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Figure 1: Digital OSCE. Starting from the main room of the video conferencing tool heiCONF, the students and examiners entered, according to their individual rotation plans, the breakout (BO)-rooms. Students and simulation persons (SPs) added a unique identifier to their username for reasons of clarity. During the OSCE course, the SPs and the moderators always stayed within the same BO-rooms. The moderators had several tasks to fulfill including checking the individual’s presence (after consultation with the coordination who remained in main room), starting the assessment and ending it after exactly eight minutes, presenting the vignette as well as the task, and recording of the assessment. During the actual exam the main examiner, the examinee, and the SP had their webcam switched on. As an illustrative example, the occupancy of BO-room 1 is shown.