Introducing the Psychiatry Mini-CAFE; a Reply to the Mini-CEX

Psychiatry Mini-CAFE pg. 1

Psychiatry Mini-CAFE pg. 2


Remember that post about the Mini-CEX, the tool for evaluating a resident physician’s performance conducting a clinical interview and examination? See the shortlink for a refresher,

After a try of the Mini-CEX, I decided to modify it for use by psychiatrists. Hey, I’m not going to copyright this. In fact, I’m interested in your comments and suggestions. I haven’t road-tested this yet but I plan to do so in the coming weeks. The Therapy component elements you might recall from another post, the one on the “Accidental Psychotherapist”, based on a lecture by my colleague, Dr. Bruce Pfohl, found at shortlink

*Source for the Mini-CAFÉ is the American Board of Internal Medicine Mini-CEX; permission for use given by Director of Academic Affairs—American Board of Internal Medicine. Mini-CAFÉ license: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA.

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