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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. Knowledge in natural sciences generally predicts study performance in the first two years of the medical curriculum. In order to reduce delay and dropout in the preclinical years, Hamburg Medical School decide...

    Authors: Johanna C Hissbach, Dietrich Klusmann and Wolfgang Hampe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:83

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Yearly surveys among the undergraduate students in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Karolinska Institutet have conveyed a wish for increased clinical training, and in particular, in surgical removal of mandib...

    Authors: Bodil Lund, Uno Fors, Ronny Sejersen, Eva-Lotta Sallnäs and Annika Rosén

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:82

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Few internal medicine residency programs provide formal ultrasound training. This study sought to assess the feasibility of simulation based ultrasound training among first year internal medicine residents and...

    Authors: Mira T Keddis, Michael W Cullen, Darcy A Reed, Andrew J Halvorsen, Furman S McDonald, Paul Y Takahashi and Anjali Bhagra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:75

    Content type: Research article

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  4. One of the toughest tasks in any profession is the deliverance of death notification. Marathon Death is an exercise conducted during the fourth year of medical school in northern Sweden to prepare students for...

    Authors: Anna Nordström, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Tomas Grysell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:74

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The literature on simulated or standardized patient (SP) methodology is expanding. However, at the level of the program, there are several gaps in the literature. We seek to fill this gap through documenting e...

    Authors: Debra Nestel, Diana Tabak, Tanya Tierney, Carine Layat-Burn, Anja Robb, Susan Clark, Tracy Morrison, Norma Jones, Rachel Ellis, Cathy Smith, Nancy McNaughton, Kerry Knickle, Jenny Higham and Roger Kneebone

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:69

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Research evidence suggests that journal clubs (JCs) are one approach which can be used to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. However, there are issues which potentially threaten their viabi...

    Authors: Lucylynn M Lizarondo, Karen Grimmer-Somers and Saravana Kumar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:66

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Despite the high burden of musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases, few generalists are comfortable teaching MSK physical examination (PE) skills. Patient Partners® in Arthritis (PP®IA) is a standardized patient educator ...

    Authors: Anna E Oswald, Mary J Bell, Jeffrey Wiseman and Linda Snell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:65

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Effective use of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) requires learning proper insertion technique in normal patients undergoing routine surgical procedures. However, there is a move towards simulation training for...

    Authors: Elpiniki Laiou, Thomas H Clutton-Brock, Richard J Lilford and Celia A Taylor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:57

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In Australia, training for general practice (GP) occurs within private practices and their involvement in teaching can have significant financial costs. At the same time there are growing demands for clinical ...

    Authors: Caroline O Laurence, Linda E Black, Carolyn Cheah and Jonathan Karnon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:45

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We comp...

    Authors: Rakesh Aggarwal, Nikhil Gupte, Nancy Kass, Holly Taylor, Joseph Ali, Anant Bhan, Amita Aggarwal, Stephen D Sisson, Sukon Kanchanaraksa, Jane McKenzie-White, John McGready, Paolo Miotti and Robert C Bollinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:37

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Cultural competence, the ability to work in cross-cultural situations, has been acknowledged as a core skill for physiotherapists and other health professionals. Literature in this area has focused on the rati...

    Authors: Andrea Bialocerkowski, Cherie Wells and Karen Grimmer-Somers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:34

    Content type: Correspondence

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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
    2.463 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.070 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.651 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.809 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    2,508,546 downloads
    1,966 Altmetric mentions