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Organising a mock OSCE for the MRCPsych Part I examination

  • Iain Pryde (a1), Amrit Sachar (a2), Stephanie Young (a3), Amanda Hukin (a4), Teifion Davies (a5) and Ranga Rao (a6)...
Abstract
Aims and Method

With the changes introduced recently to the Part I clinical examination, trainers will be expected to modify MRCPsych course teaching accordingly. The aim of this paper is to describe the procedure for organising a mock objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for MRCPsych trainees.

Results

Prior to the introduction of the new OSCE, we organised an authentic mock OSCE for our trainees. We have now run three consecutive mock examinations which have been successfully evaluated.

Clinical Implications

A well-organised mock OSCE requires significant investment in terms of planning, resources and enthusiasm, but can have a potentially beneficial impact on and preparation for the real OSCE and training in general.

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Organising a mock OSCE for the MRCPsych Part I examination

  • Iain Pryde (a1), Amrit Sachar (a2), Stephanie Young (a3), Amanda Hukin (a4), Teifion Davies (a5) and Ranga Rao (a6)...
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