We thank Mortaz Hejri and Jalili for taking interest in our recent publication concerning sequential testing in objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and agree with many of the points highlighted (Currie et al. 2015 Currie GP, Sivasubramaniam S, Cleland J. 2015. Sequential testing in a high stakes OSCE: determining number of screening tests. Med Teach. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1079309.[Taylor & Francis Online]).