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PLAB 2 OSCE Stations

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Preparing for PLAB 2? Try out a selection of FREE OSCE Stations HERE and let us know what you think! πŸ™‚

PLAB 2 exam preparation made easy with over 1,300 practice OSCE stations

The Geeky Medics bank of 1,300+Β OSCE stations provides everything you need to practise your clinical skills and prepare for your PLAB 2 exam.

Each station includes the following 3 components:

  • Student/candidate instructions (the brief before beginning a station)
  • Patient script (explaining the symptoms/signs the patient should report/demonstrate)
  • Examiner checklist (an interactive checklist of the key points to assess the candidate)

Our collection of OSCE cases includes a wide variety of station types across the three core domains assessed in the PLAB 2 exam (data gathering, technical and assessment skills, clinical management skills and interpersonal skills). Our station types include:

  • Clinical examination (e.g. cardiovascular examination)
  • Procedures (e.g. intravenous cannulation)
  • Communication skills (e.g. history taking, counselling)
  • Data interpretation (e.g. ECG, CXR, AXR, ABG, CTG, TFT)
  • Documentation and prescribing
  • Emergency assessment (ABCDE simulation-style scenarios)
PLAB 2 OSCE Stations
Examples of our OSCE stations

PLAB 2 stations with mark schemes and answers

Each OSCE station comes with relevant questions covering key learning points such as further investigations, differential diagnosis, management and complications.

New: AI virtual patients

Enhance your PLAB 2 preparation with our collection of virtual patients, available as part of ourΒ OSCE StationsΒ subscription.Β 

Our advancedΒ AI technologyΒ lets you chat naturally with our range ofΒ simulated patientsΒ to practice yourΒ history takingΒ andΒ clinical reasoning skills.Β 

You can chat with our virtual patientsΒ anytime, letting you practice on the go. You can interact by typingΒ orΒ speaking, with support for multiple languages, includingΒ French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.

AI history taking example

Try our free trial collection of simulated patients, and let us know how you do!Β 

Easily create a mock PLAB 2 circuit for FREE

You can use our software to build and run a mock PLAB 2 easily by choosing from ourΒ high-quality mock stations and any you’ve created using our intuitive OSCE Creator Tool.Β 

Create a circuit by tapping the ‘Add to circuit’ button on the stations you want to include in the mock OSCE circuit, and then share this with those who want to participate.

Using a PIN, you can use our ‘Group Study Mode‘ to assign roles (e.g. student, examiner, patient) for each station.

We’ve produced a brief video showing you how to create your own OSCE stations and then organise them into circuits to share with others. πŸ™‚


How do I prepare for my PLAB 2 exam?

The key to passing any OSCE is practice! Our OSCE stations make that easy by providing everything you need, including student, patient and examiner instructions andΒ the answers to commonly asked viva questions.

Student instructions

The student instructions outline what the person playing the student/doctor role will be expected to demonstrate in the station (e.g. “A 41-year-old man has presented for assessment. His presenting complaint is severe back pain. Please take a history, suggest appropriate systems to examine and further investigations to perform.”).

Patient instructions/script

The patient instructions provide a detailed script, allowing the person playing the patient to convey a realistic clinical presentation, including example phrases and advice on what information they should hold back unless directly asked, just like in your real OSCE.Β 

Examiner instructions

The examiner instructions provide the person playing the assessor role with an adjustable timer and a detailed checklist of the key points expected to be covered in the OSCE station. In addition, the checklist contains a list of further questions the examiner can ask the candidate at the end of the station, helping you to improve your knowledge of the condition.Β 

OSCE Station Example
OSCE station overview example

OSCE group study mode

You can also use our software to study as a group easily by sharing a PIN with friends and assigning them their relevant roles (e.g. examiner, patient, student).

OSCE group study practice
OSCE group study practice

Let us match you with someone for OSCE practice

You can even find another person to practice with using our OSCE matching mode! With just a single click/tap, you’ll be matched with another geeky medic, allowing you to chat via audio and decide what station you want to practice. πŸ™‚

Alternatively, you can join our community chat server and coordinate a group session with some fellow Geeky Medics. πŸ™Œ

We’ll search & match you with another user

OSCE performance analysis

The Geeky Medics platform also allows you to gain key insights into your strengths and weaknesses and track your performance over time, including:

  • Overall score
  • Detailed data on key points you missed
  • Duration of each station attempt

This is one of our OSCE stations’ key advantages over OSCE station PDFs, helping you target the areas you find most challenging, improving your performance across the PLAB 2 core domains.

Try out the OSCE Stations and let us know what you think! πŸ™‚
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Create your own OSCE stations

You can also create your own bank of PLAB 2 OSCE stations for free using our ‘OSCE Station Creator‘ and then share them with others.

You can learn more about our OSCE Station Creator here.


 

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