Last Updated: 3rd March 2020

Are OCEs in specialist modules an essential requirement for completion of training or can I just complete using CBDs and DOPS?

We would not advise limiting your assessments to just DOPs and CBDs; completion of OCEs is important in your development as a clinical scientist. This might include advising a clinical colleague or patient under supervision, or simulation on the procedure for a test or specialised sample collection.

Local trainee networks can be very helpful to guide you with further suggestions, details of these groups can be found on our website if you are not already in contact with them.