This book is the companion book to 'The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs'. OSCE examinations are used worldwide as a critical part of medical student assessment, yet there is often little preparation for them provided by medical schools. The Unofficial Guide to Passing OSCEs is intended to fill this gap. It includes 92 scenarios, covering medical history taking, clinical examination, practical skills, communication skills, plus specialties, meaning that everything for medical students is covered in one place. The book is designed to allow students to role play a real life OSCE, with each station containing a) a briefing for an actor playing ‘the patient’ b) a briefing for the ‘student’ and c) a mark scheme and questions to ask for ‘the examiner’. This book has relevance beyond examinations, with the mark scheme checklists acting as a day-to-day reference for professionals.
By Zeshan Qureshi, BM, BSc (Hons), MSc, MRCPCH, FAcadMEd, MRCPS(Glasg), Paediatric Registrar, London Deanery, United Kingdom