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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. To evaluate if United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK, USMLE Step 3, and residency third-year in-service training exam (ITE) scores predict the results of American Board of...

    Authors: Supratik Rayamajhi, Prajwal Dhakal, Ling Wang, Manoj P. Rai and Shiva Shrotriya

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:79

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Midwifery is an emotionally challenging profession, and academic education of midwifery especially clinical learning has its own specific challenges. Midwifery students face with stressful experiences, especia...

    Authors: Behrooz Rezaei, Juliana Falahati and Raziyeh Beheshtizadeh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:78

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Medical training focuses heavily on clinical skills but lacks in training for navigating challenging clinical scenarios especially with regard to diversity issues. Our objective was to assess third-year medica...

    Authors: Anna R. Kahkoska, Tracy M. DeSelm and Laura A. Young

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:71

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Learners may subconsciously change their behavior once they know they are being observed, and this Hawthorne effect should be considered when designing assessments of learner behavior. While there is a growing...

    Authors: Joanna Rea, Christopher Stephenson, Emily Leasure, Brianna Vaa, Andrew Halvorsen, Jill Huber, Sara Bonnes, Luke Hafdahl, Jason Post and Majken Wingo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:64

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Our current understanding of medical team competence is traditionally influenced by an individualistic perspective focusing on individual team members’ knowledge, skills as well as on effective communication w...

    Authors: Maria B. Rasmussen, Martin G. Tolsgaard, Peter Dieckmann, Doris Østergaard, Jonathan White, Pernille Plenge and Charlotte V. Ringsted

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:63

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Modern clinical practice increasingly relies on collaborative and team-based approaches to care. Regulatory bodies in medical education emphasise the need to develop collaboration and teamwork competencies and...

    Authors: Maha Pervaz Iqbal, Gary M. Velan, Anthony J. O’Sullivan and Chinthaka Balasooriya

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:62

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Physician empathy has been associated with improved clinical outcomes and lower physician burnout. We evaluated whether forum theater (FT), a form of applied drama that allows participants to enter the perform...

    Authors: Marion Sevrain-Goideau, Benedicte Gohier, William Bellanger, Cedric Annweiler, Mario Campone and Regis Coutant

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:58

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Data is available on sexual discrimination and subjective perceptions of equal opportunity in medical education for many countries. Surveys focussing on sexual harassment have not yet been conducted at German ...

    Authors: Konstantin Jendretzky, Lukas Boll, Sandra Steffens and Volker Paulmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:56

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Clinical empathy has been associated with positive outcomes for both physicians and patients such as: more accurate diagnosis and treatment, increased patient satisfaction and compliance, and lower levels of b...

    Authors: E. Assing Hvidt, J. Søndergaard, N. C. Hvidt, S. Wehberg, A. Büssing and C. M. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:54

    Content type: Study protocol

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  10. Early detection and response to patient deterioration influence patient prognosis. Nursing education is therefore essential. The objective of this randomized controlled trial was to compare the respective educ...

    Authors: Antonia Blanié, Michel-Ange Amorim and Dan Benhamou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:53

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Empathy allows a physician to understand the patient’s situation and feelings and respond appropriately. Consequently, empathy gives rise to better diagnostics and clinical outcomes. This systematic review inv...

    Authors: Freja Allerelli Andersen, Ann-Sofie Bering Johansen, Jens Søndergaard, Christina Maar Andersen and Elisabeth Assing Hvidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:52

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has been used in pediatrics since the 1980s. Its main drawback is that large numbers of children are needed to make up for the fatigue factor inherent in pr...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:46

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Motivational interviewing (MI) is a framework for addressing behavior change that is often used by healthcare professionals. Expression of empathy during MI is associated with positive client outcomes, while a...

    Authors: Trevor Simper, Jon Agley, Mallori DeSalle, Jennifer Todd and Tapati Dutta

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:43

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Following community clinical placements, medical students use reflective writing to discover the story of their journey to becoming medical professionals. However, because of assessor bias analyzing these writ...

    Authors: Adam Lebowitz, Kazuhiko Kotani, Yasushi Matsuyama and Masami Matsumura

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:38

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Inter-professional collaboration is acknowledged as essential for quality patient-care. However, little is known about receptiveness to inter-professional feedback in the postgraduate training. This study expl...

    Authors: Katrin Feller and Christoph Berendonk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:33

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Nursing interns are an important backup force for nursing professionals, so efforts to strengthen their patient safety (PS) competencies are a major priority. To do so requires assessing the strengths and weak...

    Authors: Fei Fei Huang, Xiao Ying Shen, Xue Lei Chen, Li Ping He, Su Fen Huang and Jin Xiu Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:32

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The importance of medical professionalism has been well documented in the literature. Cultural background affects the constituents of professionalism. However, few studies have explored the domains of medical ...

    Authors: Warren Fong, Yu Heng Kwan, Sungwon Yoon, Jie Kie Phang, Julian Thumboo, Ying Ying Leung and Swee Cheng Ng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:27

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The aims of this study were to examine the factor structure of the Chinese version of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy for medical students (JSE-S) and investigate differences in empathy scores among Chinese med...

    Authors: Kangqi Yi, Mingyi Kang, Dongju Li, Zhipeng Wang, Jinsong Bai, Huiming Xu and Shulan Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:24

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Physicians are currently unprepared to treat patients with obesity, which is of great concern given the obesity epidemic in the United States. This study sought to evaluate the current status of obesity educat...

    Authors: W. Scott Butsch, Robert F. Kushner, Susan Alford and B. Gabriel Smolarz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:23

    Content type: Research article

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  20. The objective of the present study was to describe the knowledge regarding the antibiotic therapy of students of three medical schools in Medellín, Colombia.

    Authors: Luis Felipe Higuita-Gutiérrez, Valentina Molina -Garcia, Jenifer Acevedo Guiral, Liceth Gómez Cadena, Gustavo Eduardo Roncancio Villamil and Judy Natalia Jiménez Quiceno

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:22

    Content type: Research article

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  21. A gap between the attitude towards evidence-based medicine (EBM), knowledge and awareness has been reported among physicians from different parts of the world. However, no investigation on Romanian physicians ...

    Authors: Roxana-Denisa Capraş, Adriana Elena Bulboacă and Sorana D. Bolboacă

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:19

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Peer-assisted learning is well established in medical education; however, peer tutors rarely act as assessors for the OSCE. In the compulsory, near-peer teaching programme covering basic medical skills at the ...

    Authors: Simon Schwill, Johanna Fahrbach-Veeser, Andreas Moeltner, Christiane Eicher, Sonia Kurczyk, David Pfisterer, Joachim Szecsenyi and Svetla Loukanova

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:17

    Content type: Research article

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  23. We investigated the associations between admissions criteria and performance in four cohorts of pre-dental MS in Oral Health Sciences (OHS) program at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Dental Medicine....

    Authors: Theresa A. Davies, Madeline B. Miller, Vincent A. Moore and Elizabeth A. Kaye

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:14

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Attitudes towards learning clinical communication skills at the end of medical school are likely to reflect the students’ training and motivation for the continued development of their skills as doctors. Stude...

    Authors: Tore Gude, Reidar Tyssen, Tor Anvik, Hilde Grimstad, Are Holen, Anders Baerheim, Per Vaglum and Lise Løvseth

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:11

    Content type: Research article

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  25. To develop effective and sustainable simulation training programs in low-resource settings, it is critical that facilitators are thoroughly trained in debriefing, a critical component of simulation learning. H...

    Authors: Julia H. Raney, Melissa M. Medvedev, Susanna R. Cohen, Hilary Spindler, Rakesh Ghosh, Amelia Christmas, Aritra Das, Aboli Gore, Tanmay Mahapatra and Dilys Walker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:9

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Assessing competence of advanced undergraduate medical students based on performance in the clinical context is the ultimate, yet challenging goal for medical educators to provide constructive alignment betwee...

    Authors: Sarah Prediger, Kristina Schick, Fabian Fincke, Sophie Fürstenberg, Viktor Oubaid, Martina Kadmon, Pascal O. Berberat and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:6

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Levels of physical activity and happiness may impact the health and performance of future doctors. The specific relationship between physical activity and happiness among first year medical students is unclear...

    Authors: Joshua J. Fisher, Daphne Kaitelidou and George Samoutis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:475

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The national ranking examination (NRE) marks the end of the second cycle (6th university year) of French medical studies and ranks students allowing them to choose their specialty and city of residency. We stu...

    Authors: Martin Lhuaire, Moustapha Dramé, Mikael Hivelin, Thomas Levasseur, Quentin Maestraggi, Vincent Hunsinger, Peter Abrahams, Laurent Lantieri and Daniele Sommacale

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:469

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Although numeracy, defined as understanding and handling numbers, is an important skill for the medical profession, it is not clear whether it changes during graduate medical education and whether it can be im...

    Authors: Ivan Buljan, Ružica Tokalić, Matko Marušić and Ana Marušić

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:467

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requires each residency program to have a Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) but does not specify how the PEC should be designed. We sought to develop a...

    Authors: Amy R. Schwartz, Mark D. Siegel and Alfred Ian Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:465

    Content type: Research article

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  31. To assess the self-perceived competencies in diagnosing and treating patients with mental health disorders, among recently graduated general practitioners (GPs) from Lima, Peru.

    Authors: Jessica Hanae Zafra-Tanaka, Kevin Pacheco-Barrios, Fiorella Inga-Berrospi and Alvaro Taype-Rondan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:464

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Frequent and repeated visits from patients with mental illness or free medical care recipients may elicit physicians’ negative emotions and influence their clinical decision making. This study investigated the...

    Authors: Yosuke Yamauchi, Takashi Shiga, Kiyoshi Shikino, Takahiro Uechi, Yasuaki Koyama, Nobuhiko Shimozawa, Eiji Hiraoka, Hiraku Funakoshi, Michiko Mizobe, Takahiro Imaizumi and Masatomi Ikusaka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:461

    Content type: Research article

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  33. This study investigated employers’ perspectives on the impact of a supervised practice program (SPP), guided by international accreditation standards on the skill development and potential employability of die...

    Authors: Hiba Bawadi, Ghadir Fakhri Al-Jayyousi, Xiangyun Du, Vijay Ganji, Abdelhamid Kerkadi, Joyce Moawad and Taghreed Abunada

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:458

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Proper basic life support (BLS) is key in improving the survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. BLS skills deteriorate in three to 6 months after training. One method to improve skill retention may be usin...

    Authors: Enikő Kovács, Zsigmond Máté Jenei, Katalin Csordás, Gábor Fritúz, Balázs Hauser, V. Anna Gyarmathy, Endre Zima and János Gál

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:452

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Even in anonymous evaluations of a postgraduate medical education (PGME) program, residents may be reluctant to provide an honest evaluation of their PGME program, because they fear embarrassment or repercussi...

    Authors: Paul L. P. Brand, H. Jeroen Rosingh, Maarten A. C. Meijssen, Ingrid M. Nijholt, Saskia Dünnwald, Jelle Prins and Johanna Schönrock-Adema

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:450

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Resident competence in peri-operative care is a reflection on education and cost-efficiency. Inspecting pre-existing operating room metrics for performance outliers may be a potential solution for assessing co...

    Authors: Christopher Ryan Hoffman, Jay Horrow, Shreyas Ranganna and Michael Stuart Green

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:446

    Content type: Research article

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  37. In South Korea, community pharmacy experiential practice (CPEP) is very important because most pharmacists (71.8%) work in community pharmacies, which also employ the majority of students after graduation. The...

    Authors: Yejee Kim, Kyeong Hye Jeong and EunYoung Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:445

    Content type: Research article

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  38. This paper describes the implementation and evaluation of a clinical pharmacy practice (CPP) course in Northern Cyprus. The course covered a range of subjects, including internal medicine, cardiovascular and r...

    Authors: Abdikarim Mohamed Abdi, Arijana Meštrović, Rumeysa Demirdamar and Bilgen Basgut

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:442

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The process of learning the professional values is started from the student’s entering to the university and to the workplace. This study compared the importance of professional values from the perspectives of...

    Authors: Batool Poorchangizi, Fariba Borhani, Abbas Abbaszadeh, Moghaddameh Mirzaee and Jamileh Farokhzadian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:438

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The cost of depression among residents is staggering as it extends into the quality and safety of patient care. Finding an explanation to resident depression by investigating the associated factors is therefor...

    Authors: Eiad AlFaris, Muhannad AlMughthim, Farhana Irfan, Nassr Al Maflehi, Gominda Ponnamperuma, Huda E. AlFaris, Abdullah M. A. Ahmed and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:435

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Conventional training in bronchoscopy is performed either on patients (apprenticeship model) or phantoms. While the former is associated with increased rate of patient complications, procedure time, and amount...

    Authors: Andreas Follmann, Carina Barbosa Pereira, Julia Knauel, Rolf Rossaint and Michael Czaplik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:430

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Clerkship is potentially an effective measure of improving the pharmacy students’ understanding of and attitudes toward pharmaceutical care. This research aimed to validate whether clerkship schemes in China e...

    Authors: Yuankai Huang, Dongning Yao, Weiwei Zhang, Yitao Wang and Wenbing Yao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:425

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the first cohort of graduates from a new undergraduate medical programme in Botswana were adequately prepared for internship.

    Authors: Detlef Richard Prozesky, Mmoloki Cornelius Molwantwa, Oathokwa Nkomazana and Masego Baitseng Kebaetse

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:422

    Content type: Research article

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    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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