RACGP declares Zoom-based OSCE a success

More than 900 fellowship candidates passed its socially distanced version of the OSCE, including 80 who sat an extra day

The RACGP has declared last year’s alternative OSCE exam — conducted via Zoom video conferencing software — a success, saying the exam proved a “reliable and valid” assessment of doctors' GP skills.

More than 1100 fellowship candidates sat the three-day clinical role-playing exam in their homes.

According to the RACGP’s official exam report, the pass rate was 85%, similar to previous years. 

The remote format replaced the OSCE because of the COVID-19 threat. 

Candidates were judged on their responses to 12 clinical