How Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) using Standardized Patients Can Identify Trends in Student Learning
OSCEs use standardized patients and observed clinical encounters to offer students a 360-degree assessment from observing faculty, the patient and themselves. Feedback from trained standardized patients focuses on a feeling-based global humanistic grading rubric which offers students insight into how their interaction with patients leads to repeat visits and referrals; allows students the chance to learn what motivates patients to share their stories, feel comfortable and be open to medical plans needed to treat and diagnose their conditions; and gives hands-on experience in a safe learning environment.
Standardized Patient Trainer, Des Moines University
Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Ms. Fernandez-Morrow indicated she has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.
Continuing Education Credit
- DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 0.5 continuing education contact hour(s).
- MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 0.5 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
- Other Health Professionals: This live activity is designated for 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
- 0.50 AOA Category 1A
- 0.50 CE Contact Hour(s)
- 0.50 CPME