Overseas Training

Table of Contents

Available Dates 258

How to Schedule 258

Scheduling by Phone 259

Scheduling by internet 259

Admission Permit 260

Cancellation or Rescheduling 260

How to Cancel or Reschedule 261

CSA Centre 261

USA Centre 262

Other Centres 262

Assessment 262

Assessment Duration 262

Assessment Format 263

Written Records 263

Observation 263

Irregular Behaviour 263

Examples of Irregularities 264

Investigation 265

Consequences 266

Scoring 266

Scoring Components 267

What is ICE 267

Data Gathering Score 268

Patient Note Score 268

What is COM 269

Minimum Passing Score 270

Results 270

When Will I Know Result 271

Reporting of Results 271

Lost Report 271

Score Rechecks 271

Pass Standards 272

Preferred Candidates 272

Pass Rates 272

Validation 273

Validity of Scores 273

Permanent Validation 273

Revalidation 274

Reexamination 274

Number of Attempts 274

Time Limit 274

Preparation for CSA 275

Official Materials 275

Other Materials 276

English Materials 276

How Cases are Developed? 277

Who Develop Cases 277

Case Content 277

Previous Day Cases 279

Non-Scoreable Case 279

Arrival at Centre 279

What to Bring? 279

What Not to Bring? 280

Waiting Room 280

How to Dress? 281

Dress for Men 281

Dress for Women 281

Arrival at Centre 282

Proctors 282

Breaks 282

Food 283

Group Discussion 283

Orientation 283

Confidentiality Agreement 284

Questionnaire 284

Encounters 284

Doorway Information 285

Inside the Patient Room 286

Activities in Patient Room 288

History Taking 288

Physical Examination 290

Communication 291

End of Encounter 293

Patient Note 294

End of Assessment 296

Standardized Patient 296

What are SP's Qualification? 297

What Will SP Do? 297

Will SPs assess me? 297

Important Abbreviations 297

Units of Measure Abbreviations 298

Vital Signs Abbreviations 298

Patient Note Abbreviations 298

Philadelphia 302

Airport 302

Shuttles 303

Buses 303

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