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Surgery OSCEs

Prepare yourself for these common Surgical 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 has been included within each body system. Here are others:

  • Hand pain / Numbness / Physical examination.

  • Pre-op care.

  • Post-op care.

  • Splenic injury.(ER)

  • Pelvic fracture.(ER)

  • Hemothorax. (ER)

  • Bowel obstruction. (ER)

  • Suturing. (ER)

 


Surgery OSCE ExamCommon Surgical 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 counseling as needed. Thus, ignore the last statement in the following sample stations about the available time and required tasks to do.).

 

  1. Please enter the room and suture a small laceration of  the forearm in the next 5/10/15 minutes. (Suturing). (Not in USMLE).

  2. Jackie Scot is a 44 year old woman who comes to the emergency because of right upper quadrant pain and vomiting. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take a focused history and perform a focused physical examination. (Bowel obstruction).

  3. Tom Robertson is a 31 year old man who has just arrived to the emergency because he fell at work from a platform and hit his left side on a step. In the next 5/10/15 minutes manage (Internal bleeding / Splenic injury / Pelvic fracture).

  4. Tom Robertson is a 31 year old man who has just arrived to the emergency because he fell at work from a platform and hit his head on a step. In the next 5/10/15 minutes manage (Head/ C-Spine injury).

  5. John Aukland is a 19 year old man who came to emergency because of a laceration over his wrist. In the next 5/10/15 minutes perform a focused physical examination. (Hand exam).

  6. Sandy Smith is a 48 year old woman who came to the clinic a week before her hysterectomy surgery as requested for pre-operative assessment. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take a focused history and perform a focused physical examination. (Pre-op).

  7. Sandy Smith is a 48 year old woman who had a hysterectomy done three days ago. The word nurse reported that she is confused and hallucinating. In the next 5/10/15 minutes take a focused history. (Post-op confusion).

 

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?.....

How to mange?.....

 

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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