Educational efficacy of objective structured clinical examination on clinical training of traditional Chinese medicine - A qualitative study

Ying Ling Chen, Mark C. Hou, Su Ching Lin, Yi Jung Tung

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摘要

Objective: We propose applying objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and discuss the educational efficacy of such examinations regarding the clinical competence of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioners. Design: TCM OSCEs were implemented for evaluation and instruction from 2011 to 2013. Trainees received feedback from clinician-educators and standardized patients. Trainees' survey data were extracted from post-OSCE questionnaires and interviews to analyze TCM OSCEs. Results: Five TCM OSCEs were administered, and the educational backgrounds of the 37 participants were analyzed. According to analysis of the questionnaires, all trainees agreed OSCEs were beneficial. In interviews, trainees expressed appreciation for the direct, real-time feedback during the OSCE and felt it closely resembled actual clinical work. However, the simulation models of OSCEs must be upgraded. Conclusions: OSCEs can be used in evaluating, teaching, and certifying TCM clinical competencies to improve the quality of TCM practices. The patient-centered training aspect of TCM OSCEs is particularly helpful for participants.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)147-153
頁數7
期刊Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice
21
發行號3
DOIs
出版狀態Published - 2015 八月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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