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OSCE Subcomittee

The OSCE Examination Subcommittee plans, develops and administers, the OSCE examination for psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand. It authors the examination content and assessment domains and determines the standard of the examination.

The Subcommittee relies on its members’ valuable contribution to uphold the expected standard in the OSCE examination.

Responsibilities of the Subcommittee

Members’ key responsibilities include:
  • Actively participate in the development of each OSCE examination – Subcommittee members are expected to be the first author of at least one station per year.
  • Meet strict deadlines in the writing and submission of stations for peer vetting and review by Chair and Deputy Chair.
  • Provide timely review and feedback to other station writers within a buddy system.
  • Participate in feedback and review of station performance.
  • Contribute to evaluating the reliability and validity of the OSCE.
  • Provide feedback on the examination process and overall candidate performance to assist the Committee for Examinations in writing the examination report following each examination.
  • Attend meetings, writing workshops and teleconferences of the Subcommittee, as and when required.
  • Attend and participate in standard setting and calibration exercises for written and clinical examinations as required by the Committee for Examinations (this will usually involve two face-to-face meetings in Melbourne each year).

OSCE Subcommittee contact details

Chair Assoc. Professor Gail Robinson 
Deputy Chair Dr Anu Kataria
Subcommittee Member Commitment Required

Term of Office:

Members’ term of office is for two (2) x three (3) year terms.

Meeting frequency:

The OSCE Subcommittee meets four (4) times per annum, usually in the months of February, April, July and September. Teleconference meetings may be scheduled as and when required and the duration of these meetings (should they occur) will vary.

Subcommittee regulations:

Objective Structured Clinical Examination Subcommittee Regulations [PDF; 122 KB]

Note: The Regulations are currently under review.  If you have any questions, please contact​