Manpartap Bal

Department of Ophthalmology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada


  • Research Article   
    Medical Student Competence in Ophthalmology Assessed Using the Objective Standardized Clinical Examination
    Author(s): Nikhil S. Patil, Manpartap Bal and Yasser Khan*

    Background: Medical school education in ophthalmology is lacking and requires more attention. In this study, we assessed medical student competency in ophthalmology using an ophthalmology station in an Objective Standardized Clinical Examination (OSCE). Materials and Methods: 100 pre-clerkship medical students and 98 clerkship medical students were included in this study. The OSCE station consisted of a common ocular complaint-blurry vision with decreased visual acuity-and students were asked to take an appropriate history, provide 2-3 differential diagnoses to explain the symptoms, and perform a basic ophthalmic examination. Results: Generally, clerks performed better than pre-clerks in the history taking (p<0.01) and the ophthalmic examination (p<0.05) sections, with few specific exce.. Read More»

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