Welcome to this website dedicated to Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) examiners. The main purpose of this site is to help you prepare and maintain the skills required to examine proficiently in OSCEs.

We hope that this resource will not only give you a greater understanding of the theory behind OSCEs and but also familiarise you with the process and some of the practical issues required in being an OSCE examiner. Ultimately our aim is to help improve your consistency as an examiner leading to a more reliable and fair examination for candidates.

Funded by the Higher Education Academy

This project was funded by The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine (Medev).

The subject centre works with institutions and individuals who support student learning in their subject areas throughout the UK.

Read more on their website


To get the most out of this website you will need a sound card with speakers or headphones and the following software:

  • Adobe Flash Player v9 or above
  • Windows Media Player v9 or above*

*An alternative to Windows Media Player is VLC player, available from VideoLan for all platforms including Macs. This media player can play a wide range of media files including wmvs.

Background to OSCEs

More information on OSCEs and being an OSCE examiner.

OSCE dilemma sorter

Infrequently certain dilemmas can arise in OSCEs. These situations can pose examiners with challenges of how to respond appropriately.

Global score training exercise

Awarding global scores is a crucial task for OSCE examiners. The following exercise allows you to develop your confidence in awarding global scores.

Support for Adobe Flash ended on 31-Dec-2020 as a result the Global Score Exercise is no longer available.