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    Training a medical workforce to meet the needs of diverse minority communities

    The growing demand for a competent health workforce to meet the needs of increasingly diverse societies has been widely acknowledged. One medical school in New Zealand explored the integration of the commonly ...

    Faafetai Sopoaga, Tony Zaharic, Jesse Kokaua and Sahra Covello

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:19

    Published on: 21 January 2017

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    Design of simulation-based medical education and advantages and disadvantages of in situ simulation versus off-site simulation

    Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has traditionally been conducted as off-site simulation in simulation centres. Some hospital departments also provide off-site simulation using in-house training room(...

    Jette Led Sørensen, Doris Østergaard, Vicki LeBlanc, Bent Ottesen, Lars Konge, Peter Dieckmann and Cees Van der Vleuten

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:20

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  3. 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

  4. Research article

    A Middle Eastern journey of integrating Interprofessional Education into the healthcare curriculum: a SWOC analysis

    Interprofessional education (IPE) is an emerging concept in the Middle East with a number of health professional degree programs continually striving to meet international accreditation requirements to enhance...

    Alla El-Awaisi, Kyle John Wilby, Kerry Wilbur, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Ahmed Awaisu and Bridget Paravattil

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:15

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Research article

    Validity evidence for two objective structured clinical examination stations to evaluate core skills of the shoulder and knee assessment

    We developed two objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) to educate and evaluate trainees in the evaluation and management of shoulder and knee pain. Our objective was to examine the evidence for va...

    Michael J. Battistone, Andrea M. Barker, J. Peter Beck, Robert Z. Tashjian and Grant W. Cannon

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:13

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  8. Research article

    Social pediatrics: weaving horizontal and vertical threads through pediatric residency

    Social pediatrics teaches pediatric residents how to understand disease within their patients’ social, environmental and political contexts. It’s an essential component of pediatric residency training; however...

    Meta van den Heuvel, Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis, Rebecca Levy, Adelle Atkinson, Elizabeth Ford-Jones and Michelle Shouldice

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:12

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  9. 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

  10. Research article

    Learning global health: a pilot study of an online collaborative intercultural peer group activity involving medical students in Australia and Indonesia

    There is limited research to inform effective pedagogies for teaching global health to undergraduate medical students. Theoretically, using a combination of teaching pedagogies typically used in ‘international...

    Mark Ambrose, Linda Murray, Nicholas E. Handoyo, Deif Tunggal and Nick Cooling

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:10

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  11. Research article

    Voluntary attendance of small-group brainstorming tutoring courses intensify new clerk’s “excellence in clinical care”: a pilot study

    Clerkship provides a unique way of transferring the knowledge and skills gathered during medical school’s curriculum into real-ward clinical care environment. The annual program evaluation has indicated that t...

    Ling-Yu Yang, Chia-Chang Huang, Hui-Chi Hsu, Ying-Ying Yang, Ching-Chi Chang, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Wei-Shin Lee, Jen-Feng Liang, Hao Min Cheng, Chin-Chou Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shung-Tai Ho and Ralph Kirby

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:2

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  12. Research article

    Educating for interprofessional practice: moving from knowing to being, is it the final piece of the puzzle?

    Professional socialisation and identity arise from interactions occurring within university-based interprofessional education, and workplace-based interprofessional practice experience. However, it is unclear ...

    Helena Ward, Lyn Gum, Stacie Attrill, Donald Bramwell, Iris Lindemann, Sharon Lawn and Linda Sweet

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:5

    Published on: 6 January 2017

  13. Research article

    Coping with stress in medical students: results of a randomized controlled trial using a mindfulness-based stress prevention training (MediMind) in Germany

    High prevalence rates of psychological distress in medical training and later professional life indicate a need for prevention. Different types of intervention were shown to have good effects, but little is kn...

    S. M. Kuhlmann, M. Huss, A. Bürger and F. Hammerle

    BMC Medical Education 2016 16:316

    Published on: 28 December 2016

  14. 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

  15. Research article

    Pelvic and breast examination skills curricula in United States medical schools: a survey of obstetrics and gynecology clerkship directors

    Learning to perform pelvic and breast examinations produces anxiety for many medical students. Clerkship directors have long sought strategies to help students become comfortable with the sensitive nature of t...

    Lorraine Dugoff, Archana Pradhan, Petra Casey, John L. Dalrymple, Jodi F. Abbott, Samantha D. Buery-Joyner, Alice Chuang, Amie J. Cullimore, David A. Forstein, Brittany S. Hampton, Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk, Nadine T. Katz, Francis S. Nuthalapaty, Sarah M. Page-Ramsey, Abigail Wolf and Nancy A. Hueppchen

    BMC Medical Education 2016 16:314

    Published on: 16 December 2016

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