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Mini-Cog Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)


Mini-Cog Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX)

Yale School of Medicine: Connecticut Older Adult Collaboration for Health (COACH) Program
Barry J. Wu, MD, Andrea M. Rink, RN, Eileen A. Blake, BS, MPH, Lisa M. Walke MD
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
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This Mini-Cog Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX) is a revision of the Ehrlich and Freeman's (2011) Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini CEX) Mini-Cog with the addition of assessing if there was time in communication of the test with patients and families. It is designed to use with a learner during an actual patient encounter. The teacher observes the learner during the patient encounter and completes the form. The teacher then reviews the form with the learner and provides feedback of what skills were observed, partially observed, not observed, not applicable and comments about the encounter.

Educational objectives: 

The learner who is administered this Mini-Cog Mini-CEX will:

1)be observed performing a Mini-Cog with a patient.

2)receive feedback about their Mini-Cog clinical skills and communcation skill with patients.

3)obtain a record of their clinical skill in performing a cognitive sceening using Mini-Cog.

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Estimated time to complete: 
15 minutes
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Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 2:53pm
Already Expired Email 1 month date: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 4:47pm
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Dr. Barry J. Wu

Suggested Citation:
Mini-Cog Clinical Evaluation Exercise (Mini-CEX). POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2017 Available from: