Observing the Objective Structured Clinical Exam: A Deeper Dive into Structured Clinical Examination


  • Tayyaba Azhar Department of Medical Education, FMH College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Pakistan
  • Maimoona Nasreen Department of Physiology, University College, of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Pakistan,
  • Khizar Ansar Malik Department of Medical Education, University College, of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Pakistan
  • Kinza Aslam Department of Medical Education, University College, of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Pakistan
  • Sara Mukhtar Department of Physiology, University College, of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Pakistan
  • Saima Rafique Department of Gynae & Obs, University College, of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Pakistan




Clinical exam, Examiner, Objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), Perception, Students


Objective: To explore the perceptions of students and examiners regarding objective structured clinical examination (OSCE).

Study Design: Cross-sectional study.

Place and Duration of Study: University College of Medicine & Dentistry, Lahore Pakistan from Dec to Apr 2023.

Methodology: Data was collected through Google Forms, which served as a secure and user-friendly platform for survey
administration. Data was collected from the students who were enrolled in the integrated curriculum. The research involved
administering a pre-validated questionnaire to 40 examiners and 272 fourth- and final-year MBBS students. The questionnaire aimed to gather insights into various aspects of the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE), including its attributes, structure, and validity.

Results: The mean attributes of OSCE were analysed, the students' perceptions of organization, validity, and reliability were
3.52±0.72, 3.6±0.79, and 3.69±0.75, respectively. Examiners addressed clinical knowledge, skills, and station organisation SCE's positive impact. 47.5% of faculty faced equipment challenges, while 30% of examiners did not find OSCE stressful.

Conclusion: The study examines organisational and examiner views on OSCE, highlighting its effectiveness in teaching
clinical skills and knowledge.


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How to Cite

Azhar, T., Nasreen, M., Malik, K. A., Aslam, K., Mukhtar, S., & Rafique, S. (2023). Observing the Objective Structured Clinical Exam: A Deeper Dive into Structured Clinical Examination. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 73(6), 1852–1857. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v73i6.10878



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