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Table 1 OSCE evaluation

From: Student evaluation of an OSCE in paediatrics at the University of the West Indies, Jamaica

Question Agree % Neutral % Disagree % No comment %
Exam was fair 68 19 12 1
Wide knowledge area covered 95 5   
Needed more time at stations 70 22.5 7.5  
Exams well administered 73 16 11  
Exams very stressful 67 20 13  
Exams well structured & sequenced 81.5 17 2.5  
Exam minimized chance of failing 28 40.5 30 1.5
OSCE less stressful than other exams 15 40 35 10
Allowed student to compensate in some areas 67 21 12  
Highlighted areas of weakness 78 13 9  
Exam intimidating 48 32 20  
Student aware of level of information needed 53 26 21  
Wide range of clinical skills covered 86 6 8