Clinical Associate Professor Dr. Mark Ferriero recently presented a lecture at the Fourth Annual Boston University Instructional Innovation Conference. The conference, which was hosted by the Office of the Provost and the Center for Excellence and Innovation in Teaching, took place on March 2 at the BU School of Management. The Conference provided an opportunity for faculty to share their classroom and curricular innovations with other faculty throughout the University.
Dr. Ferriero’s lecture was titled, “The OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Exam): A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words!” He explained, “My collegial presentation focused on the process of development, design, and utilization of the OSCE as a cross-disciplinary teaching and evaluation tool.”
Dr. Ferriero added, “In recent years, dental education has benefited greatly from OSCE. I have been using the OSCE for more than 5 years in my Pre-Clinical Occlusion course with much positive feedback. Students’ resultant clinical comprehension and NDBE (National Dental Board Examination) success in this discipline have improved.”
Added Dean Jeffrey W. Hutter, “Thank you to Dr. Ferriero for representing the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine at the Fourth Annual BU Instructional Innovation Conference. He, like the other GSDM faculty and staff who have participated in this conference in years past, did an excellent job showcasing the innovative teaching methods that we are utilizing at the Dental School and I am very proud of his efforts.”