Medical Theory OSCE

Essential Medicine

Year 3 Theory and OSCE

Intense essential learning based on common and must know exam questions

A very helpful interactive course. Full of different ways of learning to suit everyone! Thank you for making sure we know the key information for our exams! It was very interactive and covered key subjects, was very fun too. A big thankyou! (5/5 - excellent)

Paige Bishop, T year, SGUL

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Osler's Room, in collaboration with KCL CARS, are happy to announce 'Essential Medicine: Medical Theory and OSCE'. This course is the first of a three part pathway to exam success. Essential Medicine -> Essential OSCE: Year 3 OSCE skills -> Complete OSCE 4 Finals. We frequently fully book to students from 8 countries across Europe.

Learning is ineffective unless you have the right context, the right educational scaffold, and the right tools to build.

On Day 1 students will be given exam specific teaching on cardiology, respiratory, and renal medicine.
On Day 2 students will be given exam specific teaching on gastroenterology, neurology, hepatology and endocrinology.

  • Course handbook inc. common MCQs
  • Have all of your questions answered by experts with our real-time Q&A software
  • Test yourself against your peers (seeing how others answered) during our incourse live MCQs

We will take you through all high yield theory (symptoms, signs, differentials, investigations and management), as well as practical application (OSCE history taking, clinical examination, communication and presentation) based on common, repetitive and must know examination questions. With a great deal of insight, thought and consideration, this well rounded course is a first of its kind, and will not just give you the skills and knowledge to make sure you are successful through your third year, but also to prepare you for exams as efficiently as possible.

Run by award-winning MRCP accredited educators, we will help you answer the following questions:
  • What is the diagnosis?
  • What is the most appropriate initial test?
  • What is the most appropriate diagnostic test?
  • What is the most appropriate initial treatment?
  • What is the most appropriate definitive treatment?
  • What stations will appear in your exams and why
  • Why taking a history like an F1 is easier than you think, and how to do it (easily)
  • How to gather evidence for a diagnosis, and against differential diagnoses quickly (within 2 minutes)
  • Key examination technique and what to avoid
  • How to link the signs together coherently and confidently so that you are 100% certain of an 'OSCE' diagnosis
  • What comes up, and psychological tactics to maxmise your marks

Priority tickets for: the regularly fully booked 'Essential OSCE' (Y3/4), and 'Complete OSCE' (Y5) too. Although focussed on Y3 syllabus, we teach to a high level, meaning year 4 and 5 also benefit. Physician associate, pharmacist, nurse colleagues also attend for medical insight, career or CV development.

Board/ organising committee: KCL Clinical Academic and Research Society
Course tutors: Dr Deeban Ratneswaran BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCP (UK) AMInstLM
Senior collaborators: Sucharitha Chadalavada BSc (Hons) MBBS MRCP (UK) PGCE (MedEd) - cardiology registrar, London; Allifia Abbas MBBS BSc (1st class Hons) MRCP (UK) - renal SpR, London; Ravindran Visagan BSc(Hons) MRCS(Eng) PGCert(ClinEd) FHEA - Neurosurgery Speciality Registrar (StR), London;
University representatives:


Ahmad Guni
Y5 medical student


Puja Mistry


Karran Chadda
Y4 medical student


Mai Ratneswaran
ED clinical fellow


Kevin Dodd
ED clinical fellow


Juliyan Shan
Y5 medic (Poland)


Position available
Apply by emailing:

Spaces: 150 or 220
Places remaining and course updates available via the facebook event.

We value the importance of a continued student-mentor relationship. DO NOT purchase this ticket if: 1) You will not contribute to the Osler's Room community - we are able to provide 'must-know' learning based on the examination questions and OSCE stations that 'representatives' from each university provide us 2) You will not optimise your conditions before the course e.g. good nights sleep - we cover a lot of material which requires intense focus. These learning points are also essential for future courses 3) We cannot collaborate with you - if you hold intrinsic relationships to similar start-ups/ businesses, please let us know before booking 4) You are not ethical - we have strict 'in lecture' rules e.g. no photos to sustain our unique teaching/ business ***We remain loyal to OUR students; prioritising YOUR future course bookings, and offering teaching and research opportunities - join the Osler's Room community below***

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Venue information
Venue: Lectue theatre: MAL B34
Birkbeck University of London, Malet St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX
Nearest station: Russell square
Date: September to October 2019
08:30 to 17:00

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