NBE removes requirement for Real Patients from DNB Final Practical Exam Dec 2019
New Delhi: Through a recent notice, the National Board of Examinations (NBE) has informed about the removal of the requirement of real patients from the DNB Final Practical Examination for December 2019 Session with respect to the Revised OSCE based scheme.
Medical Dialogues had earlier reported about the revised scheme of DNB Practical Exam for December 2019 session.
NBE had laid down a new revised scheme of examination for DNB Final Practical Examination that shall be followed in the major clinical specialities as mentioned in the accompanying Annexure attached below:
In this new revised scheme, the examination shall be conducted over a period of two days for all the candidates in the following manner:
Day 1 will consist of Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) (200 marks) and Viva-voce (40 marks). A total of up to 20 candidates shall be examined on both the days, maintaining all the social distancing norms and other safety precautions as per directions of the Central/State Governments from time to time.
There will be a total of 25 OSCE stations (total 200 marks) of 5 minutes' duration per station and having 8 marks. The OSCE stations will be so designed to cover as much as possible the entire spectrum of the training curriculum of that specialty, and to assess the core competencies, knowledge, clinical reasoning skills, ethical values & attitude and professional clinical judgment.
All the 25 OSCE stations will be virtually run uniformly and simultaneously from the NBE Command Centre using a secure and reliable video conferencing platform. NBE Command Centre will monitor and assist the conduct of the Practical exam at all the centres. Assessment of the OSCE answer sheets will be done at NBE by the respective subject matter experts.
Day 2 will consist of two clinical cases of 30 marks each with preferably one case comprising of a real patient. In case of non-availability of real cases, one or both cases may be simulated patients.
3. Candidate must obtain a minimum of 50% marks separately in both the OSCE component (100 marks out of 200) as well as viva voce and clinical case examination (50 marks out of 100) to qualify for the Practical exam in the revised format.
4. Practical Examination of all such DNB candidates who opt out of this revised scheme of Examination shall be held in a conventional manner at a later date when circumstances so permit. However, all such DNB candidates who opt-out from this revised scheme of Examination will not be eligible for the NEET SS 2020 which is likely to be held in September 2020. Such DNB candidates shall be able to exercise their choice for opting out of this new revised scheme, if they desire to do so, through login into their account at "Online Exit Examination Portal (OEEP)"
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Now, NBE has further decided that in the revised scheme of DNB Practical examination, the requirement for a Real Patient has been completely removed, in view of COVID-19 Pandemic.
To view the recent notice issued to this effect, click below: