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Table 2 Example of an individual student candidate VOSCE plan

From: Undertaking a high stakes virtual OSCE (“VOSCE”) during Covid-19

Student iv  
Examiner Simulated Pt Station No and Title Station Start & Finish time Changeover Station Notes Tag envelope
D d 4. Explanation of new medication 11:10:00 11:25:00 11:27:00 needs BNF  
E n/a 5. Telephone referral 11:27:00 11:42:00 11:44:00 1 x Envelope 63,073
A a 1. History Taking-Loss of Consciousness 11:44:00 11:59:00 12:01:00   
B b 2. Chronic disease management 12:01:00 12:16:00 12:18:00   
C c 3. Cranial nerve examination 12:18:00 12:33:00 End of exam   
  1. Invigilator Instructions:
  2. Wait for confirmation that central briefing is over before calling Student
  3. Station 4
  4. 11:00 Call Student
  5. Commence briefing-ask Student to open BNF website
  6. 11:09 Call Examiner (A) and Simulated Patient (a) into the room: Introduce Examiner and patient; Please confirm that you can see and hear each other well
  7. 11:10 Share the screen with Student Instructions, wait for Student to confirm ‘Yes’
  8. 11:10 Start the station audio file. Audio File: “Please start your preparation time”
  9. 11:15 Audio File: “That’s the end of the preparation time. Please start working on the station”
  10. 11:24 Audio File “You have one minute remaining”
  11. 11:25 Audio File: “That is the end of the station please stop working”
  12. Invigilator:
  13. i) Ask Student to close BNF website
  14. ii) Say “We will have 2 min changeover time now”
  15. iii) Stop sharing Student Instructions, locate the next station Student Instructions, locate the next audio guide
  16. iv) Instruct Student “Please pick up Station 5 envelope and open it. Please do not start reading until we start the station”
  17. v) Ensure exit of Examiner (A) and Simulated Patient (a)
  18. Station 5 Call Examiner (B) and Simulated Patient (b) into the room:
  19. Introduce Examiner; Please confirm that you can hear each other well
  20. Share the screen with Student Instructions, wait for Student to confirm ‘Yes’
  21. 11:27 Start the station audio file. Audio File: “Please start your preparation time”
  22. 11:32 Audio File: “That’s the end of the preparation time. Please start working on the station”