Christopher Bowers MS, DMD
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.
Valerie Nieto RDH, MS
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.