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Towards healthy learning climates in postgraduate medical education: exploring the role of hospital-wide education committees

  • Milou E. W. M. Silkens1Email author,
  • Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts1,
  • Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier2,
  • Maas Jan Heineman1 and
  • Onyebuchi A. Arah1, 3, 4
BMC Medical EducationBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:241

Received: 11 April 2017

Accepted: 16 November 2017

Published: 6 December 2017

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Original Submission
11 Apr 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
31 Jul 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Jonathan Sherbino
6 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Nor Mat Zin
7 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ioannis Dimoliatis
19 Oct 2017 Author responded Author comments - Milou Silkens
Resubmission - Version 2
19 Oct 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
16 Nov 2017 Editorially accepted
6 Dec 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12909-017-1075-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Professional Performance Research group, Department for Educational Support, Academic Medical Centre/University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Department of Educational Development and Research, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Department of Epidemiology, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA
UCLA Centre for Health Policy Research, Los Angeles, USA