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  1. Research article

    Is the delivery of a quality improvement education programme in obstetrics and gynaecology for final year medical students feasible and still effective in a shortened time frame?

    Teaching clinical audit skills to nascent health professionals is one strategy to improve frontline care. The undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Auckland provides improvement science theory ...

    Bridget Kool, Michelle R. Wise, Roshini Peiris-John, Lynn Sadler, Faith Mahony and Susan Wells

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:91

    Published on: 26 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Development of a written assessment for a national interprofessional cardiotocography education program

    To reduce the incidence of hypoxic brain injuries among newborns a national cardiotocography (CTG) education program was implemented in Denmark. A multiple-choice question test was integrated as part of the pr...

    Line Thellesen, Thomas Bergholt, Morten Hedegaard, Nina Palmgren Colov, Karl Bang Christensen, Kristine Sylvan Andersen and Jette Led Sorensen

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:88

    Published on: 18 May 2017

  3. Research article

    A preliminary investigation to explore the cognitive resources of physicians experiencing difficulty in training

    Treating patients is complex, and research shows that there are differences in cognitive resources between physicians who experience difficulties, and those who do not. It is possible that differences in some ...

    Fiona Patterson, Fran Cousans, Iain Coyne, Jo Jones, Sheona Macleod and Lara Zibarras

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:87

    Published on: 15 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Physician job satisfaction related to actual and preferred job size

    Job satisfaction is essential for physicians’ well-being and patient care. The work ethic of long days and hard work that has been advocated for decades is acknowledged as a threat for physicians’ job satisfac...

    Lodewijk J. Schmit Jongbloed, Janke Cohen-Schotanus, Jan C. C. Borleffs, Roy E. Stewart and Johanna Schönrock-Adema

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:86

    Published on: 11 May 2017

  5. Research article

    Different perceptions of narrative medicine between Western and Chinese medicine students

    Western medicine is an evidence-based science, whereas Chinese medicine is more of a healing art. To date, there has been no research that has examined whether students of Western and Chinese medicine differen...

    Chien-Da Huang, Kuo-Chen Liao, Fu-Tsai Chung, Hsu-Min Tseng, Ji-Tseng Fang, Shu-Chung Lii, Han-Pin Kuo, San-Jou Yeh and Shih-Tseng Lee

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:85

    Published on: 10 May 2017

  6. Research article

    Internal medicine board certification and career pathways in Japan

    Establishing and managing a board certification system is a common concern for many countries. In Japan, the board certification system is under revision. The purpose of this study was to describe present stat...

    Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hiroo Ide, Hideaki Kawaguchi, Masahisa Shimpo and Hideo Yasunaga

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:83

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  7. Research article

    Multiple strategy peer-taught evidence-based medicine course in a poor resource setting

    Teaching Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is becoming a priority in the healthcare process. For undergraduates, it has been proved that integrating multiple strategies in teaching EBM yields better results than a...

    Ammar Sabouni, Yamama Bdaiwi, Saad L. Janoudi, Lubaba O. Namous, Tarek Turk, Mahmoud Alkhatib, Fatima Abbas and Ruba Zuhri Yafi

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:82

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  8. Research article

    Unto the third generation: evidence for strong familial aggregation of physicians, psychologists, and psychotherapists among first-year medical and psychology students in a nationwide Austrian cohort census

    Medical students present higher numbers of physician relatives than expectable from the total population prevalence of physicians. Evidence for such a familial aggregation effect of physicians has emerged in i...

    Ulrich S. Tran, Nina Berger, Martin E. Arendasy, Tobias Greitemeyer, Monika Himmelbauer, Florian Hutzler, Hans-Georg Kraft, Karl Oettl, Ilona Papousek, Oliver Vitouch and Martin Voracek

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:81

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  9. Research article

    Perceptions of residents, medical and nursing students about Interprofessional education: a systematic review of the quantitative and qualitative literature

    To identify facilitators and barriers that residents, medical and nursing students perceive in their Interprofessional Education (IPE) in a clinical setting with other healthcare students.

    Cora L.F. Visser, Johannes C.F. Ket, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:77

    Published on: 3 May 2017

  10. Debate

    Empathy in Psychoanalysis and Medical Education - what can we learn from each other?

    Several research areas, including medical education (ME), focus on empathy as an important topic in interpersonal relationships. This focus is central to the use of communication skills related to empathy and ...

    Henriette Löffler-Stastka, Felicitas Datz, Karoline Parth, Ingrid Preusche, Xenia Bukowski and Charles Seidman

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:74

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  11. Research article

    Communication skills of medical students during the OSCE: Gender-specific differences in a longitudinal trend study

    Communication skills are essential in a patient-centred health service and therefore in medical teaching. Although significant differences in communication behaviour of male and female students are known, gend...

    Joachim Graf, Robert Smolka, Elisabeth Simoes, Stephan Zipfel, Florian Junne, Friederike Holderried, Annette Wosnik, Anne M. Doherty, Karina Menzel and Anne Herrmann-Werner

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:75

    Published on: 2 May 2017

  12. Research article

    Changing the culture of assessment: the dominance of the summative assessment paradigm

    Despite growing evidence of the benefits of including assessment for learning strategies within programmes of assessment, practical implementation of these approaches is often problematical. Organisational cul...

    Christopher J. Harrison, Karen D. Könings, Lambert W. T. Schuwirth, Valerie Wass and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:73

    Published on: 28 April 2017

  13. Research article

    Development and psychometric testing of an instrument to compare career choice influences and perceptions of nursing among healthcare students

    With the availability of more healthcare courses and an increased intake of nursing students, education institutions are facing challenges to attract school leavers to enter nursing courses. The comparison of ...

    Sok Ying Liaw, Ling Ting Wu, Violeta Lopez, Yeow Leng Chow, Siriwan Lim, Eleanor Holroyd, Khoon Kiat Tan and Wenru Wang

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:72

    Published on: 27 April 2017

  14. Research article

    Examiner effect on the objective structured clinical exam – a study at five medical schools

    The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is increasingly used at medical schools to assess practical competencies. To compare the outcomes of students at different medical schools, we introduced st...

    Iris Schleicher, Karsten Leitner, Jana Juenger, Andreas Moeltner, Miriam Ruesseler, Bernd Bender, Jasmina Sterz, Karl-Friedrich Schuettler, Sarah Koenig and Joachim Gerhard Kreuder

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:71

    Published on: 24 April 2017

  15. Research article

    A comparative study: do “clickers” increase student engagement in multidisciplinary clinical microbiology teaching?

    Audience response devices, or “clickers”, have been used in the education of future healthcare professionals for several years with varying success. They have been reported to improve the learning experience b...

    Niall T. Stevens, Hélène McDermott, Fiona Boland, Teresa Pawlikowska and Hilary Humphreys

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:70

    Published on: 8 April 2017

  16. Research article

    Influence of feedback characteristics on perceived learning value of feedback in clerkships: does culture matter?

    Various feedback characteristics have been suggested to positively influence student learning. It is not clear how these feedback characteristics contribute to students’ perceived learning value of feedback in...

    Yoyo Suhoyo, Elisabeth A. Van Hell, Wouter Kerdijk, Ova Emilia, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Jan B. M. Kuks and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:69

    Published on: 5 April 2017

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