Objectives: To compare objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and traditional assessment methods among recent pharmacy graduates.
Methods: Individual student performance in OSCEs was compared with performance on traditional pharmacy-practice examinations at the same level of program study.
Results: A moderate correlation was found between individual attainment in OSCE examinations and on traditional pharmacy practice examinations at the same level.
Conclusions: OSCEs add value to traditional methods of assessment because the 2 evaluation methods measure different competencies.
- objective structured clinical examination
- pharmacy practice
- student performance
- clinical competency