BMC Med Educ 2018 Jan 2;18(1). Epub 2018 Jan 2.
Research Department of Medical Education, University College London, London, UK.
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BMC Med Educ 2015 Apr 21;15:80. Epub 2015 Apr 21.
Royal College of Physicians, London, UK.
Background: The General Medical Council's Fitness to Practise investigations may involve a test of competence for doctors with performance concerns. Concern has been raised about the suitability of the test format for doctors who qualified before the introduction of Single Best Answer and Objective Structured Clinical Examination assessments, both of which form the test of competence. This study explored whether the examination formats used in the tests of competence are fair to long standing doctors who have undergone fitness to practise investigation. Read More
Postgrad Med J 2014 Dec 14;90(1070):675-9. Epub 2014 Oct 14.
Division of University College London Medical School, University College London, London, UK.
Background: Doctors who are investigated by the General Medical Council for performance concerns may be required to take a Test of Competence (ToC). The tests are piloted on volunteer doctors before they are used in Fitness to Practise (FtP) investigations.
Objectives: To find out who volunteers to take a pilot ToC and why. Read More
Int J Med Educ 2015 Jun 21;6:76-83. Epub 2015 Jun 21.
GKT School of Medical Education, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London,UK.
Objective: To explore how formative OSCEs influence student performance and perception when undertaking summative OSCEs.
Methods: We introduced formative OSCEs for second-year medical students at a large London medical school. Examination data from both formative and subsequent summative OSCEs were analysed to determine the effect on summative OSCE performance. Read More
Rural Remote Health 2014 27;14(3):2469. Epub 2014 Jul 27.
University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Introduction: Nurses in remote areas of Australia are the primary healthcare professionals, who need to be able to deliver comprehensive and culturally sensitive care to clients, many of whom are Indigenous Australians. Adequate and specific preparation for practice is crucial to the quality of care delivered by remote area nurses (RANs). Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) provide an excellent opportunity for student practice in a simulated environment that is safe, authentic, fair and valid when well constructed. Read More