Assessment and evaluation of admissions, knowledge, skills and attitudes

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This section considers manuscripts that investigate issues in assessment and evaluation with a focus on medical school admissions and the assessment and evaluation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in medical students.

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  1. Research article

    Exploring the tensions of being and becoming a medical educator

    Previous studies have identified tensions medical faculty encounter in their roles but not specifically those with a qualification in medical education. It is likely that those with postgraduate qualifications...

    Ahsan Sethi, Rola Ajjawi, Sean McAleer and Susie Schofield

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:62

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  2. Research article

    The development and validation of the clinicians’ awareness towards cognitive errors (CATChES) in clinical decision making questionnaire tool

    Despite their importance on diagnostic accuracy, there is a paucity of literature on questionnaire tools to assess clinicians’ awareness toward cognitive errors. A validation study was conducted to develop a q...

    Keng Sheng Chew, Yee Cheng Kueh and Adlihafizi Abdul Aziz

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:58

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  3. Research article

    Exploring the influence of cultural orientations on assessment of communication behaviours during patient-practitioner interactions

    Research has shown that patients’ and practitioners’ cultural orientations affect communication behaviors and interpretations in cross-cultural patient-practitioner interactions. Little is known about the effe...

    Kyle J. Wilby, Marjan J. B. Govaerts, Zubin Austin and Diana H. J. M. Dolmans

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:61

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  4. Research article

    Reliability and acceptability of six station multiple mini-interviews: past-behavioural versus situational questions in postgraduate medical admission

    The multiple mini-interview (MMI) is increasingly used for postgraduate medical admissions and in undergraduate settings. MMIs use mostly Situational Questions (SQs) rather than Past-Behavioural Questions (PBQ...

    Toru Yamada, Juichi Sato, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Tomoya Okubo, Eiji Hiraoka, Takashi Shiga, Tadao Kubota, Shigeki Fujitani, Junji Machi and Nobutaro Ban

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:57

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  5. Research article

    Relating professionalism and conscientiousness to develop an objective, scalar, proxy measure of professionalism in anaesthetic trainees

    The concept of professionalism is complex and subjective and relies on expert judgements. Currently, there are no existing objective measures of professionalism in anaesthesia. However, it is possible that at ...

    M. A. Sawdon, K. Whitehouse, G. M. Finn, J. C. McLachlan and D. Murray

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:49

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Factors that influence full-time MPH Students’ willingness in China: would You apply again for an MPH graduate degree if you had another opportunity?

    Current and emerging challenges to public health in the 21st century are vastly different from those faced in previous centuries. And the shortage of health personnel and their low level of educational qualifi...

    Nan Wang, Jinzhong Jia, Ke Wu, Yuanyuan Wang, Chi Zhang, Wei Cao, Liping Duan and Zhifeng Wang

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:39

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  7. Research article

    The information-giving skills of resident physicians: relationships with confidence and simulated patient satisfaction

    Sharing information is crucial for discussion of problems and treatment decision making by patients and physicians. However, the focus of communication skills training in undergraduate medical education has be...

    Hirono Ishikawa, Daisuke Son, Masato Eto, Kiyoshi Kitamura and Takahiro Kiuchi

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:34

    Published on: 8 February 2017

  8. Research article

    Comparative effectiveness of a serious game and an e-module to support patient safety knowledge and awareness

    Serious games have the potential to teach complex cognitive skills in an engaging way, at relatively low costs. Their flexibility in use and scalability makes them an attractive learning tool, but more researc...

    Mary E. W. Dankbaar, Olivier Richters, Cor J. Kalkman, Gerrie Prins, Olle T. J. ten Cate, Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer and Stephanie C. E. Schuit

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:30

    Published on: 2 February 2017

  9. Research article

    Assessment of radiographers’ competences from the perspectives of radiographers and radiologists: a cross-sectional survey in Lithuania

    Assessing radiographers’ clinical competence is of major importance in all medical imaging departments, and is a fundamental prerequisite for guaranteeing professional standards in both nursing care and radiog...

    Aurika Vanckavičienė, Jūratė Macijauskienė, Aurelija Blaževičienė, Algidas Basevičius and Bodil T. Andersson

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:25

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  10. Research article

    High school versus graduate entry in a Saudi medical school – is there any difference in academic performance and professionalism lapses?

    King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) was the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offering both high school entry and graduate entry (GE) students into medical school. We...

    Ahmed Rumayyan Al Rumayyan, Abdulaziz Ahmed Al Zahrani and Tahir Kamal Hameed

    BMC Medical Education 2016 16:315

    Published on: 19 December 2016

  11. Research article

    Adaptation and validation of the instrument Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision for medical students in primary health care

    Clinical learning takes place in complex socio-cultural environments that are workplaces for the staff and learning places for the students. In the clinical context, the students learn by active participation ...

    Eva Öhman, Hassan Alinaghizadeh, Päivi Kaila, Håkan Hult, Gunnar H. Nilsson and Helena Salminen

    BMC Medical Education 2016 16:308

    Published on: 1 December 2016

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