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Feasibility of large-scale eOSCES: the simultaneous evaluation of 500 medical students during a mock examination

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Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has led health schools to cancel many on-site training and exams. Teachers were looking for the best option to carry out online OSCEs, and Zoom was the obvious choice since many schools have used it to pursue education purposes. Methods: We conducted a feasibility study during the 2020-2021 college year divided into six pilot phases and the large-scale eOSCEs on Zoom on June 30th, 2021. We developed a specific application allowing us to mass create Zoom meetings and built an entire organization, including a technical support system (an SOS room and catching-up rooms) and teachers' training sessions. We assessed satisfaction via an online survey. Results: On June 30th, 531/794 fifthyear medical students (67%) participated in a large-scale mock exam distributed in 135 Zoom meeting rooms with the mobilization of 298 teachers who either participated in the Zoom meetings as standardized patients (N =135, 45%) or examiners (N =135, 45%) or as supervisors in the catching-up rooms (N =16, 6%) or the SOS room (N =12, 4%). In addition, 32/270 teachers (12%) experienced difficulties connecting to their Zoom meetings and sought the help of an SOS room member. Furthermore, 40/531 students (7%) were either late to their station or had technical difficulties and declared those issues online and were welcomed in one of the catching-up rooms to perform their eOSCE stations. Additionally, 518/531 students (98%) completed the entire circuit of three stations, and 225/531 students (42%) answered the online survey. Among them, 194/225 (86%) found eOSCES helpful for training and expressed their satisfaction with this experience. Conclusion: Organizing large-scale eOSCEs on Zoom is feasible with the appropriate tools. In addition, eOCSEs should be considered complementary to on-site OSCEs and to train medical students in telemedicine.
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inserm-03696587 , version 1 (16-06-2022)

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Donia Bouzid, Tristan Mirault, Aiham Ghazali, Léonore Muller, Enrique Casalino, et al.. Feasibility of large-scale eOSCES: the simultaneous evaluation of 500 medical students during a mock examination. Medical Education Online, 2022, 27 (1), pp.2084261. ⟨10.1080/10872981.2022.2084261⟩. ⟨inserm-03696587⟩
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