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Carrying baggage 

Carrying baggage
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Carrying baggage
Author(s):

Duncan Harding

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198704874.003.0002
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date: 10 December 2019

We all carry some psychological baggage with us into any situation, and the OSCE is no different. This chapter considers some of the different types of baggage that we carry with us into our OSCE. The chapter starts by considering the good practitioner, and looks at a candidate’s core internal state. It emphasizes the importance of being real in the OSCE, and then suggests a psychological exercise that can help the candidate to reframe their negative psychological baggage into something more positive. The chapter goes on to consider other types of baggage, such as over-rehearsal and well rehearsed physical examinations.

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