In the framework of this PhD work, we aim to find out what evidence there is regarding the effect of Mini-CEX and DOPS on the learning of postgraduate medical trainees, and which factors influence this effect.


This PhD work aims at three publications:

  1. A systematic review regarding the effectiveness of Mini-CEX and DOPS;
  2. A qualitative synthesis regarding the factors which influence the effectiveness of these instruments;
  3. A focus group study on how the learning process of postgraduate medical trainees can be optimally supported through Mini-CEX and DOPS.



Andrea Lörwald (PhD student)
Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Sören Huwendiek, MME (thesis supervisor)
and further employees of the IML

Project information

Running time: 09/2014 – 02/2018