Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

  • An OSCE is a standardized, simulation-based assessment tool used to comprehensively evaluate candidate’s cognitive, psychomotor, & affective clinical skills.
  • It is a structured station-based examination designed to assess multiple students’ clinical performances over the same materials, at the same time.
  • Each station is timed & creates a simulated scenario that often involves the use of Standardized Patients (or actors), typodonts, manikins, medical histories, radiographs, mouth models, instruments, etc.
  • Each station tests different clinical skills and levels of knowledge based on predetermined criteria that are evaluated by calibrated instructors using standardized checklists and rubrics.
  • All of this is achieved without ever altering the health of a human subject.

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Objective Structured Clinical Examination: Best Practices

Christopher Bowers MS, DMD

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OSCE Resource Library

View and download OSCE curriculum developed by your fellow educators. Check back as more OSCEs are added regularly upon receipt.

  • Use as is or customize to your curriculum.
  • A shared resource for ALL educators.
  • Includes both "textbook" and modified for virtual use.
  • Check back for new additions.

OSCE Submission Framework

Have a topic? Click here for step-by-step instructions on creating your submission. Questions? Please email CDEN Program Manager: Diane_Peterson@colpal.com.