Parks pediatric cardiology for practitioners 6th Edition PDF
The system of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has been
evolved to make the system of assessment in clinical subjects as objective as possible. While the routine examination system which involves clinical case presentation cannot be totally replaced, yet it tends to be somewhat subjective and is usually unable to test the knowledge and skills of the candidates over the entire syllabus.
The OSCE system not only is more
objective, but it also provides opportunity to examine the student over a
much larger area. The system, in fact, is very helpful to the students as his
deficiencies in small areas can get covered in larger areas of the syllabus.
However, as the person, who was associated with the National Board in
introducing the OSCE system in the specialty of pediatrics, I have noticed
great apprehension among the National Board candidates regarding this
system of examination. This has largely been due to non-availability of
suitable texts on the subject and inability of most centers and teachers
imparting training to DNB candidates, to familiarize the students with the
‘new’ system in absence of such texts. Dr Holla is a very experienced DNB
examiner, Dr Jain is a Member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child
Health, London, UK. Dr Mittal has cleared the DNB Pediatrics in the new
format of examination.
They have all done well to fill this very importantgap. This book focusing on OSCE system is refreshingly new in concepti n that it is not only a source of imparting information (which mostt extbooks tend to be) but also a great help in structured learning of thesubject and imbibing of the knowledge by the student. The teachersinvolved in training and assessing the DNB candidates will also benefitgreatly from this book as it will enable them to understand the basicconcepts of OSCE and enable them to develop many more such questions.
Although written primarily for DNB candidates, this book will be useful
for other postgraduate (MD, DCH) students in pediatrics and even for
practicing pediatricians as it provides ready reference tool for various
clinical situations. As the book includes multiple choice, it will also help
students preparing for clinical skill examinations for the US specialty board
and for MRCPCH examinations.