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Clinical Skills Assessment Medical OSCE Exam (OSCE home)


OSCEhome Online Clinical Skills and Communication Skills OSCE Exam Preparation Membership Course


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:


  1. Clinically oriented medical knowledge about common diseases and life threatening rare diseases.
  2. 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.
  3. Perform physical examinations and other clinical skills.
  4. 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 Medical Interview


Lesson 1            Introduction. 

Lesson 2            OSCE Exam Formats.  

Lesson 3            The OSCE Examiner’s Checklist.   

Lesson 4            Physician-Patient Communication Skills.   

Lesson 5            How To Prepare For The OSCEs.



Part Two            History Taking Interview


Lesson 6            The Systematic Approach Model.  

Lesson 7            The Minute(s) Before. 

Lesson 8            Self-Introduction. 

Lesson 9            Chief Complaint. 

Lesson 10          History of Present Illness (HPI). 

Lesson 11          Station Appropriate Questions - Introduction. 

Lesson 12          Neurology appropriate questions.

Lesson 13          Respiratory appropriate questions.

Lesson 14          Cardiology appropriate questions.

Lesson 15          Gastroenterology appropriate questions.

Lesson 16          Gentourology appropriate questions.

Lesson 17          Endocrine/Hematology appropriate questions.

Lesson 18          Musculoskeletal appropriate questions.

Lesson 19          Dermatology appropriate questions.

Lesson 20          Pediatric appropriate questions.

Lesson 21          Gyne/OB appropriate questions.

Lesson 22          Psychiatry appropriate questions.

Lesson 23          Standard Questions.

Lesson 24          Wrap Up.

Lesson 25          Counseling Stations. 


Part Three         Physical Examination Interview


Lesson 26          Physical Examination Interview- Introduction.

Lesson 27          Chest Examination. 

Lesson 28          Cardiovascular Examination. 

Lesson 29          Abdominal Examination.

Lesson 30          Gynaecological Examination. 

Lesson 31          Hematological Examination.

Lesson 32          Head and Neck Examination.   

Lesson 33          Neurological Examination. 

Lesson 34             Cranial Nerves Examination. 

Lesson 35             Mini Mental Examination.  

Lesson 34             Motor Examination.

Lesson 35             Sensory Examination.  

Lesson 36             Coordination Examination.

Lesson 37          Musculoskeletal Examination - Introduction.

Lesson 38             Sub Model.

Lesson 39             Tempomandibular Joint exam.  

Lesson 40             Shoulder Exam.

Lesson 41             Elbow Exam. 

Lesson 42             Wrist Exam. 

Lesson 43             Hand Exam. 

Lesson 44             Cervical Vertebrae exam.

Lesson 45             Thoracic Vertebrae exam.  

Lesson 46             Lower back Exam.

Lesson 47             Hip Exam. 

Lesson 48             Knee Exam. 

Lesson 49             Ankle Exam. 

Lesson 50          Pediatric examination.

Lesson 51          Obstetric examination. 

Lesson 53          Breast examination. 

Lesson 54          Scrotum examination. 

Lesson 55          Eye examination.   


Part Four           Emergency Room Interviews                                  


Lesson 56          Emergency Room Stations.  


Part Five            Additional Clinical Skills                                        


Lesson 57          Patient’s Write Up.

Lesson 58          Clinical decision making.

Lesson 59          ECG Interpretation.

Lesson 60          Head CT.

Lesson 61          Chest X-ray.

Lesson 62          Abdominal X-ray.

Lesson 63          X-ray in Trauma.   



Enrollment dates:

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January 1st

March 1st

May 1st

July 1st

September 1st

November 1st

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