The word ‘OSCE’ alone is enough to strike fear into the hearts of most medical students.
OK, perhaps that’s a bit too dramatic, but it is certainly one of the more daunting aspects of medical school. For those who aren’t yet familiar, the Objectively Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) is the practical component of your assessment in medical school. It involves demonstrating your history-taking and clinical examination skills on a patient (who is usually an actor). They are often a significant source of anxiety for students, but GPSN is here to help.