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Approaches to teaching and learning

Section edited by Sigrid Harendza and Terese Stenfors-Hayes

This section considers manuscripts that investigate approaches to medical education (i.e., how teachers teach and how students learn) from the perspective of both the teacher and the learner.

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  1. During interprofessional clinical practice, compared to understanding of one’s own professional role and function, it might be more difficult to clarify the roles and contributions of the other health-care tea...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Jie Guo, Yubin Wang, Dan Yan, Juan Liu, Yinghong Zhang and Xianmin Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Residency training includes positive and negative aspects. Well-trained doctors must be educated, but the process may bring additional risks to patients. Anesthesiologists’ performance when conducting neuraxia...

    Authors: Shih-Hong Chen, Shiou-Sheng Chen, Chao-Lun Lai, Fang-Ying Su, I-Shiang Tzeng and Li-Kuei Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The effect of availability of lecture recordings on academic outcomes is not clear and it is not known whether these recordings change the association between lecture attendance and academic outcomes. Few surv...

    Authors: Sheila Anne Doggrell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  4. It is assumed that portfolios contribute to self-regulated learning (SRL). Presence of these SRL processes within the documentation kept in portfolios is presupposed in common educational practices, such as th...

    Authors: R. van der Gulden, S. Heeneman, A. W. M. Kramer, R. F. J. M. Laan, N. D. Scherpbier-de Haan and B. P. A. Thoonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:205

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Presently, educational programming is not standardized across radiation oncology (RO) training programs. Specifically, there are limited materials through national organizations or structured practice exams fo...

    Authors: Gabrielle W. Peters, Roy H. Decker, Henry S. Park, James B. Yu and Suzanne B. Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:203

    Content type: Correspondence

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  6. Working in ad hoc teams in a health care environment is frequent but a challenging and complex undertaking. One way for teams to refine their teamwork could be through post-resuscitation reflection and debrief...

    Authors: Stefanie C. Hautz, Daniel L. Oberholzer, Julia Freytag, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Juliane E. Kämmer, Thomas C. Sauter and Wolf E. Hautz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:201

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Medical Education research suffers from several methodological limitations including too many single institution, small sample-sized studies, limited access to quality data, and insufficient institutional supp...

    Authors: Jeffrey A. Wilhite, Lisa Altshuler, Sondra Zabar, Colleen Gillespie and Adina Kalet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:199

    Content type: Database

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  8. Teaching complex motor skills at a high level remains a challenge in medical education. Established methods often involve large amounts of teaching time and material. The implementation of standardized videos ...

    Authors: Lukas B. Seifert, Benedikt Schnurr, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Robert Sader, Miriam Ruesseler and Jasmina Sterz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:194

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Mentorship has become a routine part of undergraduate training in health professions education. Although many health professions training institutions have successfully incorporated faculty-student mentorship ...

    Authors: Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Scovia N. Mbalinda, Ian G. Munabi, David Kateete, Robert B. Opoka and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:192

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Global health experiences are an increasingly popular component of medical student curricula. There is little research on the impact of international medical electives embedded within long-standing, sustainabl...

    Authors: Emma R. Lawrence, Cheryl Moyer, Carrie Ashton, Bolade A. R. Ibine, Nauzley C. Abedini, Yaera Spraggins, Joseph C. Kolars and Timothy R. B. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been used for nearly three decades. Pharmacists use EMRs on a daily basis, but EMRs have only recently been incorporated into pharmacy education. Some pharmacy programs h...

    Authors: Olga O. Vlashyn, Omolola A. Adeoye-Olatunde, Kimberly S. Illingworth Plake, Jamie L. Woodyard, Zachary A. Weber and Alissa L. Russ-Jara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:187

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The aim of this study was to investigate the amount and sources of stress in dental undergraduate students in Fujian, China, and the factors associated with stress.

    Authors: Xiu-Jiao Lin, Chang-Yuan Zhang, Song Yang, Ming-Lun Hsu, Hui Cheng, Jiang Chen and Hao Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Studies suggest medical students experience high levels of mental distress during training but are less likely, than other students, to access care due to stigma and concerns regarding career progression. In r...

    Authors: Rebecca Jacob, Tsz-yan Li, Zoe Martin, Amanda Burren, Peter Watson, Rhian Kant, Richard Davies and Diana F. Wood

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Children and adolescents with reproductive health issues may require immediate or emergency care, however in many countries availability of the pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG) service is low. That being...

    Authors: Anna Torres, Magdalena Horodeńska, Grzegorz Witkowski and Kamil Torres

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:164

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Ethics teaching is globally considered an essential part of medical education fostering professionalism. It does not only provide knowledge for good clinical conduct, but also trains medical students as virtuo...

    Authors: Mustafa Volkan Kavas, Yesim Isil Ulman, Figen Demir, Fatih Artvinli, Melike Şahiner, Meral Demirören, Gamze Şenyürek, Işıl Pakiş and Nadi Bakırcı

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

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  16. There is a global trend towards providing training for health professions students outside of tertiary academic complexes. In many countries, this shift places pressure on available sites and the resources at ...

    Authors: Susan C. Van Schalkwyk, Ian D. Couper, Julia Blitz and Marietjie R. De Villiers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:154

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Empathy is paramount in the doctor-patient relationship being a comprehensive and multidimensional concept. Self-ratings of empathy change across the years of medical education only when the Jefferson Scale of...

    Authors: Luiz Miguel Santiago, Inês Rosendo, Mona-Lisa Coutinho, Katia Sophie Maurício, Isabel Neto and José Augusto Simões

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The last two decades have seen revolutionary developments in both radiotherapy technology and postgraduate medical training. Trainees are expected to attain competencies using a mix of experiential learning, f...

    Authors: Gerard M. Walls, Gerard G. Hanna and James J. McAleer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:150

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Older persons consume disproportionately more healthcare resources than younger persons. Tri-Generational HomeCare (TriGen), a service-learning program, aims to reduce hospital admission rates amongst older pa...

    Authors: Kennedy Yao Yi Ng, Gloria Yao Chi Leung, Angeline Jie-Yin Tey, Jia Quan Chaung, Si Min Lee, Amrish Soundararajan, Ka Shing Yow, Nerice Heng Wen Ngiam, Tang Ching Lau, Sweet Fun Wong, Chek Hooi Wong and Gerald Choon-Huat Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:148

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There are few studies that directly compared different interventions to improve medical students’ clinical reasoning for dermatologic conditions.

    Authors: Sungjun Choi, Sohee Oh, Dong Hun Lee and Hyun-Sun Yoon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:146

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Despite the common practice of involving in-patients in the teaching of medical students little is known about the experience for patients. This study investigated inpatients' willingness, motivations and expe...

    Authors: Nathan G Rockey, Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, Susan Romanski, Dennis Bierle, Matthew Bartlett and Magnus Halland

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:142

    Content type: Research article

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  22. To be able to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) when making decisions for individual patients, it is important to learn how to combine the best available evidence with the patient’s preferences and the ph...

    Authors: Lisanne S. Welink, Esther de Groot, Peter Pype, Kaatje Van Roy, Iris D. van den Wittenboer, Marie-Louise E. L. Bartelink and Roger A. M. J. Damoiseaux

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Undergraduate teaching of General Practice/Family Medicine (GP/FM) must ensure students acquire the necessary competencies and skills to perform an adequate GP/FM consultation with adequate annotations (the SO...

    Authors: Luiz Miguel Santiago, Inês Silva and José Augusto Simões

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:137

    Content type: Research article

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  24. For patients with cancer, being well informed by their oncologist about treatment options and the implications thereof is highly relevant. Communication skills training (CST) programs have shown to be effectiv...

    Authors: Sebastiaan M. Stuij, Constance H. C. Drossaert, Nanon H. M. Labrie, Robert L. Hulsman, Marie José Kersten, Sandra van Dulmen and Ellen M. A. Smets

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:135

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Direct observation of clinical task performance plays a pivotal role in competency-based medical education. Although formal guidelines require supervisors to engage in direct observations, research demonstrate...

    Authors: Laury P. J. W. M. de Jonge, Ilse Mesters, Marjan J. B. Govaerts, Angelique A. Timmerman, Jean W. M. Muris, Anneke W. M. Kramer and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:134

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are daunting environments for physiotherapy (PT) students performing clinical rotations. To prepare students for this environment, a newly developed, evidence-based e-learning modul...

    Authors: Mel E. Major, Stephan P. J. Ramaekers, Raoul H. H. Engelbert and Marike Van der Schaaf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:130

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Quality improvement (QI) is an essential component of modern clinical practice. Front-line professionals offer valuable perspectives on areas for improvement and are motivated to deliver change. In the UK, all...

    Authors: Elizabeth McGeorge, Charles Coughlan, Martha Fawcett and Robert Edward Klaber

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:128

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Virtual reality (VR) is an innovation that permits the individual to discover and operate within three-dimensional (3D) environment to gain practical understanding. This research aimed to examine the general e...

    Authors: Jingjie Zhao, Xinliang Xu, Hualin Jiang and Yi Ding

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:127

    Content type: Research article

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  29. While the Association of American Medical Colleges encourages medical schools to incorporate quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) into their curriculum, medical students continue to have limited QI/P...

    Authors: Kevin P. Shah, Shreya Goyal, Vignesh Ramachandran, Jaden R. Kohn, Jonathan A. Go, Zachary Wiley, Anoosha Moturu, Meera K. Namireddy, Anjali Kumar, Ryan C. Jacobs, Matthew Stampfl, Jesal R. Shah, Justin Fu, Weijie V. Lin, Brandon Ho, Grace Wey…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:126

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The aim was to investigate if individual self-practice of the ABCDE approach (Airways, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure) in an immersive and interactive virtual reality (VR) application gave non-in...

    Authors: Helen Berg and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:123

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Aspects of the learning environment may be related to students` approaches to studying, but few studies have investigated these relationships in the context of occupational therapy education.

    Authors: Gry Mørk, Trine A. Magne, Tove Carstensen, Linda Stigen, Lene A. Åsli, Astrid Gramstad, Susanne G. Johnson and Tore Bonsaksen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:120

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Although challenging to integrate within university curricula, evidence suggests that interprofessional education (IPE) positively impacts communication and teamwork skills in the workplace. The nature of Team...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Eszter Kalman, Inam Haq, Andrew Leaver, Chris Roberts and Jane Bleasel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:118

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Bullying is an unexpressed part and parcel of medical education but it is largely unexplored in physiotherapy. This study assessed the prevalence and socio-demographic correlates of bullying in physiotherapy e...

    Authors: Chidozie Emmanuel Mbada, Idowu Phebean Ogunseun, Francis Oluwafunso Fasuyi, Oluwafemi David Adegbemigun, Clara Toyin Fatoye, Opeyemi Ayodiipo Idowu, Olubusola Esther Johnson, Adesola Christiana Odole, Adaobi Margaret Okonji, Bashir Kaka and Francis Fatoye

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:112

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Osler taught doctors to “have no teaching without a patient for a text, and the best teaching is that taught by the patient himself”. Bedside teaching (BST) facilitates clinical practice of skills, teaches emp...

    Authors: Michelle Carty, Nicola O’Riordan, Mary Ivers and Mary F. Higgins

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:111

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The learning environment impacts many aspects of healthcare education, including student outcomes. Rather than being a single and fixed phenomenon, it is made up of multiple micro learning environments. The st...

    Authors: R. Isba, C. Rousseva, K. Woolf and L. Byrne-Davis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:110

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Clinical reasoning is at the core of health professionals’ practice. A mapping of what constitutes clinical reasoning could support the teaching, development, and assessment of clinical reasoning across the he...

    Authors: Meredith E. Young, Aliki Thomas, Stuart Lubarsky, David Gordon, Larry D. Gruppen, Joseph Rencic, Tiffany Ballard, Eric Holmboe, Ana Da Silva, Temple Ratcliffe, Lambert Schuwirth, Valérie Dory and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:107

    Content type: Research article

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  37. We sought to determine the feasibility and effectiveness of a mindfulness training program, delivered online to medical students at a Rural Clinical School.

    Authors: Sarah Moore, Rita Barbour, Hanh Ngo, Craig Sinclair, Richard Chambers, Kirsten Auret, Craig Hassed and Denese Playford

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:104

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The tutorial group and its dynamics are a cornerstone of problem-based learning (PBL). The tutor’s support varies according to the setting, and it is pertinent to explore group effectiveness in relation to dif...

    Authors: Samuel Edelbring, Siw Alehagen, Evalotte Mörelius, AnnaKarin Johansson and Patrik Rytterström

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:103

    Content type: Research article

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  39. SAFMEDS (Say-All-Fast-Minute-Every-Day-Shuffled) is a flashcard-type behavioural instructional methodology, involving one-minute learning trials that function both as practice and assessment, used to facilitat...

    Authors: Louise Rabbitt, Dara Byrne, Paul O’Connor, Miroslawa Gorecka, Alan Jacobsen and Sinéad Lydon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:102

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The License, Master and Doctorate (LMD) reform that structured high studies in three cycles, has been instituted since the Bologna declaration in 1999. To be conformed to international standards, the LMD syste...

    Authors: Julienne Noudé TECLESSOU, Essossinam KPELAO and Bayaki SAKA

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:95

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Students entering medical school are driven by different types of motivation: autonomous motivation, controlled motivation, or amotivation. Motivation types can influence students’ performance, outcome and wel...

    Authors: Anne-Sophie Sarkis, Souheil Hallit, Aline Hajj, Anthony Kechichian, Dolla Karam Sarkis, Antoine Sarkis and Eliane Nasser Ayoub

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:94

    Content type: Research article

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  42. This research sought to determine the impact of explicit program-based development of skills associated with research and Evidence Based Practice (EBP) on the attitudes and sustained behaviours of graduates su...

    Authors: John Willison, Xiaoxin Zhu, Baolin Xie, Xuelin Yu, Jie Chen, Deng Zhang, Ishraga Shashoug and Fizza Sabir

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:89

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Racial bias in medical care is a significant public health issue, with increased focus on microaggressions and the quality of patient-provider interactions. Innovations in training interventions are needed to ...

    Authors: Jonathan W. Kanter, Daniel C. Rosen, Katherine E. Manbeck, Heather M. L. Branstetter, Adam M. Kuczynski, Mariah D. Corey, Daniel W. M. Maitland and Monnica T. Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:88

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Strong learner-teacher relationships are associated with more successful learning outcomes. With shortened modular curricula and increased availability of online resources, fostering faculty interaction with p...

    Authors: David S. Henry, William D. Wessinger, Nikhil K. Meena, Nalin Payakachat, Jerad M. Gardner and Sung W. Rhee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:87

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Media exposés and academic literature reveal high rates of bullying and harassment of medical students, most commonly by consultant physicians and/or surgeons. Recent reports reveal the medical profession to b...

    Authors: Laura Colenbrander, Louise Causer and Bridget Haire

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:86

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) offers great potential to improve healthcare. Increases in IPCP will require educating learners in authentic IPCP settings and will generate opportunities and ch...

    Authors: Ann Ding, Temple A. Ratcliffe, Alanna Diamond, Erika O. Bowen, Lauren S. Penney, Meghan A. Crabtree, Kanapa Kornsawad, Christopher J. Moreland, Sean E. Garcia and Luci K. Leykum

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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