This OSCE station gives the student a copy of recent prenatal lab results at a 9-week gestational age visit.
The student is asked to review the labs, identify abnormal values, and write down a brief plan for managing any abnormality.
This seems like a reasonable task for the students:
- It is the 5th APGO Educational Objective for Undergraduate Medical Education (“Explain the normal physiologic changes of pregnancy including interpretation of common diagnostic studies.”)
- The students are all generally familiar with pregnancy lab results, having spent time in the OB clinics.
- Since our OSCE is “open book”, the student can look up any lab value they are questioning, if they don’t remember the normal pregnancy values.