Discussion Summary

 Important terminologies OSCE and OSPE

What you tell people is not important.

It is what they hear that is important.


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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


Important terminologies:
OSCE: Objective Structured Clinical Examination

OSPE: Objective Structured Practical Examination

COSPE: Computerised Objective Structured Practical Examination

GOSCE (TOSCE): Group(Team) Objective Structured Practical Examination

OSLER:          Objective structural Long Examination Record

Station: each task assigned to the student is termed as a station. Depending upon the nature of task we can have following types of stations-

  1. Procedure Station: The student is expected to perform a decided task in front of an observer who observes the student while doing the task and gives marks as per the provided checklist
  2. Response Station: The student is expected to respond to certain questions , either based on the previous procedure station or chosen separately to evaluate areas of knowledge, interpretation, problem solving etc.
  3. Question stations are a type of Response stations, meant to test the knowledge part of the skills tested in prior stations.
  4. Rest Station: These stations are meant to give a break to the students.
  5. Critical Stations: These stations are the must pass stations as they are meant to judge the most important and critical component of students curriculum.

SP : Simulated or standardized patients.




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