Compiled Resources from an online discussion carried out by CMCL-FAIMER fellows - 2008

Moderators: Dr Praveen R Singh and Dr Suman P Singh

Faculty: Dr Tejinder Singh and Dr Payal Bansal

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Homepage - OSCE and OSPE

Compiled Responses

 The Beginning

 01.   Introduction and Basics of OSPE/OSCE

 02.   Is OSPE glorified spotting.. 

  03.   How to set up OSCE and OSPE stations..

 04.   How to collect the answer-sheets in OSCE/OSPE from students.

 05.   OSCE reliability

 06.   Levels of competencies in evaluation

 07.   Practical experiences of OSPE/OSCE

 08.   OSCE in testing Communication and attitudes

  09   Should knowledge be accessed in OSCE/OSPE

 10.   Simulated patients

 11. Examiner training...a must to do...

12.   Standard setting in OSCE

 13.   Disadvantages of OSCE



"Would you tell me which way I ought to

go from here?" asked Alice.


"That depends a good deal on where

you want to get," said the Cat.


"I really don't care where" replied Alice.

"Then it doesn't much matter which way you go," said the Cat.



- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865)



Assessments are sign posts. They show where you are going…!

Right or Wrong way…




 I.   Participants in the discussion

 II.  Suggested Reading

 III. Important sites 






Discussion Summary


Origin and evolution of OSCE

What is OSCE OSPE..

Important terminologies OSCE and OSPE

Process - OSCE and OSPE


Advantages OSCE and OSPE

Limitation OSCE and OSPE

The final words