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Artificial Intelligence in Medical OSCEs: Reflections and Future Developments

Authors Soong TK, Ho CM

Received 21 October 2020

Accepted for publication 21 January 2021

Published 18 February 2021 Volume 2021:12 Pages 167—173


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Review by Single anonymous peer review

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Md Anwarul Azim Majumder

Tse Kiat Soong,1,2 Cheng-Maw Ho1

1Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; 2Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Correspondence: Cheng-Maw Ho
Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung-Shan South Road, Taipei, 100, Taiwan
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Abstract: With the advent of the age of Artificial Intelligence (AI), we seek to consider how AI could shape clinical examinations, specifically Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). OSCEs, whilst having its own limitations, could be further enhanced with new technologies like AI to help better assess and prepare our future clinicians. With the everchanging requirements on the modern clinician, we deliberate the strengths and weaknesses of AI, and the need for emphasis on different skills to complement rather than resist the tides of change. In conclusion, we feel that AI has the potential to be a strong driving force in remodelling OSCEs to support future doctors and could serve as a new frontier in medical education and beyond. That being said, we recognize the technology and its applications are still in its infancy, and further study will be needed to eluciate the role of AI in medical education and in the greater landscape of medical practice.

Keywords: medical education, assessment, perspective, future doctor

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