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Effectiveness of Objectively Structured Clinical Examination in Postgraduate Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology to improve Clinical Examination Skills

Sourya Acharya, Samarth Shukla, Neema Acharya, Sunita Vagha

Keywords : Clinical examination skills, Formative assessment, Objectively structured clinical examination

Citation Information : Acharya S, Shukla S, Acharya N, Vagha S. Effectiveness of Objectively Structured Clinical Examination in Postgraduate Training in Obstetrics and Gynecology to improve Clinical Examination Skills. J South Asian Feder Menopause Soc 2018; 6 (1):8-12.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10032-1126

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: To determine the effectiveness of Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology (OBGY) to improve clinical examination skills. Materials and methods: Clinical examination skills of six presensitized postgraduate students were assessed though OSCE. Improvement in interpersonal and communication skills and skill of professionalism and procedural skills were assessed in successive sessions by guides using Dreyfus model. Results were analyzed by Student\'s t-test. Results: There was significant improvement in interpersonal and communication skills and skill of professionalism and procedural skills. Conclusion: Objectively Structured Clinical Examination is an effective method of evaluation for improvement in clinical examination skills of postgraduate students during their training in OBGY. Clinical significance: Objectively Structured Clinical Examination should be used as a formative assessment method to improve skills.


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