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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

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

    The validity of high-stakes decisions derived from assessment results is of primary concern to candidates and certifying institutions in the health professions. In the field of orthopaedic manual physical ther...

    Authors: Euson Yeung, Kulamakan Kulasagarem, Nicole Woods, Adam Dubrowski, Brian Hodges and Heather Carnahan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:192

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is now a standard assessment format and while examiner training is seen as essential to assure quality, there appear to be no widely accepted measures of ex...

    Authors: Aidan Byrne, Tereza Soskova, Jayne Dawkins and Lee Coombes

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:191

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Medical student selection and assessment share an underlying high stakes context with the need for valid and reliable tools. This study examined the predictive validity of three tools commonly used in Australi...

    Authors: Ruth M. Sladek, Malcolm J. Bond, Linda K. Frost and Kirsty N. Prior

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:187

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Health provider racial/ethnic bias and its relationship to clinical decision-making is an emerging area of research focus in understanding and addressing ethnic health inequities. Examining potential racial/et...

    Authors: Ricci Harris, Donna Cormack, Elana Curtis, Rhys Jones, James Stanley and Cameron Lacey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:173

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The medical ward round is a central but complex activity that is of relevance from the first day of work. However, difficulties for young doctors have been reported. Instruction of ward round competence in med...

    Authors: Teresa Wölfel, Esther Beltermann, Christian Lottspeich, Elisa Vietz, Martin R. Fischer and Ralf Schmidmaier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:174

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The influence, legitimacy and application of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) in the world is growing as a tool that integrates, the best available evidence to decision making in patient care. Our goal was to ide...

    Authors: Karen A. Aguirre-Raya, María F. Castilla-Peón, Leticia A. Barajas-Nava, Violeta Torres-Rodríguez, Onofre Muñoz-Hernández and Juan Garduño-Espinosa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:166

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  16. Content type: Research article

    International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are known to perform less well in many postgraduate medical examinations when compared to their UK trained counterparts. This “differential attainment” is observed in bot...

    Authors: Anju Verma, Ann Griffin, Jane Dacre and Andrew Elder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:162

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The attitudes of healthcare professionals towards HIV positive patients and high risk groups are central to the quality of care and therefore to the management of HIV/AIDS related stigma in health settings. Ex...

    Authors: Keivan Ahmadi, Daniel D. Reidpath, Pascale Allotey and Mohamed Azmi Ahmad Hassali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:155

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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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