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    Depression in medical students: insights from a longitudinal study

    Factors associated with depression of medical students are poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of depression in medical students, its change during the course, if depres...

    Vanessa Silva, Patrício Costa, Inês Pereira, Ricardo Faria, Ana P. Salgueira, Manuel J. Costa, Nuno Sousa, João J. Cerqueira and Pedro Morgado

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:184

    Published on: 10 October 2017

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    A novel bedside cardiopulmonary physical diagnosis curriculum for internal medicine postgraduate training

    Physicians spend less time at the bedside in the modern hospital setting which has contributed to a decline in physical diagnosis, and in particular, cardiopulmonary examination skills. This trend may be a sou...

    Brian Thomas Garibaldi, Timothy Niessen, Allan Charles Gelber, Bennett Clark, Yizhen Lee, Jose Alejandro Madrazo, Reza Sedighi Manesh, Ariella Apfel, Brandyn D. Lau, Gigi Liu, Jenna VanLiere Canzoniero, C. John Sperati, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Daniel J. Brotman, Thomas A. Traill, Danelle Cayea…

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:182

    Published on: 6 October 2017

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    Indigenous health: designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners

    Indigenous health programs are seen as a curriculum response to addressing health disparities and social accountability. Several interrelated teaching approaches to cultural competency curricula have been reco...

    Tania Huria, Suetonia Palmer, Lutz Beckert, Cameron Lacey and Suzanne Pitama

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:180

    Published on: 5 October 2017

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    Facilitators of high-quality teaching in medical school: findings from a nation-wide survey among clinical teachers

    Clinical teachers in medical schools are faced with the challenging task of delivering high-quality patient care, producing high-impact research and contributing to undergraduate medical education all at the s...

    S. Schiekirka-Schwake, S. Anders, N. von Steinbüchel, J. C. Becker and T. Raupach

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:178

    Published on: 29 September 2017

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    Repeated testing improves achievement in a blended learning approach for risk competence training of medical students: results of a randomized controlled trial

    Adequate estimation and communication of risks is a critical competence of physicians. Due to an evident lack of these competences, effective training addressing risk competence during medical education is nee...

    C. Spreckelsen and J. Juenger

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:177

    Published on: 26 September 2017

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    Emotional intelligence and academic performance of medical undergraduates: a cross-sectional study in a selected university in Sri Lanka

    Emotional intelligence (EI) has been linked with academic and professional success. Such data are scarce in Sri Lanka. This study was conducted to describe the pattern of EI, to determine its predictors and to...

    Chandrani Nirmala Wijekoon, Heshan Amaratunge, Yashica de Silva, Solith Senanayake, Pradeepa Jayawardane and Upul Senarath

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:176

    Published on: 25 September 2017

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    Do virtual patients prepare medical students for the real world? Development and application of a framework to compare a virtual patient collection with population data

    An important aspect of virtual patients (VPs), which are interactive computer-based patient scenarios, is authenticity. This includes design aspects, but also how a VP collection represents a patient populatio...

    M. Urresti-Gundlach, D. Tolks, C. Kiessling, M. Wagner-Menghin, A. Härtl and I. Hege

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:174

    Published on: 22 September 2017

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    Using peer review to distribute group work marks equitably between medical students

    Although peer assessment has been used for evaluating performance of medical students and practicing doctors, it has not been studied as a method to distribute a common group work mark equitably to medical stu...

    Alex R Cook, Mikael Hartman, Nan Luo, Judy Sng, Ngan Phoon Fong, Wei Yen Lim, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Mee Lian Wong, Natarajan Rajaraman, Jeannette Jen-Mai Lee and Gerald Choon-Huat Koh

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:172

    Published on: 20 September 2017

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    Blended learning with Moodle in medical statistics: an assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to e-learning

    Blended learning that combines a modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment (Moodle) with face-to-face teaching was applied to a medical statistics course to improve learning outcomes and evaluate th...

    Li Luo, Xiaohua Cheng, Shiyuan Wang, Junxue Zhang, Wenbo Zhu, Jiaying Yang and Pei Liu

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:170

    Published on: 19 September 2017

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    The potential of a self-assessment tool to identify healthcare professionals’ strengths and areas in need of professional development to aid effective facilitation of group-based, person-centered diabetes education

    Healthcare professionals’ person-centered communication skills are pivotal for successful group-based diabetes education. However, healthcare professionals are often insufficiently equipped to facilitate perso...

    Vibeke Stenov, Gitte Wind, Timothy Skinner, Susanne Reventlow and Nana Folmann Hempler

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:166

    Published on: 18 September 2017

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    Descriptors for unprofessional behaviours of medical students: a systematic review and categorisation

    Developing professionalism is a core task in medical education. Unfortunately, it has remained difficult for educators to identify medical students’ unprofessionalism, because, among other reasons, there are no c...

    Marianne Mak-van der Vossen, Walther van Mook, Stéphanie van der Burgt, Joyce Kors, Johannes C.F. Ket, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi Kusurkar

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:164

    Published on: 15 September 2017

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    Virtual patients in the acquisition of clinical reasoning skills: does presentation mode matter? A quasi-randomized controlled trial

    The objective of this study is to compare two different instructional methods in the curricular use of computerized virtual patients in undergraduate medical education. We aim to investigate whether using many...

    Fabian Schubach, Matthias Goos, Götz Fabry, Werner Vach and Martin Boeker

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:165

    Published on: 15 September 2017

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    Increasing confidence and changing behaviors in primary care providers engaged in genetic counselling

    Screening and counseling for genetic conditions is an increasingly important part of primary care practice, particularly given the paucity of genetic counselors in the United States. However, primary care phys...

    Michael S. Wilkes, Frank C. Day, Tonya L. Fancher, Haley McDermott, Erik Lehman, Robert A. Bell and Michael J. Green

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:163

    Published on: 13 September 2017

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