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BMC Medical Education

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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Content type: Research article

    Sharing information is crucial for discussion of problems and treatment decision making by patients and physicians. However, the focus of communication skills training in undergraduate medical education has be...

    Authors: Hirono Ishikawa, Daisuke Son, Masato Eto, Kiyoshi Kitamura and Takahiro Kiuchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:34

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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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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)

    826.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
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