• Dr. Zubin Austin giving a lecture
2021 OSCEology Virtual Workshop

» 2021 OSCEology Virtual Workshop

Thursday, August 26 - Friday, August 27 from 9am - 4pm

Globally and across the US, Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE) have emerged as the “gold standard” for assessing clinical readiness in the health professions. OSCEs have been used in health professions for decades, and are now part of the licensing system for new practitioners in many countries.

Recognizing the significance of OSCEs, Chapman University School of Pharmacy is pleased to announce that OSCEology Virtual Workshop will be held for two days from Thursday, August 26 to Friday, August 27, 9AM - 4PM.

The workshop will introduce faculty to principles for the design and implementation of high-quality, defensible, psychometrically reliable and valid OSCEs that can be used for teaching, learning, and for high-stakes assessment purposes. The interactive workshop design will help participants learn about OSCEs by actually collaboratively developing stations. Working in small groups through the entire case development process, participants will write, review, validate, and establish psychometric standards/cut-offs so they see how a high-stakes OSCE can be built. Tips and strategies for the effective implementation of OSCEs will also be discussed. Once completed, all participants will have access to a broad array of cases that have been developed, validated, and have had psychometric cut scores established, that can then form the nucleus of an evolving “Case Bank” necessary to support the implementation of an OSCE program.

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Dr. Zubin Austin

Zubin Austin, BScPhm, MBA, MISc, PhD, FCAHS is Professor and Koffler Research Chair at the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, and the Institute for Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation–Temerty School of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research focuses on the professional and personal development of the health workforce. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts and authored 4 reference textbooks including the recently-published Communication in Interprofessional Care: Theory and Applications. In 2017, in recognition of the societal impact of his research, he was installed as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the highest honor for health researchers in Canada.

Dr. Austin is also the only University of Toronto professor ever to have received both the President’s Teaching Award for sustained excellence as an educator, and the President’s Research Impact Award for the global significance of his work. He has been named undergraduate Professor of the Year by students on 20 separate occasions.


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