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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. The Anatomy Education Environment Measurement Inventory (AEEMI) evaluates the perception of medical students of educational climates with regard to teaching and learning anatomy. The study aimed to cross-valid...

    Authors: Siti Nurma Hanim Hadie, Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Wan Nor Arifin, Fazlina Kasim, Zul Izhar Mohd Ismail, Mohd Anizam Asari, Husnaida Abdul Manan @ Sulong, Asma’ Hassan, Tg Fatimah Murniwati Tg Muda, Yasrul Izad Abu Bakar, Rasheeda Mohd Zamin, Elvy Suhana Mohd Ramli, Rafidah Hod, Saiful Bahri Talip, Ku Mastura Ku Mohd Noor, Yusoff Sharizal Yusoff Azmi Merican…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:50

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Self-medication is defined as using medicinal products to treat the disorders or symptoms diagnosed by oneself. Although informed self-medication is one of the ways to reduce health care costs, inappropriate s...

    Authors: Mahmoud Hashemzaei, Mahdi Afshari, Zahra Koohkan, Ali Bazi, Ramin Rezaee and Kaveh Tabrizian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:49

    Content type: Research article

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  3. A public health student service was set up by the French government in 2018 with the aim of increasing awareness of primary health promotion among the 47,000 students of medicine and other health professions. ...

    Authors: Enora Le Roux, Marta Mari Muro, Kore Mognon, Mélèa Saïd, Viviane Caillavet, Sophie Matheron, Séverine Ledoux, Philippe Decq, Florence Vorspan, Yann Le Strat, Constance Delaugerre, Morgane Le Bras, Corinne Alberti, Philippe Ruszniewski, Philippe Zerr and Albert Faye

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:47

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Inclusion of environmental health (EH) in medical education serves as a catalyst for preparing future physicians to address issues as complex as climate change and health, water pollution and lead contaminatio...

    Authors: Benjamin Kligler, Genevieve Pinto Zipp, Carmela Rocchetti, Michelle Secic and Erin Speiser Ihde

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:40

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Maternal and child mortality is a global concern and one of South Africa’s quadruple burdens of disease. As easily accessible frontline healthcare workers, pharmacists play an important role in the continuum o...

    Authors: Elizabeth Egieyeh, Mea van Huyssteen, Renier Coetzee and Angeni Bheekie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:34

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Ageism is a serious problem in medical care. The importance of ageism-related education for students has been emphasized. To determine the most effective approach to ageism-related education for allied health ...

    Authors: Yuko Fukase, Naoto Kamide, Norio Murayama, Akie Kawamura, Kanako Ichikura, Yoshitaka Shiba and Hirokuni Tagaya

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:27

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Knowledge assessment in evidence-based medicine (EBM) is usually performed by the measurement of memorised facts, understanding of EBM concepts and application of learned knowledge in familiar situations, all ...

    Authors: Ivan Buljan, Matko Marušić, Ružica Tokalić, Marin Viđak, Tina Poklepović Peričić, Darko Hren and Ana Marušić

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:25

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The study aims to evaluate the perceptions of pediatric residents under the night float (NF) on-call system and its impact on well-being, education, and patient safety compared with the traditional 24-h on-cal...

    Authors: Fahad Alsohime, Hamad Alkhalaf, Hissah Almuzini, Malak Alyahya, Reema Allhidan, Ghadeer Assiry, Munirah AlSalman, Walaa Alshuaibi, Mohamad-Hani Temsah, Abdullah Alakeel and Ayman Aleyadhy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:23

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming widely adopted with increasing accessibility of courses. Little is known about the optimal design of the introductory course or longitudinal training programs targe...

    Authors: Michael Janjigian, Anne Dembitzer, Caroline Srisarajivakul-Klein, Khemraj Hardower, Deborah Cooke, Sondra Zabar and Harald Sauthoff

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:22

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Assessing competencies or program learning outcomes in educational programs is often a leadership challenge. This case study reports medical education program’s efforts to document undergraduate competency att...

    Authors: Lawrence Fulton, Cristian Lieneck, Zo Ramamonjiarivelo, Clemens Scott Kruse and Matthew S. Brooks

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:21

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Lumbar puncture (LP) is an invasive medical procedure that can be done by any doctor. Several simulation-based trainings have been built however the evaluations of the theoretical knowledge and the impact of t...

    Authors: Sinead Gaubert, Alice Blet, Fadia Dib, Pierre-François Ceccaldi, Thomas Brock, Maude Calixte, Léa De Macédo, Tiphaine Dujardin, Ludivine Jean-Louis, Dhihia Leghima, Samuel Mouyal, Dan David Tordjman, Patrick Plaisance, Caroline Roos, Sid-Ahmed Remini, Damien Roux…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:18

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Tooth decay and periodontitis are among the most prevalent dental diseases globally with adverse effects on an individual’s general health. Recently the prevalence of dental caries has decreased significantly,...

    Authors: Bahram Armoon, Mohsen Yazdanian, Peter Higgs and Hormoz Sanaei Nasab

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:17

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the United States (US) medical education system with the necessary, yet unprecedented Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) national recommendation to pause all studen...

    Authors: Aaron J. Harries, Carmen Lee, Lee Jones, Robert M. Rodriguez, John A. Davis, Megan Boysen-Osborn, Kathleen J. Kashima, N. Kevin Krane, Guenevere Rae, Nicholas Kman, Jodi M. Langsfeld and Marianne Juarez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:14

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Credentialing assessment for overseas-educated optometrists seeking registration in Australia and New Zealand is administered by the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. The aim was to review the va...

    Authors: S. Backhouse, N. G. Chiavaroli, K. L. Schmid, T. McKenzie, A. L. Cochrane, G. Phillips and I. Jalbert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:11

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Critical thinking disposition helps medical students and professionals overcome the effects of personal values and beliefs when exercising clinical judgment. The lack of effective instruments to measure critic...

    Authors: Liyuan Cui, Yaxin Zhu, Jinglou Qu, Liming Tie, Ziqi Wang and Bo Qu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:10

    Content type: Research article

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  16. To be in alignment with the increasing diversity in the patient population, ethnic minorities should have appropriate representation in health care professions. Medical students from ethnic minorities therefor...

    Authors: Ulviye Isik, Anouk Wouters, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:6

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The COVID-19 pandemic lockdown precluded face-to-face final Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCE) in the UK.

    Authors: J. G. Boyle, I. Colquhoun, Z. Noonan, S. McDowall, M. R. Walters and JP. Leach

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:514

    Content type: Correspondence

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  18. The reaction time (RT) is “the time taken for the appearance of rapid voluntary reaction by an individual following a stimulus, either auditory or visual” and the Critical Flickering Fusion Frequency (CFFF) is “t...

    Authors: Archana Prabu Kumar, Abirami Omprakash, Maheshkumar Kuppusamy, Maruthy K.N., Sathiyasekaran B.W.C., Vijayaraghavan P.V. and Padmavathi Ramaswamy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:507

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Situational judgment tests (SJTs) are used in health sciences education to measure examinee knowledge using case-based scenarios. Despite their popularity, there is a significant gap in the validity research o...

    Authors: Michael D. Wolcott, Nikki G. Lobczowski, Jacqueline M. Zeeman and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:506

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Extant literature reveals that medical students suffer from various mental health problems in the process of learning medicine. However, there are few studies evaluating the implementation of a mental health e...

    Authors: Qinghua Wang and Tianjiao Du

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:505

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Fostering professional behaviour has become increasingly important in medical education and non-traditional approaches to assessment of professionalism may offer a more holistic representation of students’ pro...

    Authors: Vernon R. Curran, Nicholas A. Fairbridge and Diana Deacon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:504

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The objective of this study was to ascertain the importance rankings of factors affecting the implementation of shared decision-making (SDM) in medical students in China and determine whether these factors wer...

    Authors: Richard Huan XU, Lingming ZHOU, Eliza Lai-Yi WONG, Dong WANG, Guo Chun XIANG and Chao XU

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:486

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The clinical workplace offers residents many opportunities for learning. Reflection on workplace experiences drives learning and development because experiences potentially make residents reconsider existing k...

    Authors: Serge B. R. Mordang, Eline Vanassche, Frank W. J. M. Smeenk, Laurents P. S. Stassen and Karen D. Könings

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:484

    Content type: Research article

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  24. To improve the quality of education, many academic medical institutions are investing in the application of blended education to support new teaching and learning methods. To take necessary measures to implement ...

    Authors: Mohamad Jebraeily, Habibollah Pirnejad, Aram Feizi and Zahra Niazkhani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:482

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Alternative assessments engage students in the assessment process to improve both short- and long-term outcomes by developing their judgments and responsibility about their own learning, and that of their peer...

    Authors: Meskuere Capan Melser, Stefan Lettner, Andjela Bäwert, Claudia Puttinger and Anita Holzinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:479

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Effective collaboration and communication among health care team members are critical for providing safe medical care. Interprofessional education aims to instruct healthcare students how to learn with, from, ...

    Authors: Jihye Yu, woosuck Lee, Miran Kim, Sangcheon Choi, Sungeun Lee, Soonsun Kim, Yunjung Jung, Dongwook Kwak, Hyunjoo Jung, Sukyung Lee, Yu-Jin Lee, Soo-Jin Hyun, Yun KANG, So Myeong Kim and Janghoon Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:476

    Content type: Research article

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  27. English education in professional areas has become more and more important with the increasing internationalization of health profession education in countries around the world. In this study, we aimed to eval...

    Authors: Xi Wang, Yangjingwen Liu, Le Yang, Kai Zhou, Yang Cao, Yun Hong, Shuheng Huang and Zhengmei Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:474

    Content type: Research article

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  28. ‘Exam recall’ is a recognised phenomenon whereby students recall and record questions after leaving the examination hall. This poses two main problems. First, as these questions are only available to peers of ...

    Authors: Anjali R Gondhalekar, Eliot L Rees, Daniel Ntuiabane, Osman Janjua, George Choa, Oziegbe Eboreime and Alison Sturrock

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:450

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The Program of Combined Studies in Medicine (PECEM, by its acronym in Spanish) is a program for simultaneous bachelor and doctorate studies (MD/PhD) that enrolls students who show academic excellence and inter...

    Authors: Gina Martínez-Flisser, Ana Flisser, Mario Alberto Castro-Guerrero and Tanya Plett-Torres

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:446

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Multiple-choice question (MCQ) tests are commonly used to evaluate medical students, but they do not assess self-confidence nor penalize lucky guess or harmful behaviors. Based on a scoring method according to...

    Authors: Nahid Tabibzadeh, Jimmy Mullaert, Lara Zafrani, Pauline Balagny, Justine Frija-Masson, Stéphanie Marin, Agnès Lefort, Emmanuelle Vidal-Petiot and Martin Flamant

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:445

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The goal of this exploratory study is to analyse which psychological characteristics of students are related to the effectiveness of learning clinical interview skills with the use of a virtual patient (VP).

    Authors: Bartosz Zalewski, Maciej Walkiewicz and Mateusz Guziak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:441

    Content type: Research article

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  32. One of the most important objectives of modern medical education is to empower medical students to become humanistic clinicians. Human anatomy plays a crucial role in this mission by using cadavers to cause re...

    Authors: Kaihua Guo, Tao Luo, Li-Hua Zhou, Dazheng Xu, Guangming Zhong, Huaqiao Wang, Jie Xu and Guoliang Chu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:440

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Dementia care requires inter-disciplinary collaboration starting from formal health professional education. Yet, little is known about how undergraduate medical and nursing students perceive dementia care in C...

    Authors: Yao Wang, Lily Dongxia Xiao and Rong Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:436

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:477

  34. Peer-led basic life support training in medical school may be an effective and valued way of teaching medical students, yet no research has been conducted to evaluate the effect on the self-efficacy of medical...

    Authors: M. Binkhorst, J M Th Draaisma, Y. Benthem, E. M. R. van de Pol, M. Hogeveen and E. C. T. H. Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:427

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Although general medicine (GM) faculty in Japanese medical schools have an important role in educating medical students, the importance of residents’ rotation training in GM in postgraduate education has not b...

    Authors: Yuji Nishizaki, Taro Shimizu, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Tomoya Okubo, Yu Yamamoto, Ryota Konishi and Yasuharu Tokuda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:426

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Kolb’s Cycle of Learning Theory acts as a foundational framework for the evolution of knowledge gained by learners throughout their education. Through Kolb’s cycle of experiential learning, one’s preferred way...

    Authors: Quentin J. Reynolds, Kurt O. Gilliland, Katie Smith, Joshua A. Walker and Gary L. Beck Dallaghan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:423

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Students who fail to pass the National Medical Licensure Examination (NMLE) pose a huge problem from the educational standpoint of healthcare professionals. In the present study, we developed a formula of pred...

    Authors: Koji Tsunekawa, Yasuyuki Suzuki and Toshiki Shioiri

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:419

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The aims of Evidence-Based medicine (EBM) are to promote critical thinking and produces better patients’ outcome (Profetto-McGrath J, J Prof Nurs Off J Am Assoc Coll Nurs 21:364-371, 2005). Accreditation Counc...

    Authors: Mai A. Mahmoud, Sa’ad Laws, Antoun Kamel, Dabia Al Mohanadi, Ahmed Al Mohammed and Ziyad R. Mahfoud

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:414

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:478

  39. Previous studies have suggested that Medical students’ empathy declines during medical school, especially during the clinical studies. The aim of this study was to examine. Changes in medical students’ empathy...

    Authors: Michal Lwow, Laura Canetti and Mordechai Muszkat

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:413

    Content type: Research article

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