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Recovering from OSCE Disaster

“That was a disaster. I ran out of time. I didn’t answer the question. I definitely failed that case”. As a Medical educator I’ve heard it a thousand times, and you’ve probably found yourself saying or thinking it.

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Recent articles

AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 1)
AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 1)
Dr Eleanor Carey

How a good knowledge of fiction will help you pass the AKT

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AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 2)
AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 2)
Dr Eleanor Carey

How a good knowledge of fiction will help you pass the AKT

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AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 3)
AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 3)
Dr Eleanor Carey

How a good knowledge of fiction will help you pass the AKT

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AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 4)
AKT Tips: a Trilogy in Four Parts (Part 4)
Dr Eleanor Carey

How a good knowledge of fiction will help you pass the AKT

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Developing Clinical Reasoning to Tackle the KFP
Developing Clinical Reasoning to Tackle the KFP
Dr Allison Miller

As a GP, we are undertaking clinical reasoning with nearly every patient that we see. It is most often automatic. However, in preparation for the KFP exam, it can be helpful to deconstruct the clinical reasoning process. The ultimate goal, however, is to make us better clinicians, not just to pass the exam!

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Making the most of your 3-minute reading time
Making the most of your 3-minute reading time
Dr Allison Miller

In all OSCE cases, you have three minutes of reading time. One of the tricks of success is optimising that three minutes.

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The Semantics of Medicine
The Semantics of Medicine
A/Prof Stephen Barnett

I went to the Doctor last week. It was not my usual doctor, as it was a Sunday, and I had realised that I was out of one of my scripts.

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Mayday! Mayday!  What to do after a disastrous OSCE station
Mayday! Mayday! What to do after a disastrous OSCE station
Dr Eleanor Carey

It may seem melodramatic to compare a tricky OSCE station to a plane crash, but stay with me for a moment.

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Practical Essentials for Passing the OSCE
Practical Essentials for Passing the OSCE
Dr Allison Miller

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.

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