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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

    Patient safety is an integral part of all health care specialties, including dentistry. Dental students are exposed to patient safety culture during their clinical training. The aim of this study was to evalua...

    Authors: Khaled Al-Surimi, Haya AlAyadi and Mahmoud Salam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:301

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between students and the pharmaceutical industry has received substantial attention for decades. However, there have been few reports on this issue from East Asia. We aimed to investigate Japa...

    Authors: Sayaka Saito, Takami Maeno, Yasushi Miyata and Tetsuhiro Maeno

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:286

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Data systems for surveillance and monitoring are essential to develop understanding of the levels of physical activity (PA) occurring at the population levels. To comprehensively understand PA in medical schoo...

    Authors: Apichai Wattanapisit, Surasak Vijitpongjinda, Udomsak Saengow, Waluka Amaek, Sanhapan Thanamee and Prachyapan Petchuay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:288

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Paramedics are required to provide care to an aging population with multidimensional and complex issues. As such educators need to prepare undergraduate paramedics to recognise, assess and manage a broad range...

    Authors: Linda J Ross, Paul A Jennings, Cameron McR Gosling and Brett Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:239

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate whether a training programme is a feasible approach to facilitate occupational health professionals’ (OHPs) use of knowledge and skills provided by a guideline.

    Authors: Marloes Vooijs, Daniël Bossen, Jan L. Hoving, Haije Wind and Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:226

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Workplace based assessment (WBA) is crucial to competency-based education. The majority of healthcare is delivered in the ambulatory setting making the ability to run an entire clinic a crucial core competency...

    Authors: Samantha Halman, Janelle Rekman, Timothy Wood, Andrew Baird, Wade Gofton and Nancy Dudek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:218

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools must select students from a large pool of well-qualified applicants. A challenging issue set forward in the broader literature is that of which cognitive and (inter)personal qualities should be...

    Authors: Sanne Schreurs, Kitty B. Cleutjens, Arno M. M. Muijtjens, Jennifer Cleland and Mirjam G. A. oude Egbrink

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:214

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between confidence and competence in clinical skills development is complex but important. This study aims to determine undergraduate paediatric student confidence in performing three common p...

    Authors: Dara O’Donoghue, Gail Davison, Laura-Jo Hanna, Ben McNaughten, Michael Stevenson and Andrew Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:211

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Despite the recognition of integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) in educational programs, there is limited research about bachelor students’ EBP profiles (EBP knowledge, attitudes and behaviour) in the hea...

    Authors: Anne Kristin Snibsøer, Birgitte Graverholt, Monica Wammen Nortvedt, Trond Riise and Birgitte Espehaug

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:210

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandates formal education in patient safety, there is a lack of standardized educational practice on how to conduct patient safety training. ...

    Authors: Nirvani Goolsarran, Carine E. Hamo, Susan Lane, Stacey Frawley and Wei-Hsin Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:192

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  11. Content type: Research article

    In the highly competitive environment of academic medicine, junior faculty investigators face high attrition rates due to challenges in finding effective mentorship, securing grant funding, and obtaining resou...

    Authors: John Paul Spence, Jennifer L. Buddenbaum, Paula J. Bice, Julie L. Welch and Aaron E. Carroll

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:186

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Across the globe multiple mini interviews (MMIs) have rapidly replaced the use of panel interviews in the selection of medical students and other health professionals. MMIs typically demonstrate better reliabi...

    Authors: Barbara Griffin, Jaime Auton, Robbert Duvivier, Boaz Shulruf and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:190

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  13. Content type: Research article

    There is no ‘gold-standard’ for the evaluation of dexterity for the health professional or podiatrist populations. This has resulted in a broad array of generalised tests to evaluate dexterity. Thus, the aim w...

    Authors: Ryan Causby, Michelle McDonnell, Lloyd Reed and Susan Hillier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:181

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The collaborative working relationship of nurses with pharmacists has increasingly captured considerable attention. This study measured pharmacy and nursing students’ attitudes toward nurse-pharmacist collabor...

    Authors: Shu-ping Wang, Jun Wang, Qiu-hong Huang, Ying-hong Zhang and Juan Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:179

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Work hour restrictions in residency programs have been implemented over the last several decades in Europe, USA, and Canada. To best of our knowledge, there is no study of resident duty hours in the Kingdom of...

    Authors: Tahir Kamal Hameed, Emad Masuadi, Nejoud Ali Al Asmary, Faisal Ghayb Al-Anzi and Mohammed Saleh Al Dubayee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:180

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Despite the established interest in evidence-based practice (EBP) as a core competence for clinicians, evidence for how best to teach and evaluate EBP remains weak. We sought to systematically assess coverage ...

    Authors: Loai Albarqouni, Tammy Hoffmann and Paul Glasziou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:177

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Trainees in medical subspecialties lack validated assessment scores that can be used to prepare for their licensing examination. This paper presents the development, administration, and validity evidence of a ...

    Authors: John Johnson, Alan Schwartz, Matthew Lineberry, Faisal Rehman and Yoon Soo Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:176

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Patient feedback is considered integral to quality improvement and professional development. However, while popular across the educational continuum, evidence to support its efficacy in facilitating positive b...

    Authors: Rebecca Baines, Sam Regan de Bere, Sebastian Stevens, Jamie Read, Martin Marshall, Mirza Lalani, Marie Bryce and Julian Archer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:173

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Major changes to the teaching of anatomy associated with the integration of basic and clinical sciences in modern medical curricula have coincided with students reporting concern over achievement of learning o...

    Authors: John E. Farey, David T. Bui, David Townsend, Premala Sureshkumar, Sandra Carr and Chris Roberts

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:174

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Multisource feedback (MSF), involves the collection of feedback from multiple groups of assessors, including those without a traditional hierarchal responsibility to evaluate doctors. Allied healthcare profess...

    Authors: Brie A. Yama, Michael Hodgins, Katherine Boydell and Sarah B. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:170

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Child Health research is reported to be at worryingly low level by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Recent survey showed that 54.5% of paediatric consultants in the United Kingdom do not do a...

    Authors: Khurram Mustafa, Carolyn Czoski Murray, Emma Nicklin, Adam Glaser and Jacqueline Andrews

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:165

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Research on symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in medical students is rather scant. Studying the disorder in this population, especially its associations with positive psychological co...

    Authors: Meng Shi, Li Liu, Xiao Sun and Lie Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:164

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This study identified and investigated the relationship between demographics, mental health problems, positive personality traits and perceived social support and motivation in medical education (MME) among fi...

    Authors: Natchaya Kunanitthaworn, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Salilthip Paiboonsithiwong, Natchaphon Songtrijuck, Pimolpun Kuntawong and Danny Wedding

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:140

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the literature with respect to stakeholder views of selection methods for medical school admissions.

    Authors: M. E. Kelly, F. Patterson, S. O’Flynn, J. Mulligan and A. W. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:139

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:162

  25. Content type: Research article

    Medical billing and coding are critical components of residency programs since they determine the revenues and vitality of residencies. It has been suggested that residents are less likely to bill higher evalu...

    Authors: Morhaf Al Achkar, Seema Kengeri-Srikantiah, Biniyam M. Yamane, Jomil Villasmil, Michael E. Busha and Kevin B. Gebke

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:136

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  26. Content type: Technical advance

    Standard setting is one of the most contentious topics in educational measurement. Commonly-used methods all have well reported limitations. To date, there is not conclusive evidence suggesting which standard ...

    Authors: Boaz Shulruf, Lee Coombes, Arvin Damodaran, Adrian Freeman, Philip Jones, Steve Lieberman, Phillippa Poole, Joel Rhee, Tim Wilkinson and Peter Harris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:126

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Task-specific checklists, holistic rubrics, and analytic rubrics are often used for performance assessments. We examined what factors evaluators consider important in holistic scoring of clinical performance a...

    Authors: So Jung Yune, Sang Yeoup Lee, Sun Ju Im, Bee Sung Kam and Sun Yong Baek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:124

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Under-representation of some socio-economic groups in medicine is rooted in under-representation of those groups in applications to medical school. This study aimed to explore what may deter school-age childre...

    Authors: Alexander J. Martin, Benjamin J. Beska, Greta Wood, Nicola Wyatt, Anthony Codd, Gillian Vance and Bryan Burford

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:117

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Multiple mini-interviews (MMI) become increasingly popular for the selection of medical students. In this work, we examine the validity evidence for the Hamburg MMI.

    Authors: Mirjana Knorr, Anja Schwibbe, Maren Ehrhardt, Janina Lackamp, Stefan Zimmermann and Wolfgang Hampe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:106

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX)—a tool used to assess student-patient encounters—is increasingly being applied as a learning device to foster clinical competencies. Although the importance of ...

    Authors: Christoph Berendonk, Anja Rogausch, Armin Gemperli and Wolfgang Himmel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:100

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Low-stakes tests are becoming increasingly important in international assessments of educational progress, and the validity of these results is essential especially as these results are often used for benchmar...

    Authors: Katrin Schüttpelz-Brauns, Martina Kadmon, Claudia Kiessling, Yassin Karay, Margarita Gestmann and Juliane E. Kämmer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:101

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  32. Content type: Research article

    In addition to the evaluation of educational attainment and intellectual ability there has been interest in the potential to select medical school applicants on non-academic qualities. Consequently, a battery ...

    Authors: Gabrielle M. Finn, Lazaro Mwandigha, Lewis W. Paton and Paul A. Tiffin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:93

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The multiple mini-interview (MMI) is a common assessment strategy used in student selection. The MMI as an assessment strategy within a health professions curriculum, however, has not been previously studied. ...

    Authors: Michael D. Wolcott, Jacqueline M. Zeeman, Wendy C. Cox and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:92

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  34. Content type: Research article

    There is currently a shortage of qualified GPs in the UK and not all of the training posts available each year are filled. Changing the way in which GP trainees are selected could help increase the training po...

    Authors: Celia Taylor, I. C. McManus and Ian Davison

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:81

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Standard setting of assessment is critical in quality assurance of medical programs. The aims of this study were to identify and compare the impact of methods used to establish the passing standard by the 13 m...

    Authors: Helena Ward, Neville Chiavaroli, James Fraser, Kylie Mansfield, Darren Starmer, Laura Surmon, Martin Veysey and Deborah O’Mara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:80

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  36. Content type: Research article

    There is much discussion about the sex differences that exist in medical education. Research from the United Kingdom (UK) and United States has found female doctors earn less, and are less likely to be senior ...

    Authors: Emily Unwin, Henry W. W. Potts, Jane Dacre, Andrew Elder and Katherine Woolf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:70

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Misconduct during medical school predicts subsequent fitness to practise (FtP) events in doctors, but relatively little is known about which factors are associated with such issues during undergraduate educati...

    Authors: Lewis W. Paton, Paul A. Tiffin, Daniel Smith, Jon S. Dowell and Lazaro M. Mwandigha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:68

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Fairness is a critical component of defensible assessment. Candidates should perform according to ability without influence from background characteristics such as ethnicity or sex. However, performance differ...

    Authors: David Hope, Karen Adamson, I. C. McManus, Liliana Chis and Andrew Elder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:64

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a common and serious complication of hospitalisation in older adults. It can lead to prolonged hospital stay, institutionalisation, and even death. However, it often remains unrecognised or is not ...

    Authors: Eveline L. van Velthuijsen, Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen, Ron M. J. Warnier, Ton Ambergen, Wubbo J. Mulder, Frans R. J. Verhey and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:59

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools globally are encouraged to widen access and participation for students from less privileged backgrounds. Many strategies have been implemented to address this inequality, but much still needs t...

    Authors: Lysa E. Owen, Stephanie Ann Anderson and Johnathan S. Dowell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:58

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  41. Content type: Research article

    It is known that empathic communication is important for physicians to achieve higher patient satisfaction and health outcomes. Emotional intelligence (EI), empathy and personality in medical students predict ...

    Authors: Keiko Abe, Masayuki Niwa, Kazuhiko Fujisaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:47

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Internal grade inflation is a documented practice in secondary schools (mostly in private schools) that jeopardises fairness with regard to access to medical school. However, it is frequently assumed that the ...

    Authors: Cristina Costa-Santos, Pedro Vieira-Marques, Altamiro Costa-Pereira, Maria Amélia Ferreira and Alberto Freitas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:51

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Interprofessional learning activities are included in many curricula but are difficult to assess. For languages that are not widely spoken such as Swedish, few validated questionnaires exist that relate to int...

    Authors: Samuel Edelbring, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren and Desiree Wiegleb Edström

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:40

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Although electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has rapidly increased, there is little data about what United States medical students know or are taught about them. This study examined medical students’ experi...

    Authors: Katie Hinderaker, David V. Power, Sharon Allen, Ellen Parker and Kolawole Okuyemi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:32

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are being used by a growing number of postgraduate training programs and medical schools as their interview process for selection entry. The Australian General Practice and Trai...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Premala Sureshkumar and Karyn Mossman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:21

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