Clincal Mentoring Toolkit

Clinical Mentoring Toolkit

Clinical Vignettes

Clinical vignettes are a special type of clinical teaching case used primarily to measure trainees’ knowledge and clinical reasoning. A vignette can be designed to measure knowledge about a specific diagnosis or clinical situation at the same time as it measures trainees’ skills in performing the tasks necessary to diagnose and care for a patient. This section includes a description of clinical vignettes as well as sample clinical vignettes tailored to physicians and nurses.