This is the OSCE Exam Preparation course.
For AKT and KFP preparation see our AKT & KFP Exam Preparation Online Course
OSCE Preparation 2018.1
This OCSE preparation course is targeted at candidates planning to sit the exam in May 2018. The course includes:
- Video presentations - covering the OSCE exam, Clinical Reasoning & Study Planning
- Recorded OSCE cases - demonstrating 'good' and 'poor' OSCEs and commentary from educators
- Live webinars - to practice OSCE cases under exam conditions with feedback from our experience 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
Advice on preparing for the exam
A recorded presentation on the OSCE Exam, tips and tricks. In addition, participants will have access to an, up to date, online, repository of study resources including Murtagh's General Practice.
An online course forum will be running, where participants can share insights, study tips & resources and ask questions of each other and Medical Educators.
Example of the do's and don'ts of OSCE
Video examples of an ‘excellent’ OSCE, and a ‘poor’ OSCE. Participants will gain insight into what makes a difference via Medical Educator commentary.
Live webinars to practice cases
Live webinars will be conducted in small groups (max 6 per group) and participants will have the opportunity to practice cases, listen to others practice and receive feedback from Medical Educators. These webinars will be facilitated by our team of experienced Medical Educators, OSCE Examiners and medal winning OSCE candidates.
Please note that the current OSCE groups are at their capacity. If you would like to enrol in the course - get in touch with us on 1300 652 046 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss available options.
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 (email@example.com 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
For more information
Call 1300 652 046 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.