As a part of the NBME Assessment Alliance, the Creative Communities bring together medical educators, medical school staff, learners and NBME staff. The first of these Communities focuses on Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) for Clinical Reasoning.
In recent surveys, respondents have told NBME that educators value OSCEs that teach and assess clinical reasoning, and that there are several areas through which OSCEs can be enhanced.
Knowing how integral collaboration needed to be to the process, our new Assessment Alliance initiative launched our first Creative Community, focused on OSCE for Clinical Reasoning to collectively develop solutions to address the issue areas pointed out in those surveys, and better promote and measure clinical reasoning using school-based OSCEs. Through this Creative Community, we hope to identify and develop incremental solutions that will: