Clinical Skills Support Program (CSSP) - Procedure

PSD Course/PSD OSCE

A student will be placed in the CSSP if he/she fails the PSD course (PSD OSCE or PSD tutor evaluations) or defers the PSD OSCE.

He/she will have a selected Preceptor for the link period to focus on history and physical examination skills prior to entering the first rotation.

In each subsequent rotation, a Preceptor will be selected who is interested in working with students on identified areas of concern, and will provide constructive, timely feedback. The student will not be permitted to participate in the Distributed Medical Education Program or in any community rotations unless permission is granted by the SPEC.

If the student passes the Year 3 Formative OSCE in March, he/she will be removed from the CSSP.

If the student on CSSP does not pass the Formative OSCE, he/she will remain on the CSSP.

If the student passes the Year 3 Summative OSCE, he/she will be removed from the CSSP.

If the student does not pass the Year 3 Summative OSCE, the SPEC will review the student’s file and determine the subsequent course of action.

Year 3 Formative OSCE

If a student passes the PSD OSCE but fails the Year 3 Formative OSCE in March, the student will be placed on the CSSP and added to the academic concern list. The student will not be permitted to participate in the Distributed Medical Education Program or in any community rotations unless permission is granted by the SPEC. If the student passes the Year 3 Summative OSCE in September, the student will be removed from the CSSP. However, if the student fails the Year 3 Summative OSCE in September, the case will be brought to the SPEC who will review the student’s file and determine the subsequent course of action.

Year 3 Summative OSCE

If a student passes the PSD OSCE and the Year 3 Formative OSCE but fails the Year 3 Summative OSCE, the student will be placed on the CSSP while completing electives in Ottawa only and will be added to the academic concern list. The student will meet with the Clerkship Director and an intensive remediation program will be set up including one on one mentoring, review sessions on communication skills, and mock OSCEs. The student will retake the Year 3 Formative OSCE. Should a student fail the retake OSCE, the case will be brought to the SPEC who will recommend remediation, repeat of an academic year or withdrawal from the program.

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