How to Run Psychiatry OSCE in Three days


Arsia Taghva 1 , * , Jafar Bolhari 2 , Hamidollah Bahador 3 , Farbod Fadai 4 , Abbas Attari 5 , Mojgan Khademi 6 , Mehran Zarghami 7

1 Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Army University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Psychiatry, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Infectious Diseases, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

4 Department of Psychiatry, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation, Iran

5 Department of Psychiatry, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

6 Department of Psychiatry, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

7 Department of Psychiatry and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Research Center, Mazandaran, University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran

How to Cite: Taghva A, Bolhari J, Bahador H, Fadai F, Attari A, et al. How to Run Psychiatry OSCE in Three days, Iran J Psychiatry Behav Sci. 2008 ; 2(2):5-9.


Iranian Journal of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences: 2 (2); 5-9
Published Online: July 01, 2008
Article Type: Review Article
Received: November 08, 2007
Accepted: December 08, 2007


Objectivity, reliability and validity of examinations in psychiatry have always been one of the major concerns of experts in this discipline. Recently, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for its unique
approach and by providing the requirements of psychiatric examinations has been a topic of interest. In Iran, an OSCE has been replaced the individual patient assessment (IPA) for examination of the National Board of
Psychiatry. Although it is better to provide psychiatry OSCE in an extended time frame, in some cases this examination should be executed in a short period of time. For executing OSCE in psychiatry, especially if it should be performed in a short time, it requires addressing various points. In this article, based upon the previous experiences, we offer a standard format for establishing a practical, reliable and measurable OSCE in psychiatry
in three days.


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