Scientific activity on Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) in health sciences areas: A bibliometric study

John Barja-Ore, Gloria Katty Muñoz-Estrada, Cecilia Mejía-Gomero, Frank Mayta-Tovalino

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Introduction: The Mini Clinical Evaluation Exercise is an educational tool that allows the evaluation of various clinical competencies and work scenarios. The aim of this study was to analyze the bibliometric characteristics and impact of the scientific production of Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) in the health sciences. Methods: Bibliometric study whose search source was Scopus, the query was performed on May 8, 2023, considering a search strategy consisting of Boolean operators and key terms. The SciVal tool and the RStudio Bibliometrix module were used to estimate and visualize the bibliometric parameters. Results: Weller and Chen were representative authors and showed dissemination connections with the main countries (Australia and China). The journal Education for Primary Care (Q2) was the most productive. Among the subcategories, General Medicine (34 publications) and Anaesthesiology and Pain Medicine (21.1 citations per publication) had more publications and higher impact, respectively. Most manuscripts are published in Q3 quartile journals (30.9%), followed by Q1 quartile (25.5%); moreover, in the period 2017 to 2021 there was an increase in publications (50 articles). Publications with institutional were more frequent, but those with international collaboration had more citations per publication. Conclusions: In the last five years there is an increase in the number of published research on mini-CEX, and the main journal for dissemination was Education for Primary Care. National and institutional collaboration were the most frequent; in addition, Australia, China and the United States led the scientific activity in this field.

Translated title of the contributionActividad científica sobre Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) en áreas de ciencias de la salud: un estudio bibliométrico
Original languageEnglish
Article number100861
JournalEducacion Medica
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2024


  • Bibliometric Analysis
  • Clinical Competence
  • Mini-CEX
  • Mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise


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