European College of Equine Internal Medicine

Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX)

This method evaluates a clinical encounter with a patient to provide an indication of competence in skills essential for good clinical care such as history taking, examination and clinical reasoning. The resident receives immediate feedback by her/his supervisor or his staff to aid learning. The mini-CEX can be used at any time and in any setting when there is a resident and patient interaction and an assessor is available.