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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

    Serious games have the potential to teach complex cognitive skills in an engaging way, at relatively low costs. Their flexibility in use and scalability makes them an attractive learning tool, but more researc...

    Authors: Mary E. W. Dankbaar, Olivier Richters, Cor J. Kalkman, Gerrie Prins, Olle T. J. ten Cate, Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer and Stephanie C. E. Schuit

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:30

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Assessing radiographers’ clinical competence is of major importance in all medical imaging departments, and is a fundamental prerequisite for guaranteeing professional standards in both nursing care and radiog...

    Authors: Aurika Vanckavičienė, Jūratė Macijauskienė, Aurelija Blaževičienė, Algidas Basevičius and Bodil T. Andersson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:25

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Despite a large evidence-base upon which to base clinical practice, most health systems have not combined the training of healthcare providers in addiction medicine and research. As such, addiction care is oft...

    Authors: J. Klimas, R. McNeil, K. Ahamad, A. Mead, L. Rieb, W. Cullen, E. Wood and W. Small

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:22

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  4. Content type: Research article

    This study explored the use of virtual patient generated data by investigating the association between students’ unprofessional patient summary statements, which they entered during an on-line virtual patient ...

    Authors: Ting Dong, William Kelly, Meredith Hays, Norman B. Berman and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:3

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  5. Content type: Research article

    King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) was the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offering both high school entry and graduate entry (GE) students into medical school. We...

    Authors: Ahmed Rumayyan Al Rumayyan, Abdulaziz Ahmed Al Zahrani and Tahir Kamal Hameed

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:315

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  6. Content type: Research article

    An increasing part of medical students’ learning takes place in primary healthcare (PHC) but little is known about how the students perceive PHC as a clinical learning environment. This study aimed to explore ...

    Authors: Helena Salminen, Eva Öhman and Terese Stenfors-Hayes

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:313

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Clinical learning takes place in complex socio-cultural environments that are workplaces for the staff and learning places for the students. In the clinical context, the students learn by active participation ...

    Authors: Eva Öhman, Hassan Alinaghizadeh, Päivi Kaila, Håkan Hult, Gunnar H. Nilsson and Helena Salminen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:308

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Medical students face a variety of stressors associated with their education; if not promptly identified and adequately dealt with, it may bring about several negative consequences in terms of mental health an...

    Authors: Eun-Jung Shim, Hong Jin Jeon, Hana Kim, Kwang-Min Lee, Dooyoung Jung, Hae-Lim Noh, Myoung-Sun Roh and Bong-Jin Hahm

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:302

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Clinical reasoning is a key competence in medicine. There is a lack of knowledge, how non-experts like medical students solve clinical problems. It is known that they have difficulties applying conceptual know...

    Authors: Jan Kiesewetter, Rene Ebersbach, Nike Tsalas, Matthias Holzer, Ralf Schmidmaier and Martin R. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:303

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Despite the benefits to early palliative care in the treatment of terminal illness, barriers to timely hospice referrals exist. Physicians who are more comfortable having end-of-life (EOL) conversations are mo...

    Authors: Jessica M. Schmit, Lynne E. Meyer, Jennifer M. Duff, Yunfeng Dai, Fei Zou and Julia L. Close

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:297

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Performance on visiting rotations during the senior year of medical school is consistently cited by residency program directors as a critical factor in selecting residents. Nevertheless, the frequency with whi...

    Authors: Matthew Winterton, Jaimo Ahn and Joseph Bernstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:291

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The outcome of communication training is widely measured by self-efficacy ratings, and different questionnaires have been used. Nevertheless, none of these questionnaires have been formally validated through s...

    Authors: Mette K. Axboe, Kaj S. Christensen, Poul-Erik Kofoed and Jette Ammentorp

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:272

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Feedback is considered a key didactic element in medical education, especially for teaching of communication skills. This study investigates the impact of a best evidence-based practice feedback concept within...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:271

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Medical students have difficulty performing and interpreting musculoskeletal physical examinations and interpreting the findings. Research has focused on students' knowledge deficits, but there are few direct ...

    Authors: R. Brent Stansfield, Lisa Diponio, Cliff Craig, John Zeller, Edmund Chadd, Joshua Miller and Seetha Monrad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:268

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Single Best Answer (SBA) questions are widely used in undergraduate and postgraduate medical examinations. Selection of the correct answer in SBA questions may be subject to cueing and therefore might not test...

    Authors: Amir H. Sam, Saira Hameed, Joanne Harris and Karim Meeran

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:266

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Tertiary institutions are struggling to ensure equitable academic outcomes for indigenous and ethnic minority students in health professional study. This demonstrates disadvantaging of ethnic minority student ...

    Authors: Erena Wikaire, Elana Curtis, Donna Cormack, Yannan Jiang, Louise McMillan, Rob Loto and Papaarangi Reid

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:262

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Training of lay-rescuers is essential to improve survival-rates after cardiac arrest. Multiple campaigns emphasise the importance of basic life support (BLS) training for school children. Trainings require a v...

    Authors: Stefanie Beck, Bjarne Ruhnke, Malte Issleib, Anne Daubmann, Sigrid Harendza and Christian Zöllner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:263

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Most research into the validity of admissions tools focuses on the isolated correlations of individual tools with later outcomes. Instead, looking at how domains of attributes, rather than tools, predict later...

    Authors: Tom M. Wilkinson and Tim J. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:258

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The assessment of patient safety culture refers mainly to surveys exploring the perceptions of health professionals in hospitals. These surveys have less relevance when considering the assessment of the patien...

    Authors: M. Chaneliere, F. Jacquet, P. Occelli, S. Touzet, V. Siranyan and C. Colin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:255

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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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