Monday, 26 March 2007

OSCEs

Its that time of year again, as we approach the end of the module, examinations loom. Yes ladies and gentlemen its OSCE time (well it will be in a few weeks.)

I made my revision timetable at the weekend and I'm already a couple of days behind. Oops, I could do with some motivation. As it happens I don't mind OSCEs too much, in fact, in a sadistic kind of way I enjoy them although this time round it includes obs and gynae which automatically makes me want to shoot myself.

So 15, 5 minute stations, over 2 days, on paediatrics and obs and gynae. Simply by looking at previous years its easy to predict that there will likely be a few recurrent examiners favourites; breast exam, vaginal exam, family planning and various paediatric histories to name a few. At the top of all my revision notes is the phrase "WASH HANDS, INTRODUCE SELF AND OBTAIN CONSENT" I work on the proviso that if I do that in every station everything else will just kind of follow.

Maybe I should be more scared than I am about this OSCE, especially as I havn't exactly been enthused by obs and gynae and as a result have spent most of my time avoiding work. I can't wait till its out of the way and that post-exam feeling of having fuck all to do for a few days. The best thing about an upcoming OSCE is the fact that I can avoid the last 2 weeks of obs and gynae by attending as many revision sessions as possible. WOOOOOOO!!

Just for the record psych is still marginally ahead of obs and gyane in the 'firms that suck' league table.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Quite right, O&G and psych both suck.

Cal said...

Come on, you can do it! I'm sure that you can! You're so lucky that at least you are vaguely close to becoming a doctor - don't ruin it now!

Keep working hard and ace these exams - yes, even the obs and gobs!

Fat Doctor said...

Followed link over from short white coats...will blogroll you under med students. Can't fit whole title, hope "Get Me Out of Here!" will do. Email if not. Best wishes in OSCE. Remember, nothing you do in those exams has anything to do with what you'll do in real life. ;)

the little medic said...

Anonymous - Phew, I'm glad its not just me.

cal - Thanks for the words of encouragement.

Fat Doctor - Again thanks for the words of encouragement and thanks for the link, the shortened version is fine thanks. :)

Bongi said...

good luck. if it's any consollation, being a doctor is much better than being a medical student. and like fat doc, the exams and real life are a far cry from each other

medstudentitis said...

As I head into my own personal OSCE hell this afternoon, all I can say is: I wish I didn't mind OSCEs. I hate them with a passion. It's like some kind of audition for a play I don't know the script for. Best of luck to you!

medstudentitis said...

oh, and I linked you too!!!

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Hey, best of luck with your exams! Love the blog BTW, I'm linking to you too if that's okay.

Wandering Medic aka Dr Monkey said...

That scrubs clippet is so great. And I'm doing O+G in my jobs at some point. Still... better than psych!