Career choice, professional education and development

Section edited by Trevor Lambert and Christopher Roberts

This section considers manuscripts with a focus on the career paths chosen by medical students as well as manuscripts that focus on continuing medical education and professional development.

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  1. Research article

    Institutional factors affecting participation in national faculty development programs: a nation-wide investigation of medical schools

    Medical schools have used faculty development programs as an essential means to improve the instruction of faculty members. Thus far, however, participating in such programs has been largely voluntary for indi...

    Do-Hwan Kim, Jinyoung Hwang, Seunghee Lee and Jwa-Seop Shin

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:48

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  2. Research article

    Medical students’ experiences of their own professional development during three clinical terms: a prospective follow-up study

    A modern competency-based medical education is well implemented globally, but less is known about how the included learning activities contribute to medical students’ professional development. The aim of this ...

    Susanne Kalén, Hanna Lachmann, Maria Varttinen, Riitta Möller, Tomas S. Bexelius and Sari Ponzer

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:47

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  3. Research article

    How do medical students differ in their interpersonal needs?

    Knowing one’s interpersonal relationship preferences can be tremendously helpful for medical students’ lives. The purpose of this study was to examine the interpersonal needs in medical students.

    Yera Hur, A Ra Cho, Sun Huh and Sun Kim

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:42

    Published on: 21 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Validation study of the Polish version of the Evidence-Based Practice Profile Questionnaire

    Decisions about patient care in clinical practice should be made based on proven scientific evidence of efficacy and safety (i.e., evidence-based practice [EBP]). Currently, there are no available tools in Pol...

    Mariusz Panczyk, Jarosława Belowska, Aleksander Zarzeka, Łukasz Samoliński, Halina Żmuda-Trzebiatowska and Joanna Gotlib

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:38

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  5. Research article

    Development and implementation of a longitudinal students as teachers program: participant satisfaction and implications for medical student teaching and learning

    Teaching is a key component of medical practice, but medical students receive little formal training to develop their teaching skills. A longitudinal Students as Teachers (SAT) program was created at the Unive...

    Celine Yeung, Farah Friesen, Sarah Farr, Marcus Law and Lori Albert

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:28

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  6. Research article

    Developing medical education capacity in Russia: twenty years of experience

    The partnership between Yale University (USA) and Kazan State Medical University (KSMU, Russia) was established in 1996 and transitioned to Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN)/University of Vermont Rober...

    Bulat A. Ziganshin, Mitra Sadigh, Liliya M. Yausheva, Anna P. Ziganshina, Arseniy A. Pichugin, Alexey S. Sozinov, Nail Kh. Amirov, Asghar Rastegar, Ayrat U. Ziganshin and Majid Sadigh

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:24

    Published on: 25 January 2017

  7. Research article

    Using medical specialty and selection criteria clusters to study specialty selection by Israeli medical students

    During their final year of medical school, Israeli students must consider which specialty to choose for residency. Based on the vocational counseling literature we presumed that choices are made by selecting f...

    Yoram G. Weiss, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Howard Tandeter, Uriel Elchalal, Alex Avidan, Josh E. Schroeder and Charles Weissman

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:17

    Published on: 18 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Physiotherapy clinical educators’ perceptions of student fitness to practise

    Health professional students are expected to maintain Fitness to Practise (FTP) including clinical competence, professional behaviour and freedom from impairment (physical/mental health). FTP potentially affec...

    Kristin Lo, Heather Curtis, Jennifer L. Keating and Margaret Bearman

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:16

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Perceptions of mistreatment among trainees vary at different stages of clinical training

    Mistreatment of trainees remains a frequently reported phenomenon in medical education. One barrier to creating an educational culture of respect and professionalism may be a lack of alignment in the perceptio...

    Afif N. Kulaylat, Danni Qin, Susie X. Sun, Christopher S. Hollenbeak, Jane R. Schubart, Antone J. Aboud, Donald J. Flemming, Peter W. Dillon, Edward R. Bollard and David C. Han

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:14

    Published on: 14 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Student and faculty perceptions on the rapid scale-up of medical students in Ethiopia

    Ethiopia is a country of over 94 million people that has a severe physician shortage with approximately only 2.5 physicians per 100,000 persons. Recently, the Ethiopian government implemented a “flood and reta...

    Brittney S. Mengistu, Holly Vins, Caitrin M Kelly, Daphne R. McGee, Jennifer O. Spicer, Miliard Derbew, Abebe Bekele, Damen Haile Mariam, Carlos del Rio, Henry M. Blumberg and Dawn L. Comeau

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:11

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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