On Monday 15 July we are running structured examinations for some of our medical students at Barnsley Hospital.

The students have brief clinical consultations during which they are observed and assessed, and we are looking for actor patients to play a role in these scenarios.

An objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is a type of examination designed to test clinical skill performance and competence in healthcare professionals.

The examinations test skills such as communication, clinical examination, and interpretation of results. It is a hands-on, real-world approach to learning that keeps examinees engaged, allows them to understand the key factors driving medical decision-making, reveals any errors in case-handling, and provides an open space for improved decision-making based on evidence-based practice for real-world responsibilities.

If you’d like to get involved as a role-playing actor, or would like to know more about how we might like you to be involved, please get in touch with our Medical Education Manager Louise Pemberton on Louise.pemberton@nhs.net or 01226 435051