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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    Conveying practical clinical skills with the help of teaching associates—a randomised trial with focus on the long term learning retention

    Ensuring that all medical students achieve adequate clinical skills remains a challenge, yet the correct performance of clinical skills is critical for all fields of medicine. This study analyzes the influence...

    Sebastian H. Hoefer, Jasmina Sterz, Bernd Bender, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Marius Theis, Felix Walcher, Robert Sader and Miriam Ruesseler

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:65

    Published on: 28 March 2017

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    Students’ attitudes and perceptions of teaching and assessment of evidence-based practice in an occupational therapy professional Master’s curriculum: a mixed methods study

    Most health professions, including occupational therapy, have made the application of evidence-based practice a desired competency and professional responsibility. Despite the increasing emphasis on evidence-b...

    Aliki Thomas, Lu Han, Brittony P. Osler, Emily A. Turnbull and Erin Douglas

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:64

    Published on: 27 March 2017

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    Exploring the tensions of being and becoming a medical educator

    Previous studies have identified tensions medical faculty encounter in their roles but not specifically those with a qualification in medical education. It is likely that those with postgraduate qualifications...

    Ahsan Sethi, Rola Ajjawi, Sean McAleer and Susie Schofield

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:62

    Published on: 23 March 2017

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    The development and validation of the clinicians’ awareness towards cognitive errors (CATChES) in clinical decision making questionnaire tool

    Despite their importance on diagnostic accuracy, there is a paucity of literature on questionnaire tools to assess clinicians’ awareness toward cognitive errors. A validation study was conducted to develop a q...

    Keng Sheng Chew, Yee Cheng Kueh and Adlihafizi Abdul Aziz

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:58

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Exploring the influence of cultural orientations on assessment of communication behaviours during patient-practitioner interactions

    Research has shown that patients’ and practitioners’ cultural orientations affect communication behaviors and interpretations in cross-cultural patient-practitioner interactions. Little is known about the effe...

    Kyle J. Wilby, Marjan J. B. Govaerts, Zubin Austin and Diana H. J. M. Dolmans

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:61

    Published on: 21 March 2017

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    Reliability and acceptability of six station multiple mini-interviews: past-behavioural versus situational questions in postgraduate medical admission

    The multiple mini-interview (MMI) is increasingly used for postgraduate medical admissions and in undergraduate settings. MMIs use mostly Situational Questions (SQs) rather than Past-Behavioural Questions (PBQ...

    Toru Yamada, Juichi Sato, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Tomoya Okubo, Eiji Hiraoka, Takashi Shiga, Tadao Kubota, Shigeki Fujitani, Junji Machi and Nobutaro Ban

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:57

    Published on: 16 March 2017

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    Discrepancies between perceptions of students and deans regarding the consequences of restricting students’ use of electronic medical records on quality of medical education

    Electronic medical records (EMR) are more used in university hospitals, but the use of EMR by medical students at the workplace is still a challenge, because the conflict of interest between medical accountabi...

    Ivan Solarte and Karen D. Könings

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:55

    Published on: 13 March 2017

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    Intraosseous access can be taught to medical students using the four-step approach

    The intraosseous (IO) access is an alternative route for vascular access when peripheral intravascular catheterization cannot be obtained. In Denmark the IO access is reported as infrequently trained and used....

    Monika Afzali, Ask Daffy Kvisselgaard, Tobias Stenbjerg Lyngeraa and Sandra Viggers

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:50

    Published on: 2 March 2017

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    Relating professionalism and conscientiousness to develop an objective, scalar, proxy measure of professionalism in anaesthetic trainees

    The concept of professionalism is complex and subjective and relies on expert judgements. Currently, there are no existing objective measures of professionalism in anaesthesia. However, it is possible that at ...

    M. A. Sawdon, K. Whitehouse, G. M. Finn, J. C. McLachlan and D. Murray

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:49

    Published on: 1 March 2017

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