Deconstructing the OSCEStrategies for OSCE Success

Deconstructing the OSCEStrategies for OSCE Success

Duncan Harding PhD MRCPsych

Print publication date: Feb 2014

ISBN: 9780198704874

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The OSCE forms the practical part of educational and professional medical examinations and is often challenging and expensive. Deconstructing the OSCE takes a fresh approach to passing OSCE exams, teaching how to tackle the exam in a new way. It doesn't provide checklists of information needed for specific OSCE stations; instead it helps to develop generic strategies and skills that will lead to success in any OSCE exam, regardless of specialty or level. Featuring advice, practical tips, real life examples and exercises, this resource will prepare candidates with the skills to prepare for effective OSCE study and strategies for overcoming common psychological hurdles and baggage. It also explores how to overcome past failures in the OSCE by overhauling previous study routines and suggesting new strategies for the road ahead.