Core Clinical Skills for OSCEs in Surgery


  • Ged Byrne, MB, ChB, MD, FRCS, Senior Lecturer in Surgical Education and Consultant Surgeon, South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
  • Jim Hill, MB, ChB, FRCS, ChM, Consultant GI Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
  • Tim Dornan, PhD DM FRCP MHPE, Professor, Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and Honorary Professor of Medicine, University of Manchester, UK
  • Paul O'Neill, BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCP (Lon), MD, FAcadMed, FHEA, Professor of Medical Education, University of Manchester; Honorary Consultant Physician, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK

This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is intended to help you learn how best to approach a clinical problem from a surgical perspective. The text provides an insight into how a surgeon might manage a particular problem and consequently how to prepare for an OSCE that might entirely (or in part) consist of ‘surgical' OSCE stations. Although some of the stations in the book could easily be found in a "medicine" OSCE they are presented here from the perspective of both a student seeking to demonstrate well-developed surgical skills within an OSCE setting and a specialist surgical examiner.
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Book information

  • Published: July 2007
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07186-7

Table of Contents

* Introduction
* The OSCE
* The surgical history
* Examination skills
* Interpretation skills
* Procedure skills
* Communication skills