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Zarghami M, Sheykh Mounesi F, Taghva A, Khalilian A. Attitude of Iranian Psychiatry Residents toward Psychiatric Objective Structured Clinical Examination. IJPCP. 2007; 13 (1) :34-40
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-139-en.html

, E-mail: mehran_zarghami@yahoo.com
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Objectives: Few reports are available regarding the use of Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the evaluation of psy-chiatry residents. Assessing their attitudes towards this method of testing has been the aim of this study.

Method: Forty psychiatry residents from all universities in Iran who were selected on a stratified sampling method participated in the third comprehensive pilot OSCE in Iran. After the exam, viewpoints were canvassed using a questionnaire and also face to face interview. Data were then analyzed using descriptive statistical methods.

Results: Ninety percent of residents believed that the simulations and scenarios were quite realistic and 97.5% considered the scenarios reflective of clinical situations they usually experience. Most of the residents believed also such an examination could discriminate com-petent and incompetent residents successfully. Eighty percent of the residents believed that OSCE is superior than the oral board examina-tion and 87.5% felt they would like the experience to be a formative part of their residency training.

Conclusion: The oral or practical board examination can be replaced by OSCE.
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Received: 2007/07/21

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