José M. Ramos (University Miguel Hernández of Elche), M. Asunción Martínez-Mayoral (University Miguel Hernández of Elche), Francisco Sánchez-Ferrer (University Miguel Hernández of Elche) Javier Morales (University Miguel Hernández of Elche), Tomás Sempere (University Miguel Hernández of Elche), Isabel Belinchón (University Miguel Hernández of Elche) and Antonio F. Company (University Miguel Hernández of Elche).

Abstract. The objective and structured clinical evaluation test (ECOE) is a method of evaluating clinical competence with evidence of validity, objectivity and reliability. In this study we set out to analyze the ECOE test of sixth grade students of medicine. Material and methods: Cross-sectional study of the ECOE test carried out at the Faculty of Medicine of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in June 2016. 116 students participated in the test. There were 7 (35%) standardized patient stations, 5 (25%) reporting stations, 4 (20%) mannequin / procedure stations and 4 (20%) structured oral examination type stations. The median of the students’ score was 7.14 (interquartile range: 6.90-7.43). The median score of the first day students in the morning was 7.10, the first day in the afternoon was higher (7.14) and the second day in the morning was also higher (7.24; p = 0.1). The station with the lowest score was the report station (6.41) and the station with the highest score was the mannequin station / procedure (7.88) (p <0.001). Within the standardized patient stations (median = 7.12), the results of the students were better in which the patient was a physician in training (7.52). Keywords. Objective and structured clinical evaluation; Degree in medicine; Competencies