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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!

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FOCUS your AKT & KFP study
FOCUS your AKT & KFP study

Here are a few general tips on how to FOCUS for those of you considering sitting the written FRACGP exams.

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OSCE Advice from an Examiner | Preparing for the Physical Examination
OSCE Advice from an Examiner | Preparing for the Physical Examination

As an examiner, one of the most disappointing things I find about candidates’ preparation for the OSCE is their inability to do a good physical examination on a patient.

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Clinical Reasoning for KFP
Clinical Reasoning for KFP

John is a family friend in his late 20’s, and is an intelligent and health-literate, professional man with well controlled Type 1 Diabetes

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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?

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Solving the KFP Mystery - PROMPT
Solving the KFP Mystery - PROMPT

In many ways, the process of clinical reasoning is not unlike Sherlock Holmes unpacking a compelling mystery.

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OSCE Alphabet Soup
OSCE Alphabet Soup

Quick tips on OSCE technique.

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Preparing for a Viva Exam in the OSCE
Preparing for a Viva Exam in the OSCE

One of the most difficult examination stations in the OSCE exam is the Viva. There is usually at least one Viva Station in the exam.

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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.

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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?

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