Creating an objective structured clinical examination for the internal medicine clerkship: pitfalls and benefits.

@article{Elnicki1993CreatingAO,
  title={Creating an objective structured clinical examination for the internal medicine clerkship: pitfalls and benefits.},
  author={David Michael Elnicki and William Shockcor and David K Morris and Kevin A. Halbritter},
  journal={The American journal of the medical sciences},
  year={1993},
  volume={306 2},
  pages={94-7}
}
The objective-structured clinical examination (OSCE) is a useful tool in evaluating clinical competence. Traditional clinical-evaluation measures have been criticized as arbitrary and lacking reliability, whereas written exams test primarily cognitive aspects. The OSCE focuses on learner actions rather than abstract knowledge and evaluates in a uniform fashion. A 15-station OSCE was created for an internal medicine junior clerkship, based on predetermined skill and content goals. The exams then… CONTINUE READING