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Please note that different notification methods are available depending on the type of activity. Methods include:

  • Inbox – you can access notifications in the Medcast Inbox. The inbox can be accessed by clicking on the envelope in the top right hand corner of the screen.
  • Home stream – you will see notifications in your Activity Stream on the Home Page.
  • Email – you will receive each notification as an individual email. Each email will be sent to the email account you have nominated (shown on your user profile).
  • Email digest – you will receive a daily email with all notifications from the last 24 hours. This email will be sent to the email account you have nominated (shown on your user profile).
  • Each type of notification is listed in the left hand column and you will see the notification method/s available for each activity in the 'Notification Method' column.
  • To remove notification methods click the x beside the method type.
  • To add new notification methods click in the white box beside the notification type and a list of notification methods will appear. Select your preferred method.
  • Click the Default Checkbox to revert back to the original notification methods for an activity.
  • Select Save at the bottom of the page.

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Medcast OSCE Preparation FAQs

You will need a reliable internet connection, a computer or a tablet and a headset. Your internet connection should preferably be wired (using an ethernet cable). The quality of the video conferencing is of great importance to ensure that the technical issues do not get in the way of the interview.
We are using Google Hangouts as our webinar platform as it provides a simple browser-based experience. Google Hangouts works best when accessing it using Google Chrome browser. You can view our participation instructions here and Google Hangouts troubleshooting guidelines here.
Medcast will provide technical support to the course participants, that includes setup guides and a technical host for each of the webinars. If you have any technical concerns you can contact us for assistance. Plan your webinar evenings ahead of time to ensure that you have a reliable connection, the right equipment, and no distractions.
The live webinars are held on weeknights (Sun - Thurs) starting from 7pm or 7.30pm. We allocate up to two (2) hours for each session, however the timing will depend on the participants’ performance and any discussions that take place.
Medcast will send reminders for the webinars and links to access the webinar room prior to each live event. However we suggest you familiarise yourself with the webinar schedule for the group you have chosen and add these dates to your calendar.
Participants will attend a total of 4 live webinars. You will be able to select a webinar group once you have enrolled in the course. Webinar group selection can be done in the webinars topic on the online course page. You can get in touch with us to check whether there are places still available in your preferred group before you enrol (info@medcast.com.au or 1300 652 046).
The webinar groups will have a maximum of 6 participants. Each group is facilitated by an experienced Medical Educator.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled webinar we will organise a make up session for you. However, you need to notify us in advance that you are unable to attend.
There will be at least 4 OSCE cases attempted during each webinar, so a total of 16 cases over the webinar series. We have a range of case types including short cases, long cases, VIVAs and critical appraisal.
The first webinar for each group includes a general discussion about the OSCE exams and an open forum for questions. The remainder of this webinar and the subsequent sessions involve practicing OSCE cases. Participants take it in turns to practice cases with the Medical Educator acting as the patient. The attempts are timed (including reading time - 3 mins, and the actual case - 8 mins). The Medical Educators then provide a structured feedback on the participants’ performance.
Video presentations - covering the OSCE, Clinical Reasoning, and Study Planning & Resources Recorded OSCE cases - demonstrating the ‘good’ and ‘poor’ OSCE performances with commentary from medical educators Forum - to form study groups and network with your peers Resources - access to Murtagh’s General Practice and a huge repository of study resources