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Feasibility study of conducting and evaluating a structured oral examination among undergraduate medical students in Community Medicine

Deepak B Sharma, Kanupriya Saxena, Vidushi Gupta, Utkarsh Shah, Uday Shankar Singh.

Abstract
Background: In any examination viva, subjectivity automatically creeps in when the viva is unstructured and goes in multiple directions, owing to the fact that all the medical subjects are vast and exhaustive in nature.

Objectives: This project tried to see the differences of opinion between two different formats, one structured and other unstructured in the same practical examination, to see whether it is feasible to carry out such examination in routine phase, and to check the validity and reliability of the feedback questionnaire.

Materials and Methods: The study was a cross-sectional analytical study. Face validity and consensus validity of the questions for difficulty level were assessed for each question of a particular topic by all the authors.

Results: Coefficient of variation was almost the same for Q. 2, 3, 5, and 6 being above 43%.

Conclusion: It is quite feasible to conduct the structured examination, providing that a lot of groundwork is done by the examiners.

Key words: Structured Examination; Feasibility; Undergraduate Medical Students; Focus Group Discussion; Community Medicine


 
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Deepak B Sharma, Kanupriya Saxena, Vidushi Gupta, Utkarsh Shah, Uday Shankar Singh. Feasibility study of conducting and evaluating a structured oral examination among undergraduate medical students in Community Medicine. Int J Med Sci Public Health. 2018; 7(7): 549-554. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0308606042018


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Deepak B Sharma, Kanupriya Saxena, Vidushi Gupta, Utkarsh Shah, Uday Shankar Singh. Feasibility study of conducting and evaluating a structured oral examination among undergraduate medical students in Community Medicine. Int J Med Sci Public Health. (2018), [cited November 20, 2018]; 7(7): 549-554. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0308606042018



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Deepak B Sharma, Kanupriya Saxena, Vidushi Gupta, Utkarsh Shah, Uday Shankar Singh (2018) Feasibility study of conducting and evaluating a structured oral examination among undergraduate medical students in Community Medicine. Int J Med Sci Public Health, 7 (7), 549-554. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0308606042018



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Deepak B Sharma, Kanupriya Saxena, Vidushi Gupta, Utkarsh Shah, Uday Shankar Singh. 2018. Feasibility study of conducting and evaluating a structured oral examination among undergraduate medical students in Community Medicine. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (7), 549-554. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0308606042018



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Deepak B Sharma, Kanupriya Saxena, Vidushi Gupta, Utkarsh Shah, Uday Shankar Singh. "Feasibility study of conducting and evaluating a structured oral examination among undergraduate medical students in Community Medicine." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7 (2018), 549-554. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0308606042018



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Deepak B Sharma, Kanupriya Saxena, Vidushi Gupta, Utkarsh Shah, Uday Shankar Singh. "Feasibility study of conducting and evaluating a structured oral examination among undergraduate medical students in Community Medicine." International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health 7.7 (2018), 549-554. Print. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0308606042018



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Deepak B Sharma, Kanupriya Saxena, Vidushi Gupta, Utkarsh Shah, Uday Shankar Singh (2018) Feasibility study of conducting and evaluating a structured oral examination among undergraduate medical students in Community Medicine. International Journal of Medical Science and Public Health, 7 (7), 549-554. doi:10.5455/ijmsph.2018.0308606042018





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