General Surgery Comprehensive Clinical Assessment
General surgeons are doctors who focus on surgical treatment of abdominal organs, and often include endocrine surgery, breast surgery and hernia surgery. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) trains doctors to become surgeons through the Surgical Education and Training (SET) Program. This requires five to six years of specialist surgical training in the speciality training area of general surgery following completion of a medical degree.
Before being able to consult with patients in a real general surgery comprehensive clinical assessment, general surgery students must successfully pass their OSCE. To help bridge the gap between the theoretical and the practical, we give you MEKSI – the general surgery comprehensive clinical assessment consultation simulator that prepares students for assessment.
How MEKSI Can Help You
Preparation is crucial for any academic examination, and MEKSI arms you with everything you need to successfully complete the consultation component of the OSCE general surgery clinical exam. You’re supplied with a wide variety of simulated doctor / patient scenarios that allow you to practise your consultation skills. MEKSI offers three options: MEKSI Solo, which enables the student to work through the scenario against the computer, MEKSI Roleplay, where the student and a peer role play the scenario as doctor and patient, and Doctor’s Notes, where the student can document their formulation of a clinical case and refine their note taking skills.
You’ll be assessed according to the five principal elements of a medical consultation, those being history taking, physical examination, investigations, differential diagnosis and treatment of condition, with immediate feedback provided at the end of the exercise.