Assessing the online objective structured clinical examinations in urology qualifying exam for urology residents in Indonesia during COVID-19 time

Aaron T. Sihombing, A. Taher, A. Rodjani, C. A. Mochtar, L. Hakim, B. Daryanto, H. R. Danarto, R. Umbas

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Abstract

This project aimed to assess the Online National Board of Urology Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) feasibility in evaluating candidates simultaneously from five urology training centers in Indonesia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data were collected from two online OSCE simulation trials and the Online National Board of Urology OSCE. A self-administered questionnaire was used to assess examiners and candidates’ perception. The average final score of the Online OSCE was compared to previous face-to-face OSCE results. All candidates and examiners (100%) heard and saw clearly the audio-visual in both OSCE simulation trials. None of the candidates had a failing score on the mock exam from all stations. There was a statistically significant difference between the online OSCE and December 2019 face-to-face OSCE. The Online National Board Urology OSCE was feasible and comparable to face-to-face OSCE in evaluating urology candidates. It may be beneficial for the future OSCE method in the medical education system. • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which assesses a broad range of urology candidates’ high-level clinical skills, is a more valid and reliable assessment instrument than the traditional oral examination • The Online National Board of Urology OSCE method can help evaluate urology candidates, especially during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic

Original languageEnglish
Article number101316
JournalMethodsX
Volume8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Online Examination
  • Online National Board Examination
  • Online National Board of Urology Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • OSCE method
  • Urology Examination

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