One exam down a couple more to go. It's at this point, when your mindset adjusts to exam mode and the road seems long and never ending that I question whether the aim is to test our knowledge or to watch us squirm under their watchful gaze. Surely it's the latter. If I was a consultant in a comfortable job and a healthy salary and I was called every so often to watch the next batch of fresh sweaty students stumble and mutter over their own names whilst I silently judged them from the corner, occasionally nodding or scribbling something down, I'm sure I would be nice. Some are, some aren’t. I guess that's OSCEs for you.