Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) stations in
USMLE Step 2 CS, MCCQE II, PLAB Part 2, TRAS 2, Australian clinical, NZREX,
residency OSCEs and medical students clinical exams are differently
designed to assess one or more of your clinical skills depending on the purpose
of that exam. However, required medical knowledge, clinical skills, and
communication skills are the same among these OSCEs. It is important to fully
understand what is exactly required to be performed in each station and to what
medical extent. You will be assessed for only those skills asked in that
station. Tasks other than those requested or more than expected at this stage of
your medical knowledge, regardless of whether you performed them right or wrong,
wont be counted and most critically will waste your valuable limited time.
The length of the OSCE station is generally 5-20 minutes. You will perform a
medical encounter with a standardized patient (SP) just like a real medical
encounter. In some OSCE exams, an examiner (a physician) will be present during
these encounters to assess your clinical skills and communication skills based
on a standard checklist. Other OSCE Examiners use videotaping the entire
encounter to be assessed by more than one examiner later. A nurse may also be
present in management stations to receive management orders from you and inform
you about the progress.
In order to prepare yourself for clinical placements like clerkships,
internships, and residencies as well as OSCEs exams, you have to train yourself
in four aspects:
- Clinically oriented medical knowledge about common diseases and life
threatening rare diseases.
- Master communication skills specific to healthcare professional setting.
This is to assure good data gathering from the patient, build rapport,
facilitate compliance, and good time efficient management of the interveiw.
- Perform physical examinations and other clinical skills.
- Acquire the clinical decision making skills.
The OSCEhome online clinical skills and communication skills OSCE exam
preparation membership course is designed to address these four aspects.
It consists of lessons with downloadable printable files, online
presentations, and videos. Participants will be free to take the lessons in any
sequence they like and over what ever time they need. We made this online course
flexible because different candidates need different ways to learn and takes
them variable amount of time.
The lessons are:
Part One The
Lesson 2 OSCE
Lesson 3 The
OSCE Examiner’s Checklist.
Physician-Patient Communication Skills.
Lesson 5 How
To Prepare For The OSCEs.
History Taking Interview
Lesson 6 The
Systematic Approach Model.
Lesson 7 The
Lesson 9 Chief
Lesson 10 History of
Present Illness (HPI).
Lesson 11 Station
Appropriate Questions - Introduction.
Lesson 12 Neurology
Respiratory appropriate questions.
Cardiology appropriate questions.
Gastroenterology appropriate questions.
Gentourology appropriate questions.
Endocrine/Hematology appropriate questions.
Musculoskeletal appropriate questions.
Dermatology appropriate questions.
Pediatric appropriate questions.
Gyne/OB appropriate questions.
Psychiatry appropriate questions.
Lesson 23 Standard
Lesson 24 Wrap Up.
Lesson 25 Counseling
Part Three Physical Examination
Lesson 26 Physical
Examination Interview- Introduction.
Lesson 27 Chest
Lesson 28 Cardiovascular
Lesson 29 Abdominal
Lesson 30 Gynaecological
Lesson 31 Hematological
Lesson 32 Head and Neck
Lesson 33 Neurological
Cranial Nerves Examination.
Mini Mental Examination.
Lesson 37 Musculoskeletal
Examination - Introduction.
Tempomandibular Joint exam.
Thoracic Vertebrae exam.
Lower back Exam.
Lesson 50 Pediatric
Lesson 51 Obstetric
Lesson 53 Breast
Lesson 54 Scrotum
Lesson 55 Eye
Part Four Emergency
Lesson 56 Emergency Room
Additional Clinical Skills
Lesson 57 Patient’s Write
Lesson 58 Clinical
X-ray in Trauma.
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