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Multisystem Undifferentiated OSCEs

 

Undifferentiated OSCEs

Prepare yourself for these common undifferentiated multi-system 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:

  • Fall.

  • Syncope / Fainting.

  • Loss of consciousness / Coma.

  • Fatigue / Tiredness.

  • Vague abdominal pain.

  • Vague chest pain.

  • Violent patient.

  • Vomiting.

  • Headache.

  • Fever.

  • Fit.

  • Unsteadiness / Dizziness.

  • Abdominal distension.

  • Edema.

 


Undifferentiated OSCE ExamCommon Undifferentiated 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. Jane Anderson, a 30 years old woman, came to your office complaining from fatigue for 2 months. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take focused history. (Fatigue).

  2. Elizabeth Smith, a 81 years old women, came to your office complaining of aches and pains all over her body. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take focused history. (Depression/ Somatization/ Neuropathies/ Metabolic)

  3. Suzy Taylor, a 26 years old female, has been brought to the emergency by ambulance after being found unconscious in her home. You are the physician on duty in the ER today. She is in the room with a nurse. In the next 5/10/15 minutes, please enter the room and mange the patient. (Unconscious / Coma).

  4. John Brown, a 50 years old male, came to your office because his wife insisted that he comes to see you. In the next 5/10/15 minutes talk to him and address is wife concerns. (Alcohol abuse / Drug abuse)

  5. Fatima Abdul Salam brought he father, a 62 years old man, to the emergency because he fell to the ground this morning. The emergency team ruled out any trauma. Mr Abdul Salam is waiting for you in the room. You had just started your shift in the ER. Please enter the room and talk to him in the next 5/10/15 minutes. (Fall).

  6. Sandy Sony, a 67 years old woman, came to your office complaining of feeling dizzy. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take focused history. (Dizziness).

  7. Terry McDonald is 57 years old. He came to the walk-in clinic complaining from vomiting. you are the physician on duty here today. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take focused history. (Vomiting).

  8. Eric Brown, a 47 years old male came to your office because he noticed that his pants became tide. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take focused history and perform a focused physical examination. (Abdominal distension).

  9. The police brought Mike Hurt to the emergency because he was throwing bottles out of his apartment window and scramming. He is 22 years old and has been kept in this room. In the next 5/10/15 minutes enter the room and talk to him. (Psychosis/ Mania/ Violent)

  10. Ann Johnson, a 59 years old women, came to your office complaining of ankle swelling. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take focused history. (Edema)

 


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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