Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 31, Issue 5, pp 358–362 | Cite as

How Do Examiners and Examinees Think About Role-Playing of Standardized Patients in an OSCE Setting?

  • Majid Sadeghi
  • Arsia Taghva
  • Gholamreza Mirsepassi
  • Mehdi Hassanzadeh
Original Article

Abstract

Objective

The use of standardized patients in Objective Structured Clinical Examinations in the assessment of psychiatric residents has increased in recent years. The aim of this study is to investigate the experience of psychiatry residents and examiners with standardized patients in Iran.

Method

Final-year residents in psychiatry participated in this study. Experienced examiners were asked to complete a questionnaire concerning the ability of standardized patients to realistically portray psychiatric patients.

Results

Standardized patients can convincingly portray psychiatric disorders and act according to the requested complex scenarios.

Conclusions

According to these findings, the authors recommend the use of standardized patients in OSCEs for psychiatric board certification exams.

Keywords

Academic Psychiatry Standardize Patient Objective Structure Clinical Examination Real Patient Oral Examination 

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© Academic Psychiatry 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Majid Sadeghi
    • 1
  • Arsia Taghva
    • 2
  • Gholamreza Mirsepassi
    • 3
  • Mehdi Hassanzadeh
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, School of MedicineMedical Sciences/University of Tehran, Roozbeh HospitalSouth TehranIran
  2. 2.506 Military HospitalMedical University of the MilitaryTehranIran
  3. 3.Iranian Psychiatric AssociationTehranIran
  4. 4.Mental Health Research CenterPsychiatric Institute of IranTehranIran

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