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  1. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of 2020, the crucial role of hygiene in healthcare settings has once again become very clear. For diagnostic and for didactic purposes, standardized and...

    Authors: Susanne Katharina Heininger, Maria Baumgartner, Fabian Zehner, Rainer Burgkart, Nina Söllner, Pascal O. Berberat and Martin Gartmeier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:410

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Low health literacy underpins health inequality and leads to poor adherence to medical care and higher risk of adverse events and rehospitalization. Communication in plain language, therefore, is an essential ...

    Authors: Doron Sagi, Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Michal Schuster, Ligat Daudi and Mary Catharine Joy Rudolf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:407

    Content type: Research

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  3. Quality human resources constitute an essential pillar of an effective health system. This paper analyzes the outcomes of blended learning for post-Ebola capacity strengthening of health professionals in Guinea.

    Authors: Tamba Mina Millimouno, Alexandre Delamou, Karifa Kourouma, Jean Michel Kolié, Abdoul Habib Béavogui, Sara Roegiers, Marlon Garcia, Carlos Kiyan Tsunami, Stefaan Van Bastelaere, Wim Van Damme and Thérèse Delvaux

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:406

    Content type: Research

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  4. Curriculum viability is determined by the degree to which quality standards have or have not been met, and by the inhibitors that affect attainment of those standards. The literature reports many ways to evalu...

    Authors: Rehan Ahmed Khan, Annemarie Spruijt, Usman Mahboob, Mohamed Al Eraky and Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:405

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Virtual radiography provides students with an opportunity to practise their clinical skills in patient positioning and evaluating radiographic images. The purpose of this pilot study was to introduce Projectio...

    Authors: Madeleine Shanahan, Tom Molyneux and Dein Vindigni

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:404

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The National Dental Undergraduate Clinical Skills Competition known as the Guanghua Cup was held in Guangzhou, China, for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019 to promote the clinical teaching of undergrad...

    Authors: Xiaolan Li, Yanbo Shan, Yangjingwen Liu, Yingwen Lin, Lin Li, Zhengmei Lin, Shuheng Huang and Yun Hong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:403

    Content type: Research

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  7. Standardised assessment is key to structured surgical training. Currently, there is no consensus on which surgical assessment tool to use in live gynaecologic surgery. The purpose of this review is to identify...

    Authors: Louise Inkeri Hennings, Jette Led Sørensen, Jane Hybscmann and Jeanett Strandbygaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:402

    Content type: Review

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  8. As United States (US) medical students suffer higher rates of depression and anxiety than the general population, the wellness of medical students is particularly salient. One definition describes wellness as ...

    Authors: Louis Nikolis, Andrea Wakim, William Adams and Prempreet Bajaj DO

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:401

    Content type: Research

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  9. Advocacy is a core component of medical professionalism. It is unclear how educators can best prepare trainees for this professional obligation. We sought to assess medical students’ attitudes toward advocacy,...

    Authors: Susan Chimonas, Maha Mamoor, Anna Kaltenboeck and Deborah Korenstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:399

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The purpose of this study is to understand the influencing factors of Chinese college students’ satisfaction with online teaching and psychological pressure on learning during the novel coronavirus epidemic.

    Authors: Liang Yu, Long Huang, Hao-ru Tang, Na Li, Ting-ting Rao, Die Hu, Yu-feng Wen and Liu-xia Shi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:397

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The current study aimed to evaluate the previously unexplored correlation between undergraduate medical students’ attendance during their surgical clerkship and their academic performance. It also aimed to exp...

    Authors: Hamdi Al Shenawi, Rami Yaghan, Amer Almarabheh and Noor Al Shenawi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:396

    Content type: Research

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  12. Reflective writing provides an opportunity for health professionals and students to learn from their mistakes, successes, anxieties, and worries that otherwise would remain disjointed and worthless. This syste...

    Authors: Giovanna Artioli, Laura Deiana, Francesco De Vincenzo, Margherita Raucci, Giovanna Amaducci, Maria Chiara Bassi, Silvia Di Leo, Mark Hayter and Luca Ghirotto

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:394

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) brought several challenges in medical education. The aim of our study was to investigate whether virtual distance trainings (VDT) organized during the COVID-19 pandemic at ou...

    Authors: Enikő Kovács, András Kállai, Gábor Fritúz, Zsolt Iványi, Vivien Mikó, Luca Valkó, Balázs Hauser and János Gál

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:393

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Despite its long-established importance, diagnostic reasoning (DR) education has suffered uneven implementation in medical education. The Clinical Problem Solvers (CPSolvers) podcast has emerged as a novel strate...

    Authors: Gregory M. Ow, Lindsey C. Shipley, Saman Nematollahi and Geoffrey V. Stetson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:392

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Narrative medicine (NM) is an approach involving narrative skills and is regarded as a model for medical humanism and effective medical practice. This study aims to explore how NM impacts medical trainees’ lea...

    Authors: Chien-Da Huang, Chang-Chyi Jenq, Kuo-Chen Liao, Shu-Chung Lii, Chi-Hsien Huang and Tsai-Yu Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:391

    Content type: Research

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  16. Technological advances have previously been hailed as a new dawn in Higher Education, with the advent of ‘massive open online courses’ (MOOCs) and online learning. Virtual platforms have potential advantages s...

    Authors: P. E. Brewer, M. Racy, M. Hampton, F. Mushtaq, J. E. Tomlinson and F. M. Ali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:390

    Content type: Research

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  17. Professional identity formation is nurtured through socialization, driven by interaction with role models, and supported through early clinical exposure (ECE) programmes. Non-healthcare professionals form part...

    Authors: Yayoi Shikama, Yasuko Chiba, Megumi Yasuda, Maham Stanyon and Koji Otani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:389

    Content type: Research

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  18. Conventional classroom lectures continue to represent a major component of the dental education system to ensure optimum delivery of knowledge. Certain number of students are less compliant and likely to skip ...

    Authors: Waleed A. Alamoudi, Azza F. Alhelo, Soulafa A. Almazrooa, Osama M. Felemban, Nada O. Binmadi, Nada A. Alhindi, Sarah A. Ali, Sara K. Akeel, Sana A. Alhamed, Ghadah M. Mansour and Hani H. Mawardi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:388

    Content type: Research

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  19. Clinical placement models that require students to relocate frequently can cause stress, which may impact the student experience and development of work-readiness skills. A blended placement, where placements ...

    Authors: Narelle T Greenlees, Sabrina W. Pit, Lynda J Ross, Jo J McCormack, Lana J Mitchell and Lauren T. Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:387

    Content type: Research

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  20. History courses are “required” elements among the didactic elements of the medical and pharmacy curricula in many schools around the world. The aim of this study was to develop consensus-based aims, contents, ...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:386

    Content type: Research

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  21. Critical thinking (CT) is an essential competency for medical students. This study’s aim was to evaluate Chinese medical students’ disposition for CT and to explore the impact of current trends in medical educ...

    Authors: Lei Huang, Angela Pei-Chen Fan, Na Su, Jessica Thai, Russell Olive Kosik and Xudong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:385

    Content type: Research article

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  22. An increasing number of medical trainees across specialties desire and expect Global Health (GH) experiences during training. It is useful for residency programs to know the impact that offering GH opportuniti...

    Authors: Caitlin Kaeppler, Peter Holmberg, Reena P. Tam, Kelsey Porada, Shanna D. Stryker, Kate Conway and Charles Schubert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:384

    Content type: Research article

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  23. New medical graduates are significantly unprepared to manage acutely unwell patients due to limited first-hand clinical exposure in the undergraduate curriculum. Supporting undergraduate learning in the acute ...

    Authors: Charlotte Hayden, Jedd Raidan, Jonathan Rees and Abhishek Oswal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:383

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Face-to-face feedback plays an important role in health professionals’ workplace learning. The literature describes guiding principles regarding effective feedback but it is not clear how to enact these. We ai...

    Authors: Christina E. Johnson, Jennifer L. Keating, Michelle Leech, Peter Congdon, Fiona Kent, Melanie K. Farlie and Elizabeth K. Molloy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:382

    Content type: Research

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  25. Despite a rapid rise of use of social media in medical disciplines, uncertainty prevails among healthcare professionals for providing medical content on social media. There are also growing concerns about unpr...

    Authors: Shaista Salman Guraya, Salman Yousuf Guraya and Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:381

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Cardiac auscultation remains an efficient and accessible diagnostic tool, especially in resource-limited countries where modern diagnostic devices like cardiac ultrasound are expensive and difficult to access....

    Authors: Fred-Cyrille Goethe Doualla, Georges Bediang and Chris Nganou-Gnindjio

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:380

    Content type: Study protocol

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  27. Group processes in inter-professional Problem-Based Learning (iPBL) groups have not yet been studied in the health-care educational context. In this paper we present findings on how group-dynamics, collaborati...

    Authors: Eva Hammar Chiriac, Endre Sjøvold and Alexandra Björnstjerna Hjelm

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:379

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Among Chinese medical students, there is a high prevalence of mental health-related issues and low empathy. Effective strategies to improve this situation are lacking. This study aims to investigate the effica...

    Authors: Rong Rong, Wei Chen, Zihao Dai, Jingli Gu, Weiying Chen, Yanbin Zhou, Ming Kuang and Haipeng Xiao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:378

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In High-income countries, many academic institutions are using E-learning during COVID 19 Pandemic. However, in limited-resource countries, like Sudan, shifting towards E-learning requires many adjustments to ...

    Authors: Mohamed Daffalla-Awadalla Gismalla, Mohamed Soud Mohamed, Omaima Salah O Ibrahim, Moawia Mohammed Ali Elhassan and Mohamed NaserEldeen Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:377

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Online learning is an attractive option for educators, especially as means of overcoming the challenges posed by the global pandemic. Although it is best to evaluate student readiness prior to commencement of ...

    Authors: Harikrishnan Ranganathan, Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh, Saravana Kumar, Shobha Sharma, Siew Kuan Chua, Nabilah Binti Ahmad and Kamalambal Harikrishnan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:376

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Low back pain (LBP) is a condition with a high global prevalence, which is getting health professionals’ attention, including physiotherapists as they must have the skills to provide treatment that increases t...

    Authors: Carolina Sandoval-Cuellar, Margareth Lorena Alfonso-Mora, Adriana Lucia Castellanos-Garrido, Angélica del Pilar Villarraga-Nieto, Ruth Liliana Goyeneche-Ortegón, Martha Lucia Acosta-Otalora, Rocío del Pilar Castellanos-Vega and Elisa Andrea Cobo-Mejía

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:375

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The learning opportunities for global health professionals have expanded rapidly in recent years. The diverse array of learners and wide range in course quality underscore the need for an improved course vetti...

    Authors: Meike Schleiff, Elizabeth Hahn, Caroline Dolive, Lillian James, Anant Mishra and Bhakti Hansoti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:374

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Academic reading and writing are seen as self-evident literacy competences in most contemporary higher educations, however, whether students also are introduced to professional literacy of relevance for dentis...

    Authors: Viveca Lindberg, Sofia Louca Jounger, Maria Christidis and Nikolaos Christidis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:373

    Content type: Research

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  34. The undergraduate five-year MBChB programme at the University of Glasgow has a high volume of pathology teaching integrated into the course. The ability to better understand what pathology is taught and when, ...

    Authors: Ryan Clark, Sarah Bell, Jennifer Roccisana, Karin A. Oien and Sharon F. Sneddon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:371

    Content type: Research

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  35. No consensus exists on whether medical students develop towards more deep (DA) or surface learning approaches (SA) during medical training and how this impacts learning outcomes. We investigated whether subgro...

    Authors: Giovanni Piumatti, Sissel Guttormsen, Barbara Zurbuchen, Milena Abbiati, Margaret W. Gerbase and Anne Baroffio

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:370

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Service satisfaction ratings from clients are a good indicator of service quality. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of communication skills and self-efficacy training for healthcare workers on...

    Authors: Hossein Shahnazi, Marzieh Araban, Mahmood Karimy, Mansooreh Basiri, Ali Ghazvini and LAR Stein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:369

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Appropriate training of health professionals has been recommended to increase organ donation rates. Some studies have shown insufficient knowledge among medical students. This survey aims to describe their kno...

    Authors: Philippe Robert, Félix Bégin, Sasha Ménard-Castonguay, Anne-Julie Frenette, Hector Quiroz-Martinez, François Lamontagne, Emilie-Prudence Belley-Côté and Frédérick D’Aragon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:368

    Content type: Research

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  38. Dyad learning has been shown to be an effective tool for teaching procedural skills, but little is known about how dyad learning may impact the stress, anxiety, and cognitive load that a student experiences wh...

    Authors: Eduardo F. Abbott, Torrey A. Laack, Lauren K. Licatino, Christina M. Wood-Wentz, Paul A. Warner, Laurence C. Torsher, James S. Newman and Katie M. Rieck

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:367

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Teamwork is an important success factors for patient treatment. The willingness of a healthcare provider to work in a team can be descripted with the construct of “Collective Orientation” (CO). The level of CO...

    Authors: M Flentje, V Hagemann, G Breuer, P Bintaro and H Eismann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:365

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Dental students have encountered changes in the teaching format amid the SARS CoV-2 pandemic. This study aims to evaluate the attitudes of dental students of one medical university toward online courses and co...

    Authors: Hsin-Chung Cheng, Sao-Lun Lu, Yu-Chun Yen, Pallop Siewchaisakul, Amy Ming-Fang Yen and Sam Li-Sheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:364

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Guided self-study (G-SS) can be used as a self-directed learning method or self-determined learning that fosters changes in knowledge and skills in a higher physiotherapy education setting. Until now, there ha...

    Authors: Slavko Rogan, Jan Taeymans, Stefan Zuber and Evert Zinzen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:362

    Content type: Research article

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