International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Medicine Science | Saudi Arabia | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015


OSCE Assessment for Medical Student Clinical Skills and Performance, Are We Doing It The Right Way?

Dr. Bandar Hetaimish MD | MED [1978] | FRCS C | Dr. Hussein Elbadawi MD | CCD


Abstract: The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is an assessment method that can be used to evaluate different learning domains such as cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. It assesses the competence of students in a structured and systematic format that minimize subjectivity. This article reviews the literature supporting the use of OSCE in accordance with validation, reliability, feasibility, acceptability and educational impact criteria for good assessment. Moreover, it explores the major strengths and weaknesses of using the OSCE as a measurement tool when assessing medical students clinical skills and performance. In addition, it proposes solutions to help overcome the identified weaknesses and barriers.


Keywords: OSCE, Assessment, Clinical Skills and Performance


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,


Pages: 963 - 967


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Dr. Bandar Hetaimish MD, MED, FRCS C, Dr. Hussein Elbadawi MD, CCD, "OSCE Assessment for Medical Student Clinical Skills and Performance, Are We Doing It The Right Way?", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015, pp. 963-967, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=NOV151373

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