General Practice Teaching: Mini-CEX

Estimated Duration: 
1 hour

Medical students from the University of Auckland undertaking a general practice attachment are expected to have a Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) assessment. From 2014 this is compulsory for Year 5 students and will be introduced for Year 6 students in 2016.

The mini-CEX is a structured evaluation process that has been successfully used in a number of settings to examine medical students and graduates. The purpose of this online module is to:

  • Introduce GP supervisors / teachers to the mini-CEX
  • Provide training to enable you to score a mini-CEX
  • Demostrate how to provide feedback to students

It is expected that the module will take you up to one hour to complete. You will be shown three different scripted cases of a Year 5 student interviewing a patient, with a GP in attendance. At the completion of each video you will be asked to score the mini-CEX.

Separate videos will then show the GP teacher giving feedback to the student followed by the marks that the GP has given the student. Only good feedback is modelled and the marks given are the GP's personal judgement.

Please note that for the purposes of this training module you will be assessing against the standards expected of a Year 5 student.


Sign in to start this course.

Sign in Register

(If you are not already a Goodfellow member click the Register button. It takes less than a minute and is completely free)