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Featured News: BMC Research Notes goes back to its roots

We are excited to announce that BMC Research Notes has renewed its focus on publishing short research notes and potential dark data from all scientific and clinical disciplines.

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Featured article: Predicting medical students who will have difficulty during their clinical training

Graduate entry, female sex, and better performance in UMAT paper 2 are associated with a lower risk for having difficulties during clinical training in this study, whereas international students were at the highest risk potentially  due to differences in selection pathways and delayed acculturation.


  1. Content type: Debate


    Authors: Martin Dawes, William Summerskill, Paul Glasziou, Antonino Cartabellotta, Janet Martin, Kevork Hopayian, Franz Porzsolt, Amanda Burls and James Osborne

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Aims and scope

BMC Medical Education is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in relation to the training of healthcare professionals, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing education. The journal has a special focus on curriculum development, evaluations of performance, assessment of training needs and evidence-based medicine.


Liam Messin, BioMed Central

Section Editors

  • Sigrid Harendza, University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf​​​​​​​
  • Danette McKinley, Foundation for International Medical Education and Research
  • Chris Roberts, Sydney Medical School​​​​​​​
  • Terese Stenfors, Karolinksa Institute​​​​​​​
  • Tim Wilkinson, University of Otago

Sigrid Harendza, Section Editor

Sigrid Harendza is professor for internal medicine and educational research at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany. Sigrid joined the BMC Medical Education Editorial Board in 2013.

Data Support Services pilot

Authors submitting to this journal can opt to use a new service that will make it easier to share research data.

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.511 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.938 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.169 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.765 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


    Social Media Impact
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