Tips for Life Support OSCEs in the MCEM & FCEM

I give my trainees sitting the MCEM Part C (OSCE) exam the following tips for the life support OSCE stations:

  1. Keep every member of the team busy.
  2. Treat the manikin like a real person.
  3. Look at the monitor or examine the patient yourself.
  4. Do to the manikin what you say you would do.

Download this PDF for an illustration of each of these 4 points.

(This advice is equally applicable for the FCEM OSCE stations.)

Sheffield MCEM Course – Spring 2012

Sheffield MCEM Course - 9 February 2012Roger Dalton, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, led another successful Sheffield MCEM Course today.

Candidates from across the UK and from abroad descended upon the Clinical Skills Centre at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital to be taught essential elements of OSCE examination technique required for success at the MCEM Part C exam.

Over the course of the day, candidates practised 24 OSCE stations in 4 circuits. They were given detailed critique on their performance by a faculty of 8 experienced registrars and consultants in Emergency Medicine. All the faculty members have passed the MCEM, FCEM or both, and have extensive experience in teaching on such courses.

Feedback from the candidates has been excellent, and we wish them the best of luck in the next MCEM exam in March 2012!