OSCEhome Systematic Approach Vs Checklists


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OSCEhome Systematic Approach Vs Checklists

  1. 1. Clinical Assessment Exam Preparation The Systematic Approach vs Checklists Approach 15 points to consider Dr Al Imari, MD www.OSCEhome.com
  2. 2. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>1- Thoroughness : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is unlimited in OSCEhome Systematic Approach. While it is limited by the Checklists scenario. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCE organizers periodically change OSCE stations scenarios despite using the same stem question. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  3. 3. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>2- Specificity: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Although the Systematic approach is focused, it is not specific to cover certain scenario. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists are specific to certain scenario. e.g RLQ pain in 21 years old female. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What if it is in 51 years old female? </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  4. 4. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>3- Practice time: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> In OSCEhome Systematic Approach, you study one flowchart system subdivided into complaint based groups of questions once for all your OSCE exams as well as your clinical patient encounters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklist approach is time consuming. Practicing several times for each of over 300 checklists. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  5. 5. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>4- Shows check points: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Systematic Approach covers indirectly all check points in addition to taking care of DDx and communication skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists is all about check points only. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  6. 6. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>5- Need to figure out how to ask? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCEhome Systematic Approach does not only show you what to ask but also includes carefully phrased questions sets, the next step in your clinical training. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklist Approach only shows you what is needed to be asked. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  7. 7. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>6- Logically organized : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCEhome Approach is a smooth logical Step By Step System. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most Checklists are jumping between data gathering sections. e.g CC Then PMHx or FHx then back and forth confusing the patient and the examiner. Easily forget important  points. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  8. 8. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>7- Time efficient during the interview: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Systematic Approach is always time efficient as well as thorough. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists are only time efficient if the exact scenario came. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  9. 9. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>8- Communication skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCEhome Systematic Approach integrates communication skills by providing questions sets that take care of how to ask in an ethically correct manner. It facilitate patient cooperation and prevent confusion and interrupting questions. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklist provide nothing about communication skills. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  10. 10. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>9- Medical jargon: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>As OSCEhome Approach provides pre prepared questions sets, there is no way you will say medical jargon even if you are nervous. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists provide no guarantee. In fact, many circulating checklists and FAMOUS websites contain medical jargon. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  11. 11. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>10- How to prepare your medical knowledge: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCEhome resources show you how to prepare your medical knowledge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists provide none. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  12. 12. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>11- How to counsel: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Systematic Approach shows how to organize it. What to ask the patient. What information you need to prepare yourself to tell the patient. In addition to HOW in plain English. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists only show points to ask or inform the patient. You have to figure out how to organize it and the language to use. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  13. 13. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>12- Physical exam: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCEhome Systematic Approach has a time efficient organized system of how and what to examine for ALL scenarios. It also include pre prepared sentences of what to say to the patient, the examiner, and in patient notes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists show you text books approach that you have to figure out how to do it in just 5 minutes! </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  14. 14. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>13- Develop confidence in your clinical skills & communication skills: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCEhome Systematic approach will incredibly put you in control and boost your confidence in your clinical and communication skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists does not offer much. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  15. 15. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>14- Will it help in your future OSCE Exams? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OSCEhome Systematic Approach covers all branches of medicine. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For Checklists, you need to find checklists for every branch. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  16. 16. Systematic vs Checklists Approach <ul><li>15- Will it help in your future medical practice? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definitely. With OSCEhome Systematic Approach, you will be able to cover any complaint and be assured of your communication skills. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Checklists does not help here. </li></ul></ul>www.OSCEhome.com
  17. 17. A Step By Step Guide to The Mastering The OSCEs and Patient Encounters For more info about clinical skills, communication skills, dealing with difficult patients, and the OSCEs, visit OSCEhome at: www.OSCEhome.com