Background The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown precluded face-to-face final Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) in the UK. Results In response, we rapidly developed and then successfully implemented a novel Virtual Objective Structured Clinical Examination (VOSCE). Conclusions In this article we both describe and reflect on our experience as well as discuss the implications for future undergraduate assessment as the situation evolves.


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Boyle, J., Colquhoun, I., Noonan, Z., McDowall, S., Walters, M. & Leach, J. 2020, 'Viva la VOSCE', BMC Medical Education, 20(1), article no: 514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12909-020-02444-3

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