in a 1/2 day OSCE during the Pediatrics Clerkship. The OSCE is composed
of 3 interview stations and one paper case station. The interview is performed
with a standardized patient for 15 minutes and 5 minutes is given for
feedback from a faculty observer. After the students have rotated through
the 4 stations, a debriefing is held between all students and faculty
where each case is reviewed, questions and difficulties are addressed
and main teaching points are discussed.
Station #1: Adolescent
· Address confidentiality in an adolescent history
· Obtain an adolescent psychosocial history
· Provide appropriate counseling on health maintenance and disease
You are in the adolescent clinic. You have just met this doctor who is
covering for your regular pediatrician and your initial impression is
neutral. You have just finished the interview with your mother in the
room. Your mother did most of the talking, expressing concern about the
recent change in your behavior while your remained relatively quiet and
apprehensive. You really want to talk freely about your concerns but only
if your mother does not find out what is said.
You are a student in the adolescent clinic who will be seeing Jenny for
the first time. You have just finished interviewing Jenny with her mother
in the room. Jenny seemed a little apprehensive and remained very quiet,
telling you only that everything is "fine" and reporting "nothing
new". You have just left the room with her mother and are about to
return to interview Jenny alone.
Station #2: Asthma
· Assess parent's understanding of a child's illness
· Provide education about drug therapy and follow-up
· Write a prescription
Your daughter, Maria, has been hospitalized for three days for an asthma
attack. You have been happy with the care she has received by the team
and she is now to be discharged. You will be meeting with a new student
who has recently been assigned the case to discuss discharge plans.
You are the new student coming onto the team and have been assigned this
case. You have received the above sign out and now will be meeting the
mother for the first time to discuss discharge plans.
Station #3: Developmental Delay
· Obtain a developmental history
· Use the Denver II as a resource when assessing development by
You are coming to see a new doctor today for a check up for your 25 month
old son, Roberto. For a few months you have felt that he should be talking
more than he does. At your recent well child visit, the pediatrician reassured
you that this was not a problem ("he is still young" and "he'll
catch up"). Although many people tell you that you are overly anxious,
especially when it comes to your son, you are still worried about his
speech and would like another opinion. You are waiting in the exam room
and Roberto is asleep in his stroller.
You are a student in the clinic who will be meeting Roberto and his mother
for the first time. Roberto is sleeping in the stroller; initial assessment
will be by history alone.