Practical Essentials for Passing the OSCE

Practical Essentials for Passing the OSCE

The best way to prepare for the OSCE is to view every patient you see between now and then as an opportunity. Then, keep the following practical tips front of mind for every patient you see … practice makes perfect.

Effective Time Management in the OSCE

Effective Time Management in the OSCE

Completing the OSCE is a race against the clock. With eight minutes to complete a short case, and nineteen minutes to complete a long, you need to think clearly and quickly - the last thing you want is to hear the bell ring when you’re just getting started!

OSCE - How to appraise the evidence

OSCE - How to appraise the evidence

Reaching the summit of the medical ‘evidence mountain’ can often seem like too much hard yakka. It is much easier to assume that the guidebook is informed by good quality evidence but, how can we know for sure?

How to Dress for OSCE Success

How to Dress for OSCE Success

In the weeks leading up to the OSCE, the question of how to dress for your exam is sure to pop up. However, your appearance is so much more than what you wear on the day.

Three Minute OSCE Reading Time | In 5 Steps

Three Minute OSCE Reading Time | In 5 Steps

Wouldn’t it be luxurious in General Practice to have three minutes to consider what the patient is likely to present with, and to consider and document a safe plan for proceeding with the consultation?

Down the Rabbit Hole (... mid OSCE station)

Down the Rabbit Hole (... mid OSCE station)

You are mid OSCE station and you’ve hit a roadblock. Not sure what to ask next, where to go, where you have gone wrong? You have no idea what the diagnosis is and are getting poker faces from the examiners. What do you do next?