ERIC Number: EJ808536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
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The OSCE Has Landed: One Small Step for British Psychiatry?
Sauer, Justin; Hodges, Brian; Santhouse, Alastair; Blackwood, Nigel
Academic Psychiatry, v29 n3 p310-315 Aug 2005
Objective: In the United Kingdom (UK), an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) has replaced the individual patient assessment (IPA) for part 1 of the membership examination of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych). The authors' assessment of the OSCE was conducted. Method: Residents completed and evaluated an OSCE designed according to guidelines set by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Results: These residents considered the OSCE fair (86%) and appropriate (89%) in assessing clinical ability. They believed that the OSCE reflected the skills required in clinical practice and found it preferable to the IPA. Conclusion: The OSCE received positive evaluation from residents.
Descriptors: Test Validity, Evaluation Methods, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Evaluation Research, Tests, Clinical Experience, Student Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Psychiatry, Graduate Medical Education, Medical Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom