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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.

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Effective Time Management in the OSCE
Effective Time Management in the OSCE
Dr Chandelle Whitfield

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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Avoiding FRACGP Exam Day Meltdown
Avoiding FRACGP Exam Day Meltdown
Dr Eleanor Carey

There’s nothing quite like that sinking sense of terror when you’re about to sit an exam.

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FOCUS your AKT & KFP study
FOCUS your AKT & KFP study
Medcast Medical Education Team

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
Dr Allison Miller

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
Dr Allison Miller

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
Medcast Medical Education Team

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
Medcast Medical Education Team

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
Medcast Medical Education Team

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
Medcast Medical Education Team

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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