Document Type : Original Article


Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India


BACKGROUND: In this study, we attempted to assess the change of perception of postgraduate 
students on objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) in burns and plastic surgery after first 
five OSCE.
METHODS: A prevalidated feedback questionnaire was used to assess and score the perception of 
postgraduate students on OSCE in burns and plastic surgery. The opinion of postgraduate students on 
the feedback questionnaire after first and fifth assessment tests based on OSCE was analyzed. The 
results were compiled on a data sheet and analyzed using Microsoft Excel and plotted as graphical 
interpretation. The statistical analysis was done using MedCalc software.
RESULTS: The results of the study showed that there is a positive change in perception of 
students in favor of monthly assessment based on OSCE in burns and plastic surgery after fifth 
assessment. The mean students’ favorable perception score after the first assessment with was 
30.2 ± 2.828 (mean ± standard deviation [SD]) and after fifth assessment, 43 ± 2.828 (mean SD) 
with Student’s test t = 10.119 and P < 0.0001 which is highly significant statistically in favor of OSCE 
after fifth assessment.
CONCLUSIONS: We observed in our study that the monthly assessment based on OSCE is well 
accepted by the students of our subspecialty after few assessments; however, further studies are 
required to augment the evidence.


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