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an oral examination
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Medical professional viva examination is one of the most dreaded, crucial and defining moments in the academic journey of an undergraduate medical student.
Joughin defined the viva examination as assessment in which a student's response to the assessment task is verbal, in the sense of being expressed or conveyed by speech instead of writing"2.
It is possible that unstructured viva examination tests different attributes than structured viva.
Structured viva examination correlated better with other formats of examination than conventional viva examination.
A PhD viva examination is a student's defence of their body of research in front of an academic committee to prove the uniqueness and beneficial contribution of their work.
Yet for many women in the academy, the processes of the PhD viva examination means that such boundaries are difficult--sometimes impossible--to cross.
We know that this can make a significant difference to our academic experiences, both as students and as lecturers (see eg Jackson, 2004, forthcoming), yet currently there is little or no systematic research into the effects of gender, race or class within viva examinations
Deslandes (2002) emphasized that the viva examination process originated in 19th century Europe's "culture of masculinity" (p.
Awareness of the history of the viva examination may be essential to distinguishing between its traditional and current roles; counselor educators understand the privileged, masculine culture into which the viva was originally introduced and, therefore, are most likely to also understand the need for their adaptation today to an academic culture that has become highly diverse (Loumansky & Jackson, 2004).
Table-1: Students feedback for Structured Viva Examination, 2nd Year MBBS
Doctoral oral examinations, historically referred to as viva vote (in your own voice) examinations, or simply viva examinations, were first introduced at Yale University in 1861, and by the end of the 19th century had become the standard in American universities (Park, 2005).
The sphere of practical examination ordeal encompasses through wide range of students' probations, from structured or non-structured viva examinations, surface markings to Objective Structured Practical Examination (OSPE) and Objective Structured Clinical Examination.