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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

    Transthoracic echocardiography is the primary imaging modality for diagnosing cardiac conditions but medical education in this field is limited. We tested the hypothesis that a structured theoretical and super...

    Authors: Tobias Hüppe, Heinrich Volker Groesdonk, Thomas Volk, Stefan Wagenpfeil and Benedict Wallrich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:385

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    Medical school selection decisions have consequences beyond graduation. With generally low attrition rates, most medical students become junior doctors. Universities are therefore not just selecting students i...

    Authors: Ruth M. Sladek, Christine Burdeniuk, Alison Jones, Kevin Forsyth and Malcolm J. Bond

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:384

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  3. Content type: Research article

    There is an ongoing debate about the impact of studying medicine in rural vs. metropolitan campuses on student assessment outcomes. The UNSW Medicine Rural Clinical School has five main campuses; Albury-Wodong...

    Authors: Boaz Shulruf, Gary Velan, Lesley Forster, Anthony O’Sullivan, Peter Harris and Silas Taylor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:380

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Behaviour can be defined as the internally coordinated responses (actions or inactions) of whole living organisms (individuals or groups) to internal and/or external stimuli, excluding responses more easily un...

    Authors: Nikki Milne, Chanelle Louwen, Dianne Reidlinger, Jo Bishop, Megan Dalton and Linda Crane

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:379

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools increasingly incorporate teamwork in their curricula but medical students often have a negative perception of team projects, in particular when there is unequal participation. The purpose of th...

    Authors: Regien Biesma, Mary-Claire Kennedy, Teresa Pawlikowska, Ruairi Brugha, Ronan Conroy and Frank Doyle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:371

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) has become an emergent method in the therapy of several intestinal diseases, mainly in Clostridium difficile recurrence. The training of FMT in medical schools is at its beg...

    Authors: Petru C. Madar, Oana Petre, Adriana Baban and Dan L. Dumitrascu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:368

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Mentoring plays a pivotal role in workplace-based learning, especially in the medical realm. Organising a formal mentoring programme can be labor and time intensive and generally impractical in resource constr...

    Authors: Heba A. Mohtady, Karen D. Könings, Mohamed M. Al-Eraky, Arno M. M. Muijtjens and Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:364

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Performance on United States Medical Licensing Exam® (USMLE®) Step 1 examination (Step 1) is an important milestone for medical students. It is necessary for their graduation, and selection to interview for th...

    Authors: Mohammed K. Khalil, William S. Wright, Kelsey A. Spearman and Amber C. Gaspard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:358

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The standardized training of resident physicians in China is significant and robust. During the training, clinical teachers act as leaders. The training taking place in public hospitals requires a transactiona...

    Authors: Guangwei Deng, Di Zhao, Jonathan Lio, Xinyu Chen, Xiaopeng Ma, Liang Liang and Chenpeng Feng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:355

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although only a limited number of medical schools require a formal educational rotation in urologic surgery, urology as a medical specialty continues to attract a large number of students into the match each y...

    Authors: Bristol B. Whiles, Jeffrey A. Thompson, Tomas L. Griebling and Kerri L. Thurmon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:351

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Dental students are future dentists. Continuous assessment and improving of the educational curricula will ensure excellent academic performance of dental students and thus providing the community with the bes...

    Authors: Mokhtar Saleh Al-Anesi, Mohammed M. AlKhawlani, Abdulaziz A. Alkheraif, Abdulghani Ali Al-Basmi and Mohammed Nasser Alhajj

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:350

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  12. Content type: Research article

    One of the primary goals of simulation-based education is to enable long-term retention of training gains. However, medical literature has poorly contributed to understanding the best timing for repetition of ...

    Authors: Raihei Ansquer, Thomas Mesnier, Farnam Farampour, Denis Oriot and Daniel Aiham Ghazali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:348

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing importance of eHealth it is not consistently embedded in the curricula of functional exercise and physical therapy education. Insight in barriers and facilitators for embedding eHealth in e...

    Authors: M. M. Wentink, P. C. Siemonsma, L. van Bodegom-Vos, A. J. de Kloet, J. Verhoef, T. P. M. Vliet Vlieland and J. J. L. Meesters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:343

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Empathy has long been recognized as a fundamental part of the professionalism of doctors and is considered to be both necessary and beneficial to doctor-patient relationships, although empathy is notoriously d...

    Authors: Johanna von Knorring, Olof Semb, Martin Fahlström and Arja Lehti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:333

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals experience higher rates of health disparities. These disparities may be driven, in part, by biases of medical providers encountered in he...

    Authors: Matthew Morris, Robert Lyle Cooper, Aramandla Ramesh, Mohammad Tabatabai, Thomas A. Arcury, Marybeth Shinn, Wansoo Im, Paul Juarez and Patricia Matthews-Juarez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:325

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Practice placements in occupational therapy are fundamental components in developing a student’s professional identity. Various models of placements are available to expose and expand students’ participation i...

    Authors: Anat Golos and Esti Tekuzener

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:324

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Peer evaluation can provide valuable feedback to medical students, and increase student confidence and quality of work. The objective of this systematic review was to examine the utilization, effectiveness, an...

    Authors: Sarah Lerchenfeldt, Misa Mi and Marty Eng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:321

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The concept of EPAs is increasingly applied to assess trainees’ workplace performance by means of entrustment ratings. OSCEs assess performance in a simulated setting, and it is unclear whether entrustment rat...

    Authors: Ylva Holzhausen, Asja Maaz, Maren März, Victoria Sehy and Harm Peters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:319

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Difficult surgical procedures may result in a higher mental workload, leading to increased fatigue and subsequent errors. This study was aimed to investigate the effect of repeated simulation training in urete...

    Authors: Takashige Abe, Faizan Dar, Passakorn Amnattrakul, Abdullatif Aydin, Nicholas Raison, Nobuo Shinohara, Muhammad Shamim Khan, Kamran Ahmed and Prokar Dasgupta

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:318

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Prior evidence suggests that medical students’ mental health is poor and deteriorates during the course of academic studies. This qualitative study therefore aims to improve our understanding of medical studen...

    Authors: Jeannette Weber, Stefanie Skodda, Thomas Muth, Peter Angerer and Adrian Loerbroks

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:312

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Trust is a critical component of competency committees given their high-stakes decisions. Research from outside of medicine on group trust has not focused on trust in group decisions, and “group trust” has not...

    Authors: Jason E. Sapp, Dario M. Torre, Kelsey L. Larsen, Eric S. Holmboe and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:309

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Professional identity is critical to the safe and effective clinical practice of all health professions. University programs play an important role in the formation of professional identity of students, and so...

    Authors: Jordan Matthews, Andrea Bialocerkowski and Matthew Molineux

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:308

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Research examining the effects of academic interest on students learning achievement across various disciplines, especially a comparison of the effects of academic interest between medical sciences and other d...

    Authors: Hongbin Wu, Juan Zheng, Shan Li and Jianru Guo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:301

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  24. Content type: Research article

    There is a dearth of published literature that demonstrates the impact of a Guide to Reading Biomedical English Literature course on new Chinese medical postgraduates. Keeping this gap in mind, the objectives ...

    Authors: Zhipeng Xu, Jingfan Qiu, Bingya Yang, Peng Huang, Lei Cai, Lin Chen, Min Hou, Minjun Ji and Guanling Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:295

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Providing appropriate levels of autonomy to resident physicians is an important facet of graduate medical education, allowing learners to progress toward the ultimate goal of independent practice. While studie...

    Authors: Cameron Crockett, Charuta Joshi, Marcy Rosenbaum and Manish Suneja

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:293

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Professional identities are influenced by experiences in the clinical workplace including socialisation processes that may be hidden from academic faculty and potentially divergent from formal curricula. With ...

    Authors: Kathleen E. Leedham-Green, Alec Knight and Rick Iedema

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:287

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Recent years have witnessed the wide application of team-based learning(TBL) pedagogy in Chinese pharmacy education. However, the relevant systematic review evaluating the effects of such new pedagogical appro...

    Authors: Bingchen Lang, Lingli Zhang, Yunzhu Lin, Lu Han, Chuan Zhang and Yantao Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:286

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Computer and paper examinations in our days are constructed from an item pool which is regularly updated. Given the way that exams are created, one of the major concerns is the security of the items that are b...

    Authors: Milton Severo, Fernanda Silva-Pereira, Maria Amelia Ferreira, Magda Monteiro and Isabel Pereira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:284

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Early identification of patients with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) could facilitate the care of patients with suspected heart failure (HF). We examined if (1) focused cardiac ultrasound (F...

    Authors: G. Nilsson, L. Söderström, K. Alverlind, E. Samuelsson and T. Mooe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:282

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Modern nursing requires a broad set of academic and practical skills, and an effective nurse must integrate these skills in a wide range of healthcare contexts. Cultivation of core competencies has recently be...

    Authors: Yueh-Ping Liu, Dana Jensen, Cho-yu Chan, Chung-jen Wei, Yuanmay Chang, Chih-Hsiung Wu and Chiung-hsuan Chiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:270

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated students’ perceptions of their self-confidence regarding aspects of their undergraduate oral and maxillofacial surgical training. It further aimed to develop a reliable Turkish version of ...

    Authors: Fatih Cabbar, Muammer Çağrı Burdurlu, Ceyda Ozcakir Tomruk, Begum Bank and Berkem Atalay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:265

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  32. Content type: Research article

    In 1997 the “Wessex Research Network (WReN) Spider” was developed and validated to assess the research experience of general practice based researchers. This bibliometric study traces the use and development o...

    Authors: Lidia Luna Puerta, Christian Apfelbacher and Helen Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:255

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Investment in research is high on the agenda of many countries in recognition of the fact that research is important for the development of society. Doctoral students have a vital role and represent a substant...

    Authors: Lena Ljungkrona Falk, Hanna Augustin, Kjell Torén and Maria Magnusson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:250

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Sociodemographic subgroup differences in multiple mini-interview (MMI) performance have been extensively studied within the MMI research literature, but heterogeneous findings demand a closer look at how speci...

    Authors: Mirjana Knorr, Hubertus Meyer, Susanne Sehner, Wolfgang Hampe and Stefan Zimmermann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:243

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In addition to administering vaccinations, healthcare professionals (HCPs) also play a crucial role in providing education and advocacy to the public regarding immunizations. Yet, many current and future HCPs ...

    Authors: Lauren L. Dybsand, Kylie J. Hall and Paul J. Carson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:242

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  36. Content type: Research article

    For promoting autonomous learning motivation, the learning effect of community-oriented service is beneficial, because through community participation and service, students can transfer their implicit cognitio...

    Authors: Guanhua Fan, Zhenhua Lin, Yizhen Luo, Maohuai Chen and Liping Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:240

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Professionalism instruction and assessment is a core component of medical education, and essential for professional identity formation (PIF). Thus, understanding the socialization of medical students to the va...

    Authors: Danielle Reimer, Ross Russell, Bertha Ben Khallouq, Christine Kauffman, Caridad Hernandez, Juan Cendán and Analia Castiglioni

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:239

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is common, affecting 58–84% of adults at some point. In benign cases, misinformation can lead to harmful coping strategies and prolonged recovery time. Deyo has identified seven ‘Myths of B...

    Authors: Eva McCabe, Dima Jadaan, Sudharshan Munigangaiah, Navya Basavaraju and John P. McCabe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:235

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  39. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to compare the effect of virtual and traditional education on theoretical knowledge and reporting skills of dental students in radiographic interpretation of bony lesions of the jaw.

    Authors: Elham Soltanimehr, Ehsan Bahrampour, Mohammad Moslem Imani, Farshad Rahimi, Banafsheh Almasi and Marzieh Moattari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:233

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  40. Content type: Research article

    An important barrier to smoking-cessation counseling for physicians is a lack of education at the undergraduate level. Interactive methods such as peer role-play (RP) or modules utilizing standardized patients...

    Authors: Kye-Yeung Park, Hoon-Ki Park and Hwan-Sik Hwang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:231

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Uncontrolled hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients, with or without diabetes mellitus, is associated with many adverse outcomes. Resident physicians are the primary managers of inpatient glycemic control (IGC...

    Authors: William B. Horton, Sidney Law, Monika Darji, Mark R. Conaway, Nancy T. Kubiak, Jennifer L. Kirby and S. Calvin Thigpen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:228

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Communication with healthcare professionals is challenging for those with hearing loss. This study aimed to determine the impact dedicated deaf awareness training could have on medical student’s attitudes to a...

    Authors: Michelle Gilmore, Anna Sturgeon, Clare Thomson, David Bell, Sophie Ryan, James Bailey, Kieran McGlade and Jayne V. Woodside

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:227

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  43. 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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  44. 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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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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