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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Content type: Research article

    There is a paucity of evidence on how to train medical students to provide equitable, high quality care to racial and ethnic minority patients. We test the hypothesis that medical schools’ ability to foster a ...

    Authors: Diana J. Burgess, Sara E. Burke, Brooke A. Cunningham, John F. Dovidio, Rachel R. Hardeman, Yuefeng Hou, David B. Nelson, Sylvia P. Perry, Sean M. Phelan, Mark W. Yeazel and Michelle van Ryn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:254

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  11. 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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  12. Content type: Research article

    Progress testing (PT) is used in Western countries to evaluate students’ level of functional knowledge, and to enhance meaning-oriented and self-directed learning. However, the use of PT has not been investiga...

    Authors: Yasushi Matsuyama, Arno M. M. Muijtjens, Makoto Kikukawa, Renee Stalmeijer, Reiko Murakami, Shizukiyo Ishikawa and Hitoaki Okazaki

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:245

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  13. Content type: Research article

    A major focus in nursing education is on the judgement of clinical performance, and it is a complex process due to the diverse nature of nursing practice. A holistic approach in assessment of competency is adv...

    Authors: Xi Vivien Wu, Karin Enskär, Lay Hoon Pua, Doreen Gek Noi Heng and Wenru Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:248

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Communication skills and professionalism are two competencies in graduate medical education that are challenging to evaluate. We aimed to develop, test and validate a de novo instrument to evaluate these two comp...

    Authors: Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Richard D. Newcomb, William G. Buchta, Mark W. Steffen, Zhen Wang, Amanda K. Lovett and Lawrence W. Steinkraus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:233

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Patient safety depends on effective teamwork. The similarity of team members’ mental models - or their shared understanding–regarding clinical tasks is likely to influence the effectiveness of teamwork. Mental...

    Authors: Ivana Nakarada-Kordic, Jennifer M. Weller, Craig S. Webster, David Cumin, Christopher Frampton, Matt Boyd and Alan F. Merry

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:229

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Attention to the role of context in shaping individuals’ coping strategies is necessary. This study used the Salutogenic Model (SM) as a framework to identify the coping strategies of oral health profession st...

    Authors: Karla Gambetta-Tessini, Rodrigo Mariño, Mike Morgan and Vivienne Anderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:224

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Teamwork training is an essential component of health professional student education. A valid and reliable teamwork self-assessment tool could assist students to identify desirable teamwork behaviours with the...

    Authors: Christopher J. Gordon, Christine Jorm, Boaz Shulruf, Jennifer Weller, Jane Currie, Renee Lim and Adam Osomanski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:218

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Best practices for conflict-of-interest (COI) policies in medical schools have evolved rapidly over the past decade, in part motivated by the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) scorecard that has publ...

    Authors: Daniel J. Carlat, Teddy Fagrelius, Reshma Ramachandran, Joseph S. Ross and Sallyann Bergh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:202

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Despite the recent widespread adoption of simulation in clinical education in physiotherapy, there is a lack of validated tools for assessment in this setting. The Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) is...

    Authors: Belinda K. Judd, Justin N. Scanlan, Jennifer A. Alison, Donna Waters and Christopher J. Gordon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:196

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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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