Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

For: Language and Communication Skill Development, Personality and Professional Development, Analytical Skill Development
Year of Implementation
Faculty in Charge
Dr. Pretish Kiran

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a reliable, standardised assessment tool which can be used to evaluate the skills of outgoing undergraduates. OSCE has been administered every year at the completion of internship in our institution since 2013. OSCE is divided into stations where each station tests a particular domain (cognitive/psychomotor/affective). It is used as a tool to provide feedback to the faculty and the institution on lacunae in training in undergraduate students. The advantage of the OSCE is that it is a standardised tool, with all students examined under similar conditions with identical problems as compared to a traditional oral examination. Each station is set up to assess students at different levels within each domain, and is formulated and manned by faculty from across the various departments. The post internship summative assessment using OSCE is an assessment of the teaching programme and identifies areas which need strengthening. The individual departments receive feedback of the students’ performance in the OSCE for re-evaluation of their teaching programme. It is also an indicator of student performance and individual students receive their scores to understand their strengths and weaknesses.

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