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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

    Osteoporosis is inadequately treated in primary care settings. Under-recognition of the condition among male Veterans may contribute to this problem. In order to improve understanding of bone health in older m...

    Authors: Richard E. Nelson, Junjie Ma, Karla Miller, Phillip Lawrence, Joanne LaFleur, Marissa Grotzke, Andrea Barker, Grant W. Cannon and Michael J. Battistone

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:223

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Implementing a patient safety curriculum for medical students requires to identify their needs and current awareness of the topic. Several tools have been developed to measure patient safety culture, but none ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Larramendy-Magnin, Emmanuelle Anthoine, Barbara L’Heude, Brice Leclère and Leïla Moret

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:222

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  3. Content type: Review

    Student bullying in the clinical environment continues to have a substantial impact, despite numerous attempts to rectify the situation. However, there are significant gaps in the literature about intervention...

    Authors: Althea Gamble Blakey, Kelby Smith-Han, Lynley Anderson, Emma Collins, Elizabeth Berryman and Tim J. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:220

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Little is known regarding the psychometric properties of computerized long-menu formats in comparison to classic formats. We compared single-best-answer (Type A) and long-menu formats using identical question ...

    Authors: Bernard Cerutti, Fabiola Stollar, Monica Escher, Katherine Blondon, Susanne Aujesky, Mathieu Nendaz and Annick Galetto-Lacour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:219

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Rwanda is the only African country to use the pediatric International In-Training Examination (I-ITE). The objectives of this study were to use the scores from the I-ITE to outline the baseline level of knowle...

    Authors: Natalie McCall, Christian Umuhoza, Cliff O’Callahan, Tanya Rogo, Diane Stafford, Aimable Kanyamuhunga and Peter T. Cartledge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:217

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Achieving universal health care coverage will require greater investment in primary health care, particularly in rural and underserved populations in low and middle-income countries. South Africa has invested ...

    Authors: Xincheng Sui, Priscilla Reddy, Anam Nyembezi, Pamela Naidoo, Kalipso Chalkidou, Neil Squires and Shah Ebrahim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:216

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Recent advances in medicine and an increasingly demanding healthcare environment are causing various complicated ethical problems. Nursing students need to prepare to deal with ethical issues in their future r...

    Authors: Taeko Muramatsu, Mieko Nakamura, Eisaku Okada, Harumi Katayama and Toshiyuki Ojima

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:215

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE) performed and interpreted by cardiology fellows during off-duty hours are critical to patient care, however limited data exist on their interpretive accuracy. Our aims were ...

    Authors: Aferdita Spahillari, Ian McCormick, Jesse X. Yang, Gene R. Quinn and Warren J. Manning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:213

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  9. Content type: Research article

    While literature on the theoretical value of entrustable professional activities (EPAs) for assessment is rapidly expanding, little experience exists on its application. The aims of this study are to develop a...

    Authors: Harm Peters, Ylva Holzhausen, Asja Maaz, Erik Driessen and Anja Czeskleba

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:207

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Non-Technical Skills (NTS) are becoming more important in medical education. A lack of NTS was identified as a major reason for unsafe patient care, favouring adverse events and team breakdown. Therefore, the ...

    Authors: Parisa Moll-Khosrawi, Anne Kamphausen, Wolfgang Hampe, Leonie Schulte-Uentrop, Stefan Zimmermann and Jens Christian Kubitz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:205

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to develop and conduct psychometric testing of the Critical Thinking Disposition Inventory to measure the critical thinking disposition of Chinese medical college students.

    Authors: Xiaoxia Wang, Xiaoxiao Sun, Tianhao Huang, Renqiang He, Weina Hao and Li Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:200

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Several studies correlate medical residency with the occurrence of mental health disorders, Burnout Syndrome and quality of life impairment. It has been demonstrated that mental health disorders increase medic...

    Authors: Paula Lage Pasqualucci, Luciana Luccas Mendes Damaso, Arthur Hirschfeld Danila, Daniel Fatori, Francisco Lotufo Neto and Vera Hermina Kalika Koch

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:193

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  13. Content type: Research article

    To determine which resident and program characteristics correlate with ophthalmic knowledge, as assessed by resident Ophthalmic Knowledge Assessment Program (OKAP) performance.

    Authors: Sidra Zafar, Xueyang Wang, Divya Srikumaran, Shameema Sikder, Pradeep Ramulu, Michael V. Boland, Eric Singman and Fasika A. Woreta

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:190

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  14. Content type: Research article

    One third of UK medical students undertake an intercalated degree, typically in traditional academic disciplines. It is less usual for students to undertake intercalated degrees that are directly aligned to a ...

    Authors: Blair Graham, Hadir Elbeltagi, Pam Nelmes, Annie Jenkin and Jason E Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:188

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Early clinical exposure (ECE) is viewed as a way to provide contexts of basic science and highlight its relevance to medical practice. However, very few studies have specifically looked into how the ECE experi...

    Authors: Kung-Pei Tang, Chien-Yu Chen, Ming-Shun Wu, Tzu-Tao Chen, Bei-Wen Wu and Po-Fang Tsai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:183

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  16. Content type: Review

    Despite much effort in the development of robustness of information provided by individual assessment events, there is less literature on the aggregation of this information to make progression decisions on in...

    Authors: Mike Tweed and Tim Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:176

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing interest in global health teaching among medical schools and their students. Schools in the UK and internationally are considering the best structure, methods and content of global health c...

    Authors: Nicole Blum, Anita Berlin, Anna Isaacs, William J. Burch and Chris Willott

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:175

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for a pharmacist. However, the curricula of most pharmacy schools in South Korea do not include communication skills training (CST). This study aims...

    Authors: Hye Kyung Jin, So Hyun Park, Ji Eun Kang, Kyung Suk Choi, Hong Ah. Kim, Min Seon Jeon and Sandy Jeong Rhie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:172

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Accurate knowledge and good pain evaluation and documentation practices should be present for efficient pain management. In this study, we aimed to assess the knowledge and practices of nurses relating to the ...

    Authors: Haneen A. Toba, Ahmad M. Samara and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:167

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Clinical pharmacists must have a complex combination of academic knowledge and practical experience that integrates all aspects of practice. Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2007 launched the Postgra...

    Authors: Chung-Jen Wei, Tzu-Hsuan Lu, Shu-Chen Chien, Wan-Tsui Huang, Yueh-Ping Liu, Cho-Yu Chan and Chiung-Hsuan Chiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:165

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Whether graduate entrants to medical school perform better academically than undergraduate entrants remains controversial. Differences in the discipline backgrounds of graduates may, at least in part, have acc...

    Authors: Ian B. Puddey, Annette Mercer and Sandra E. Carr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:159

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  22. Content type: Research article

    When compared to the general US working population, physicians are more likely to experience burnout and dissatisfaction with work-life balance. Our aim was to examine the association of objectively-measured s...

    Authors: Ashley P. Marek, Rachel M. Nygaard, Ellen T. Liang, Nicholas S. Roetker, Mary DeLaquil, Sandy Gregorich, Chad J. Richardson and Joan M. Van Camp

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:158

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Proper hygienic practices are important in preventing nosocomial infection. This study aimed to determine knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) on hand, attire and equipment hygiene during clinical training...

    Authors: U. Jayarajah, A. S. Athapathu, B. A. A. J. Jayawardane, S. Prasanth and S. N. Seneviratne

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:157

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Identification and assessment of professional competencies for medical students is challenging. We have recently developed an instrument for assessing the essential professional competencies for medical studen...

    Authors: Salah Eldin Kassab, Xiangyun Du, Egon Toft, Farhan Cyprian, Ayad Al-Moslih, Henk Schmidt, Hossam Hamdy and Marwan Abu-Hijleh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:155

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Gauging medical education quality has always remained challenging. Many studies have examined predictors of standardized exam performance; however, data sets do not distinguish by institution or curriculum. Ou...

    Authors: Arash Ghaffari-Rafi, Rachel Elizabeth Lee, Rui Fang and J. Douglas Miles

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:154

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Training in the use of cost-conscious strategies for medical students may prepare new physicians to deliver health care in a more sustainable way. Recently, a role-modeling cost-conscious behaviors scale (RMCC...

    Authors: Marta Silva Menezes, Marília Menezes Gusmão, Rui Nei de Araújo Santana, Carolina Villa Nova Aguiar, Dilton Rodrigues Mendonça, Rinaldo Antunes Barros, Mary Gomes Silva and Liliane Lins-Kusterer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:151

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Sharing information about learners during training is seen as an important component supporting learner progression and relevant to patient safety. Shared information may cover topics from accommodation requir...

    Authors: Aliya Kassam, Mariela Ruetalo, Maureen Topps, Margo Mountjoy, Mark Walton, Susan Edwards and Leslie Nickell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:150

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  28. Content type: Technical advance

    Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) is increasingly used by emergency physicians to provide safe and effective pain relief for patients. However, one of the factors limiting its widespread use is the ...

    Authors: Leily Naraghi, Judy Lin, Kay Odashima, Simran Buttar, Lawrence Haines and Eitan Dickman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:145

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Feedback is an essential element in performance training. However, little effort has been made to measure the effects of positive and negative feedback on the ability of self-rated assessment, affective respon...

    Authors: Eun Jung Kim and Kyeong Ryong Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:142

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Compassionate health care is associated with positive patient outcomes. Educational interventions for medical students that develop compassion may also increase wellness, decrease burnout, and improve provider...

    Authors: Laura A. Weingartner, Susan Sawning, M. Ann Shaw and Jon B. Klein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:139

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The ward round is a key element in everyday hospital inpatient care irrespective of the medical speciality. The underperformance in conducting ward rounds of junior clinicians has already been described. There...

    Authors: Elisa Vietz, Esther März, Christian Lottspeich, Teresa Wölfel, Martin R. Fischer and Ralf Schmidmaier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:137

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  32. Content type: Research article

    In health profession education, learners are often coached by mentors for development of competencies, self-direction of learning and professionalism. It is important that the mentee-mentor relationship is ali...

    Authors: Sylvia Heeneman and Willem de Grave

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:133

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The willingness of healthcare workers (HCW) to respond is an important factor in the health system’s response capacity during emergencies. Although much research has been devoted to exploring this issue, the s...

    Authors: Stav Shapira, Michael Friger, Yaron Bar-Dayan and Limor Aharonson-Daniel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:130

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Verbal feedback plays a critical role in health professions education but it is not clear which components of effective feedback have been successfully translated from the literature into supervisory practice ...

    Authors: Christina E. Johnson, Jennifer L. Keating, Melanie K. Farlie, Fiona Kent, Michelle Leech and Elizabeth K. Molloy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:129

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centred communication and empathy are key enablers for patient-centred care. However, several studies suggest a downward trend regarding the empathic communication skills of physicians during medical r...

    Authors: J. Noordman, B. Post, A. A. M. van Dartel, J. M. A. Slits and T. C. olde Hartman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:128

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Promoting research capacity within public health can encourage and engage employees to undertake research, utilising their understanding of the complex needs that exist within the public health system to provi...

    Authors: Michelle McNab, Angela Berry and Tony Skapetis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:124

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Performing a psychiatric interview and documenting the recorded findings in the form of a brief psychiatric report is one of the main learning goals in the psychiatric curriculum for medical students. However,...

    Authors: Nadine Dreimüller, Stefan Schenkel, Marlene Stoll, Cora Koch, Klaus Lieb and Jana Juenger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:121

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Although clinical teachers can often identify struggling learners readily and reliably, they can be reluctant to act upon their impressions, resulting in failure to fail. In the absence of a clear process for ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Boileau, Marie-Claude Audétat and Christina St-Onge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:120

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Since patient-centered communication is directly connected to clinical performance, it should be integrated with medical knowledge and clinical skills. Therefore, clinical communication skills should be traine...

    Authors: M. Brouwers, J. Custers, E. Bazelmans, C. van Weel, R. Laan and E. van Weel-Baumgarten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:118

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Student motivation to learn has been undervalued to date though has been identified as an area influencing student success and retention at university. The transition into university has been highlighted as a ...

    Authors: Susan Edgar, Sandra E. Carr, Joanne Connaughton and Antonio Celenza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:111

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  41. Content type: Research article

    A shortage of specialists in psychiatry, both in terms of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses is evident worldwide. While there are multiple factors leading to an individual’s decision to specialize in psychi...

    Authors: Ellaisha Samari, Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Hui Lin Ong, Ying Wen Lau, Rathi Mahendran, Swapna Kamal Verma, Huiting Xie, Jia Wang, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:91

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Simulation is being increasingly used worldwide in healthcare education. However, it is costly both in terms of finances and human resources. As a consequence, several institutions have designed programs offer...

    Authors: Etienne Rivière, Etienne Aubin, Samuel-Lessard Tremblay, Gilles Lortie and Gilles Chiniara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:82

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  43. Content type: Technical advance

    Despite the increasing use of digital impressions in orthodontics, this technique does not usually form part of the learning objectives in dental training. The aim of this study was to determine how students a...

    Authors: Timm C. Schott, Rahima Arsalan and Katja Weimer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:81

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Evidence for the effectiveness of the selection of medical students is weak. This study aimed to examine the added value of a two-step selection procedure (first step non-academic, second step academic tests) ...

    Authors: Catharina M. P. Vos, Anouk Wouters, Marianne Jonker, Marian de Haan, Marleen A. Westerhof, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:80

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring objectivity and maintaining reliability are necessary in order to consider any form of assessment valid. Evaluation of students in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) tutorials by the tutors has drawn the at...

    Authors: Bidyadhar Sa, Chidum Ezenwaka, Keerti Singh, Sehlule Vuma and Md. Anwarul Azim Majumder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:76

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Knee osteoarthritis is a common problem, but often underdiagnosed and undertreated in primary care as compared to evidence-based guidelines. Educational outreach visits are an effective strategy to improve gui...

    Authors: David Spitaels, Rosella P. M. G. Hermens, Frank P. Luyten, Hilde Vandenneucker, Bert Aertgeerts, Sabine Verschueren, Dieter Van Assche and Patrik Vankrunkelsven

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:66

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