Revista médica de Chile
Print version ISSN 0034-9887
BUSTAMANTE Z, Marco et al. Objective Structured Clinical Examination for the evaluation of medical students. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2000, vol.128, n.9, pp. 1039-1044. ISSN 0034-9887. doi: 10.4067/S0034-98872000000900013.
Background: Objective structured clinical examination has advantages over traditional oral examinationt of medical student. However, it is not routinely used in Chile. Aim: To describe the objective structured clinical examination system and report the results of its first use with Chilean medical students. Material and methods: Thirteen interns ware evaluated at the end of their surgical rotation, using the objective structured clinical examination. Thirteen stations were structured for this examination: one for history taking, two for physical examination, four for problem solving and knowledge, one for radiological interpretation, one for instrumental recognition, one for skills and one for text comprehension. There were a total of 88 questions. Results: All students exceeded 60% of requirements. Mean approval score was 73%. The higher score was 80% and the lower 61%. Ten students had a score over 70%. The method was well accepted by teachers and students. Conclusions: This first local experience with the objective structured clinical examination was successful (Rev Méd Chile 2000; 128: 1039-44).
Keywords : Education, medical; undergraduate; Internship.