We are going to start with Part C today followed by part B and then part A.
- 110 OSCE Station MRCEM Part C
- Chet Trivedy - Mastering EM
- History taking
- Communication Skills
- Examination (Orthopeds + Other systems)
- Procedure stations
- Mcleods Examination videos (Basics of examination)
- OSCE guides by "Geeky Medics" videos (immensely helpful, highly recommended)
- Psychiatric Interviews for teaching by Nottingham University (lengthy videos, tailor them as per your requirements)
- Patient (Read the instructions for the actor, from the textbooks and act)
- Exam Candidate
- Examiner (Observes, marks the checklist, gives immediate feedback)
- Reach before the expected time
- Don't think about the station that you have screwed up. If a station was difficult or unexpected, then it must have been difficult for all the candidates. Get rid of these thoughts and move on..
- With every station, questions almost always gives you a pie chart (see 110 OSCEs) mentioning what exactly you are expected to do. For instance. It may mention something like 75% communication skills and 25% examination. So, on this one don't waste too much time on examination. Examine briefly and more importantly talk to the patient, get out the information what is required (concerns, questions) and communicate well.
- One key question that can save you esp in History stations "Is there anything else that I need to know from you?"