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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. Content type: Research article

    Progress testing was introduced to the MBChB programme at the University of Auckland in 2013. As there has been a focus in published literature on aspects relating to the format or function of progress tests, ...

    Authors: Jill Yielder, Andy Wearn, Yan Chen, Marcus A. Henning, Jennifer Weller, Steven Lillis, Vernon Mogol and Warwick Bagg

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:148

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The serious consequences of inaccurate diagnosis of acute otitis media have led to a call for greater education to develop proficient pediatric otoscopy skills. Despite the clinical and educational needs, peer...

    Authors: Caroline R. Paul, Craig L. Gjerde, Gwen McIntosh and Lori S. Weber

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:146

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about how best to implement portfolio-based learning in medical school. We evaluated the introduction of a formative e-portfolio-based supervision pilot for final year medical students by seeki...

    Authors: Gillian H. S. Vance, Bryan Burford, Ethan Shapiro and Richard Price

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:141

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Sufficient preparedness is important for transitions to workplace participation and learning in clinical settings. This study aims to analyse medical students’ preparedness for early clerkships using a three-d...

    Authors: Josefin Bosch, Asja Maaz, Tanja Hitzblech, Ylva Holzhausen and Harm Peters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:140

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Using simulated learning environments with standardised patients (SPs) provides a way to scaffold the development of skills for patient safety in a low risk environment. There are no data regarding whether add...

    Authors: Anna C. Phillips, Shylie F. Mackintosh, Alison Bell and Kylie N. Johnston

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:133

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Students commencing their medical training arrive with different educational backgrounds and a diverse range of learning experiences. Consequently, students would have developed preferred approaches to acquiri...

    Authors: Daniel Hernández-Torrano, Syed Ali and Chee-Kai Chan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:131

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  7. Content type: Research article

    A growing number of patients require overview and management in both primary and secondary care. This situation requires that primary and secondary care professionals have well developed collaborative skills. ...

    Authors: Marijn Janssen, Margaretha H. Sagasser, Elisabeth A. M. Laro, Jacqueline de Graaf and Nynke D. Scherpbier-de Haan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:125

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The institution of duty hour reforms by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2003 has created a learning environment where residents are consistently looking for input from attending phy...

    Authors: Kristen A. Gerjevic, Marcy E. Rosenbaum and Manish Suneja

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:124

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In Tanzania, PPH causes 25% of maternal deaths. Skilled attendance is crucial to saving the lives of mothers and their newborns...

    Authors: Signe Egenberg, Bjørg Karlsen, Deodatus Massay, Happiness Kimaro and Lars Edvin Bru

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:119

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The aim of mentorship is to build the mentees capacity, enhance their skills and improve their ability to produce desired outcomes. However, the mentoring relationship is vulnerable to a number of challenges t...

    Authors: Andrew S. Ssemata, Sophia Gladding, Chandy C. John and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:123

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The effectiveness of colonoscopy for diagnosing and preventing colon cancer is largely dependent on the ability of endoscopists to fully inspect the colonic mucosa, which they achieve primarily through skilled...

    Authors: Christine M. Zupanc, Guy M. Wallis, Andrew Hill, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Stephan Riek, Annaliese M. Plooy, Mark S. Horswill, Marcus O. Watson, Hans de Visser, David Conlan and David G. Hewett

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:118

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  12. Content type: Research article

    E-learning—the use of Internet technologies to enhance knowledge and performance—has become a widely accepted instructional approach. Little is known about the current use of e-learning in postgraduate medical...

    Authors: Christopher M. Wittich, Anoop Agrawal, David A. Cook, Andrew J. Halvorsen, Jayawant N. Mandrekar, Saima Chaudhry, Denise M. Dupras, Amy S. Oxentenko and Thomas J. Beckman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:114

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Self-regulated learning is the individual’s ability to effectively use various strategies to reach their learning goals. We conducted this scoping review to explore what has been found regarding self-regulated...

    Authors: Kenneth K. Cho, Brahm Marjadi, Vicki Langendyk and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:112

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The death of a simulated patient is controversial. Some educators feel that having a manikin die is prejudicial to learning; others feel it is a way of better preparing students for these situations. Perceived...

    Authors: Anne Weiss, Morgan Jaffrelot, Jean-Claude Bartier, Thierry Pottecher, Isabelle Borraccia, Gilles Mahoudeau, Eric Noll, Véronique Brunstein, Chloé Delacour and Thierry Pelaccia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:109

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The development and demonstration of incremental trainee autonomy is required by the ACGME. However, there is scant published research concerning autonomy of ophthalmology residents in the outpatient clinic se...

    Authors: Eric L. Singman, Divya Srikumaran, Laura Green, Jing Tian and Peter McDonnell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:105

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Cross-year peer tutoring (CYPT) of medical students is recognized as an effective learning tool. The aim of this study is to investigate the non-inferiority of the objective outcome of medical interview traini...

    Authors: Osamu Nomura, Hirotaka Onishi and Hiroyuki Kato

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:103

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2017 17:187

  17. Content type: Research article

    Clinical decision making in oncology is based on both inter- and multidisciplinary approach. Hence teaching future doctors involved in oncology or general health practice is crucial. The aim of the Vienna Summ...

    Authors: Carola Lütgendorf-Caucig, Philipp A. Kaiser, Alexandra Machacek, Cora Waldstein, Richard Pötter and Henriette Löffler-Stastka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:100

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Evaluating the quality of postgraduate medical education (PGME) programs through accreditation is common practice worldwide. Accreditation is shaped by educational quality and quality management. An appropriat...

    Authors: Nesibe Akdemir, Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts, Emma Paternotte, Bas Schreuder and Fedde Scheele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:98

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Teaching cardiac ultrasound to medical students in a brief course is a challenge. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of teaching large groups of medical students the acquisition and interpretation of cardiac...

    Authors: Sergio L. Kobal, Yotam Lior, Alon Ben-Sasson, Noah Liel-Cohen, Ori Galante and Lior Fuchs

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:94

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Teaching clinical audit skills to nascent health professionals is one strategy to improve frontline care. The undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Auckland provides improvement science theory ...

    Authors: Bridget Kool, Michelle R. Wise, Roshini Peiris-John, Lynn Sadler, Faith Mahony and Susan Wells

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:91

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