LEARN & PRACTICE FOR OSCE EXAMS WITH MOCK-OSCE.COM
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The Mock OSCE will take place live online on the Qpercom platform, which can be accessed from any device in the Google Chrome web browser.
You must have a camera and mic to participate in the Mock OSCE.
Depending on the stations in the OSCE, the simulated patient/actor and/or a medical examiner will be assessor(s) in your Mock OSCE.
Each Mock OSCE will have an assigned education psychologist that will assess your performance during the OSCE.
The assessors will input your scores from each station into the Qpercom assessment platform and your results will be generated after the OSCE is over.
You will receive a full copy of your assessment scoresheet and written feedback by email.
Mock-OSCE.com uses Qpercom’s assessment platform. Qpercom, standing for Quality PERformance and COMpetence, analyses each Mock OSCE and will publish the assessment metrics/quality assurance/summary table on the Mock-OSCE.com website.
During the last 1-2 minutes of your Mock OSCE, the actor/assessor will discuss your performance in terms of what went well and what can be improved.
You will receive a personalised email with scoresheet items, your individual scores, a ‘radar plot’ comparing your individual scores with other students of your cohort. Moverover, you’ll receive a summary of the feedback being discussed to further improve your performance.
We use professional patient actors in our live Mock OSCEs and they will be visible during the OSCE via webcam. You will be required to interact with them based on the scenario instructions presented at the start of each station.
Mock-OSCE.com has been created to help you improve your clinical communication skills, your self confidence and to prepare and enhance your ability to do well in clinical communications situations ahead of university OSCEs.
By completing a Mock OSCE, you will go through the remote OSCE process, understanding and experiencing ‘LIVE’ what it’s like to take part in a remote OSCE while also being assessed on your performance.
A scorecard and personalised feedback sheet will be provided after the Mock OSCE, so you are made aware of the areas you might need to improve and what went very well before the real thing.
A so called ‘station score’ and ‘competency score’ radar plot will be provided to inform you where you compare to other Mock OSCE participants (see below).
Irish domains of professional practise plot Personal station performance plot
As a training platform, you will also receive CPD points and an e-badge that you can use to boost your personal development portfolio and CV.
The scenarios all focus on clinical communications skills. At the start of each station, you will have 2 minutes of Reading Time where you will be presented with information on-screen about the patient you are about to meet in the next station.
You won’t know in advance of your live Mock OSCE what the scenarios are going to be specifically but the types of scenarios that we use include:
Read what some former participants have to say about Mock-OSCE.com
“I am a doctor with various years of postgraduate experience. I need to sit several OSCE type of exams to further develop my professional career. I had the fortune to find Mock-OSCE.com. Even though it is focused more on medical students, I found the experience very enriching. Actors were outstanding, and gave great immediate feedback. The feedback breakdown that is sent after the mock exam is awesome. I would not doubt to recommend Mock-OSCE.com to any colleague.”
“It was good to be able to practise history taking in an exam style mock OSCE!”
“It was good practice and the feedback provided was helpful”
“As a family doctor from Saudi Arabia, currently pursuing a PhD, I appreciated taking the Mock-OSCE exam to train and assess my English communication skills. The test was well-organised, challenging, and efficient. Examiners gave me feedback which was structured, safe, to the point and well received.”
“Great experience and extremely helpful.”
“The power of the consult for diagnosis is sometimes considered as strong as sophisticated imaging and/or assays - Mock-OSCE is a fantastic tool to sharpen skills, get more out of consults, and ultimately build stronger relationships with patients.”
“The feedback is especially helpful as it provides useful details of improvement.”
Get to know some of the patient actors that you will meet in your Mock OSCE.
John Lee Murley is a professional actor and GMC registered NHS doctor specialising in Mental Health. He trained at the University of Southampton and is acutely aware of the intense pressures that come with life as a medical student and junior doctor. His aim is to provide relevant and authentic feedback that will help you perform at your best, both in examination scenarios and future encounters with patients.
I am a professional actor and have worked as a role-player in many different OSCE scenarios. Having also gained a degree in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Oxford, I have much understanding as to what it's like to be in the position of the student. As a wellness practitioner, empathy, rapport and communication are things that are very important to me. I therefore really enjoy creating a space and opportunity where students can practice and develop these skills.
I have been participating in medical role-play scenarios for more than twenty years, both in the real world and virtually, as well as leading a communication skills training programme for medical students. Mock clinical consultation work has included training for yrs 2-5 medical students, junior doctors, and GPs, as well as mock OSCEs - and OSCEs! I firmly believe that excellent communication skills are at the heart of every successful consultation, and I relish the opportunity to help students to reach their full potential in this vital area.
I am a physiotherapist and actor. I know the importance of good rapport and effective communication between clinician and patient to engender trust and reassure & motivate the patient. I therefore relish the opportunity to participate in the Mock-OSCE's to work with students and doctors for whom this is, clearly, also a high priority.
I’ve been a role player in the NHS for more than 20 years, specialising in
psychiatric services. Working across the OSCE spectrum, from introducing
OSCEs to Yr2 students to 1-2-1 coaching for the RCPsych CASC exam, I’m
also simulated patients for DipGUM and HIV exams and Breaking Bad News
training with Yr5s. I love my job! The communication skills feedback I offer
reflects common themes applicable to any practical examination context, and
encourages gold standard practise in patient care, whether real or OSCE led.
As a patient I feel trust is at the heart of a successful doctor-patient relationship and good communications skills are key to establishing that trust. As an actor with extensive experience role playing for OSCEs in multiple specialties I feel I can help trainee doctors polish their communications skills while learning about various medical conditions. Everybody wins!
Catharine Humphrys is a professional actor in stage and film who retired from the NHS recently. Previous experience she brings to the OSCE role play includes being a GP Educator (VTS Programme Director ) and MRCGP Examiner.
I was a teacher prior to becoming an actor and I like participating in Mock OSCEs as it prepares students for the ‘unknown’ and allows them to practice very important communication skills. Listening to patients and responding to questions is particularly important and I know from personal experience that failure to do this can be upsetting and frustrating for the patient and hinder their ability to make the best decisions. My ambition is to see all students learn and flourish from the mock OSCE experience and therefore do really well in the final OSCE examination.
I love my job as an actor but I also need to feel that I am making a valid contribution to education and our wonderful health professionals. This job gives me that opportunity.
I have been doing OCSEs since 2005. I play the role of a patient for trainee doctors at all stages of the progression through their years in university and after when they become doctors when they take refresher courses.