OSCE for Clinical Reasoning. An NBME Creative Community.

What are Creative Communities?

Creative Communities is an NBME-funded program under the NBME Assessment Alliance initiative. These communities will bring together medical educators, medical school staff, learners and NBME staff in a collective effort to solve the pressing challenges we face today. Each community will convene around a specific theme and scope of work such as the assessment of a specific construct or competency, and assessment method or format, or the use of assessment information to inform learner progress and decision-making. The first Creative Community will be the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for Clinical Reasoning.


The OSCE for Clinical Reasoning Creative Community

The purpose of the OSCE for Clinical Reasoning Creative Community is to collectively develop solutions that promote and measure clinical reasoning using school-based OSCEs. This Creative Community is designed to identify and develop incremental solutions with the goal of:

  • Enhancing the development, characterization and assessment of learner clinical reasoning skills
  • Presenting patient groups without bias or stereotypes
  • Minimizing group differences in learner outcomes
  • Enabling all institutions to better support learner skill development across the continuum of medical education and training
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Apply to Join the OSCE for Clinical Reasoning Creative Community

Medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and located in the United States are invited to apply. Schools representing underrepresented and marginalized student communities and a broad range of learning environments are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Application Description explains the requirements and format that should be followed for your submission.

When you are ready to begin your application, please visit the NBME Submittable page.

  1. Login or create an account on NBME Submittable page.
  2. Scroll down the page and select the OSCE for Clinical Reasoning Creative Community.
  3. Read the guidelines and follow the application instructions.
  4. Click “Submit” to begin your application.
  5. You may save your submission at any time and return to complete it later by scrolling to the bottom of the submission form and selecting “Save Draft. 
    • When you are ready to return to complete the form, log into your account, click on your name at the top right of the internet browser, select “My Submissions” and select the desired draft.

If you have any questions, please use the form below to submit them, or email creativecommunity@nbme.org.

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