This page provides information about the mini-CEX (mini clinical evaluation exercise), one of the workplace-based assessment tools (WPBAs) used in O&G training.
Skills assessed using the mini-CEX
The mini-CEX is a generic tool that is used to test many different and varied competences. The curriculum lists the competences that can be tested using the mini-CEX.
Trainers will use the mini-CEX to directly assess trainees in:
- Clinical examination
- Formulating management plans
- Communicating with patients
- Professional and interpersonal skills
Each mini-CEX should take around 20 minutes. The trainer should provide feedback to the trainee immediately after the assessment.
Trainees should organise mini-CEX assessments with a range of trainers.
Number of mini-CEX
The matrix of educational progression (PDF, 460KB) details the minimum number of mini-CEXs you will need to complete each year.
You can find the mini-CEX forms in your ePortfolio, or download the forms below:
For any general queries about your training and assessment, please email the Trainees’ Coordinator or call +44 20 7772 6348.
If you have any queries about the content of the WPBAs, please email the Assessment Lead or call +44 20 7772 6308.