PAKISTAN ARMED FORCES
MEDICAL JOURNAL (Category Y)

A Journal of Army Medical & Dental Corps

Being published since 1956

ISSN (online) 2411-8842
ISSN (print) 0030-9648

VOL 64, No. 4, AUGUST 2018

PERCEPTIONS OF NEW COMERS ON OSPE EXAMINATION AT LIAQUAT UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES(LUMHS) JAMSHORO

Ali Raza Memon, Imran Ali Shaikh, Nudrat Zeba, Naila Masood, Muhammad Siddique Rajput*, Adil Ali Shaikh**

Abstract

Introduction: The objective structured practical examination (OSPE) is a well-recognized method for assessing different domains of students. OSPE has been introduced in many medical institutions across the country for removing the bias in assessment in last few years.
Objective: To assess the perceptions of new comers (1st year MBBS) students of Liaquat University of Medical & Health Sciences (LUMHS) regarding objective structured practical examination (OSPE).
Study Design: Cross sectional descriptive study.
Place and Duration of Study: study was conducted at OSPE center LUMHS Jamshoro in Oct 2016.
Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was conducted at OSPE center LUMHS Jamshoro. About 70 male and 130 female (N=200) students of first and second semester MBBS were enrolled through simple random sampling technique and were administered structured questionnaire to obtain student perceptions on OSPE method of examination.
Results: The data showed that 80% of students consider it as best examination format to gain good score and 75% students commented that this pattern of examination saved time, 70% had an opinion that it is un-biased.
Conclusion: OSPE assessment is better than conventional viva and practical examination.

Keywords : OSPE Examination, LUMHS.



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