To support our large-scale exams, Touchstone Institute draws from our large pool of profession-specific examiners. We conduct training before all assessments to ensure consistency and accuracy between all examiners. Their feedback, along with candidate evaluations, is solicited throughout the process and used for quality improvement.
All examiners must be in good standing with their respective governing colleges. They must be currently practicing in Canada, and not be involved in anything that could impair an examiner’s decision-making.
In an OSCE station, examiners observe candidates interacting with a standardized patient and record performance according to a rating-scale guideline. A consensus must be reached on various examiner scoring content, as well as examiner prompts. A chief examiner acts as the point person for all disputes regarding any clinical content of the stations.
Orientation and Preparation
All examiners complete an online orientation before the exam day. They also participate in a dry run with standardized patients, in order to familiarize themselves with their station.
To learn more about our examiners, send us an email.