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This course will assist GPs preparing for the Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Participants will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in practising exam scenarios under the guidance of experienced examiners.
Dr. Kirsten van Haaster is an Australian-trained GP who gained Fellowship of the RACGP in 2003 . Kirsten works in an outer metropolitan practice and regularly works as a GP locum in outback Australia. She has been a clinical examiner and supervisor of GP registrars since 2007. Kirsten has been leading OSCE courses for more than three years and her special interests include mental health and Aboriginal health.
Dr. Rashmi Saluja is an International Medical Graduate who has specialist qualifications as both a physician and GP. Rashmi has worked in rural and metropolitan practices in Australia since 2008. While working in Mildura, Rashmi was the Medical Educator for GP Registrars in the GP training program and examiner for the Pre-employment Structured Clinical Interview (PESCI). Rashmi has been a clinical examiner for 7 years and is currently a practice principal at an inner city practice.
Each presenter will lead a group of GPs who will be given the opportunity to practise a variety of exam scenarios with experienced patient role-players. The presenters will provide guidance and feedback for improving exam performance. Candidates will be assisted with clinical decision-making, time management skills and overall confidence in sitting the clinical exam.