The Thought Broadcast

An Interview with Nick O’Connor: “Examining the Examiner”

December 14, 2021 RANZCP
The Thought Broadcast
An Interview with Nick O’Connor: “Examining the Examiner”
Show Notes

Following a series of podcasts exploring trainees’ experiences of the Scholarly Project assessment task, the latest episode of The Thought Broadcast shifts focus to the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). In response to the imbroglio arising from the failed delivery of the November 2021 audiovisual OSCE, we speak to Dr Nick O’Connor – RANZCP board member, and Chair of the Education Committee.
Dr O’Connor provides candid responses to questions relating to how and why the AVOSCE was abandoned, as well as updating listeners on alternative assessment pathways for affected candidates.
Dr O’Connor also addressed broader issues around bottlenecks in trainee progression to Fellowship and how the recently commissioned Australian Council for Education Research report may shape the future of RANZCP assessments.
Dr O’Connor is interviewed by Trainee Editor Oliver Robertson, Associate Trainee Editors Bryan Bui and Michael Weightman, and Deputy Editor Andrew Amos.
(Note: this interview was recorded on 10th December 2021, prior to the Australian Medical Council’s response to the RANZCP’s alternative assessment proposals).

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