As many as 117 students of the Pharmacist Professional Study Program of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Hasanuddin University who are also prospective pharmacists have just completed a series of Objective-Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) tests. This exam is one of the stages that must be passed by prospective pharmacists to get the Indonesian Pharmacist Competency Certificate. The certificate is the main requirement for the management of the Pharmacist Registration Certificate and the Pharmacist Practice License.
OSCE is one form of the Indonesian Pharmacist Competency Test (UKAI). In contrast to the UKAI Computer-Based Test (CBT) which emphasizes the assessment of the cognitive aspects of candidates, OSCE assesses the more complete aspects of cognitive, affective, and psychomotor.
Technically, candidates must complete 10 stations in this OSCE exam. Each station tests the competency of candidates in carrying out pharmaceutical work. In general, cases that must be solved at each station are related to pharmaceutical work in production and distribution facilities, community pharmacy, and others.
The OSCE exam was held at the Faculty of Pharmacy Unhas OSCE Center for 3 days, Saturday – Monday, July 20-22, 2019. Each day was divided into two sessions, the morning and the afternoon session. Each session consisted of round 1 and round 2. Each round was attended by 10 candidates. In total there were 6 sessions (12 rounds) during the 3 days of the OSCE.
To make an assessment, a total of 22 certified testers were involved. All the examiners assessed the ability of the candidates to solve the problems given to them.