Introduction of Digital Media to Written Exam

In adopting computer exam delivery, OEBC has expanded the variety of question types that are possible on the written exam. We successfully conducted a pilot using a computer-delivered version of ocular images on the Spring administration. The technology allows us to move some non-interactive cases from the OSCE to the written exam and add additional interactive cases to the OSCE.

The Fall 2021 written exam will have cases containing digitized media. Candidates will have the opportunity to challenge questions related to each case. Candidates’ responses to the questions related to the media form part of their final score.

Please note that both morning and afternoon sessions are four hours long to facilitate these additional cases. The inclusion of relevant media has been a long-term goal of the written exam, but issues related to the paper-based print quality had proved to be challenging.