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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number111
JournalAmerican Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • objective structured clinical examination
  • assessment
  • pharmacy practice
  • student performance
  • clinical competency


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