OSCEs stress the “formative” for learner and faculty alike

Now in its sixth year and its impact on trainees established both locally and nationally, the organizers of our residency program’s Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE) have begun to think about how the formative assessments can also aid faculty members. “One of the chief strengths of the OSCE is its immediacy,” said Jane Rowat, MS, […]

Gebska receives innovation in education grant

Milena Gebska, MD, PhD, MME, clinical associate professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, has received one of the first round of Educational Innovation and Scholarship Grants from the college’s Office of Consultation and Research in Medical Education. Gebska is the director of the internal medicine sub-internship, in which senior medical students gain advanced clinical skills in the […]

OSCEs turn five, inspire other programs

Since its first year through last year’s virtual version, the Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCEs) has held to its guiding principle: establish a clear sense of the incoming intern’s skill level by observing them performing foundational tasks. Standardized rubrics, simulated patients, technology enabling the observation, all of these are in aid of making sure that […]

OSCE adapts to COVID-19 necessities

Last year, the third year for the Intern Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE) was the most successful yet. Organizers Manish Suneja, MD, and Jane Rowat, MS, had received the stamp of peer review and had expanded to include interns from two other residency programs (Anesthesia and Family Medicine) within University of Iowa Health Care for evaluation. But just […]

OSCE gets national exposure, refines and expands again

Year Three of the Objective Structured Clinical Evaluations (OSCE) in the Internal Medicine Residency Program brings more than a few changes. The first, most important, is that this innovative exercise has now been given the stamp of peer-review. After presenting their poster at the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine meeting last spring, Program Director Manish Suneja, […]

Objective Structured Teaching Evaluations

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program places a high value on making sure that our residents can effectively pass on their skills. Even if they do not pursue careers in academic medicine past graduation, both the time they spend in training and in many informal ways well into their careers, the skills of a clinician educator […]

OSCE broadens its scope

Internal Medicine Residency Educational Director Jane Rowat, Clinical Assistant Professor Dr. Sheena CarlLee, and Residency Program Director Dr. Manish Suneja have received funding for an expansion of an education-related project from the Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund Committee. Over the past two years, the residency program has organized Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) to assess the proficiency of incoming […]

OSCE Continues to Grow

After the success of last year’s inaugural Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE), the Department of Anesthesia approached the Internal Medicine Residency Program about the possibility of the Anesthesia interns participating in the clinical skills testing. Adding the Anesthesia interns increased the total number of individuals tested during last week’s OSCE from 33 to 47. Though the […]

Suneja and Rowat, CarlLee Awarded Innovation Funds

Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Dr. Manish Suneja, Educational Director Jane Rowat, and Chief Resident Dr. Sheena CarlLee have received funding for new education-related projects from the Graduate Medical Education Innovation Fund Committee. Dr. Suneja and Ms. Rowat’s proposal “Interdisciplinary Intern EPA-based OSCE with Automated Just-in-Time Feedback” will further refine the Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, […]

Objective Structured Clinical Examinations

Innovation in education can take a lot of different forms, but even the way in which an educator learns what needs to be taught can be revolutionary. Last week, Education Development Director Jane Rowat and Dr. Manish Suneja, Internal Medicine Residency Program Director, guided the evaluation of the new class of interns joining the department […]