Comparison of performance on written and OSCE assessment during end semester pediatric examination
Comparison of domain based achievement during pediatric end semester examination
Objective: To compare the scores obtained on written and OSCE examination during pediatrics end semester examination and to find out the reasons for the discrepancies among the scores obtained.
Methods: This co-relational study was carried out in pediatric department, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences (LUMHS). The performance of medical students who were posted in the pediatric department for one semester (November 2016 to October 2017) was compared on the basis of scores obtained in their written and OSCE during end semester examination. To find out the reasons for discrepancies qualitative data was collected by using likert scale on Pre-designed questionnaire distributed among the students at the end of assessment. Frequencies of their responses were calculated.
Results: Data of 160 students who participated in study was analyzed by SPSS version 22. The mean and standard deviation of participant’s score was 51.25 ± 12.19. Females performed better in written as well as in OSCE. Moderate correlation was seen between MCQ and SAQ scores (r=0.5, p <0.01). Around 60% considered OSCE as their preferred mode of assessment. Deep learning approach and group discussion was found in female students (65%).
Conclusion: Our study concluded that students performed better in OSCE than in written assessment. However, in OSCE they had shown unsatisfactory performance for some important competencies like clinical examination methods and procedural skills. Female students performed better in both segments of assessment.
How to cite this:
Memon S, Shaikh SH. Comparison of performance on written and OSCE assessment during end semester pediatric examination. Pak J Med Sci. 2020;36(4):711-716. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.36.4.2026
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