The formative and summative use of mini-CEx assessments with undergraduate medical students

Hill, F and Kendall, K. (2006) The formative and summative use of mini-CEx assessments with undergraduate medical students. In, AMME (Association for Medical Education in Europe) 2006, Genoa, Italy, 14 Sep 2006 - 18 Sep 2007 .


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Aim: the paper reports on the introduction of the mini-
CEx at the Medical School in Southampton in 2004-5
and changes made in 2005-6. It outlines the fi ndings of
an evaluation that will be of interest to others planning
to use this assessment.

Summary of work: a statistical analysis of 2,340 completed
mini-CEx forms was undertaken, along with analysis of
qualitative data from tape-recorded interviews with staff
and students. The results led to changes that have been
evaluated in a follow-up study.

Summary of results: the fi ndings from the fi rst evaluation
were mostly positive but a range of problems and
concerns were identifi ed that will be described in the
presentation. It was necessary to make a number of
changes to the format and organisation. The recent
evaluation shows that these changes have helped
overcome many of the concerns.

Take home messages: the mini-CEx can be successfully
adapted as a formative and summative assessment
tool for undergraduate medical programmes. Staff and
students prefer the mini-CEx to traditional long-case
examinations and particularly value the formative aspects
of the assessment

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Related URLs:
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Medicine > Medical Education
ePrint ID: 142111
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
September 2006Delivered
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2010 13:14
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:18

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