Awarding global grades in OSCEs: Evaluation of a novel eLearning resource for OSCE examiners

Gerard Gormley, Jennifer Johnston, Clare Thomson, Kieran McGlade

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Abstract

BACKGROUND:
A novel online resource has been developed to aid OSCE examiner training comprising a series of videos of OSCE performances that allow inter-examiner comparison of global grade decisions.

AIMS:
To evaluate this training resource in terms of usefulness and ability to improve examiner confidence in awarding global grades in OSCEs.

METHOD:
Data collected from the first 200 users included global grades awarded, willingness to change grades following peer comparison and confidence in awarding grades before and after training.

RESULTS:
Most (86.5%) agreed that the resource was useful in developing global grade scoring ability in OSCEs, with a significant improvement in confidence in awarding grades after using the training package (p<0.001).

CONCLUSIONS:
This is a useful and effective online training package. As an adjunct to traditional training it offers a practical solution to the problem of availability of examiners.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-589
JournalMedical teacher
Volume34
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Keywords

  • OSCE
  • Examiner

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