OBJECTIVE STRUCTURED CLINICAL EXAMINATION (OSCE): STILL NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

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Mohammad Humayun
Iqbal Haider

Abstract

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
is a handy multipurpose evaluative tool used to evaluate
medical professionals in an effective way. It was first
introduced by Harden and Gleeson in 1975 and since
then it has become part of the both undergraduate
and postgraduate examinations. OSCE consists of
timed stations in which different competencies of the
candidates are evaluated. It ranges from history taking,
clinical examination, data interpretation, spot diagnosis,
emergency scenarios, counselling to uses of different
instruments and drugs. The number of stations and time
may vary according to the examination requirements in
a particular examination.

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Editorial
Author Biographies

Mohammad Humayun, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar

Department of Medicine,
Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar

Iqbal Haider, Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar

Department of Medicine,
Khyber Teaching Hospital, Peshawar