Original Publication
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Tobacco Cessation Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)

Published: June 18, 2009 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.5102

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  • Tobacco Dependence SP Instructions.doc
  • Tobacco Dependence Student Instructions.doc
  • Tobacco Dependence Student Checklist.doc

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Abstract

This objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) station was developed to evaluate the motivational interviewing and counseling skills of medical students at the end of the third year. It assesses the skills recommended in the US Public Health Service guidelines for treating tobacco dependence and includes instructions for students, standardized patients (SPs), and evaluators. Tobacco dependence is the number one preventable cause of death, killing half of its continuing users. Based on the chronic care model, the US Public Health Service published detailed, evidence-based guidelines (the “5 A’s”) for physician intervention, updated in 2008. This OSCE station provides the opportunity to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required to implement these guidelines. This module requires a SP and observer to evaluate students. Fifteen minutes is required per student for testing and evaluation. Patients and observers should not prompt students beyond instructions provided. Both patients and evaluators should be trained to promote consistency.


Educational Objectives

By the end of this objective structured clinical examination, learners will be able to;

  1. Interview for tobacco dependence.
  2. Counsel for tobacco cessation.
  3. Provide resources for tobacco cessation.
  4. Recognize medications for tobacco cessation.

Author Information

  • David Brown, MD: Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
  • Alex Mechaber, MD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Ed Trapido, ScD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Mary Mites Campbell, RN, PhD, CTTS: Jackson Memorial Hospital
  • Erin Marcus, MD, MPH, FACP: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Asma Aftab, MD, MPH: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Robert Hernandez, MD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
  • Mark OConnell, MD: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Disclosures
None to report.

Funding/Support
None to report.



Citation

Brown D, Mechaber A, Trapido E, et al. Tobacco cessation objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). MedEdPORTAL. 2009;5:5102. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.5102