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BMC Medical Education

Assessment and evaluation of admissions, knowledge, skills and attitudes

Section edited by Tim Wilkinson and Danette McKinley


This section considers manuscripts that investigate issues in assessment and evaluation with a focus on medical school admissions and the assessment and evaluation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in medical students.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Most assessments in health professions education consist of knowledge-based examinations as well as practical and clinical examinations. Among the most challenging aspects of clinical assessments is decision m...

    Authors: Boaz Shulruf, Arvin Damodaran, Phil Jones, Sean Kennedy, George Mangos, Anthony J. O’Sullivan, Joel Rhee, Silas Taylor, Gary Velan and Peter Harris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:10

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Students evaluations of their learning experiences can provide a useful source of information about clerkship effectiveness in undergraduate medical education. However, low response rates in clerkship evaluati...

    Authors: Sola Aoun Bahous, Pascale Salameh, Angelique Salloum, Wael Salameh, Yoon Soo Park and Ara Tekian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:9

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The General Medical Council (GMC) conducts Tests of Competence (ToC) for doctors referred for Fitness to Practise (FtP) issues. GPs take a single best answer knowledge test, an Objective Structured Clinical Ex...

    Authors: Hirosha Keshani Jayaweera, Henry W. W. Potts, Karim Keshwani, Chris Valerio, Magdalen Baker, Leila Mehdizadeh and Alison Sturrock

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:2

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Despite the highly selective admission processes utilised by medical schools, a significant cohort of medical students still face academic difficulties and are at a higher risk of delayed graduation or outrigh...

    Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Teresa O’Connor, Robin A. Ray, Yolanda Kerlen, Michelle Bellingan and Peta-Ann Teague

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:266

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Large scale models of interprofessional learning (IPL) where outcomes are assessed are rare within health professional curricula. To date, there is sparse research describing robust assessment strategies to su...

    Authors: Gillian Nisbet, Christine Jorm, Chris Roberts, Christopher J. Gordon and Timothy F. Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:258

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Medical students are exposed to high amounts of stress. Stress and poor academic performance can become part of a vicious circle. In order to counteract this circularity, it seems important to better understan...

    Authors: Thomas Kötter, Josefin Wagner, Linda Brüheim and Edgar Voltmer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:256

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Apart from skills, and knowledge, self-efficacy is an important factor in the students’ preparation for clinical work. The Physiotherapist Self-Efficacy (PSE) questionnaire was developed to measure physical th...

    Authors: Wim van Lankveld, Anne Jones, Jaap J. Brunnekreef, Joost P. H. Seeger and J. Bart Staal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:250

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The validity of selection tests is underestimated if it is determined by simply calculating the predictor-outcome correlation found in the admitted group. This correlation is usually attenuated by two factors:...

    Authors: Stefan Zimmermann, Dietrich Klusmann and Wolfgang Hampe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:246

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Currently, only one in three UK medical students undertake an intercalated degree. This has often been implicated as a result of financial obstacles or a lack of interest in research due to inadequate exposure...

    Authors: Shona E. Boyle, Seonaidh C. Cotton, Phyo Kyaw Myint and Georgina Louise Hold

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:245

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Medical students from ethnic minorities underperform in knowledge and skills assessments both in pre-clinical and clinical education compared to the ethnic majority group. Motivation, which influences learning...

    Authors: Ulviye Isik, Anouk Wouters, Marieke M. ter Wee, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:233

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Modern healthcare institutions are continuously changing, and Self-Directed Learning (SDL) abilities are considered a prerequisite for both nursing students and nurses in order to be proactive about these dema...

    Authors: Lucia Cadorin, Valentina Bressan and Alvisa Palese

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:229

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The Motivational Interviewing target Scheme (MITS) is an instrument to assess competency in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and can be used to assess MI in long and brief consultations. In this qualitative stud...

    Authors: Riëtta Oberink, Saskia M. Boom, Nynke van Dijk and Mechteld R. M. Visser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:224

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  13. Content type: Research article

    With an aging American population, the burden of neurologic disease is intensifying and the decline in neurology residents and practicing neurologists is leaving these patients helpless and unable to find care...

    Authors: Lisa Shiels, Pratish Majmundar, Aleksander Zywot, John Sobotka, Christine S. M. Lau and Tuula O. Jalonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:225

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Good clinical handover is critical to safe medical care. Little research has investigated handover in rural settings. In a remote setting where nurses and medical students give telephone handover to an aeromed...

    Authors: Malcolm Moore, Chris Roberts, Jonathan Newbury and Jim Crossley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:213

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Volunteer patients (also known as patient partners (PPs)) play a vital role in undergraduate healthcare curricula. They frequently take part in objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) and rate aspect...

    Authors: Fiona C. Thomson, Rhoda K. MacKenzie, Marie Anderson, Alan R. Denison and Graeme P. Currie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:214

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Parents can assess residents’ non-technical skills (NTS) in pediatric emergency departments (EDs). There are no assessment tools, with validity evidence, for parental use in pediatric EDs. The purpose of this ...

    Authors: Katherine A. Moreau, Kaylee Eady, Kenneth Tang, Mona Jabbour, Jason R. Frank, Meaghan Campbell and Stanley J. Hamstra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:210

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The physicians’ competency is an important public health issue around the world. Several international organizations have taken the lead in examining the competencies required to be a physician. The purpose of...

    Authors: Zhuang Liu, Yue Zhang, Lei Tian, Baozhi Sun, Qing Chang and Yuhong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:208

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.572 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.929 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.233 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.747 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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