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BMC Medical Education

Career choice, professional education and development

Section edited by Trevor Lambert and Christopher Roberts

This section considers manuscripts with a focus on the career paths chosen by medical students as well as manuscripts that focus on continuing medical education and professional development.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Medical students can experience the transition from theory to clinical clerkships as stressful. Scientific literature on the mental health of clinical clerkship students is scarce and mental health is usually ...

    Authors: Inge van Dijk, Peter L. B. J. Lucassen, Chris van Weel and Anne E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:219

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  2. Content type: Research article

    To identify the: extent to which medical students in China experience burnout; factors contributing to this; potential solutions to reduce and prevent burnout in this group; and the extent to which the experie...

    Authors: Wang Michael Chunming, Reema Harrison, Raina MacIntyre, Joanna Travaglia and Chinthaka Balasooriya

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:217

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Interest in global health during postgraduate residency training is increasing across medical specialties, and multiple disciplines have categorized global health training opportunities in their arena. No such...

    Authors: Gunisha Kaur, Sheida Tabaie, Jasmit Brar, Virginia Tangel and Kane O. Pryor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:215

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The planning and execution of continuous education in an organization that provides health services is a complex process. The objectives, learning sequences, and implementation strategies should all be oriente...

    Authors: Xavier Mundet-Tuduri, Ramon Crespo, Ma. Luisa Fernandez-Coll, Montserrat Saumell, Flor Millan-Mata, Àngels Cardona and Núria Codern-Bové

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:212

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The impact of context on the complex process of clinical reasoning is not well understood. Using situated cognition as the theoretical framework and videos to provide the same contextual “stimulus” to all part...

    Authors: Elexis McBee, Temple Ratcliffe, Katherine Picho, Lambert Schuwirth, Anthony R. Artino Jr., Ana Monica Yepes-Rios, Jennifer Masel, Cees van der Vleuten and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:211

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The emergence of medical students’ professional identity is important. This paper considers this in a snapshot of the early years of undergraduate medical education. From the perspective of social identity the...

    Authors: Bryan Burford and Harriet E. S. Rosenthal-Stott

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:209

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Hungary has been serious facing human resources crisis in health care, as a result of a massive emigration of health workers. The resulting shortage is unevenly distributed among medical specialisations. The f...

    Authors: Edmond Girasek, Miklós Szócska, Eszter Kovács and Péter Gaál

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:204

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) implemented revisions to resident duty hour requirements (DHRs) in 2011 to improve patient safety and resident well-being. Perceptions of DHRs h...

    Authors: Benjamin J. Sandefur, Diana M. Shewmaker, Christine M. Lohse, Steven H. Rose and James E. Colletti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:199

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There has been increasing interest in examining the relationship between physician wellbeing and quality of patient care. However, few reviews have specifically focused on resident burnout and quality of patie...

    Authors: Carolyn S. Dewa, Desmond Loong, Sarah Bonato, Lucy Trojanowski and Margaret Rea

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:195

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The development of research capacity among undergraduates is an important intervention in countering the documented decrease in medical and health sciences researchers. The literature on undergraduate research...

    Authors: J. Bovijn, N. Kajee, T. M. Esterhuizen and S. C. Van Schalkwyk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:186

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Factors associated with depression of medical students are poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of depression in medical students, its change during the course, if depres...

    Authors: Vanessa Silva, Patrício Costa, Inês Pereira, Ricardo Faria, Ana P. Salgueira, Manuel J. Costa, Nuno Sousa, João J. Cerqueira and Pedro Morgado

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:184

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Studies in the United States have shown that physicians commonly use brand names when documenting medications in an outpatient setting. However, the prevalence of prescribing and documenting brand name medicat...

    Authors: Alexander Summers, Carly Ruderman, Fok-Han Leung and Morgan Slater

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:175

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Medical education can be a time of great psychological distress for students. The ongoing Syrian conflict represents an additional factor potentially contributing to poor mental health among medical students. ...

    Authors: Tareq Al Saadi, Sarah Zaher Addeen, Tarek Turk, Fatima Abbas and Mahmoud Alkhatib

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:173

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  14. Content type: Research article

    With current emphasis on leadership in medicine, this study explores Goleman’s leadership styles of medical education leaders at different hierarchical levels and gain insight into factors that contribute to t...

    Authors: Anurag Saxena, Loni Desanghere, Kent Stobart and Keith Walker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:169

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  15. Content type: Correspondence

    To describe the design and to present the results of a paediatric and neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program adapted to Latin-America.

    Authors: Jesús López-Herce, Martha M. Matamoros, Luis Moya, Enma Almonte, Diana Coronel, Javier Urbano, Ángel Carrillo, Jimena del Castillo, Santiago Mencía, Ramón Moral, Flora Ordoñez, Carlos Sánchez, Lina Lagos, María Johnson, Ovidio Mendoza and Sandra Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:161

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  16. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the influence of continuing education of family health strategy teams by the Ronald McDonald Institute program on the early diagnosis of cancer in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Ana Maria Aranha Magalhaes Costa, Cynthia Magluta and Saint Clair Gomes Junior

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:155

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The proportion of medical doctors involved in research activities is declining. Undergraduate medical research programs are positively associated with medical students’ research interest. Scientific pre-univer...

    Authors: Wendy E. de Leng, Karen M. Stegers-Jager, Marise Ph. Born, Maarten A. Frens and Axel P. N. Themmen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:150

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  18. Content type: Research article

    It is known that many trainee doctors around the world experience work satisfaction but also considerable work stress in the training period. Such stress seems to be linked to multiple factors including worklo...

    Authors: Elaine Wainwright, Fiona Fox, Tailte Breffni, Gordon Taylor and Michael O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:142

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