OSCE dilemma sorter: Dilemma 9

In this clip the candidate asks the patient if there is anything else they need to ask them...

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As an examiner how would you manage this situation?

Reveal answer

Often a candidate will ask the patient if 'there is anything else I should ask you?'. Usually this is a demonstration of examination nerves on the part of the student. Simulated patients should have had detailed instructions in how to manage this situation.

A good tip for a simulated patient is to respond with the following: 'Do you think there is anything else you need to ask me?'. If the simulated patient does provide extra information then you, as the examiner, will have to take this into account when awarding your marks.