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Thank you for participating in the MD Program's Observed Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE). As an examiner you play an essential role in assessing our students and ensuring they are prepared for their next phase of training.  The resources below will help you prepare for your role.


These essential resources introduce OSCE examiners to the structure of the OSCE as well as their roles and expectations as an examiner.  The recording of the webinar will review:

     1. The OSCE format
     2. Timing
     3. Assessment plan
     4. Strategies to manage challenges  

To access any of the resources, select and click on a link on the right.


These resources have been prepared to support your assessment of students during the OSCE. They will discuss:

     1. Mitigating bias
     2. Rating scales
     3. Post-encounter probes
     4. Giving feedback on the OSCE

All examiners MUST complete implicit bias training on unconscious bias and how to mitigate it. Examiners are only expected to repeat the webinar on unconscious bias a minimum of once every 3 years. Please go to the AAMC website for viewing. 

To access the AAMC webinar or any of the resources, select and click on a link on the right.

Marking the OSCE on an iPad

This recording and instruction guide will introduce examiners to the electronic OSCE platform. The platform helps manage and deliver the OSCE and it will be the platform used to complete all OSCE marking. This recording and instruction guide will discuss:

     1. How to navigate the OSCE platform on an iPad
     2. How to complete the OSCE marking on an iPad
     3. Identify strategies to mitigate any potential challenges

Note: The scoring platform formerly called “Practique” is now called “risr/”.

To access any of the resources, select and click on a link on the right.
The faculty development session, recording, and tutor manual were very helpful.  I felt well prepared going into it without prior experience, and I felt well supported at the session, with the just-in-time opportunity for coaching.
Sacha Agrawal, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto