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Objective Structured Video Exams (OSVEs)-- Case #4: Mr. Clifford

Objective Structured Video Exams (OSVEs)-- Case #4: Mr. Clifford

Medical College of Wisconsin
AAMC/John A. Hartford Foundation
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
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Each tool was explicitly designed to address at least 2 ACGME competencies beyond medical knowledge and patient care and includes an instructor's guide, a Q & A sheet, a scoring key, and a video trigger. For example, one trigger presents a phone conversation between a patient's son and the physician regarding the mental status of his father who has a history of memory loss and depression. Residents are asked questions about: (1) diagnostic strategies for dementia (medical knowledge); (2) factors influencing interpretation of test results (PBL&I); and (3) communication between physician and family (communication and professionalism). This individual OSVE for Mr. Clifford can be downloaded above (click Mr Clifford CD Image). Once you have downloaded the CD image, follow the instructions below. The Virtual Patient Cases can also be purchased individually or as a series. For more information, please visit our website at

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Increased knowledge and application of skills based on the ACGME competencies. Learners should be able to identify the ACGME six core competencies as applied to their daily clinical experiences.

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The OSVE toolkits have gone through multiple pilots: residents, medical students, and faculty (residency programs both regional, local, and national audiences) and have been used in Grand Rounds, lectures, and small group discussion. INSTRUCTIONS Using a .iso Disk Image file you downloaded from POGOe: A file with the extension '.iso', of which many are available for download with various POGOe products, is a replica of a CD saved on the hard drive. These are often called CD Images or Disk Images. This is a common way to distribute software over the internet that normally comes on a CD. Unfortunately on Windows operating systems, including Windows XP and Windows Vista, you cannot simply click a Disk Image file and open it like a CD. Follow these instructions to access the contents of the .iso file. Mac OsX -------------- Just Click the file and it opens like it was a CD. Windows ------------- 1) Burn the image to a CD using burning software. (To do, insert instructions for how to do that with windows explorer.) Then eject and reinsert the CD. or 2) Install software that treat .iso files as if they were a CD and let you access them from your hard drive. Search on the internet for these tools. Such as this Microsoft Product( , or other ones that we have used are Iso Recorder (free) and Power Iso. As of 3-12-2009 you could find a list of Vista compatible free tools with reviews here ( All Operating Systems ------------------------------ Once you can access the contents in the .iso file, if the program does not start automatically, check the notes in the product page or in the files within the Disk Image for instructions on how to launch the program.

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Objective Structured Video Exams (OSVEs)-- Case #4: Mr. Clifford. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2009 Available from: