Comparison of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination with the performance of third-year medical students in surgery.

BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to investigate the validity of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) as an evaluation technique by comparing medical student performance on the OSCE with traditional forms of evaluation. SUBJECTS AND METHODS We analyzed the performance of 129 third-year medical students in the 1997-1998 academic year… (More)