Manoj Ramachandran Clinical Cases and OSCEs in Surgery Second Edition for the MRCS 2e PDF Download
This introduction describes and discusses the different types of assessment of candidates in these examinations and describes the different scenarios that might be presented.Before going any further – a note of caution.
It is often said that the OSCE is completely
different from the short case and therefore the methods used for preparing for the clinical exam in surgery should be shredded and the process begun from scratch.
Manoj Ramachandran Clinical Cases and OSCEs in Surgery Second Edition
Who will be at the station (other than
• A simulated patient or a real patient
What will be available to you?
• Possibly paper on which to make notes as you take the history How will the scenario begin?
• You may be asked to gain some information about the symptoms a patient is describing and to formulate a differential diagnosis.
• Be aware of the time; you are not going to be able to complete a whole history but
should focus on answering the exact
question posed, without going into a whole stream of closed questioning
What kinds of questions will be used?
• During the scenario none, but if you are
interrupted you should take from this that
you may be getting side-tracked.
What kind of supplemental questions should you expect?
• Again supplemental questions may relate to further parts of the assessment of the patient’s symptoms.