MRCEM Part C/OSCE
All our MRCEM Part C/OSCE courses and materials are fully updated for the changes to the MRCEM/FRCEM exam structure in 2016, including launching a new two day improved MRCEM Part C/OSCE course. Click tabs below for more information.
MRCEM OSCE Part C/OSCE Course (UK):
Next course dates: 17th - 18th June, 26th - 27th June and 6th - 7th July 2017 and 16th - 17th September 2017
Course leads: Dr Ian Stell
Venue : St Olav's Court, 25 Lower Road, Canada Water, London, SE16 2XB
The MRCEM Part C/OSCE examination is a comprehensive test of a candidates clinical knowledge and skills as well as their communication, attitudes and behaviors. It consists of 16 consecutive OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) stations, plus two 'rest' stations. At each station the candidate must read a brief scenario, then enter 'role play' mode to manage a simulated clinical situation. These situations mimic the breadth of Emergency Medicine practice from managing a trauma team, resuscitating a sick child, taking a difficult history, suturing a wound or dealing with an angry relative. The examination relies heavily on actors and equipment to simulate real-life problems.
There is no doubt that the MRCEM Part C examination is a tough exam. According to the College about 70% of UK trainees pass the exam, while only about 25% of non-trainees pass. Good communications and other 'soft' skill are of paramount importance, but often overlooked and the cause of failure. As a result the exam is particularly challenging for those lacking a training in communication skills as expected for UK practice, and those who are not familiar with OSCE style examinations.
Following from our 10 yrs experience running highly regarded MRCEM Part C courses, our new two day MRCEM PartC/OSCE course provides candidates with even more OSCE teaching and practice in preparation for the real exam. A focus throughout on good communication and improving the candidates 'soft skills' further increase chances of success. You will be taught by our highly experienced faculty, all practicing Emergency Medicine Senior Registrars or Consultants with a track record of OSCE or simulation training.
Introduction to the course
Lecture: Exam overview/OSCE basics
- Paediatric life support
- Adult emergencies
- Trauma moulage
Lecture: Procedures stations
Lecture: Orthopaedic & Examinations stations
Communication OSCEs Workshops:
- Communications skills
- History taking
Challenging OSCEs Workshops:
Close of course for day 1
Lecture: Teaching OSCEs
OSCE practice with discussion
OSCE practice with discussion
OSCE practice with brief feedback
A few other OSCES
Close of course
Our Part C/OSCE course also includes:
- Comprehensive 150 page course manual. A textbook in itself, the course manual covers all the major types of OSCE encountered with numerous examples and marksheets.
- 6 month access to our full set of over 80 Part C/OSCE training videos from when you register on the course.
MRCEM Part C/OSCE Online Training Videos
Over the last few years we have built up a set of video resources to help candidates prepare for the MRCEM Part C/OSCE exam. These videos, all specially recorded by the Bromley Emergency Courses faculty, aim to teach and demonstrating best practice in approaching the different types of OSCE scenario encountered in the MRCEM Part C/OSCE examination. They can be viewed online via our website allowing you to study for your MRCEM Part C/OSCE exam at a time and place to suit you.
There are 85 videos in total, divided into five packages, and we believe that they cover all the areas likely to come up in the MCREM Part C/OSCE exam!
The following video packages are available
- Examination videos (14 videos).
- Practical procedure videos (19 videos)
- Communications skills videos (25 videos)
- Resuscitation videos (14 videos)
- Model MRCEM OSCEs (13 videos)
The first four video packages (examination, procedures, communication and resuscitation) demonstrate the key skills you will need for the Part C examination and provide a commentary on exactly what the candidate should try to do.
The fifth package (model OSCEs) is designed to show typical MRCEM OSCEs as you might experience them. They start with a minute to study the candidate instructions, during which you should anticipate what you may have to do in the station, followed by a seven minute MRCEM OSCE, in which you can watch how one of our team handles the MRCEM OSCE. These are designed to give an example of good OSCE practice.
Please take a moment to review the content of each package including video previews by expanding the tabs below. You can also view three free sample videos from the packages in the free resources section of our website. (To view these, first register on this website then go to the free resources in your new account where you will find the sample videos ready to view; or if you are already registered, simply go to your account to view the videos.)
Alternatively you can click here to preview the videos on our YouTube site.
- Examination Videos
- Procedure Videos
- Communication Videos
- Resuscitation Videos
- Model OSCEs'
- Abdomen Exam
- Cardiovascular Exam
- Depression Exam
- Elbow Exam
- Hand Exam
- Hip Exam
- Knee Exam
- Maxillofacial Exam
- Neuro Cerebellar Exam
- Neuro Cranial Exam
- Neuro Lower Limb Exam
- Neuro Upper Limb Exam
- Respiratory Exam
- Shoulder Exam
- Thyroid Exam
- Vascular Exam
- Adult Airway Management
- Arterial Blood Gas Sampling
- Aspirating a Pneumothorax
- Below Elbow Plaster Cast
- Central Line Jugular
- Cervical Collar & Logroll
- FAST Scan
- Femoral Line Insertion
- Handwashing Technique
- Intraosseous Needle Insertion
- Lumbar Puncture
- Male Catheter Insertion
- Needle Thoracostomy
- Paediatric Airway Management
- Placing a Nasogastric Tube
- PV & Bimanual Exam
- Seldinger Chest Drain
- Surgical Chest Drain
- Angry Relative
- Abdomen Pain History
- Assessing Capacity
- Breaking Bad News
- Breaking Bad News (Paediatric Death)
- Chest Pain History
- Depression History
- Deliberate Self Harm
- Difficult Referral
- Handling a Complaint
- Mental State Exam
- Non Accidental Injury
- Open and Closed Questions
- Presenting to Examiners
- Teaching a Skill
- CDU Ward-Round
- Teaching Inhaler & Spacer
- Airway Assessment
- Laryngeal Mask Airway
- Fitting a Cervical Collar
- H's & T's
- ABCDE assessment
- Trauma Primary Survey
- Structured Patient Handover
- Late Pregnancy
- Sick Child
- Injured Child
- Nonaccidental injury.
- Difficult referral
- Headache history
- Needlestick Injury
- GI Bleeding
- Head Injury
- Lignocaine Toxicity
- Neonatal Resuscitation
- Paediatric Asthma
- Pelvic Injury
- Hand Examination
MRCEM Part C/OSCE Online Course
Experience from teaching MRCEM Part C/OSCE courses for over ten years has shown us that most candidates would benefit from a structured approach to preparing for their MRCEM Part C/OSCE exam and that many weeks, if not months, of training and practice, are required to be confident of success. This is particularly true of candidates unfamiliar with the OSCE style of examination or who have trained and/or work in medical systems significantly different to the UK.
Currently, no online or printed materials provide such a structured approach over such a period of time and face to face OSCE courses, while of great benefit in honing OSCE skills through real-time OSCE practice, are not sufficient on their own to deliver success to the inexperienced and unprepared candidate. Hence to fill this gap for all candidates preparing for the MRCEM PartC/OSCE exam we have created this online course.
In creating the course we have brought together the unique experience, materials, and skills of the Bromley Emergency Courses Part C/OSCE faculty into a structured approach for OSCE preparation. The course charts a logical path through the MRCEM PartC/OSCE exam, building knowledge and skills (hard and soft) from the ground up. It is divided into a series of modules which can be viewed independently but would be best studied in order as each one builds on the preceding ones. The 7 modules of the course are:
Introductory Module. Introduction to OSCEs & the MRCEM Part C/OSCE exam.
Module 1. Core clinical skills: History taking, examination and communication.
Module 2. Advanced communications skills.
Module 3. Resuscitation OSCEs.
Module 4. Psychiatry OSCEs.
Module 5. Procedures & airway management.
Module 6. Final touches: Management & model OSCEs.
The course starts with a detailed look at OSCEs in general, dissecting them into their component parts and looking at best approach and technique. We then discuss the content of the MRCEM OSCE/Part C exam and the types of OSCE it contains. Module 1 establishes a firm foundation all other OSCE skills are built and describes and demonstrates in example videos and study material best practice in history taking, examination, and communications skills. The all-important theme of communications skills is further explored in module 2 where you study the Calgary-Cambridge method, as well as videos and teaching on how to present cases and demonstrate teaching skills in OSCEs. The structured approach to resuscitation OSCEs and psychiatry OSCEs is taught in Modules 3 and 4, again with many study materials and example videos. Module 5 outlines the approach to procedures stations and contains demonstration videos of key procedures and airway skills needed for the Part C/OSCE exam. Finally, we complete the course with Module 6 which presents a series of teaching videos around management style OSCE topics and then a 'circuit' of 15 model OSCEs showing how to do it on the day!
We advise starting your MRCEM Part C/OSCE exam preparation as early as possible before the exam, ideally 5-6 months before, but this course can be used at any stage in your exam preparation and you can move either faster or slower through the course depending on the pace at which you feel you are mastering each modules's content.
Expand the tabs below to take a more detailed look at the content of each modules and to view the preview pages.
Preview online course below:
- Part 1. Introduction to OSCEs
- Part 2. Introduction to the MRCEM PartC/OSCE exam
- Part 3. Introduction to the MRCEM Part C/OSCE online course
- Part 1. Core clinical skills for OSCEs
- Part 2. Basic communication Skills
- Part 3. History taking
- Part 4. Clinical examination
- Part 5. Develping your core clinical skills
- Part 1. Advanced communications skills
- Part 2. Examples of difficult communications skills OSCEs
- Part 3. Presenting to the examiner
- Part 4. Teaching stations
- Part 1. Resuscitation OSCEs
- Part 2. How to demonstrate leadership skills
- Part 3. Improving your resuscitation/moulage skills
- Part 1. Structured approach to the psychiatric OSCE
- Part 2. The uncooperative patient
- Part 3. Example psychiatric assessement videos
- Part 4. Improving your psychiatric assessment skills
- Part 1. Approach to procedures OSCEs
- Part 2. General procedures videos
- Part 3. Airway management videos
- Part 1. Management OSCEs
- Part 2. Model OSCE videos
- Part 3. Final tips for your MRCEM PartC/OSCE exam