The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is an assessment method used to evaluate teaching and learning effectiveness. The OSCE has been part of the national licensing examination boards in Canada and United Stated of America since 1990s and also in Japan since 2005. In South Korea, the OSCE has been officially introduced as part of licensing examination for the national medical board as of last year. In Taiwan, the Ministry of Examination has announced that the certificate of passing the OSCE will be used as prerequisite for the national medical board from 2012 onwards. As a result of this, the OSCE team members from the Taiwan Medical Education Association was assigned to visit the Korean National Health Personnel Licensing Examination Board (NHPLEB) in order to gain an understanding of the preparation that had taken place in Korea for the change and to pinpoint any problems that might be faced during the introduction of the OSCE examination. The overall aim was to help medical education in Taiwan by making suggestions for the OSCE changeover in 2012. This visit report targets the use of standardized patients in the OSCE.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Using the OSCE as Part of the License Examination in the Korean National Licensing Examination Board-Visitor Report on the Use of Standardized Patients
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|Published - 2010