Perceptions of dental postgraduates about Mini-cex: A Pilot Study

Neelam Pande, Poonam Raisoni, Saee Deshpande

Abstract


Mini-CEX  is a  formative assessment  tool designed  to provide  feedback on skills essential  to good medical care by
observing  an  actual  clinical  encounter.  Considering  the  unique  features  of  mini-CEX  assessment,  the  preliminary
investigation  was  carried  out    by  direct  observation  of  post-graduate  students,  in  the  Department  of  Prosthodontics.
 The objectives were to introduce and pilot test mini   CEX & to offer a developmental feedback based on direct observation.
Mini-CEX,   is a unique combination of summative assessment and feedback. Mini-CEX provided a reliable data and helped  in
learning from different perspectives. This ultimately induced confidence and reduced examination fear in postgraduates in
Department  of  Prosthodontics.

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