Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

10 Steps to Planning and Implementing OSCEs and Other Standardized Patient Exercises

  • Sondra Zabar
  • Elizabeth Kachur
  • Adina Kalet
  • Kathleen Hanley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Sondra Zabar, Elizabeth Krajic Kachur, Kathleen Hanley, Adina Kalet
    Pages 1-6
  3. Elizabeth Krajic Kachur, Sondra Zabar, Kathleen Hanley, Adina Kalet, Julia Hyland Bruno, Colleen C. Gillespie
    Pages 7-34
  4. Adina Kalet, Linda Tewksbury, Jennifer Ogilvie, Lynn Buckvar-Keltz, Barbara Porter, Sandra Yingling
    Pages 35-38
  5. Sondra Zabar, Angela Burgess, Kathleen Hanley, Elizabeth Krajic Kachur
    Pages 39-43
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 45-92

About this book


Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and other exercises that utilize standardized patients (SPs) can simulate actual clinician-patient encounters with great impact. They are one of the most effective methods for training and assessing competencies across undergraduate, (post)graduate, and continuing health professions education. However, organizing such programs requires strong leadership and the collaboration of many key individuals for planning and implementation. This book, Objective Structured Clinical Exams: 10 Steps to Planning and Implementing OSCEs and other Standardized Patient Exercises, serves as a comprehensive how-to manual and addresses the need for best practice guidelines. It contains a review of relevant literature, pointers for designing OSCE cases, tips on recruiting and training standardized patients, and it describes innovative uses of standardized patients for remediation and assessment in clinical settings. Charts, graphs, and sample forms are included to make this a singular resource for any educator interested in creating or improving OSCEs and other standardized patient programs.

Editors and affiliations

  • Sondra Zabar
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Kachur
    • 2
  • Adina Kalet
    • 3
  • Kathleen Hanley
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Medicine, Program for Medical EducationNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Medical Education EdevelopmentNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.School of MedicineNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  4. 4.NYU School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3748-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3749-9
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