Open Access and Peer-reviewed
Home Journal Issues Guide for Authors Editorial Board Aims & Scope About Journal News & Announcements


Original Research 
RMJ. 2021; 46(3): 685-689


Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil.

Abstract
Objective: To assess the acceptability of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) among the undergraduate medical students studying in the College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Almajmaah, KSA.
Methodology: This cross-sectional survey was conducted from March to May, 2018 and included 150 students in the clinical years at Majmaah University. A self-administered semi-structured questionnaire was used. Data were analysed using SPSS version 21.
Results: Medical students had mixed perceptions about OSCE as an assessment tool. The study findings reflect poor satisfaction with the existing OSCE processes despite having positive perceptions about the clarity of OSCE stations and structure as well as the fairness of the designed exam. However, a lack of understanding regarding the objectives and academic role of OSCE was found. Most (64%) students felt that more time should be provided at each OSCE station and feedback should be provided after the exam. Students feel stressed when faculty participates in OSCE as simulated patients while ultimately negatively affect studentsí performance in the exam.
Conclusion: There is a dire need to improve the OSCE process to make it acceptable for medical students and to ensure effective implementation of OSCE as an assessment method.

Key words: Medical students, objective structured clinical examination, OSCE.


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Tahir Ansari
Articles by Mohammed Al Mansour
Articles by Sana Tanzil
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil. Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA . RMJ. 2021; 46(3): 685-689.


Web Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil. Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA . http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=108206 [Access: August 09, 2021].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil. Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA . RMJ. 2021; 46(3): 685-689.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil. Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA . RMJ. (2021), [cited August 09, 2021]; 46(3): 685-689.



Harvard Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil (2021) Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA . RMJ, 46 (3), 685-689.



Turabian Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil. 2021. Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA . Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (3), 685-689.



Chicago Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil. "Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA ." Rawal Medical Journal 46 (2021), 685-689.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil. "Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA ." Rawal Medical Journal 46.3 (2021), 685-689. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Tahir Ansari, Mohammed Al Mansour, Sana Tanzil (2021) Acceptability of objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as an effective assessment tool among undergraduate medical students of Majmaah University, KSA . Rawal Medical Journal, 46 (3), 685-689.








AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed
&
Abstracted


Indexed in WHO Index Medicus IMEMR, Emromedex, Pakmedinet, ExtraMED,  Scopus and Web of Science

                     Approved by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan 


ABOUT JOURNAL
POLICIES
STATEMENTS

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the user or his/her institution. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles in this journal without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI) definition of open access.

The articles in Rawal Medical Journal are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.