Posted: September 25, 2020

Telemedicine OSCE (TeleOSCE) Educational Cases – Primary Oral HSV Infection (gingivostomatitis)


Telemedicine is on the rise in all clinical professions, with this case addressing tele-dentistry training needs. The case is based on the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) TeleOSCEs cases, available on iCollaborative and MedEd Portal. It is also an educational resource on the Smiles for Life website. This TeleOSCE case has been implemented as a formative assessment with dental students at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill and can be adjusted for any geographic location. Additionally, this case can serve as a robust interprofessional activity for other clinical leaners.

As with OHSU’s cases, this TeleOSCE can be “implemented virtually with all participants (student, standardized patient (SP), and faculty observer) participating from different locations. It can also be performed “in-person” with the student and faculty observer in one room and the SP joining remotely via a computer screen. Regardless of the configuration, the clinical encounter takes place via the simulated telemedicine interface.” UNC utilizes Zoom but alternative videoconferencing platforms can be substituted. 


Muhammad Ali Shazib, Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine at the Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rocio B. Quinonez, Professor and Associate Dean for Educational Leadership and Innovation at the Adams School of Dentistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ryan Palmer, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University


Learner Audience

Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Interprofessional


Patient Care and Procedures

Resource Type(s)

Educational Technology
Distance Learning – Synchronous
Distance Learning – Asynchronous

Instructional Method(s)



Patient Care, Telemedicine, Clinical, Telehealth, Interprofessional Education, Diagnosis, Oral Medicine, Teledentistry, Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)