I like this OSCE module for two reasons:
- Painful menstrual cramps is a very common symptom, so it is reasonable to test the student’s knowledge and skill in handling this issue.
- 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:[Additional content on this page is restricted to Registered Medical Professionals]