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Table 1 Descriptions of the high-frequency MeSH terms

From: Hotspots in research on the measurement of medical students’ clinical competence from 2012-2016 based on co-word analysis

NO. MeSH term Total frequency of the term Percent frequency
1 Students, Medical 508 9.03%
2 Clinical Competence 438 7.79%
3 Educational Measurement 362 6.44%
4 Education, Medical, Undergraduate 270 4.80%
5 Curriculum 168 2.99%
6 Surveys and Questionnaires 117 2.08%
7 Clinical Clerkship 97 1.72%
8 Education, Medical 90 1.60%
9 Program Evaluation 68 1.21%
10 Attitude of Health Personnel 67 1.19%
11 Teaching 65 1.16%
12 Learning 64 1.14%
13 Reproducibility of Results 63 1.12%
14 Internship and Residency 61 1.08%
15 Communication 60 1.07%
16 Schools, Medical 59 1.05%
17 Patient Simulation 51 0.91%
18 Cross-Sectional Studies 48 0.85%
19 Faculty, Medical 46 0.82%
20 Physician-Patient Relations 44 0.78%
21 Prospective Studies 40 0.71%
22 Problem-Based Learning 39 0.69%
23 Physical Examination 37 0.66%
24 Computer Simulation 37 0.66%
25 Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice 36 0.64%
26 Education, Medical, Graduate 33 0.59%
27 Feedback 32 0.57%
28 Retrospective Studies 32 0.57%
29 General Surgery 31 0.55%
30 Pilot Projects 31 0.55%
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