Students from Liverpool University have just completed their Liverpool Objective Clinical Assessment System (LOCAS) examinations.
The Trust hosted a group of Year 4 medical students from the University of Liverpool to complete their LOCAS exams which are held at the end of the fourth year of a student’s study in medicine.
LOCAS exams are carried out on real patients and designed to test basic clinical skills and reasoning during a series of clinical stations covering Medicine, Surgery and other areas assessing both history and examination skills.
The Trust hosts the exams over a two day period for students attending from Liverpool, including the Royal Liverpool, Aintree and Whiston hospitals.
A total of 72 patients give up their time to be involved in these exams with 72 senior clinicians required to be examiners, and 36 students arriving each day for their final exams.
This is the students’ final exam before they depart for elective placements and continue to Year 5 in the next academic year.
The department would like to thank all examiners and staff for taking the time to cover their allotted session and for their support during the LOCAS period.