Providing holistic integrated OSCE feedback to students

Malau-Aduli, Bunmi, and Zimitat, Craig (2012) Providing holistic integrated OSCE feedback to students. In: Abstracts from 15th Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions. 4G3. p. 62. From: 15th Ottawa Conference on the Assessment of Competence in Medicine and the Healthcare Professions, 9-13 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Background: An OSCE comprises a specified number of stations designed according to a blueprint to sample appropriately across the clinical curriculum, organised to provide maximum reliability and validity.

Summary of work: OSCE blueprints were used to classify each of the criteria in each OSCE station in summative assessments into specific themes (e.g. interpretation of data, therapeutics, management). Student's OSCE scores were reported as gross scores station x station. In addition, OSCE scores were also reported by theme across the whole examination. Student and staff responses to this change in feedback was evaluated by survey.

Conclusions: Holistic integrated OSCE feedback providing a broad view of strengths and weaknesses in skills across the whole clinical examination was very positively received by students and staff when compared with typical feedback consisting of a piecemeal collection of comments / data about different elements of performance on each station.

Take-home message: Holistic integrated OSCE feedback provides students with a broad view of their strengths and weaknesses across the whole clinical examination.

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