Looking at the title I’ve just written, it looks an awful lot like a typo. Or just bad grammar.
But syntax aside, I have had a few firsts this week. Wanted to share. Because it’s a blog and I just like sharing my innermost thoughts and feelings for the entire universe to observe and criticize. I’m a med student and a writer. The need for encouragement, praise, and approval is near-pathological, honestly.
Anyway – my three firsts.
Yes, the title deserves all capital letters. OSCEs are Very Important to our Education. They allow us to test our Clinical Skills and Patient-Centered Method. Plus they give us Clinical Experience while allowing for immediate Feedback.
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OSCEs are… special. For those who don’t know, the Objective Structured Clinical Exam is a mix of history taking and physical exams designed to evaluate the blossoming medical student on their skills in both. Well-intentioned, but fundamentally flawed, really. “How so?” you ask with immense curiosity. Well, I’m about to tell you, young grasshopper. Without further ado, here’s 5 ways that OSCEs are nothing like real life. Continue reading