).

  8. Mary Hamilton is a 53 year old woman who is a patient of your colleague, Dr. Watson, came to your office because you are covering for Dr. Watson while he is away. Her blood glucose results has come back 8.7 and 9.1 mmol/L in two fasting tests. She is very anxious to know what is wrong. In the next ten minutes talk to her and address her concerns. (DM, initial visit).

  9. Mr. Russell Shantini is a 49 year old man who is a known case of diabetes. He came to your office for his annual follow up bringing his log book. In the next ten minutes talk to him . (DM, follow up).

  10. Sandy Robert is a 23 year old woman who comes to your office complaining of recurrent headache and abnormal hair growth on her chin. In the next ten minutes take a focused history. (Pituitary adenoma).

  11. Laura Battler is 26 year old woman who comes to your office complaining from weakness and weight gain. (Cushing).

  12. Sarah Anderson is 18 year old girl who came to your office because she notice her neck is wide. In the next ten minutes take focused history and perform focused physical examination. (Goitre).

  13. Tony Black is 30 year old man who came to your office complaining from feeling dizzy and weight loss. In the next ten minutes take focused history. (Adrenal Insufficiency).

  14. Martin O'Malley is 34 year old man who cam the emergency because of persistent headache and heart racing.  In the next ten minutes take focused history. (Pheochromocytoma).

  15. Jim Charles is 12 year old boy, who is know for diabetes type I, was rushed to the emergency by his parents after falling unconscious. Please mange him in the next ten minutes. (Hypoglycemia).

 

Now;

What do you have to do in these OSCE stations in order to cover the checklist?..... 

What to ask to be thorough and cover the differential diagnosis?.... 

How to ask in an efficient, respectful, and empathic way?.....

How to wrap up the station?.....

How to counsel the patient?..... 

How to perform a complete, safe, and respectful physical examination?.....

 

Your biggest challenge in OSCE exams is the limited available time.

You need to memorize sets of questions and actions to be asked and done while you're in an autopilot manner!

 

 

 
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