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Table 2 Type and distribution of summative assessment of communication in the five Swiss medical schools

From: How do Swiss medical schools prepare their students to become good communicators in their future professional careers: a questionnaire and interview study involving medical graduates, teachers and curriculum coordinators

  MS 1 MS 2 MS 3 MS 4 MS 5
Year 1 MCQ MCQ MCQ MCQ
Oral presentation/written exam
Year 2 MCQ Oral and practical exam
MCQ
  OSCE 5 stations
MCQ
Year 3 MCQ OSCE 4–6 stations
MCQ
OSCE 16 stations OSCE 3 stations OSCE 5 stations
Year 4 OSCE
6 stations
MCQ
OSCE 6 stations
Year 5 OSCE
5 stations
OSCE 9 stations OSCE 4 stations
Year 6  
Rating scale used   FLE rating scale FLE rating scale Self-made FLE rating scale
  1. MCQ multiple choice questions, OSCE objective structured clinical examination, FLE federal licensing exam