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TOSCE Introduction

McMaster/Ottawa TOSCE (Team Observed Structured Clinical Encounter) Toolkit

An Innovative Tool for Building and Assessing Interprofessional Competencies

The TOSCE tool was developed and validated for use as an assessment of interprofessional team competencies in primary care.

With funding support from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (HealthForceOntario grant), the McMaster-Ottawa team have created this TOSCE Tool Kit to enable interprofessional primary care teams to assess and improve their collaboration skills.

All materials needed for teams to either use the existing TOSCE stations or create their own practice-specific TOSCE are available through this website free of charge.

"Something happened that was important, we got so that we knew what we were doing and...we heard each other and we knew better what each other was going to bring to the table and that was important...this is more important than just an exercise."
— Quote from validation exercise participant

Follow the links at the end of each section to help guide you through the Tool Kit or use the menu at the top or on the left to go to a specific section.

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