The OSCE forms the practical part of educational and professional medical examinations and is often challenging and expensive. Deconstructing the OSCE takes a fresh approach to passing OSCE exams, teaching readers how to tackle the exam in a new way. This book doesn't provide checklists of information needed for specific OSCE stations; instead it helps readers to develop generic strategies and skills that will lead to success in any OSCE exam regardless of specialty orlevel.Packed full of advice, practical tips, real life examples and exercises, this book will prepare candidates with the skill
Cover; Deconstructing the OSCE; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Detailed contents; 1 Setting the scene; A strategic approach; Mechanics and organization; Process and content skills; Being suspicious of the familiar; Generic skills and strategies; A time to reframe; Framework of understanding; The road ahead; 2 Carrying baggage; Travel light; The good practitioner; Seeds of dissent; Core internal state; Being real; Reframing negative psychological baggage; Over-rehearsal; Exercise 2.1: Reframing baggage; 3 Moving on after failure; Moving on; Grieving your loss; Being objective; The pass zone Consider your feelingsTrauma; The OSCE is flawed?; Exercise 3.1: Challenging your beliefs; Group support; The value of change; 4 Reframing anxiety; Anxiety; A cognitive model; Challenging unhelpful beliefs; Underlying cognitions; Behaviour and physiology; Exercise 4.1: Underlying cognitions; Changing behaviour; Exercise 4.2: Breaking the cycle; Outside help; 5 Confidence and self-belief; Nurturing confidence; Physical 'tells'; Process skills; Dressing confidently; Eye contact, body language, and speech; Operate externally; Self-belief; 6 Understanding OSCE construction; OSCE development Blueprinting and station developmentMarking; 7 Forming a connection; Being empathic; Emotional weight; Body language and facial expression; Distilling empathy; Exercise 7.1: Dissecting and repackaging empathy; Empathy tone; Mirroring; Learning to listen; Exercise 7.2: Learning to listen; Essentials; 8 Rehearsal; The need to rehearse; Rehearsal strategies; Raw study material; The whole performance; 9 Studying in a group; Rationale for study groups; Group membership; Learning to be critical; Group ownership; Personal feedback; Separate the facts from the feelings; Assigning roles Be a team playerPost-session objective analysis; Post-session feelings; 10 Modelling; Diagnostic edge; A modelling strategy; Exercise 10.1: Modelling; Modelling ourselves; Using video; 11 Build your skills toolkit, part 1: getting started; Introduction to your skills toolkit; From context-specific to modular, transferrable skills; Building your toolkit; Exercise 11.1: Filing your skills- introduction; Exercise 11.2: Filing your skills- physical examination; Dissecting and linking to contextual elements; Exercise 11.3: Dissecting and repackaging clinical skills 12 Build your skills toolkit, part 2: general aspectsGeneric OSCE themes; Seeking permission; Starting open; The stalled scenario; Being structured and understood; Establish the need; Being collaborative; Taking charge; Steering the ship; Assessing impact; Following a lead; Body language; Active listening and vocal tics; 13 Build your skills toolkit, part 3: history taking; Generic interview skills; Clinical narrative; Assessing form, not content; Assessing risk and urgency; Consider capacity; Summarizing; Integrated history and examination; Drugs and alcohol; Screening the wider history 14 Build your skills toolkit, part 4: practical skills
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