our OSCE days

The OSCE days start early. Following a brief introduction to the day you will be allocated to a small team of colleagues. This team will form part of your feedback mechanism during the day. We rotate through a block of four stations at a time. Each station is an OSCE performed by a member of the team and scored and critiqued by both the team and the examiner. After each block of four we come together for group learning and demonstrations of top tips and techniques. The day is reliably finished at 1730hr. An example timetable is below.

Future dates

  • to be confirmed

Example timetable

  • 0815 – Registration
  • 0845 – Introduction
  • 0930 – OSCEs 1 to 4 followed by teaching
  • 1050 – Refreshment break
  • 1110 – OSCEs 5 to 8 followed by teaching
  • 1230 – Lunch break
  • 1315 – OSCEs 9 to 12 followed by teaching
  • 1435 – OSCEs 13 to 16 followed by teaching
  • 1555 – Refreshment break
  • 1615 – OSCEs 17 to 20 followed by teaching
  • 1735 – Review of the day and final comments

Cost

The cost of this day is £380 to include all course materials, refreshments and lunch (including vegetarian and religious options)

Further information

Each course we run, whether it be for membership or fellowship level, is a whole day long. They usually take place two to four weeks prior to the sitting of each diet of the exam. This gives you time to put into practice the techniques that we teach and put you into the best position for passing. We expect candidates to turn up in full “exam mode” and be prepared to work hard at what are very intense days.

So that we can provide a maximum coach:candidate ratio of 1:4 (more usually 1:3) the number of candidates on each course is strictly limited. Candidates will receive personalised tuition throughout the day by all of the tutors – this tuition is based upon the candidate’s performance.

For each course you will be provided with some written materials however these are  “hands on” events with an emphasis on doing rather than reading. Any score sheets that are generated by you will be collated by us and handed to you at the end of the day once you have completed feedback about the day.