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Find out what to expect during the OSCE at the 2015 IMG Symposium

Find out what to expect during the OSCE at the 2015 IMG Symposium

Are you wondering what happens during an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE)? Or how various competencies are assessed by the physician examiners? Gain invaluable insight into how OSCEs are structured and assessed through a live demonstration in one of this year’s International Medical Graduate (IMG) Symposium plenary sessions.

Attendees will follow along with a live simulation of an OSCE encounter led by Dr. Ian Bowmer, Executive Director of the Medical Council of Canada (MCC). The demonstration will cover the use of candidate instructions and the scoring of an encounter with a standardized patient. In this interactive session, both audience members and physician examiners will have the opportunity to evaluate the candidate’s performance, provide feedback and ask questions.

Live OSCE demonstration at the 2014 IMG Symposium.

Live OSCE demonstration at the 2014 IMG Symposium.

The IMG Symposium will be held Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in downtown Toronto. It is a national event that provides international medical graduates with information to better prepare them for the competitive application for medical residency and licensure in Canada. The theme of this year’s symposium is the IMG’s journey to practising Family Medicine in non-urban communities in Canada.

Register before September 30 to be eligible for a discounted registration fee of $95.

If you have any questions about the symposium, contact us at imgsymposium@carms.ca or visit CaRMS.ca/img-symposium for more information.