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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. Flipped Classroom is a model that’s quickly gaining recognition as a novel teaching approach among health science curricula. The purpose of this study was four-fold and aimed to compare Flipped Classroom effec...

    Authors: John Moraros, Adiba Islam, Stan Yu, Ryan Banow and Barbara Schindelka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:27

    Content type: Research article

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  2. So far, studies investigating Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training in medical students are conducted in self-selected, pre-clinical samples, with modest response rates without collecting data on ...

    Authors: Inge van Dijk, Peter LBJ Lucassen and Anne EM Speckens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:24

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Redundant training and feedback are crucial for successful acquisition of skills in simulation trainings. It is still unclear how or how much feedback should best be delivered to maximize its effect, and how l...

    Authors: Hans Martin Bosse, Jonathan Mohr, Beate Buss, Markus Krautter, Peter Weyrich, Wolfgang Herzog, Jana Jünger and Christoph Nikendei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:22

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Existing literature is mixed as to whether self-directed learning (SDL) delivers improvements in knowledge, skills or attitudes of medical students compared with traditional learning methods. This study aimed ...

    Authors: Deirdre McGrath, Louise Crowley, Sanath Rao, Margaret Toomey, Ailish Hannigan, Lisa Murphy and Colum P Dunne

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:21

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Although medical colleges in Iraq started recently to increasingly use small group teaching approach, there is limited research on the challenges, opportunities and needs of small group teaching in Iraq partic...

    Authors: Abubakir M Saleh, Nazar P Shabila, Ali A Dabbagh, Namir G Al-Tawil and Tariq S Al-Hadithi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:19

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Primary Care reform in Canada and globally has encouraged the development of interprofessional primary care initiatives. This has led to significant involvement of non-physician Health Care Providers (NPHCPs) ...

    Authors: Serena Beber, Viola Antao, Deanna Telner, Paul Krueger, Judith Peranson, Christopher Meaney, Maria Meindl and Fiona Webster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:15

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The progress of physicians through residency training in anesthesiology can be monitored using an online logbook. The aim of this investigation was to establish how residents record clinical activities in thei...

    Authors: Alberto Barbieri, Enrico Giuliani, Sara Lazzerotti, Matteo Villani and Alberto Farinetti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:14

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Delirium is a common condition in hospitalized patients, associated with adverse outcomes such as longer hospital stay, functional decline and higher mortality, as well as higher rates of nursing home placemen...

    Authors: Lotte van de Steeg, Roelie IJkema, Cordula Wagner and Maaike Langelaan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:12

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The term “virtual patients” (VPs) has been used for many years in academic publications, but its meaning varies, leading to confusion. Our aim was to investigate and categorize the use of the term “virtual pat...

    Authors: Andrzej A Kononowicz, Nabil Zary, Samuel Edelbring, Janet Corral and Inga Hege

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:11

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Physical clinical examination is a core clinical competence of medical doctors. In this regard, digital rectal examination (DRE) plays a central role in the detection of abnormalities of the anus and rectum. H...

    Authors: Christoph Nikendei, Katja Diefenbacher, Nadja Köhl-Hackert, Heike Lauber, Julia Huber, Anne Herrmann-Werner, Wolfgang Herzog, Jobst-Hendrik Schultz, Jana Jünger and Markus Krautter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:7

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Incorporating graduate students into undergraduate medical degree programs is a commonly accepted practice. However, it has only recently been recognized that these two types of students cope with their studie...

    Authors: Sally Sandover, Diana Jonas-Dwyer and Timothy Marr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:5

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Spaced-repetition and test-enhanced learning are two methodologies that boost knowledge retention. ALERT STUDENT is a platform that allows creation and distribution of Learning Objects named flashcards, and provi...

    Authors: Tiago Taveira-Gomes, Rui Prado-Costa, Milton Severo and Maria Amélia Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:4

    Content type: Research Article

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  13. Particularly when undertaken on a large scale, implementing innovation in higher education poses many challenges. Sustaining the innovation requires early adoption of a coherent implementation strategy. Using ...

    Authors: Judith N Hudson, Elizabeth A Farmer, Kathryn M Weston and John A Bushnell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:2

    Content type: Correspondence

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  14. Recent research has evidenced that although investment in Continuing Medical Education (CME), both in terms of participation as well as financial resources allocated to it, has been steadily increasing to catc...

    Authors: Alexander Dionyssopoulos, Thanassis Karalis and Eugenia A Panitsides

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1051

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Clinicians face challenges in delivering care to socioeconomically disadvantaged patients. While both the public and academic sectors recognize the importance of addressing social inequities in healthcare, the...

    Authors: Christine Loignon, Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, Karoline Truchon, Yanouchka Labrousse and Bruno Fortin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1050

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Despite evidence that international clinical electives can be educationally and professionally beneficial to both visiting and in-country trainees, these opportunities remain challenging for American residents...

    Authors: Aliza Monroe-Wise, Minnie Kibore, James Kiarie, Ruth Nduati, Joseph Mburu, Frederick Thurston Drake, William Bremner, King Holmes and Carey Farquhar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1043

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Research activities for medical students and residents (trainees) are expected to serve as a foundation for the acquisition of basic research skills. Some medical schools therefore recommend research work as p...

    Authors: Joshua Tambe, Jacqueline Ze Minkande, Boniface Moifo, Robinson Mbu, Pierre Ongolo-Zogo and Joseph Gonsu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:269

    Content type: Research article

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  18. In order to determine whether the CanMEDS roles could be helpful in solidifying knowledge during clinical training, we examined quality of care issues identified during morbidity and mortality (M&M) rounds.

    Authors: Donna L Johnston, Anne Rowan-Legg and Stanley J Hamstra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:262

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Medical education increasingly relies on small-group learning. Small group learning provides more active learning, better retention, higher satisfaction, and facilitates development of problem-solving and team...

    Authors: Miriam Hoffman, Joanne E Wilkinson, Jin Xu and John Wiecha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:258

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Musculoskeletal disorders and diseases are leading causes of pain, physical disability, and doctor visits throughout the world. Health professionals must be trained to assess, treat through rehabilitation and ...

    Authors: Mark Hecimovich and Simone Volet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:253

    Content type: Research article

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  21. To provide patient-centred holistic care, doctors must possess good interpersonal and empathic skills. Medical schools traditionally adopt a skills-based approach to such training but creative engagement with ...

    Authors: Jordan S Potash, Julie Y Chen, Cindy LK Lam and Vivian TW Chau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:247

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Following the GMC’s report on Tomorrow’s Doctors, greater emphasis has been placed on training in clinical skills, and the integration of clinical and basic sciences within the curriculum to promote the develo...

    Authors: Meenakshi Swamy, Marina Sawdon, Andrew Chaytor, David Cox, Judith Barbaro-Brown and John McLachlan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:231

    Content type: Research article

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  23. This study evaluates the success of graduate students in psychiatry in an emerging country, in terms of the quantity and quality of their publication productivity (given by the number of papers and impact fact...

    Authors: Alexandre Cunha, Bernardo dos Santos, Álvaro Machado Dias, Anna Maria Carmagnani, Beny Lafer and Geraldo F Busatto

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:238

    Content type: Research article

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  24. General practices vary in the provision of training and education. Some practices have training as a major focus with the presence of multi-level learners and others host single learner groups or none at all. ...

    Authors: Tracy Morrison, James Brown, Melanie Bryant and Debra Nestel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:234

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Over recent years, wide ranging changes have occurred in undergraduate medical curricula with reduction of hours allocated for teaching anatomy. Anatomy forms the foundation of clinical practice. However, the ...

    Authors: Meenakshi Swamy, Santosh Venkatachalam and John McLachlan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:230

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Measuring clinical learning environment is crucial for the quality improvement of medical education, especially for medical trainees at transition stages. Medical education in Taiwan is shaped by multiple soci...

    Authors: Jer-Chia Tsai, Cheng-Sheng Chen, I-Feng Sun, Keh-Min Liu and Chung-Sheng Lai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:226

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Electronic health records (EHR) are becoming increasingly integrated into the clinical environment. With the rapid proliferation of EHRs, a number of studies document an increase in adverse patient safety issu...

    Authors: Laurel S Stephenson, Adriel Gorsuch, William R Hersh, Vishnu Mohan and Jeffrey A Gold

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:224

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Providing large numbers of undergraduate students in scientific disciplines with engaging, authentic laboratory experiences is important, but challenging. Virtual laboratories (vLABs) are a potential means to ...

    Authors: Patsie Polly, Nadine Marcus, Danni Maguire, Zack Belinson and Gary M Velan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:222

    Content type: Research article

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  29. High-fidelity patient simulators in team training are becoming popular, though research showing benefits of the training process compared to low-fidelity models is rare. We explored in situ training for paedia...

    Authors: Lisbet Meurling, Leif Hedman, Karl-Johan Lidefelt, Cecilia Escher, Li Felländer-Tsai and Carl-Johan Wallin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:221

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Physician empathy is both theoretically and empirically critical to patient health, but research indicates that empathy declines throughout medical school and is lower than ideal among physicians. In this pape...

    Authors: Zak Kelm, James Womer, Jennifer K Walter and Chris Feudtner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:219

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Peer teaching is now used in medical education with its value increasingly being recognised. It is not yet established whether students differ in their satisfaction with teaching by peer-teachers compared to t...

    Authors: Jonathan KA Mills, William J Dalleywater and Victoria Tischler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:217

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The use of structured curricula for minimally invasive surgery training is becoming increasingly popular. However, many laparoscopic training programs still use basic skills and isolated task training, despite...

    Authors: Flemming Bjerrum, Jette Led Sorensen, Lars Konge, Jane Lindschou, Susanne Rosthøj, Bent Ottesen and Jeanett Strandbygaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:215

    Content type: Study protocol

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  33. In a professional learner-centered(ness) educational environment, communication and alignment of expectations about teaching are indispensable. Professional education of residents could benefit from an analysi...

    Authors: Thea ACM van Roermund, Henk G Mokkink, Ben JAM Bottema, Chris van Weel and Albert JJA Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:211

    Content type: Research article

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  34. At most medical schools the components required to conduct a consultation, medical knowledge, communication, clinical reasoning and physical examination skills, are trained separately. Afterwards, all the know...

    Authors: Leen Aper, Jan Reniers, Anselme Derese and Wemke Veldhuijzen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:206

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Teachers play an important role in seminars as facilitators and content experts. However, contextual factors like students’ preparation, group size, group interaction, and content appear to influence their per...

    Authors: Annemarie Spruijt, Jimmie Leppink, Ineke Wolfhagen, Albert Scherpbier, Peter van Beukelen and Debbie Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:203

    Content type: Research article

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  36. The National Institutes of Health has recognized a compelling need to train highly qualified individuals and promote diversity in the biomedical/clinical sciences research workforce. In response, we have devel...

    Authors: Elahé T Crockett

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:202

    Content type: Research article

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  37. The Pediatric Nutrition Series (PNS) consists of ten online, interactive modules and supplementary educational materials that have utilized web-based multimedia technologies to offer nutrition education for pe...

    Authors: Kadriye O Lewis, Graeme R Frank, Rollin Nagel, Teri L Turner, Cynthia L Ferrell, Shilpa G Sangvai, Rajesh Donthi and John D Mahan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:190

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Teaching physiology, a complex and constantly evolving subject, is not a simple task. A considerable body of knowledge about cognitive processes and teaching and learning methods has accumulated over the years...

    Authors: Flávio Moura Rezende-Filho, Lucas José Sá da Fonseca, Valéria Nunes-Souza, Glaucevane da Silva Guedes and Luiza Antas Rabelo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:189

    Content type: Technical advance

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  39. Resuscitation is a life-saving measure usually instructed in simulation sessions. Small-group teaching is effective. However, feasible group sizes for resuscitation classes are unknown. We investigated the imp...

    Authors: Moritz Mahling, Alexander Münch, Sebastian Schenk, Stephan Volkert, Andreas Rein, Uwe Teichner, Pascal Piontek, Leopold Haffner, Daniel Heine, Andreas Manger, Jörg Reutershan, Peter Rosenberger, Anne Herrmann-Werner, Stephan Zipfel and Nora Celebi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:185

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The aim of this project was to explore the process of change in a busy community dental clinic following a team development intervention designed to improve the management of student supervision during clinica...

    Authors: Maree O’Keefe, Victoria Wade, Sue McAllister, Ieva Stupans, Jennifer Miller, Teresa Burgess, Amanda LeCouteur and Linda Starr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:182

    Content type: Research article

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  41. In 2013, a cohort of public health students participated in a ‘flipped’ Environmental and Occupational Health course. Content for the course was delivered through NextGenU.org and active learning activities we...

    Authors: Lindsay P Galway, Kitty K Corbett, Timothy K Takaro, Kate Tairyan and Erica Frank

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:181

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Growing numbers of non-medical health professionals are attaining prescribing rights through post-registration non-medical prescribing (NMP) courses in the UK. However, not all implement prescribing post-quali...

    Authors: Dianne Bowskill, Oonagh Meade and Joanne S Lymn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:177

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Perinatal mortality and morbidity in the Netherlands is relatively high compared to other European countries. Our country has a unique system with an independent primary care providing care to low-risk pregnan...

    Authors: Franyke R Banga, Sophie E M Truijens, Annemarie F Fransen, Jeanne P Dieleman, Pieter J van Runnard Heimel and Guid S Oei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:175

    Content type: Study protocol

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    201 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    1.831 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.235 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.526 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.831 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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