Essential checklist for final exam (OSCE) - Cardiff, South Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Success in OSCE requires not just a sound theoretical knowledge, but an ability to obtain a pertinent yet concise history, adroitness whilst undertaking clinical examination and performing practical skills, and the ability to communicate with the patient in an empathetic but informative manner. Although this may appear fairly logically, over the years, it has been noted that some diligent and ingenious students who possess the essential knowledge and skills, however, on occasions, fail the OSCE. This occurs not due to lack of wisdom but perhaps because of tenuous strategy.
Meticulous planning and preparation is therefore essential to effectively deal with each ‘OSCE station’ and this requires a clear understanding of the structure of the exam, an appreciation of the commonly examined areas, and erudition with the important topics. This book contains a comprehensive list of topics that has been tested in the past few years at St George’s Medical School. We highlight the areas that the candidate must be familiar with by providing a list of ‘mandatory topics’ and propose some guidance on how to prepare for the OSCE.
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