Tool focus: Assessment

Communication topics:
Professionalism & self awareness

Type of tool: Assessment

Year of publication: 1995, 2006

Language: English

Professions in which tool to be used: Medicine

Level of learner: Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Goals/Educational objectives:
Global rating for the observation of doctor/student-patient encounters, 7 items using a 9-point scale. Topics covered include: medical interviewing skills, physical examination, humanistic qualities/professionalism, clinical judgement, counseling skills, organisation/efficiency, overall clinical competence.

Norcini JJ, Blank LL, Duffy FD, Fortna GS. The Mini-CEX: A Method for Assessing Clinical Skills. Ann Intern Med. 2003;138:476-481.Kogan JR, Hauer KE. Brief report: Use of the mini-clinical evaluation exercise in internal medicine core clerkships. J Gen Intern Med. 2006;21(5):501-2.

HPCCC Core curriculum objectives

A. Communication with patients:
Empathy/relationship building, Gathering information/listening, Patient perspective, Structure

B. Intra- & interpersonal communication (professionalism & reflection):

C. Communication in healthcare teams (professional communication):

Simulated clinical encounter: No

Access: Public

Author(s) and affiliation(s): Norcini JJ;Blank LL; Duffy FD; Fortna GS