The course Nonprescription Pharmacotherapeutics and Self-Care relies on a variety of “patients” to role-play different scenarios. During regular laboratories, students role-play for each other. As a result, they experience 125 different situations. While this approach provides great practice, evaluating the students’ performances becomes challenging.
In the College of Pharmacy, instructors utilize Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) to evaluate student knowledge and skills in laboratory, skill-based courses. Having consistent scenarios with a rubric ensures students’ knowledge and skills are effectively evaluated. Renee's PTF initiative involves creating scenarios with scripts and hiring standardized patients to role-play the scenarios during the OSCEs.