University of Chicago Division of the Biological Sciences The Pritzker School of Medicine
The Observed Structured Teaching Exercise (OSTE) is a performance-based teaching assessment, using standardized learners.
This User's Manual Provides detailed materials facilitating implementation and evaluation of a Four Station Geriatrics OSTE (G-OSTE) Exercise, designed to improve the geriatric medicine teaching skills of non-geriatricians in the in-patient setting.
This G-OSTE Module can be used to complement specific components of the CHAMP Curriculum, or it can be used as a stand-alone geriatric medicine teaching-skills exercise. The cases are focused on teaching geriatrics on the in-patient wards and include the following:
- Screening for Dementia: Using the Mini-Cog--A Bedside Case;
- Delirium: Risk Assessment, Recognition, & Prevention Strategies--A Door-Side;
- Foley Catheters: Indications & Inability to Void--A Bedside Case; and
- Transitions of Care: The Ideal Hospital Discharge--A Card-Flip Case in the Conference Room.
The following materials are provided:
- Background on OSTE's;
- the G-OSTE Cases;
- Feedback forms for Standardized Students and/or Observers;
- Preceptor's Guidelines;
- "Quality Assurance"/Evaluation forms for Preceptors Performance;
- Teaching Aids (Pocket Cards);
- Retrospective Pre-Post G-OSTE Module Evaluation Forms; and
- Sample Logistical Plans.
The G-OSTE was implemented as part of the CHAMP (Curriculum for the Hospitalized Aging Medical Patient) faculty development program to provide a simulated practice teaching experience for learners. In its entirety, the CHAMP Faculty Development Program consists of 15 geriatric topics and a mini-course entitled, "Teaching on Today's Wards," on advanced clinical teaching skills and teaching across the ACGME Core Competencies.
CME credit is available for this product. For more information, please contact the author.
The goal of this OSTE Module is to improve the quantity and quality of the teaching of geriatric medicine, in the in-patient setting, through deliberate practice.
OSTE participants will be able to:
- Recognize and name geriatric teachable moments;
- Increase their confidence in teaching specific geriatric content through deliberate practice; and
- Increase their confidence in using the One-Minute Preceptor and the Stanford Clinical Teaching Principles, through deliberate practice, in various in-patient teaching settings
The CHAMP OSTE has trained 10 general internists.