Practice OSCER Questions: Intrinsic Roles
The banks of practice OSCER questions below are for study purposes only. They have been written in the style of the RANZCR Part 2 OSCER examination, drawing from the RANZCR Clinical Radiology Learning Outcomes which relate to the Intrinsic Roles. Questions have not been formulated in conjunction with RANZCR Examiners and are not official practice questions. Questions are not exhaustive. Suggested marks are based on the opinion of the author only.
Intrinsic role questions may be rolled into the clinical scenario presented in the OSCER case, however are likely to draw from key concepts and knowledge points. These broad knowledge points are what this question bank aims to cover, drawn directly from the RANZCR Clinical Radiology Learning Outcomes. In addition to these broad questions, you may be presented with an Intrinsic Role question which requires you to apply knowledge from other domains (e.g. radiodiagnosis, pathology or safety) while demonstrating professional skills.
As per the released practice questions, Intrinsic Roles may be asked rolled into the clinical scenario, e.g. asking you to demonstrate communication, collaboration, leadership or advocacy skills. Some examples of this type of question could include:
You have diagnosed foetal death in utero on ultrasound. How would you approach discussing the result with the patient and her partner?
A patient has returned a concerning screening mammogram and requires further workup and biopsy. How would you explain the process to the patient?
If you would like to vie a short video introducing the Intrinsic Roles, please click here.
Hopefully these help in your preparation! I encourage you to write your own questions and challenge yourselves. Slot them into your practice cases, think about how they may fit into OSCER scenarios. Practice, practice, practice.
P.S. If you are writing practice OSCER exams this calculator spreadsheet may help you keep track of your mark allocation between the different domains. Download the spreadsheet here.