Teelucksingh, S. ; Ali, Z.; Fraser, H. S. ; Denbow, Charles E.; Nicholson, G. D.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Medicine
Fifty years of clinical examinations at the University of the West Indies
West Indian Medical Journal
Date of Publication
The University of the West Indies was founded at Mona, Jamaica, in 1948. After fifty-two years, the format of the final Bachelor of Medicine clinical examination in medicine and therapeutics has been radically revised. The change from the traditional to an evidence- based, objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) was undertaken in November/December 2000. Assessment drives learning and both the methods chosen for assessment and the manner in which they are applied determine how students learn. The philosophical underpinnings of the change in format are discussed in this paper.....