News / Blogs / Courses

Welcome to our blog page. Here we publish details of our latest events and competitions, as well as news of developments and new resources on our website. We will be expanding this over coming months with more blog posts on topical medical education topics from our tutors, and guest posts on OSCE technique tips.


***OSCE-Aid Revision Course 2018 - TICKET SALES NOW OPEN!***

WHEN:

  • 8am - 6pm Sunday 7th January 2018
  • 8am - 6pm Saturday 3rd February 2018

WHERE:
  • Whittington Hospital, London, N19 5NF

Following excellent feedback and a SOLD OUT course last year, we are pleased to announce ticket sales have now opened for OSCE-Aid Revision Course 2018! This intensive day is split... More>>

Posted by: hattie_sharp on: 03/10/2017; 20:35


2018 OSCE-Aid Revision Course - Save The Date!

Planning is already well underway for the 2018 OSCE-Aid Revision Courses! There will be two dates for this one-day course held at the Whittington Hospital in London: **7th January and 3rd February**.

The format is a half day of short targeted lectures alongisde a half day of small group work... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 14/09/2017; 21:34


[BLOG] Audits and QI; do they make you a better doctor?

In this month’s blog, Alisha considers the hurdles that junior doctors and medical students face when trying to get involved in audit and quality improvement projects. What benefits can be taken away from a successful project? And, how can a project best enable change and improvement?

What does the word... More>>

Posted by: alisha_allana on: 03/07/2017; 22:19


**2017 Course Book NOW ON SALE**

We are excited to announce that the 2017 OSCE-Aid Course Books are now available to buy directly from OSCE-Aid.

Our 126-page 2017 Course Book is full of carefully crafted revision resources, perfect to help you study for your clinical examinations. These resources have been designed specifically for this year's course... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 01/04/2017; 09:56


Feedback Prize Draw - Amazon vouchers up for grabs!

We've got two £25 Amazon vouchers up for grabs in our Feedback Prize Draw - read on for your chance to win one!

We're keen to get your views on our website and resources, whether you're new to OSCE-Aid or have been using it for years. We're continually trying... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 30/11/2016; 21:40


Early bird tickets now available: OSCE-Aid Medical Finals Revision Course 2017

We are excited to announce the OSCE-Aid Finals Revision Course is back for 2017! The layout of our one day intensive course will be similar to previous years, with half a day of interactive workshops, and half a day of systems-based quick fire lectures. We will provide you with top... More>>

Posted by: celine_lakra on: 21/10/2016; 10:41


[BLOG] To tweet or not to tweet?

Alisha considers the rapidly expanding role of online learning and social media in the world of medical education. Should we all be diving in, or should we approach with caution?

I can still remember the first ever talk I sat through as a student about social media in medicine. By the... More>>

Posted by: alisha_allana on: 06/06/16; 19:32


EXCLUSIVE DISCOUNT OFFER: 'Ultra-Compact Reflex Hammer'

A few weeks ago we were sent a brand new “Ultra-Compact Reflex Hammer” by Medivention, a medical innovation start-up. Founded by a urology registrar, the company has set out to improve the day-to-day efficiency of doctors on the ward.

The tendon hammer arrived in a smart small package,... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 06/05/16; 00:40


[BLOG] Reflecting upon ‘Reflection’

‘Reflection’ is a significant component of medical training and practice, yet it can be regarded as difficult, unrewarding and time-consuming. Joel Cunningham considers how we can change our perception of reflective practice to make it easier and more productive in our professional development.

With thanks to @mikedavis8702 for thoughts... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 15/04/16; 18:01


March Update: brand new examination, communication and data interpretation stations

It has been a busy few months at OSCE-Aid HQ. Another very successful series of Final Year revision courses were held in North London last month, with junior doctors from across London coming along to tutor medical students on the finer points of examination, interpretation and presentation in OSCE examinations.

Our... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 08/03/16; 14;52


OSCE-Aid Course 2016 - change of venue

Tickets to our OSCE-Aid Finals Revision Course 2016 are selling fast and we look forward to welcoming lots of enthusiastic students on both of our course dates.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to relocate both course dates to North Middlesex University Hospital.

We sincerely apologise for... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 20/01/16; 16:40


Finals Revision Course: 13/02/2016

We are excited to announce the OSCE-Aid Finals Revision Course is back for 2016! The layout of the course will be similar to previous years, with half a day of interactive workshops, and half a day of systems-based lectures with tips for how to approach the common-cases seen in Finals.... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 23/12/15; 12:40


Finals Revision Course: 30/01/2016

We are excited to announce the OSCE-Aid Finals Revision Course is back for 2016! The layout of the course will be similar to previous years, with half a day of interactive workshops, and half a day of systems-based lectures with tips for how to approach the common-cases seen in Finals.... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 23/12/15; 12:40


November update: new resources, new team members!

We’ve just uploaded a selection of brand new resources in our OSCE guides section, written by some brand new OSCE-Aid team members! We’ve welcomed several new ‘Speciality Editors’ over the past few months – junior doctors who are writing new materials for their specific areas of interest.

Adam has been writing... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 12/11/15; 14:10


[BLOG] Level Up! Moving up the medical ladder

With the constant assessments and examinations of medical school and junior doctor life, Joel Cunningham questions whether we should be taking more control over our development by self-assessing our abilities.

July and August have been and gone. The season of exam results and new doctors. The time when, throughout the country, medical... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 16/10/15; 11:37


Podcasts on OSCE-Aid

Our brand new Podcasts section of our website has just been opened. Celine and Rachel have worked hard in recent months to write and produce some high quality Podcast discussions on some key communication skills topics. We hope that these Podcasts will work well with our written resources... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 16/09/15; 17:15


[BLOG] The other side of the stethoscope

Alisha Allana is a new member of our editorial team and has written our very first blog post about a crucial topic in medical education - the patient perspective. From first-hand experience, Alisha reminds us about some of the most important components of good patient care.

"As a Foundation Year 1... More>>

Posted by: alisha_allana on: 16/05/2015, 19:55


Prize draw winners: 2015 Finals Course Feedback Competition

Many thanks to all the students who signed up and came along to our Finals Revision Courses in January and February. We've had a busy few months, and it was all worth it for two great days of workshops and discussions!

We have been keenly collecting feedback from our students... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 02/04/15, 13:44


Finals Revision Course: 28/02/2015

This is our second Finals revision course of 2015 and is aimed at anyone taking Final Medical School exams over the next 8 months. The layout of the course will be similar to last year with half a day of interactive workshops and half a day of systems-based lectures.... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 28/01/15, 11:30


2014 Round-Up: a busy year!

2014 has now come to a close with many newly fledged doctors having found their feet on the wards since August and another new year group of medical students joining universities around the world for their first year of study.

OSCE-Aid has now finished its 3rd year of our online... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 02/01/15, 13:57


Finals Revision Course: 17/01/2015

The OSCE-Aid Finals Revision Course is back for 2015! Starting early this year, we hope to catch those of you who are approaching your Finals already. The layout of the course will be similar to last year, with half a day of interactive workshops, and half a day of... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 01/01/15, 16:30


Announcement: winners of revision course competition

Following our two Finals revision courses in April, we asked our attendees to give us their thoughts on the sessions. Thanks to all of you who completed the feedback form - the responses were very useful and help a great deal when we host these courses during the next academic... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 01/07/14, 22:02


Sign up for the 2014 Finals revision course

OSCE-Aid is going live! The OSCE-Aid team has developed an interactive one day Finals revision course to help you through your studies for your medical school exams. We will be using our carefully constructed revision resources to improve your examination style, enhance your interpretation of physical signs, and develop... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 23/03/14, 13:30


Coming soon...2014 Revision Course

OSCE-Aid will be holding its first Finals revision courses in April 2014. The course will be a one day interactive programme covering long and short stations, presentation etiquette and practical skills. We will be hosting small group circuits and revision lectures to try and give you the best opportunity to... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 18/03/14, 15:44


New mobile website - we need your help!

We at OSCE-Aid are developing a brand new version of the OSCE-Aid website, specifically for smart phones and tablets. The website will contain all of the revision resources available on the desktop website, but easy to use on your hand-held device. Perfect for on-the-move revision!

We need you!

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 24/01/14, 11:49


Common Cases online presentations

Can't remember the 8 signs of deformity in the hands in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis? What about the 5 peripheral signs of aortic regurgitation?

We are trialling a new feature for OSCE-Aid - 'Common Cases'. We will be writing dedicated bitesize presentations for you to view and download, about common cases... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 12/11/13, 17:45


Want to join the team as our photography editor?

OSCE-Aid is a rapidly growing online revision resource for medical students undertaking clinical studies. The website aims to be a simple-to-use yet comprehensive resource where students can both browse through and contribute to the revision materials.

We at OSCE-Aid are very keen to fill our revision resources with relevant photographs... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 28/02/13, 17:32


Get connected! Our February competition

Our OSCE-Aid Facebook and Twitter pages allow you, our users, to get in touch with us and guide our work on the project. We want all of our visitors to get involved and sign up to our Facebook and Twitter pages, and we're offering you an chance to win a... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 24/02/13, 16:04


Winner: November prize competition

Congratulations to James Buxton, the winner of our November competition. He wins a free revision textbook, sponsored by MedicPrint, an online bookshop offering lots of discounted textbooks for medical students.

Thanks to all of you who sent us feeback about the website. We'll be introducing lots of changes... More>>

Posted by: joel_cunningham on: 02/12/12, 09:15