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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

    Personal qualities have been shown to affect students’ exam results. We studied the effect of experience, and level, of public performance in music, drama, dance, sport, and debate at the time of admission to ...

    Authors: Michael Chan, Nigel Bax, Caroline Woodley, Michael Jennings, Rod Nicolson and Philip Chan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:59

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    The Graduate Australian Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT) is undertaken annually in centres around Australia and a small number of overseas locations. Most Australian graduate entry medical schools also ...

    Authors: Annette Mercer, Brendan Crotty, Louise Alldridge, Luc Le and Veronica Vele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:31

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The detection of adenomatous lesions is a major indicator for quality and competence in colonoscopy. Little is known about adenoma detection rates (ADR) of endoscopy trainees. The aim of our study was to inves...

    Authors: Peter Klare, Stefan Ascher, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Daniel Rapp, Monther Bajbouj, Bruno Neu, Roland M Schmid and Stefan von Delius

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:26

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Social media has created a revolution in health services. Information available on the Internet and via social media is now being used as reference guides for sensitive health issues by nonprofessionals, physi...

    Authors: Kadriye Avcı, Sevda Gerek Çelikden, Semih Eren and Doğukan Aydenizöz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:18

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The psychological distress of medical students has been widely acknowledged. However, few studies focused on positive well-being among medical students. The purpose of this study was to investigate related dem...

    Authors: Meng Shi, XiaoXi Wang, YuGe Bian and Lie Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:16

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In an effort to assess medical students’ abilities to identify a medication administration error in an outpatient setting, we designed and implemented a standardized patient simulation exercise which included ...

    Authors: Robert A Dudas and Michael A Barone

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:13

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Exams are essential components of medical students’ knowledge and skill assessment during their clinical years of study. The paper provides a retrospective analysis of validity evidence for the internal medici...

    Authors: Hind I Fallatah, Ara Tekian, Yoon Soo Park and Lana Al Shawa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:10

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) is a widely used cardiac imaging technique that all cardiologists should be able to perform competently. Traditionally, TTE competence has been assessed by unstructured obs...

    Authors: Dorte Guldbrand Nielsen, Signe Lichtenstein Jensen and Lotte O’Neill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:9

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  9. Content type: Research article

    MRCGP and MRCP(UK) are the main entry qualifications for UK doctors entering general [family] practice or hospital [internal] medicine. The performance of MRCP(UK) candidates who subsequently take MRCGP allows...

    Authors: Richard Wakeford, MeiLing Denney, Katarzyna Ludka-Stempien, Jane Dacre and I C McManus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:1

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Junior doctors are often the first responders to deteriorating patients in hospital. In the high-stakes and time-pressured context of acute care, the propensity for error is high. This study aimed to identify ...

    Authors: Victoria R Tallentire, Samantha E Smith, Janet Skinner and Helen S Cameron

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:3

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Increased attention on collaboration and teamwork competency development in medical education has raised the need for valid and reliable approaches to the assessment of collaboration competencies in post-gradu...

    Authors: Mark F Hayward, Vernon Curran, Bryan Curtis, Henry Schulz and Sean Murphy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1049

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The reliability of clinical examinations is known to vary considerably. Inter-examiner variability is a key source of this variability. Some examiners consistently give lower scores to some candidates compared...

    Authors: Yvonne Finn, Peter Cantillon and Gerard Flaherty

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1052

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Financial abuse of elders is an under acknowledged problem and professionals’ judgements contribute to both the prevalence of abuse and the ability to prevent and intervene. In the absence of a definitive “gol...

    Authors: Priscilla Harries, Huiqin Yang, Miranda Davies, Mary Gilhooly, Kenneth Gilhooly and Carl Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1044

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Internationally, recruiting the best candidates is central to the success of postgraduate training programs and the quality of the medical workforce. So far there has been little theoretically informed researc...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Tyler Clark and Karyn Mossman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:261

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  15. Content type: Research article

    International medical students, those attending medical school outside of their country of citizenship, account for a growing proportion of medical undergraduates worldwide. This study aimed to establish the f...

    Authors: Maureen E Kelly, Jon Dowell, Adrian Husbands, John Newell, Siun O‘Flynn, Thomas Kropmans, Fidelma P Dunne and Andrew W Murphy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:267

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The acquisition of procedural skills is an essential component of learning for medical trainees. The objective of this study was to assess which teaching method of performing urinary catheterisation is associa...

    Authors: Peadar S Waters, Terri McVeigh, Brian D Kelly, Gerard T Flaherty, Dara Devitt, Kevin Barry and Michael J Kerin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:264

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Portfolios are increasingly used in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. Four medical schools have collaborated with an established NHS electronic portfolio provider to develop and implement an au...

    Authors: Rosie Belcher, Anna Jones, Laura-Jane Smith, Tim Vincent, Sindhu Bhaarrati Naidu, Julia Montgomery, Inam Haq and Deborah Gill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:265

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  18. Content type: Research article

    A validated and reliable instrument was developed to knowledge, attitudes and behaviours with respect to evidence-based practice (EBB-KABQ) in medical trainees but requires further adaptation and validation to...

    Authors: Qiyun Shi, Bert M Chesworth, Mary Law, R Brian Haynes and Joy C MacDermid

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:263

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In 2006 the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, (RCSI), introduced the first four year Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) in medicine in Ireland in line with national policy to broaden access to medical educatio...

    Authors: Annette T Byrne, Richard Arnett, Tom Farrell and Seamus Sreenan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:248

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Facial affect recognition (FAR) abilities underpin emotional intelligence (EI). The latter is suggested to predict academic success and to be important for clinician-patient interaction. It is therefore of int...

    Authors: Tessa C Roos, Dana JH Niehaus, Jukka M Leppänen, Johan Ras, Karen J Cloete, Esmè Jordaan and Liezl Koen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:245

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  21. Content type: Research article

    To enhance the non-technical skills (NTS) assessment literature by developing a reliable and valid peer and self-assessment tool for NTS in a simulated ward setting to include emotional reactions: the Temporal...

    Authors: Eamonn Ferguson, Andy Buttery, Giulia Miles, Christina Tatalia, David D Clarke, Adam J Lonsdale, Bryn Baxendale and Claire Lawrence

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:240

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Multiple-choice questions (MCQ) are still widely used in high stakes medical exams. We wanted to examine whether and to what extent a national licensing exam uses the concept of pattern recognition to test app...

    Authors: Tilo Freiwald, Madjid Salimi, Ehsan Khaljani and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:232

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Physicians’ attitudes, knowledge and skills are powerful determinants of quality of care for older patients. Previous studies found that using educational interventions to improve attitude is a difficult task....

    Authors: Adrian O Goeldlin, Andrea Siegenthaler, André Moser, Yvette D Stoeckli, Andreas E Stuck and Andreas W Schoenenberger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:233

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Medical students perceive neurology to be a difficult subject, a phenomenon described as “neurophobia”. Studies investigating student attitudes towards neurology have so far been limited by small sample sizes ...

    Authors: Julia Pakpoor, Adam E Handel, Giulio Disanto, Richard J Davenport, Gavin Giovannoni and Sreeram V Ramagopalan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:225

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Teachers’ conceptions of learning and teaching are partly unconscious. However, they are critical for the delivery of education and affect students’ learning outcomes. Lasting changes in teaching behaviour can...

    Authors: Johanna CG Jacobs, Scheltus J van Luijk, Francisca Galindo-Garre, Arno MM Muijtjens, Cees PM van der Vleuten, Gerda Croiset and Fedde Scheele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:220

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Recruiting medical students from a rural background, together with offering them opportunities for prolonged immersion in rural clinical training environments, both lead to increased participation in the rural...

    Authors: Ian B Puddey, Annette Mercer, Denese E Playford, Sue Pougnault and Geoffrey J Riley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:218

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Assessing the cultural competence of medical students that have completed the curriculum provides indications on the effectiveness of cultural competence training in that curriculum. However, existing measures...

    Authors: Conny Seeleman, Jessie Hermans, Majda Lamkaddem, Jeanine Suurmond, Karien Stronks and Marie-Louise Essink-Bot

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:216

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Competency-based medical education increasingly recognizes the importance of observation, feedback, and reflection for trainee development. Although bedside rounds provide opportunities for authentic workplace...

    Authors: Jed D Gonzalo, Brian S Heist, Briar L Duffy, Liselotte Dyrbye, Mark J Fagan, Gary Ferenchick, Heather Harrell, Paul A Hemmer, Walter N Kernan, Jennifer R Kogan, Colleen Rafferty, Raymond Wong and Michael D Elnicki

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:212

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Reflection, the ability to examine critically one’s own learning and functioning, is considered important for ‘the good doctor’. The Groningen Reflection Ability Scale (GRAS) is an instrument measuring student...

    Authors: Nina Bjerre Andersen, Lotte O’Neill, Lise Kirstine Gormsen, Line Hvidberg and Anne Mette Morcke

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:214

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Health knowledge develops fast and includes a lot of ambiguous or tentative information. In their daily routine, both health care students and professionals continuously have to make judgments about the viabil...

    Authors: Martina Bientzle, Ulrike Cress and Joachim Kimmerle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:208

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The MRCP(UK) exam, in 2008 and 2010, changed the standard-setting of its Part 1 and Part 2 examinations from a hybrid Angoff/Hofstee method to statistical equating using Item Response Theory, the reference gro...

    Authors: IC McManus, Liliana Chis, Ray Fox, Derek Waller and Peter Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:204

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Faculty productivity is essential for academic medical centers striving to achieve excellence and national recognition. The objective of this study was to evaluate whether and how academic Departments of Medic...

    Authors: Victor F Kairouz, Dany Raad, John Fudyma, Anne B Curtis, Holger J Schünemann and Elie A Akl

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:205

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In 2010, the Federal Ministry of Health of Ethiopia (FMOH) has developed standard Basic Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care (BEmONC) in-service training curricula to respond to the high demand for competency...

    Authors: Alemnesh H Mirkuzie, Mitike Molla Sisay and Mulu Muleta Bedane

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:201

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Selection committees try to ascertain that motivated students are selected for medical school. Self-determination theory stresses that the type of motivation is more important than the quantity of motivation. ...

    Authors: Anouk Wouters, Anneke H Bakker, Inge J van Wijk, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:200

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Many medical schools state that empathy is important and have curricular learning outcomes covering its teaching. It is thought to be useful in team-working, good bedside manner, patient perspective taking, an...

    Authors: Barry Wright, Jean McKendree, Lewys Morgan, Victoria L Allgar and Andrew Brown

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:199

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The development and maintenance of students’ professional behaviour and attitude is of increasing importance in medical education. Unprofessional behaviour in doctors has the potential to jeopardise patient sa...

    Authors: Janet Yates

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:196

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Clinical reasoning (CR) is a core capability for health practitioners. Assessing CR requires a suite of tools to encompass a wide scope of contexts and cognitive abilities. The aim of this project was to devel...

    Authors: Paul Orrock, Sandra Grace, Brett Vaughan and Rosanne Coutts

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:193

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Many instruments for evaluating clinical teaching have been developed but almost all in Western countries. None of these instruments have been validated for the Asian culture, and a literature search yielded n...

    Authors: Makoto Kikukawa, Renee E Stalmeijer, Sei Emura, Sue Roff and Albert JJA Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:179

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the ways in which nursing and medical students perceive and understand their roles in interprofessional teamwork. A 2010 report by the World Health Organization highlights the importance ...

    Authors: Ingunn Aase, Britt Sæthre Hansen and Karina Aase

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:170

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Entry into specialty training was determined by a National Assessment Centre (NAC) approach using a combination of a behavioural Multiple-Mini-Interview (MMI) and a written Situational Judgement Test (SJT). We...

    Authors: Chris Roberts, Tyler Clark, Annette Burgess, Michael Frommer, Marcia Grant and Karyn Mossman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:169

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  41. Content type: Research article

    General Practitioner (GP) Supervisors have a key yet poorly defined role in promoting the cultural competence of GP Registrars who provide healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people during thei...

    Authors: Penelope Abbott, Jennifer Reath, Elaine Gordon, Darshana Dave, Chris Harnden, Wendy Hu, Emma Kozianski and Cris Carriage

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:167

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Medical students often learn the skills necessary to perform a central venous catheterization in the operating room after simulator training. We examined the performance of central venous catheterization by me...

    Authors: Anne Chao, Chia-Hsin Lai, Kuang-Cheng Chan, Chi-Chuan Yeh, Hui-Ming Yeh, Shou-Zen Fan and Wei-Zen Sun

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:168

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Undertaking a Delphi exercise is recommended during the second stage in the development process for a reporting guideline. To continue the development for the Guideline for Reporting Evidence-based practice Ed...

    Authors: Anna C Phillips, Lucy K Lewis, Maureen P McEvoy, James Galipeau, Paul Glasziou, Marilyn Hammick, David Moher, Julie K Tilson and Marie T Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:159

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Little recent published evidence explores the relationship between academic performance in medical school and performance as a junior doctor. Although many forms of assessment are used to demonstrate a medical...

    Authors: Sandra E Carr, Antonio Celenza, Ian B Puddey and Fiona Lake

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:157

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Using computer-based simulation systems in medical education is becoming more and more common. Although the benefits of practicing with these systems in medical education have been demonstrated, advantages of ...

    Authors: Akan Karakuş, Latif Duran, Yücel Yavuz, Levent Altintop and Fatih Çalişkan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:155

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