Study for your OSCEs

AMBOSS is the most comprehensive resource for medical students in Australia preparing for their OSCEs.

To help you prepare for your OSCEs, AMBOSS teaches you which questions you should ask your patient, found within the history section of each clinical skills Learning Card.

We’ve included videos and images which show you how to perform specific examinations. We also included detailed counselling suggestions and specific reasons why certain diagnostic tests should be ordered.

Access Clinical Skills Library

We offer medical students in Australia:

  • 40 high-yield cases in exam format
  • Side-by-side comparisons of patient notes
  • Differential diagnosis tables sorted by chief complaint
  • Detailed checklists for your simulation patient or study partner to measure your performance (also in “lay” terms for non-medical study partners)
  • Step-by-step guides and flowcharts for focused physical examinations
  • Thorough annotations that explain certain questions to ask and manoeuvres to perform
  • A flexible, interlinked interface that always allows you to access more information on terms or topics as needed
  • Study on-the-go & offline with the AMBOSS apps
  • Illustrative images, instructional videos, and photos of patient simulations

Study Together with AMBOSS

AMBOSS recommends you spend time practicing patient encounters with a partner. Minor mistakes can really cost you points during your OSCEs, and studying with a partner helps ensure you maximise your score. For students who might have less experience on the wards seeing patients, this helps ensure you’re checking all the right boxes.

Some medical students study with friends or relatives who are not trained within the medical profession. Most won’t know what epistaxis or positive rebound tenderness are and will have to ask what they mean before the physical examination even begins. For this reason, AMBOSS explains all abnormal examination findings in layman’s terms within the patient instruction section to avoid any issues while preparing.