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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Uncertainty occurs in physicians’ daily work in almost every clinical context and is also present in the clinical reasoning process. The way physicians communicate uncertainty in their thinking process during ...

    Authors: Julia Gärtner, Pascal O. Berberat, Martina Kadmon and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:83

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Although there is a wealth of research focusing on PBL, most studies employ self-reports, surveys, and interviews as data collection methods and have an exclusive focus on students. There is little research th...

    Authors: Mohammed Saqr, Jalal Nouri, Henriikka Vartiainen and Jonna Malmberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:80

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Recognition of the factors affecting the medical students’ academic success is one of the most important challenges and concerns in medical schools. Hence, this study aimed to investigate the mediating effects...

    Authors: Ali Asghar Hayat, Karim Shateri, Mitra Amini and Nasrin Shokrpour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:76

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Flipped classrooms have already begun to be used in many universities aboard, and they now make up for some of the short comings of the traditional classroom. We introduced the concept of flipped classrooms in...

    Authors: Su Wu, Shinong Pan, Ying Ren, Hong Yu, Qi Chen, Zhaoyu Liu and Qiyong Guo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:75

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Across the world, local standards provide doctors with a backbone of professional attitudes that must be embodied across their practice. However, educational approaches to develop attitudes are undermined by t...

    Authors: Michael Page, Paul Crampton, Rowena Viney, Antonia Rich and Ann Griffin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:74

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Clinical reasoning has been fostered with varying case formats including the use of virtual patients. Existing literature points to different conclusions regarding which format is most beneficial for learners ...

    Authors: Jan Kiesewetter, Michael Sailer, Valentina M. Jung, Regina Schönberger, Elisabeth Bauer, Jan M. Zottmann, Inga Hege, Hanna Zimmermann, Frank Fischer and Martin R. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:73

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The objectives of this study were to investigate the relationship between the acquisition of laparoscopic suturing skills and other operative laparoscopic skills and to provide evidence to determine ideal time...

    Authors: Benjie Tang, Lin Zhang and Afshin Alijani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:70

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Clinical decision-making skills are essential for providing high-quality patient care. To enhance these skills, many institutions worldwide use case-based learning (CBL) as an educational strategy of pre-clini...

    Authors: Kana Nunohara, Rintaro Imafuku, Takuya Saiki, Susan M. Bridges, Chihiro Kawakami, Koji Tsunekawa, Masayuki Niwa, Kazuhiko Fujisaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:67

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Participation in simulation-based interprofessional education (sim-IPE) may affect students’ attitudes towards interprofessional learning (through gaining experience with others) and their professional identit...

    Authors: Bryan Burford, Paul Greig, Mike Kelleher, Clair Merriman, Alan Platt, Elize Richards, Neil Davidson and Gill Vance

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:65

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Diagnostic uncertainty occurs frequently in emergency medical care, with more than one-third of patients leaving the emergency department (ED) without a clear diagnosis. Despite this frequency, ED providers ar...

    Authors: Danielle M. McCarthy, Rhea E. Powell, Kenzie A. Cameron, David H. Salzman, Dimitrios Papanagnou, Amanda MB. Doty, Benjamin E. Leiby, Katherine Piserchia, Matthew R. Klein, Xiao C. Zhang, William C. McGaghie and Kristin L. Rising

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:49

    Content type: Study protocol

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  23. Resistance to antimicrobial agents has become a problem in modern society. Antibiotic resistant bacteria undermine the prevention and treatment of infections. Undergraduate dental students in Europe are requir...

    Authors: Veronica Veses, Maria del Mar Jovani-Sancho, Raquel González-Martínez, Isidoro Cortell-Ballester and Chirag C. Sheth

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:47

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Effective communication between patients-clinicians, supervisors-learners and facilitators-participants within a simulation is a key priority in health profession education. There is a plethora of frameworks a...

    Authors: Matthew Jon Links, Leonie Watterson, Peter Martin, Stephanie O’Regan and Elizabeth Molloy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:45

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Medical students need feedback to improve their patient-interviewing skills because self-monitoring is often inaccurate. Effective feedback should reveal any discrepancies between desired and observed performa...

    Authors: Michaela Wagner-Menghin, Anique B. H. de Bruin and Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:36

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Flipped classroom is known to improve learning efficiency and to develop one’s ability to apply high-level knowledge. To investigate the effect of flipped classroom approach on teaching evidence-based medicine...

    Authors: Hsien-Li Huang, Chia-Pei Chou, Steve Leu, Huey-Ling You, Mao-Meng Tiao and Chih-Hung Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:31

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The health advocate role is an essential and underappreciated component of the CanMEDs competency framework. It is tied to the concept of social accountability and its application to medical schools for prepar...

    Authors: Suzanne Boroumand, Michael J. Stein, Mohammad Jay, Julia W. Shen, Michael Hirsh and Shafik Dharamsi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:28

    Content type: Debate

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  28. Psychomotor skills related to the use of medical ultrasound are a fundamental, but often overlooked component of this ubiquitous medical imaging technology. Although discussions of image production/orientation...

    Authors: Lauren M. Maloney, Peggy A. Seidman, Kristen M. Zach, Neera K. Tewari, Matthew F. Tito and Christopher R. Page

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:26

    Content type: Technical advance

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  29. Patient-centredness is considered a core competency for health professionals. To support faculty in designing courses focused on patient-centredness, an understanding of how educational interventions lead to p...

    Authors: Christel Grau Canét-Wittkampf, Charlotte Eijkelboom, Saskia Mol, Dorien Zwart, Iris Hendriks and Esther de Groot

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:16

    Content type: Research article

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  30. New doctors are expected to assess and manage acutely deteriorating patients from their first days in the hospital. However, current evidence suggests that medical graduates are not prepared for this. We aimed...

    Authors: Samuel Burridge, Thurkaa Shanmugalingam, Fatima Nawrozzadeh, Kathleen Leedham-Green and Amar Sharif

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:12

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Provision of relevant pre-learning materials has been shown to increase student engagement and improve outcomes in medical education. This non-randomised study attempts to quantify the educational gains, and r...

    Authors: H. D. Jeffry Hogg, Michael Pereira, Julian Purdy, Richard J. R. Frearson and Gordon B. Lau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:10

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Self-directed learning (SDL) is an appropriate and preferred learning process to prepare students for lifelong learning in their professions and make them stay up-to-date. The purpose of this study was to expl...

    Authors: Haftom Hadush Kidane, Herma Roebertsen and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:7

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Quality, evidence-based obesity management training for family medicine residents is needed to better support patients. To address this gap, we developed a comprehensive course based on the 5As of Obesity Mana...

    Authors: Thea Luig, Sonja Wicklum, Melanie Heatherington, Albert Vu, Erin Cameron, Doug Klein, Arya M. Sharma and Denise L. Campbell-Scherer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:5

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Neurosurgery represents one of the most challenging and delicate of any surgical procedure. Skull base tumors in particular oftentimes present as a very technically difficult procedures in the setting of neuro...

    Authors: Xuefei Shao, Quan Yuan, Daqing Qian, Zheng Ye, Gao Chen, Kang le Zhuang, Xiaochun Jiang, Yuelong Jin and Di Qiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:3

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Attainment gaps for students with disabilities have been noted in pre-registration physiotherapy courses in the UK. Previous research suggests disclosure, lack of staff knowledge and poor communication between...

    Authors: M. Norris, J. Hammond, A. Williams and S. Walker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 20:2

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The ICAP framework based on cognitive science posits four modes of cognitive engagement: Interactive, Constructive, Active, and Passive. Focusing on the wide applicability of discussion as interactive engageme...

    Authors: Jaeseo Lim, Hyunwoong Ko, Ji Won Yang, Songeui Kim, Seunghee Lee, Myung-Sun Chun, Jungjoon Ihm and Jooyong Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:477

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Musculoskeletal point of care ultrasound (MSK POCUS) has many uses for orthopaedic surgeons, but orthopaedic trainees are rarely exposed to this modality. The purpose of this project was to assess the usefulne...

    Authors: Samuel Larrivée, Robyn Rodger, Patricia Larouche, Jeff Leiter, Tomislav Jelic and Peter MacDonald

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:474

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Resilience refers to the ability to be flexible and adaptive in response to challenges. Medical students in clerkship who are transitioning from medical studies to clinical practice face a variety of workplace...

    Authors: Yung Kai Lin, Chia-Der Lin, Blossom Yen-Ju Lin and Der-Yuan Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:473

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Resistance to change is customary and is expected in any organization. However, most of the downsides of change can be avoided if the organization/individual prepares for the change by acknowledging guided str...

    Authors: Yajnavalka Banerjee, Christopher Tuffnell and Rania Alkhadragy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:472

    Content type: Debate

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  40. Soon after Bhutan’s first medical university was established in 2012, Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) were adopted for efficient delivery of postgraduate medical curriculum. Medical education was an addi...

    Authors: Karma Tenzin, Thinley Dorji, Tshering Choeda and Krit Pongpirul

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:468

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Video review processes for evaluation and coaching are often incorporated into medical education as a means to accurately capture physician-patient interactions. Compared to direct observation they offer the a...

    Authors: Kendall Ho, Christopher Yao, Helen Novak Lauscher, Barry E. Koehler, Kamran Shojania, Shahin Jamal, David Collins, Raheem Kherani, Graydon Meneilly and Kevin Eva

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:466

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The Australian Physiotherapy Council mandates that physiotherapy clinical education be sufficient to produce graduates who are competent to practice across the lifespan. Due to a lack of opportunities for paed...

    Authors: Judith Hough, Daniel Levan, Michael Steele, Kristine Kelly and Megan Dalton

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:463

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The Collaboration of Practitioners and Researchers Seminar Series is student-led program comprised of seminars delivered jointly by medical and graduate students on a topic in medicine of mutual interest to an...

    Authors: Charles Yin, Alexander J. Moszcyznski, Jessica N. Blom, Tristan P. E. Johnson and Douglas L. Jones

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:457

    Content type: Correspondence

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  44. Case-based learning (CBL) is a highly interactive instructional format widely used in medical education. One goal of CBL is to integrate basic biomedical knowledge and its application to concrete patient cases...

    Authors: Martin Gartmeier, Theresa Pfurtscheller, Alexander Hapfelmeier, Marc Grünewald, Janina Häusler, Tina Seidel and Pascal O. Berberat

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:455

    Content type: Research article

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    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
     

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