Objective Structured Clinical Examination- a formative assessment method ‘at Faculty of Dental Sciences, RUAS

5th & 6th November 2019

It was also observed by the learners that they needed more training especially on critical steps, the course leaders were also of the opinion that the students needed more specific training to improve their confidence

It was also observed by the learners that they needed more training especially on critical steps, the course leaders were also of the opinion that the students needed more specific training to improve their confidence. Hence, a two day workshop was conducted on 5th and 6th of November with sessions on educational objectives, assessment, blue printing, planning OSCE stations, training standardized patients and plan for implementation. Two from each department were nominated by the Head of the department with clear objective that they would be primarily responsible for implementing OSCE. Dr Medha Joshi, oriented the participants on educational objectives, setting up stations on OSCE and training of Standardized patients. Dr Joshi has Master in Health Profession Education from UIC, Chicago and vast experience in the field of Health professions education. The session on change game was handled by Ms Jayanthi, DTSLD. She was successful in communicating the participants on ‘the change is inevitable, let’s embrace the change’ and also brought out the attributes for change agents. The feedback analysis demonstrated the acceptance of the workshop by all participants and the pre and post - test comparison also demonstrated good improvement in the knowledge levels of the participants. The entire process was divided into training phase, planning phase and implementation phase. Now that we have completed planning phase, the course leaders have just embarked on the planning phase. This includes, orienting and sensitizing the other staff members in the department, identifying competencies, developing stations, piloting and validating. The next academic year will see a revised curriculum with OSCE for undergraduate training.

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