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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

    This prospective study from end of medical school through internship investigates the course and possible change of self- reported self-efficacy in communication skills compared with observers’ ratings of such...

    Authors: Tore Gude, Arnstein Finset, Tor Anvik, Anders Bærheim, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Hilde Grimstad and Per Vaglum

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:107

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Clinicians making decisions require the ability to self-monitor and evaluate their certainty of being correct while being mindful of the potential consequences of alternative actions. For clinical students, th...

    Authors: M.J. Tweed, S. Stein, T.J. Wilkinson, G. Purdie and J. Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:106

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Robust and defensible clinical assessments attempt to minimise differences in student grades which are due to differences in examiner severity (stringency and leniency). Unfortunately there is little evidence ...

    Authors: Nancy Sturman, Remo Ostini, Wai Yee Wong, Jianzhen Zhang and Michael David

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:101

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Despite the fact that medical schools spend a considerable effort to rate clinical instructors, there is limited evidence regarding the effect of physical characteristics on instructor ratings. White coats hav...

    Authors: Malika Ladha, Aleem Bharwani, Kevin McLaughlin, Henry T. Stelfox and Adam Bass

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:93

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To reduce the incidence of hypoxic brain injuries among newborns a national cardiotocography (CTG) education program was implemented in Denmark. A multiple-choice question test was integrated as part of the pr...

    Authors: Line Thellesen, Thomas Bergholt, Morten Hedegaard, Nina Palmgren Colov, Karl Bang Christensen, Kristine Sylvan Andersen and Jette Led Sorensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:88

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Western medicine is an evidence-based science, whereas Chinese medicine is more of a healing art. To date, there has been no research that has examined whether students of Western and Chinese medicine differen...

    Authors: Chien-Da Huang, Kuo-Chen Liao, Fu-Tsai Chung, Hsu-Min Tseng, Ji-Tseng Fang, Shu-Chung Lii, Han-Pin Kuo, San-Jou Yeh and Shih-Tseng Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:85

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Despite growing evidence of the benefits of including assessment for learning strategies within programmes of assessment, practical implementation of these approaches is often problematical. Organisational cul...

    Authors: Christopher J. Harrison, Karen D. Könings, Lambert W. T. Schuwirth, Valerie Wass and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:73

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is increasingly used at medical schools to assess practical competencies. To compare the outcomes of students at different medical schools, we introduced st...

    Authors: Iris Schleicher, Karsten Leitner, Jana Juenger, Andreas Moeltner, Miriam Ruesseler, Bernd Bender, Jasmina Sterz, Karl-Friedrich Schuettler, Sarah Koenig and Joachim Gerhard Kreuder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:71

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The demographics of doctors working in the UK are changing. The United Kingdom (UK) has voted to leave the European Union (EU) and there is heightened political discourse around the world about the impact of m...

    Authors: L. Mehdizadeh, H. W. W. Potts, A. Sturrock and J. Dacre

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:67

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have identified tensions medical faculty encounter in their roles but not specifically those with a qualification in medical education. It is likely that those with postgraduate qualifications...

    Authors: Ahsan Sethi, Rola Ajjawi, Sean McAleer and Susie Schofield

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:62

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Self-regulated learning (SRL), which is learners’ ability to proactively select and use different strategies to reach learning goals, is associated with academic and clinical success and life-long learning. SR...

    Authors: Kenneth K. Cho, Brahm Marjadi, Vicki Langendyk and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:59

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Research has shown that patients’ and practitioners’ cultural orientations affect communication behaviors and interpretations in cross-cultural patient-practitioner interactions. Little is known about the effe...

    Authors: Kyle J. Wilby, Marjan J. B. Govaerts, Zubin Austin and Diana H. J. M. Dolmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:61

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Despite their importance on diagnostic accuracy, there is a paucity of literature on questionnaire tools to assess clinicians’ awareness toward cognitive errors. A validation study was conducted to develop a q...

    Authors: Keng Sheng Chew, Yee Cheng Kueh and Adlihafizi Abdul Aziz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:58

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The multiple mini-interview (MMI) is increasingly used for postgraduate medical admissions and in undergraduate settings. MMIs use mostly Situational Questions (SQs) rather than Past-Behavioural Questions (PBQ...

    Authors: Toru Yamada, Juichi Sato, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Tomoya Okubo, Eiji Hiraoka, Takashi Shiga, Tadao Kubota, Shigeki Fujitani, Junji Machi and Nobutaro Ban

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:57

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The concept of professionalism is complex and subjective and relies on expert judgements. Currently, there are no existing objective measures of professionalism in anaesthesia. However, it is possible that at ...

    Authors: M. A. Sawdon, K. Whitehouse, G. M. Finn, J. C. McLachlan and D. Murray

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:49

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has shown that higher Emotional Intelligence (EI) is associated with better academic and work performance. The present study intended to explore the relationship between EI, perceived stress ...

    Authors: P. Ranasinghe, W. S. Wathurapatha, Y. Mathangasinghe and G. Ponnamperuma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:41

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Current and emerging challenges to public health in the 21st century are vastly different from those faced in previous centuries. And the shortage of health personnel and their low level of educational qualifi...

    Authors: Nan Wang, Jinzhong Jia, Ke Wu, Yuanyuan Wang, Chi Zhang, Wei Cao, Liping Duan and Zhifeng Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:39

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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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