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Career choice, professional education and development

Section edited by 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

    Against the background of the recruitment crisis in general practice, we aimed to determine what United Kingdom (UK) medical students value in their future careers, how they perceive careers in general practic...

    Authors: Sarah Barber, Rachel Brettell, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Trisha Greenhalgh and Richard Harrington

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:160

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  2. Content type: Research article

    The complexity of patients’ condition and treatment processes in intensive care units (ICUs) predisposes patients to more hazardous events. Effective patient safety culture is related to lowering the rate of p...

    Authors: Maryam Amiri, Zahra Khademian and Reza Nikandish

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:158

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  3. Content type: Research article

    The goals of this study were (1) to determine early intervention (EI) Speech-Language Pathologists’ (SLPs) level of training and knowledge on environmental toxicants and their effect on infant and child develo...

    Authors: Emily Zimmerman, Catherine Borkowski, Stephanie Clark and Phil Brown

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:155

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Work based learning underpins the training and CPD of medical practitioners. Medical audit operates on two levels; individual self-assessment and professional/practice development. In Ireland, annual practice ...

    Authors: Marie Claire Van Hout, Des Crowley, Aoife McBride and Ide Delargy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:153

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Over the last two decades medical schools have increased rural practice learning opportunities for students in an effort to improve recruitment to the rural workforce. James Cook University’s (JCU) medical sch...

    Authors: Robin A. Ray, Louise Young and Daniel Lindsay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:147

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There is a compelling need for management training amongst hospital managers in Nigeria mostly because management was never a part of the curricula in medical schools and this has resulted in their deficiencie...

    Authors: Ogbonnia Godfrey Ochonma and Stephen Ikechukwu Nwatu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:138

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  7. Content type: Research article

    An unequal distribution of health personnel, leading to unfavourable differences in health status between urban and rural populations, is a serious cause for concern globally. Part of the solution to this prob...

    Authors: Anthony Amalba, Francis A. Abantanga, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier and W. N. K. A. van Mook

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:133

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A higher sense of mastery of doctors’ clinical work could benefit not only their own mental health but also their work performance and patient care. However, we know little about factors associated with percei...

    Authors: Anna Belfrage, Kjersti Støen Grotmol, Reidar Tyssen, Torbjørn Moum and Lars Lien

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:116

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  9. Content type: Research article

    MD-PhDs have been hailed as significant to the advancement of medicine and health care. Yet when it comes to which positions MD-PhDs should be holding in the clinic and the academic world, there seems to be no...

    Authors: Pernille Andreassen and Mette Krogh Christensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:115

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Over the past 10 years, three new MD schools have been created in the state of Michigan, while the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (MSU-CHM) has increased their class size to 850 students. ...

    Authors: Richard Switzer, Luke VandeZande, Alan T. Davis and Tracy J. Koehler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:113

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  11. Content type: Research article

    To assess mentorship experiences among the faculty of a large academic department of medicine and to examine how those experiences relate to academic advancement and job satisfaction.

    Authors: Rochelle P. Walensky, Younji Kim, Yuchiao Chang, Bianca C. Porneala, Mirar N. Bristol, Katrina Armstrong and Eric G. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:108

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Given the expected increase in those entering retirement, the number of practising physicians is predicted to decrease. Conversely, the number of physicians needed is set to increase, due to higher demands res...

    Authors: Diana Grasreiner, Uta Dahmen and Utz Settmacher

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:103

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Involvement of clinicians in biomedical research is imperative for the future of healthcare. Several factors influence clinicians’ inclination towards research: the medical school experience, exposure to resea...

    Authors: Tam Cam Ha, Sheryl Ng, Cynthia Chen, Sook Kwin Yong, Gerald C. H. Koh, Say Beng Tan, Rahul Malhotra, Fernando Altermatt, Arnfinn Seim, Aya Biderman, Torres Woolley and Truls Østbye

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:86

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Attracting and recruiting health workers to work in rural areas is still a great challenge in China. The rural-oriented tuition-waived medical education (RTME) programme has been initiated and implemented in C...

    Authors: Jinlin Liu, Kun Zhang and Ying Mao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:91

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Fostering personal identity formation and professional development among undergraduate medical students is challenging. Based on situated learning, experiential learning and role-modelling frameworks, a six-we...

    Authors: Ardi Findyartini and Nani Cahyani Sudarsono

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:88

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Minorities are underrepresented in health professions and efforts to recruit minority students into health careers are considered a way to reduce health disparities. There is little research about the effectiv...

    Authors: Emma Fernandez-Repollet, Craig Locatis, Wilfredo E. De Jesus-Monge, Richard Maisiak and Wei-Li Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:84

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The recent UK Government paper ‘Five year forward view’ describes the need to move much patient management from secondary to primary care, and this will require a significant increase in the numbers of General...

    Authors: Robin Lewis and Shona Kelly

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:67

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Moving from postgraduate training into independent practice represents a major transition in physicians’ professional life. Little is known about how Swiss primary care graduates experience such a transition. ...

    Authors: N. Junod Perron, M. C. Audetat, S. Mazouri, M. Schindler, D. M. Haller and J. Sommer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:65

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In Japan, some residents develop mental health problems. In previous studies, it was reported that long working hours might be a cause of stress reaction such as depression. There were some reports that compar...

    Authors: Ryoko Ogawa, Emiko Seo, Takami Maeno, Makoto Ito, Masaru Sanuki and Tetsuhiro Maeno

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:50

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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)

    Usage 
    960,678 downloads
    826.0 Usage Factor

    Social Media Impact
    395 mentions

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