Day 1

Course Introduction

  • an introduction will be delivered by your Physician Instructor, this will cover the agenda of the course, and will be opened to questions regarding the course content

  • Virtual Course - discuss all of the exam components of the OSCE and the scoring of the actual examination

Day 1

Communication Component

Introduction - Principles of Proper Introduction:  This component is to emphasizes the proper technique for Introduction in a Physician/Patient setting. 

We teach you:

  • how to develop a trusting Physician/Patient Relationship

  • show respect

  • foster the Physician/Patient Relationship through verbal skills

  • proper patient interview techniques

Closing - Adult/Pediatric

- Techniques for Encounter Closure included: 

  • provide the patient with two differential diagnoses

  • describing the diagnoses using clear and understandable statements (Ximedus will provide all possible statements needed for this section of the closing)  

  • explanation of the diagnostic studies

  • assessing the patient's agreement, willingness, and understanding of the information

  • counseling the patient regarding negative social habits. (i.e., tobacco use, alcohol use, illicit drugs, sexual practices, diet, exercise, etc.)  


Communications/Interpersonal Skills - effective Physician/Patient communication skills Communication Interpersonal Skills section including:

  • how to demonstrate foster the relationship through facilitative communications

  • using attentive body language via online video

  • use of appropriate empathy

  • validation of patient concerns

  • determining the patient's understanding of the information

  • helping the patient make appropriate decisions

Discussion and demonstration of effective communications skills using:

  • open vs. closed-ended questions

  • reflection of pertinent content

  • clarifying information

Empathy Understanding/Application:

  • a communication instructor explains how to display professional empathy 

  • you will learn a basic understanding of empathy for both adult and pediatric encounters 

  • after the discussion, you will practice your skills

Day 2

The Medical Interview

You will learn:

  • how to deal with the problem-oriented interview

  • how to conduct the interview

  • how to "calibrate" the interview, using a patient-centered interview technique

  • how to actively listen

  • how to control the environment

  • HPI objectives

  • pertinent positive and negative associated symptoms

  • transitional statements

  • past medical history

  • family history

  • social history/sexual history

  • review of symptoms

  • time management/time limitations

The Patient Note

You will learn:

  • how to write a strong, organized HPI

  • what writing styles is acceptable, and what parameters you need to use

  • documentation of PMH, PSH, FH, SH, ROS

  • how to document your physical examination findings using the acceptable abbreviations

  • a formula that will use to support each diagnosis for the history findings column

  • what support needs to be used for the physical exam findings column

  • what the parameters are for the diagnostic studies section

Day 3

Physical Examination Stations

  • Physician demonstrates the 6 systems:  HEENT, CVS, LUNGS, ABD, MSK, NEURO 

  • upon completion of the demonstration, the class will be divided into smaller groups to master the skills of each system with the guidance of an instructor

  • How to demonstrate your Physical Exam Skill via online video

  • Learn the specific Physical Exam skills need for the online video encounter


Online Comprehensive Clinical Skills Course for the OSCE

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Course Price $1395.00

Online Comprehensive Clinical Skills Course for the OSCE

Testimonial.....Thank you, Ximedus, for conducting this online course during such a difficult time.  The course truly exceeded my expectations.  Now I understand and feel more prepared to attempt the OSCE.

J. Sanders

February 2020

Course Price $1395.00

The course is 9:30 am-5:30 pm eastern time.  The course will go later on the day that we do Physical Examination stations to provide for more practice.

Zoom Video media will be used.

Lecture notes will be provided prior to the course. Additional course materials will be provided during the workshop.

SEATS ARE LIMITED to allow for more interaction with the Instructor