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Published on:30th Jan 2014
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2013; 47(4):01-6
Pharmaceutical Education | doi:10.5530/ijper.47.4.1

Objective Structured Clinical Examination in Pharm D and Clinical Pharmacy Courses in India; a Rising Need to Acquaint?

Authors and affiliation (s):

Kingston Rajiah* and Sajesh K Veettil
Department of Pharmacy Practice, School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, International Medical
University, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


At hand is a rising need to acquaint with objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as a part of pharmacy exams in India. OSCE is a recognized, consistent, and active assessment to valuate professional skills in an impartial and an obvious method. All OSCE station desires to obligate a marking scheme that covers communication skills and content skills assessing the chores expected from the students. Mostly, OSCE stations have active, preparatory and rest stations. These stations may comprise with clinical focused contents. This paper is an initiative to start OSCE in pharmacy; it investigates the characteristics of OSCE stations and summaries the foots to contrivance OSCE. Also, significant matters resembling the benefits of OSCE, its limits, fortes, flaws, chances, and the scheduling of OSCE in pharmacy are also roofed. The OSCE format in pharmacy and its stations needs to be validated, certified, and finalized before its use in exams. This may require approval from the pharmacy council of India and all India council of technical education. More round table discussions are required. But there will be a tremendous challenge for the students and staff members of pharmacy in India to incorporate OSCE in pharmacy exams.



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