NYU OSCE Toolkit

Utilizing OSCEs to Teach and Evaluate Fellows’ Performance: A Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director’s Toolkit

New resource helps assess fellows’ medical knowledge, communication skills, and professionalism

Recognizing the need for tools to standardize and measure fellows’ performance and offer valuable feedback for improving such skills, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and NYU School of Medicine’s Division of Gastroenterology have collaborated to offer a new resource: “Utilizing OSCEs to Teach and Evaluate Fellows’ Performance: A Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director’s Toolkit.”

Developed by NYU School of Medicine, the Toolkit gives you the materials you need as a GI program director to evaluate a fellow’s skills set, using the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) simulation method. This free, turn-key program, implemented more than six years ago by the NYU School of Medicine team, is designed to utilize challenging simulated clinical scenarios to assess fellows’ medical knowledge, communication skills, and professionalism.

The Toolkit includes all of the necessary instructions, materials, and templates needed for you to replicate this program at your institution. Materials include:

  • Detailed clinical scenarios with evaluation objectives and related ACGME milestones,
  • OSCE station set-up instructions,
  • In-depth character profiles and cues for dialogue for the standardized patients or professionals,
  • Instructions for participating fellows,
  • Checklists to assist the standardized patients and faculty observers in providing feedback to the fellows,
  • Sample fellow report cards and evaluation surveys,
  • Instructions on how to use these materials.

Importantly, each clinical case is developed with the goal of evaluating the fellows’ performance in accordance with designated ACGME milestones.

ACG is collaborating with NYU School of Medicine to offer this new Toolkit to GI programs through the ACG GI Training Pathway. We hope you will find this valuable new resource beneficial to your own gastroenterology fellowship programs.

If you are a GI Program Director, log in here to access the OSCE Toolkit on the GI Training Pathway, and then select the OSCE Toolkit under the blue Director button.

For GI Program Directors who don’t currently have an account on the GI Training Pathway, complete the online request form here.

To learn more about the OSCE Toolkit and ACG’s collaboration with NYU, click here.