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Table 2 Free-text comments made by the students during the evaluation

From: Implementation of written structured feedback into a surgical OSCE

Strengths Suggestions for improvement
Personally matched. Mistakes can be better understood, and the examiner’s impression of one is also more comprehensible. Unfortunately, it is still not detailed enough. Provide the OSCE checklists in a reduced form to let the students know what is REALLY expected. (...) If you want to learn something from the OSCE for life, the feedback is still not transparent.
It is good that feedback is generally introduced. It is good that each station is evaluated individually and that the feedback addresses station-specific points. More comments. Some examiners wrote comments; these were sometimes much more helpful than crosses on the formulated sheet or more specific. It would be nice if more examiners wrote comments.
Good supplement to pure grading. A weakness in my dialogue with patients became very clear to me. Written comments from the examiner help better than circling the pre-formulated statements.
I am now more aware of the impression I leave on the examiner during the examination. This is very helpful. The topics discussed are rationally selected. The examiners should write more comments. Some examiners have done that - but there was not even enough space for the comments; however, other examiners commented nothing, which I thought was a pity.
To get any feedback about what you did wrong or right in the examination. Without this feedback about what you did right or wrong, it is not possible to improve. In addition, then, in my opinion, the whole exam did not make much sense! It would have to be more detailed, not just the tick on the feedback tool. The best would be direct personal feedback after each exam!