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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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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  6. 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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    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    Interprofessional education is receiving increased attention worldwide. This has led to the development of a bachelor programme “Interprofessional Health Care” at the University of Heidelberg, Germany beginnin...

    Authors: Cornelia Mahler, Veronika Schwarzbeck, Johanna Mink and Katja Goetz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:19

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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    Health professional racial/ethnic bias may impact on clinical decision-making and contribute to subsequent ethnic health inequities. However, limited research has been undertaken among medical students. This p...

    Authors: Ricci Harris, Donna Cormack, James Stanley, Elana Curtis, Rhys Jones and Cameron Lacey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:18

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Most assessments in health professions education consist of knowledge-based examinations as well as practical and clinical examinations. Among the most challenging aspects of clinical assessments is decision m...

    Authors: Boaz Shulruf, Arvin Damodaran, Phil Jones, Sean Kennedy, George Mangos, Anthony J. O’Sullivan, Joel Rhee, Silas Taylor, Gary Velan and Peter Harris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:10

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Students evaluations of their learning experiences can provide a useful source of information about clerkship effectiveness in undergraduate medical education. However, low response rates in clerkship evaluati...

    Authors: Sola Aoun Bahous, Pascale Salameh, Angelique Salloum, Wael Salameh, Yoon Soo Park and Ara Tekian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:9

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The General Medical Council (GMC) conducts Tests of Competence (ToC) for doctors referred for Fitness to Practise (FtP) issues. GPs take a single best answer knowledge test, an Objective Structured Clinical Ex...

    Authors: Hirosha Keshani Jayaweera, Henry W. W. Potts, Karim Keshwani, Chris Valerio, Magdalen Baker, Leila Mehdizadeh and Alison Sturrock

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:2

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Despite the highly selective admission processes utilised by medical schools, a significant cohort of medical students still face academic difficulties and are at a higher risk of delayed graduation or outrigh...

    Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Teresa O’Connor, Robin A. Ray, Yolanda van der Kruk, Michelle Bellingan and Peta-Ann Teague

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:266

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:73

  17. Content type: Research article

    Large scale models of interprofessional learning (IPL) where outcomes are assessed are rare within health professional curricula. To date, there is sparse research describing robust assessment strategies to su...

    Authors: Gillian Nisbet, Christine Jorm, Chris Roberts, Christopher J. Gordon and Timothy F. Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:258

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Medical students are exposed to high amounts of stress. Stress and poor academic performance can become part of a vicious circle. In order to counteract this circularity, it seems important to better understan...

    Authors: Thomas Kötter, Josefin Wagner, Linda Brüheim and Edgar Voltmer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:256

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Apart from skills, and knowledge, self-efficacy is an important factor in the students’ preparation for clinical work. The Physiotherapist Self-Efficacy (PSE) questionnaire was developed to measure physical th...

    Authors: Wim van Lankveld, Anne Jones, Jaap J. Brunnekreef, Joost P. H. Seeger and J. Bart Staal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:250

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Currently, only one in three UK medical students undertake an intercalated degree. This has often been implicated as a result of financial obstacles or a lack of interest in research due to inadequate exposure...

    Authors: Shona E. Boyle, Seonaidh C. Cotton, Phyo Kyaw Myint and Georgina Louise Hold

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:245

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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.572 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.929 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.233 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.747 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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