Dysmenorrhea Module

I like this OSCE module for two reasons:

  1. Painful menstrual cramps is a very common symptom, so it is reasonable to test the student’s knowledge and skill in handling this issue.
  2. Dysmenorrhea is associated with broad range of gynecologic conditions, allowing the examiner to explore the depth of the student’s knowledge in a short time.

The module follows a basic 15 minute format, and involves a one-on-one interaction with a faculty member, across a desk.

In preparation, the student is given the following information:

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Notes from a Medical Educator