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J Med Vasc. 2017 May;42(3):141-147. doi: 10.1016/j.jdmv.2017.02.002. Epub 2017 Apr 18.

[Development of an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for evaluating clinical competence in vascular medicine].

[Article in French]

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1
Service de médecine vasculaire et centre de compétence régional des maladies vasculaires rares et systémiques auto-immunes, CHRU de Nancy, 54511 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy cedex, France; Inserm, UMR S 1116, université de Lorraine, 54000 Nancy, France. Electronic address: j.risse@chru-nancy.fr.
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Service de médecine vasculaire et centre de compétence régional des maladies vasculaires rares et systémiques auto-immunes, CHRU de Nancy, 54511 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy cedex, France.
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Service de médecine vasculaire et centre de compétence régional des maladies vasculaires rares et systémiques auto-immunes, CHRU de Nancy, 54511 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy cedex, France; Inserm, UMR S 1116, université de Lorraine, 54000 Nancy, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

Vascular medicine is now a clinical specialty in France. During their studies, students will acquire clinical reasoning in addition to technical skills. An Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is considered as the gold standard for evaluating clinical competence. Our main objective was to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of OSCE for the evaluation of students, secondarily their performance.

METHODS:

Three representative clinical cases of the specialty were developed. The OSCE consisted of a sequence of clinical situations presented in three stations of 7minutes each. The role of the simulated patient was played by medical students. At the end of the OSCE, observers and students completed the evaluation form. We compared the performances between junior and senior vascular medicine students. Written questionnaires were used to measure OSCE satisfaction.

RESULTS:

We were able to develop and organize this examination without difficulties. Fifteen students were evaluated. All participants agreed that the clinical situations were representative of vascular medicine practice, the cases were realistic and standardized patients were convincing. The performance of senior students was statistically higher than junior students in one case.

DISCUSSION:

Our study demonstrates the feasibility and acceptability of the OSCE in students in vascular medicine. The small number of stations and candidates requires further studies on a larger scale to evaluate their performance.

KEYWORDS:

ECOS; Médecine vasculaire; OSCE; Patients standardisés; Pedagogy; Pédagogie; Standardized patient; Student; Vascular medicine; Étudiants

PMID:
28705402
DOI:
10.1016/j.jdmv.2017.02.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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