OSCE is already in classes of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiology and Geriatrics and Gerontology
Making the learning environment a new experience, the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)is a new method applied in the classes of Internal Medicine, Clinical Cardiology and Geriatrics and Gerontology of IBCMED. The OSCE is an assessment methodology that seeks to ascertain clinical competences from the execution of tasks in a predetermined time interval.
The founding partner and director of the IBCMED Faculty Fabiano Rodrigues Karolyi explains the reason why the Faculty seeks new learning techniques. "IBCMED is always looking to bring teaching innovations. Get out of traditional methodologies and offer something new and different, for the benefit of the student," said Karolyi.
Practice in Assessment
In the OSCE, stations with real or standardized patients are available so that students can perform tasks. The student experiences a situation and must identify the clinical conditions, develop the immediate conduct, and identify the risk factors the patient presents; these are some of the tasks requested at the stations.
After the tasks are completed within the specified time, the evaluator verifies whether the proposed objectives are met, and records the feedback in a checklist document, observing the doctor's interaction with the patient. In this way, the student can follow which points he/she needs to improve in clinical practice.
The method was used in the National Revalidation Examination of Medical Diplomas, Revalida, from 2015 to 2017.
Geriatrics and gerontology
Post-graduation in Geriatrics and Gerontology of IBCMED Faculty was the pioneer in using the method. The course coordinator, Flávia Gomes Lopes, explains that it is currently one of the most reliable methods for clinical skills assessment of students and residents, for professional certification and evaluation of medical professionals working in different institutions in different countries. “In graduate school, it has the advantage of being considered a good indicator of retention, progress and relearning of skills and aptitudes ”, said the coordinator.
During the Geriatrics and Gerontology class, in January, the actors Bruno Cordeiro, Ronaldo Serruya, Luís Gustavo Pereira, Isabela Chagas, Sylvia Soares, Cíntia Fernanda Alves, Tânia Passareli and Fábio Gonzales acted as the elderly and simulated situations such as falls, dizziness, among others. Thus, students should identify which disease the patient was suffering from.
Clinical Cardiology and Medical Clinic
In addition to Postgraduate courses in Clinical cardiology and Medical clinic use the OSCE as an evaluation method, these courses also have Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) training, developed by the American Heart Association (AHA). With ACLS training, the student receives certification with international recognition, valid for two years, issued by the AHA.
Faculdade IBCMED is one of the few Brazilian institutions accredited by AHA, the largest American medical entity in the field of cardiology. The Training Center is located at our hub in São Paulo, with the latest equipment and structure.