The OSCE has landed: One small step for British psychiatry?

J Sauer, B Hodges, A Santhouse, N Blackwood

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Objective: In the United Kingdom (UK), an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) has replaced the individual patient assessment (IPA) for part 1 of the membership examination of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (MRCPsych). The authors' assessment of the OSCE was conducted. Method: Residents completed and evaluated an OSCE designed according to guidelines set by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Results: These residents considered the OSCE fair (86%) and appropriate (89%) in assessing clinical ability. They believed that the OSCE reflected the skills required in clinical practice and found it preferable to the IPA. Conclusion: The OSCE received positive evaluation from residents
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310 - 315
Number of pages6
JournalAcademic psychiatry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2005


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