The geriatric objective structured clinical exercise: A teaching tool in a geriatrics curriculum

Anne Fabiny, Patricia McArdle, Thomas Perls, Thomas Inui, Myles Sheehan

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The objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) has been used in medical schools and residency programs throughout the world to evaluate skills in various programs, and in some settings functions as an instructional exercise to teach the physical exam and medical interview. The authors developed and piloted an innovative geriatrics objective structured clinical exam, GOSCE, that was used primarily as a tool for teaching, rather than as a tool for clinical assessment. This article describes the pilot project, which demonstrated that the GOSCE is an effective teaching method, and provides the impetus to residency programs to incorporate its use into their teaching curriculum. [Article copies available for a fee from The Haworth Document Delivery Service: 1-800-342-9678. E-mail address:].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-70
Number of pages8
JournalGerontology and Geriatrics Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 11 1998
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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