The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) - the Fellowship Clinical Exam - is a clinical test held over two consecutive days.
The examination will consist of a variety of clinical stations based on scenarios that candidates would expect to see as part of their work in the Emergency Department – history taking, physical examinations, communication, procedural skills, simulations, resuscitation, teaching, managing the ED, team work, case synthesis, creating management plans and interpreting investigation results. However, any simulation or resuscitation station will now be tested in a single, rather than a double station as occurred previously.
Each of the 12 single OSCE stations are 11 minutes' duration. This will include four minutes of reading time followed by seven minutes of assessment. Of the 12 stations, there will be a minimum of one of each of the following type of stations:
- History taking
- Physical examination
- A challenging communication situation: patient/relative/staff member
- Team Based Simulation
- Teaching/advice to junior staff
- Standardised Case-Based Discussion
For a more detailed summary of what to expect on the day of your exams please refer to the Educational Resources on eLearning.