Three out of four pre-regs who sat the July Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) have passed the Scheme for Registration’s final assessment.
A total of 391 candidates sat the examination, which consisted of 17 five-minute stations, at the Royal College of General Practitioners.
The 75% pass rate equals that for the examination held in July 2015. The College of Optometrists hosts four OSCE assessments each year.
College head of examinations, Joseph Oakley, emphasised: “Congratulations to the candidates who have now passed their final assessment, and I’d like to welcome them to the profession.
“Passing the OSCE is the culmination of a lot of hard work and those who have passed should be very proud of all they have achieved during the challenging, but rewarding, pre-registration period.
“Those who have passed will have demonstrated their competence across the framework and I wish them all the best in their future careers,” Mr Oakley concluded.
The next OSCE will be held in September. OT’s Karan Vyas wrote an article on the next steps for pre-regs after sitting the examination.