Trial OSCE Bank for ACEM Fellowship Exam

With the change to the new ACEM fellowship examination format, there is a paucity of preparation materials that are suitable in style, content and level for the upcoming clinical exam.

For those of you in Adelaide, a trial OSCE session is planned for April 25 at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

As you would know, the upcoming exam is OSCE based, with assessment criteria mapped against ACEM's Curriculum Framework Domains:

  1. Medical Expertise—the most important domain
  2. Prioritisation and Decision Making
  3. Leadership and Management
  4. Communication
  5. Teamwork and Collaboration
  6. Professionalism
  7. Health Advocacy
  8. Scholarship and Teaching

A Crowd Sourced OSCE Bank

To try and fill this gap in resources, I've created an online OSCE bank. Well, to be more accurate, I've created a platform for an online OSCE bank, and I have released it into the wilds of the internet in the hopes that through the modern wonder of social media enough people will be interested enough to contribute. If every candidate who sat the recent (and wonderful) written were to contribute 1 or 2 OSCE scenarios, then we would have a bank already reaching into the hundreds.

It may not be pretty, but it seems to work.

Get Involved!

If you have some devious or challenging OSCE scenarios in mind, why not add them to the database? The more the merrier, and the better prepared we can all be for the exam. Or you can sit back ad benefit from the generosity of others.

Registration is recommended so you can keep track of your contributions and protect them from being edited by others. If you do not register, you can still browse and create OSCEs, but you will not be able to easily pull up a list of the OSCEs you create, and anyone else can edit them.

The process of adding an OSCE is through a simple template that will guide you through the required information. You can include study notes in the answer section, and you can limitless tags so you can find your and similar OSCEs when revising.

Spread the Word

This is a FOAM project, with crowd-sourced content. The more people that start to get involved, the better this resource will be.

As always, I am open to feedback and suggestions. Let me know if there's a feature you think would be useful (or if it breaks), and I'll see what I can do (with the caveat that, although I am great at procrastinating, I am unlikely to add in luxury features above the current function before the exam).

 

Now to grab a quick Random OSCE... Start the timer.

 

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