Objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs) or station-based clinical competency assessments are commonly used in health professions education because they offer an opportune method of evaluating student performance in both clinical skills, knowledge, and performance. Typically, these types of assessments are logistically complex and require weeks of planning in order to run smoothly. In years past, Western University of Health Sciences – College of Dental Medicine (WUCDM) administered its OSCEs and station-based exams using a paper format, which requires a multitude of resources, lengthy grading period, and inability to track student learning outcomes. ExamSoft has served as a solution for the administration of fully electronic station-based assessments, resulting in the elimination of paper, minimization of time spent planning, and a quicker turnaround of grades and feedback to the students. With the advent of the electronic national licensure examination for dental schools, this webinar can guide you in developing and administering your own OSCEs through ExamSoft.
Presented by: Jayzona Alberto is an Academic and Digital Media Manager at the College of Dental Medicine. Her role primarily consists of managing the curriculum for the first- and third-year students as well as assisting with the development, logistics, and administration of assessments. Jayzona has been very involved in the full implementation of ExamSoft rubrics for electronic clinical exams as well as developing the first virtual, station-based, capstone assessment. Jayzona graduated from the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Psychology, from Western University of Health Sciences with an M.S. in Health Sciences, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Education in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education.
Jorge Godinez is an Academic and Digital Media Manager with the College of Dental Medicine, and a part-time student enrolled in the UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business MBA program. Along with being the college’s technological guru, troubleshooting any issues that arise, he collaborates with faculty and staff to develop and implement improvements to the college’s workflows.