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.

OSCE Workshop Questions

On June 9, 2021 over 30 dental faculty members convened to participate in a unique virtual workshop titled, Evaluation of Clinical Skills: Can we improve Reliability and Validity using an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)?

This 3-hour virtual workshop, led by Jack D Gerrow CM, DDS, MS, MEd, LLD(hon) contained lively discussions on a number of relevant current topics including: The challenges associated with obtaining valid and reliable clinical evaluation in dentistry, the advantages and limitations of patient-based examinations, manikin tests, daily grades and case-based examinations to evaluate clinical skills and much more.

EXAM QUESTIONS

Below you will find a wide variety of OSCE exam questions crafted by the team. Feel free to incorporate these into your curriculum. Stay tuned for future workshop dates.

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.


Webinars

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Objective Structured Clinical Examination: Best Practices

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