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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    Given the influence that personality can have on empathy, this study explores the relationship between empathy and personality, using three different measures of empathy, and taking into account gender and spe...

    Authors: Teresa Guilera, Iolanda Batalla, Carles Forné and Jorge Soler-González

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:57

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring physiotherapy students are well prepared to work safely and effectively in culturally diverse societies upon graduation is vital. Therefore, determining whether physiotherapy programs are effectively ...

    Authors: Maxine Te, Felicity Blackstock, Caroline Fryer, Peter Gardner, Louise Geary, Suzanne Kuys, Kerstin McPherson, Irmina Nahon, Clarice Tang, Lynne Taylor, Gisela Van Kessel, Kelly van der Zwan and Lucy Chipchase

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:56

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Feedback is regarded a key element in teaching communication skills. However, specific aspects of feedback have not been systematically investigated in this context. Therefore, the aim of this study was to inv...

    Authors: Cosima Engerer, Pascal O. Berberat, Andreas Dinkel, Bärbel Rudolph, Heribert Sattel and Alexander Wuensch

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:51

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Physicians need a set of specific competences to perform well in interprofessional teams in their first year of residency. These competences should be achieved with graduation from medical school. Assessments ...

    Authors: Sarah Prediger, Sophie Fürstenberg, Pascal O. Berberat, Martina Kadmon and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:46

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  12. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of studies on factors in the curriculum, study environment and individual differences that can promote well-being among medical students as a response to the frequent reports on the negative he...

    Authors: Christian Sletta, Reidar Tyssen and Lise Tevik Løvseth

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:45

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    Stigma and discrimination are a significant public health concern and cause great distress to people with mental illness. Healthcare professionals have been identified as one source of this discrimination. In ...

    Authors: Tanya Deb, Heidi Lempp, Ioannis Bakolis, Tushar Vince, William Waugh and Claire Henderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:41

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The 5-item non-technical skills scale for trauma (T-NOTECHS) with five response categories is developed to assess non-technical skills in trauma team resuscitations. This validated instrument assesses behavior...

    Authors: Jussi P. Repo, Eerika Rosqvist, Seppo Lauritsalo and Juha Paloneva

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:40

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The shift from a more didactic to student-centred pedagogical approach has led to the implementation of new information communication technology (ICT) innovations and curricula. Consequently, analysis of the d...

    Authors: Diane O’Doherty, Justan Lougheed, Ailish Hannigan, Jason Last, Marie Dromey, Colm O’Tuathaigh and Deirdre McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:39

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Effective communication between patients and practitioners is fundamental to the delivery of high-quality care. This is particularly important in the complex and challenging nature of working in palliative and...

    Authors: Jane Dowson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:37

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Simulation has become integral to the training of both undergraduate medical students and medical professionals. Due to the increasing degree of realism and range of features, the latest mannequins are referre...

    Authors: Christina Massoth, Hannah Röder, Hendrik Ohlenburg, Michael Hessler, Alexander Zarbock, Daniel M. Pöpping and Manuel Wenk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:29

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Important competences of physicians regarding patient safety include communication, leadership, stress resistance, adherence to procedures, awareness, and teamwork. Similarly, while selected, prospective fligh...

    Authors: Sigrid Harendza, Henning Soll, Sarah Prediger, Martina Kadmon, Pascal O. Berberat and Viktor Oubaid

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:9

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Globally, interns and residents face significant challenges with respect to research activity. Despite this, they are motivated and have an interest in undertaking research. To date, there has been no research...

    Authors: Hubert Habineza, Christian Nsanzabaganwa, Naphtal Nyirimanzi, Christian Umuhoza, Katie Cartledge, Craig Conard and Peter Cartledge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:4

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Medical student and resident participation in short-term international trips for trainees (STINTTs) has increased in the past few decades. However, there has been no systematic review of trainees’ actual ethic...

    Authors: James Aluri, Dane Moran, Antony G. Kironji, Bryn Carroll, Jacob Cox, Chi Chiung Grace Chen and Matthew DeCamp

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:324

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The recent introduction of the Professional Performance Framework by the Medical Board of Australia is intended to strengthen continuing professional development for the 100,000 or so medical practitioners in ...

    Authors: Ajit Narayanan, Elizabeth A. Farmer and Michael J. Greco

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:323

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:73

  22. Content type: Research article

    There is an increasing need for objective and validated educational concepts. This holds especially true for surgical procedures like chest tube insertion (CTI). Thus, we developed an instrument for objectific...

    Authors: Julian Ober, Patrick Haubruck, Felix Nickel, Tilman Walker, Mirco Friedrich, Beat-Peter Müller-Stich, Gerhard Schmidmaier and Michael C. Tanner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:320

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:62

  23. Content type: Research article

    To prevent the problems of traditional clinical evaluation, the “Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)” was presented by Harden as a more valid and reliable assessment instrument. However, an essent...

    Authors: Vanda Yazbeck Karam, Yoon Soo Park, Ara Tekian and Nazih Youssef

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:313

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) primarily aims to enhance collaborative skills and to improve the awareness of teamwork and collaborative competencies of health care students. The Readiness for Interprof...

    Authors: Zhewei Li, Yihan Sun and Yang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:309

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.511 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.938 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.169 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.765 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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