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Virtual OSCEology Workshop to Feature Dr. Zubin Austin

Published: December 08, 2021 | Categories: All News, Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Dr. Zubin Austin, Workshop speaker

Western New England University's (WNE) College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is pleased to present OSCEology — A Primer on Performance-based Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. This interactive, hands-on (virtual) workshop will be held on January 5-6, and is intended for faculty from colleges/schools of pharmacy interested in learning more about Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCEs) — the gold standard in performance-based assessment. Advanced registration is required.

OSCEs have been used for decades in medicine and recently have become more common in pharmacy degree programs. This two-day practical workshop will introduce principles of effective OSCE design through activities focused on writing, reviewing, validating, and setting psychometric standards on real OSCE cases. At the end of this workshop, each participant will have access to a bank of cases developed by workshop participants that can be used in a real-world OSCE.

Internationally recognized leader in OSCEs in pharmacy and health professions Dr. Zubin Austin will facilitate this important opportunity. Austin has presented this workshop across the US, Canada, the UK, Australia, the Middle East, the Netherlands, and Italy.

The cost of the two-day workshop and obtaining CE credits is $375 per registrant. Registration deadline is January 3 with payment due by January 4, 2022. For more information, contact Shusen Sun, Director of Continuing Education, at 413-796-2424 or email To register visit

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