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Online objective structured clinical examination overview
  1. Vivienne Mak
  1. Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Vivienne Mak, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia; Vivienne.Mak{at}

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Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) are used as summative assessments in the pharmacy programme to assess students’ clinical knowledge and oral communication skills. This video 1 serves as an instructional video to prepare pharmacy students for an online virtual OSCE over the Zoom video conferencing platform. This video will provide other educators who are interested in exploring virtual OSCEs a visual representation of the Zoom OSCE process. This video is in addition to text instructions that were provided to students. We provided a separate instructional video better suited for examiners and simulated patients. This video is a re-enactment of the virtual OSCE process and no actual examination materials were included in this video. All members who volunteered have provided their consent to be filmed and included in the video.

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Online OSCEs were developed in 2020 at the Faculty to overcome challenges with remote online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, we …

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  • Contributors VM worked on the concept. VM worked with Gray Creative (Dan Gray) to create video. VM reviewed the video during editing and gave input into the final product. Students and staff listed in acknowledgements who volunteered their time to be part of this video.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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