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RMJ. 2021; 46(3): 685-689


Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the acceptability of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) among the undergraduate medical students studying in the College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Almajmaah, KSA.
Methodology: This cross-sectional survey was conducted from March to May, 2018 and included 150 students in the clinical years at Majmaah University. A self-administered semi-structured questionnaire was used. Data were analysed using SPSS version 21.
Results: Medical students had mixed perceptions about OSCE as an assessment tool. The study findings reflect poor satisfaction with the existing OSCE processes despite having positive perceptions about the clarity of OSCE stations and structure as well as the fairness of the designed exam. However, a lack of understanding regarding the objectives and academic role of OSCE was found. Most (64%) students felt that more time should be provided at each OSCE station and feedback should be provided after the exam. Students feel stressed when faculty participates in OSCE as simulated patients while ultimately negatively affect students’ performance in the exam.
Conclusion: There is a dire need to improve the OSCE process to make it acceptable for medical students and to ensure effective implementation of OSCE as an assessment method.

Key words: Medical students, objective structured clinical examination, OSCE.






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