The mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) for assessing clinical performance of international medical graduates
MetadataShow full item record
Abstract Objective: To evaluate the feasibility, reliability and acceptability of the mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) for performance assessment among international medical graduates (IMGs). Design, setting and participants: Observational study of 209 patient encounters involving 28 IMGs and 35 examiners at three metropolitan teaching hospitals in New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, September-December 2006. Main outcome measures: The reliability of the mini-CEX was estimated using generalisability (G) analysis, and its acceptability was evaluated by a written survey of the examiners and IMGs. Results: The G coefficient for eight encounters was 0.88, suggesting that the reliability of the mini-CEX was 0.90 for 10 encounters. Almost half of the IMGs (7/16) and most examiners (14/18) were satisfied with the mini-CEX as a learning tool. Most of the IMGs and examiners enjoyed the immediate feedback, which is a strong component of the tool. Conclusion: The mini-CEX is a reliable tool for performance assessment of IMGs, and is acceptable to and well received by both learners and supervisors.
Medical Journal of Australia
Nair BR, Alexander HG, McGrath BP, et al. The mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX) for assessing clinical performance of international medical graduates. Med J Aust 2008; 189 (3): 159-161. © Copyright 2008 The Medical Journal of Australia – reproduced with permission.
Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified