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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. A national pre-registration pharmacist training recruitment scheme, which replaces local recruitment models, was introduced in England and Wales in 2017. The national recruitment system allows pharmacy student...

    Authors: Laura McEwen-Smith, Malcolm James Price, Gail Fleming, Tim Swanwick, Christine Hirsch, Asma Yahyouche, Jonathan Ward, Sharon Buckley, Atif Shamim and Vibhu Paudyal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:453

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Existing studies have explored many aspects of medical students’ experiences of patient death and propose the importance of faculty support for coping. However, UK-based literature on this subject and research...

    Authors: Travuth Trivate, Ashley A Dennis, Sarah Sholl and Tracey Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:451

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Scientometric studies are one of the most important and useful tools to assess the research performance and knowledge impact of researchers. The aim of this study was to map out the scientific performance of t...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Fahimeh Bakhtiary, Mina Golestani, Yasin Sadeghi-Bazargani, Nazila Jalilzadeh and Mohammad Saadati

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:449

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The demand for General Practice services in the UK, and elsewhere, is rising quickly. In part, the increasing demand is from an aging population that requires management of multiple long-term conditions. The G...

    Authors: Robin Lewis, Rachel Ibbotson and Shona Kelly

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:448

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Program directors are often perceived as strong and independent leaders within the academic medical environment. However, they are not as omnipotent as they initially appear. Indeed, PDs are beholden to a vari...

    Authors: Bharat Kumar, Melissa L. Swee and Manish Suneja

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:436

    Content type: Debate

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  6. It is common practice for health professionals in China to have international experience. However, the association between such experience and these professionals’ students’ scientific research ability has not...

    Authors: Tingjiao Liu, Liming Zhang, Tingting Zhao and Nan Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:428

    Content type: Research article

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  7. The choice of medical specialty is related to multiple factors, students’ values, and specialty perceptions. Research in this area is needed in low- and middle-income countries, where the alignment of specialt...

    Authors: Carlos Gutiérrez-Cirlos, J. Jesús Naveja, Manuel García-Minjares, Adrián Martínez-González and Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:420

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The development of technology, novel communication, and social networking can positively or negatively affect the therapeutic alliance between patients and psychiatrists. We conducted this study to identify In...

    Authors: Yeon Jung Lee, Jaeuk Hwang, Soyoung Irene Lee, Sung-Il Woo, Sang Woo Hahn and Steve Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:411

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Gastroenterology fellowship candidates may strive to improve their qualifications for this extremely competitive fellowship.

    Authors: Zaid Imam and Mitchell S. Cappell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:402

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:440

  10. The effect of rapidly increasing student debt on medical students’ ultimate career plans is of particular interest to residency programs desiring to enhance recruitment, including primary care specialties. Pre...

    Authors: Erik M. Fritz, Suzanne van den Hoogenhof and Jonathan P. Braman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:395

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation may reduce empathy among medical students. Yet, little is known about the empathy after a night on call or an overnight shift among resident physicians. Hence, we aime...

    Authors: Michiko Mizobe, Hitomi Kataoka, Hiroshi Yamagami, Chikao Ito, Yasuaki Koyama, Erika Yawata and Takashi Shiga

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:391

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Burnout Clinical Subtype Questionnaire (BCSQ-12-SS) is a short valid questionnaire for assessment of burnout in students. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of Persian-tra...

    Authors: Simin Z. Mohebbi, Reza Yazdani, Musa Talebi, Afsaneh Pakdaman, Marc W. Heft and Hoda Bahramian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:388

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Poor patients have greater morbidity and die up to 10 years earlier than patients who have higher socio-economic status. These findings are often attributed to differences in life-style between groups. The pre...

    Authors: Ibrahim Al Alwan, Mohi Eldin Magzoub, Ali Al Haqwi, Motasin Badri, Sarah M. Al Yousif, Amir Babiker, Sílvia Mamede and Henk G. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:386

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Postgraduate doctors are prone to burnout due to occupational and educational stressors. Sri Lankan situation is unknown. This study determines burnout among postgraduate doctors in Colombo: Prevalence, associ...

    Authors: Beminihennedige Minuri S. Fernando and Dulani Lakmali Samaranayake

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:373

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Previous research has demonstrated that attainment inequalities exist for students from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups in pre-registration physiotherapy education. While previous research has ex...

    Authors: John A. Hammond, Annabel Williams, Saskia Walker and Meriel Norris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:372

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Personality preference research on medical students and physicians demonstrates that personality preferences may affect one’s choice of specialty and transform over the course of one’s academic career as well ...

    Authors: Yu-Che Chang, Hsu-Min Tseng, Xaviera Xiao, Roy Y. L. Ngerng, Chiao-Lin Wu and Chung-Hsien Chaou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:363

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Few systematic methods prioritize the image education in medical students (MS). We hope to develop a checklist of brain computerized tomography (CT) reading in patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke (AI...

    Authors: Chi-Hung Liu, Cheng-Ting Hsiao, Ting-Yu Chang, Yeu-Jhy Chang, Sheng-Han Kuo, Chun-Wei Chang, Chi-Jen Chen, Chien-Fu Chen, Po-Liang Cheng, Shy-Chyi Chin, Te-Fa Chiu, Jung-Lung Hsu, Peng-Wei Hsu, Tsong-Hai Lee, Chih-Hsiang Liao, Chun-Jen Lin…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:359

    Content type: Research article

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  18. About 70% of teachers who instruct healthcare students are considered sessional (adjunct/temporary part-time) faculty and receive limited instruction in pedagogy. Sessional faculty may feel isolated and strugg...

    Authors: Abigail Grover Snook, Asta B. Schram, Thorarinn Sveinsson and Brett D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:349

    Content type: Research article

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  19. A patient-centred approach to care is increasingly the mandate for healthcare delivery. There is a need to explore how health professional students develop patient-centred attributes. This study aims to unders...

    Authors: Sheeba Rosewilliam, Vivek Indramohan, Richard Breakwell, Bernard Xian Wei Liew and John Skelton

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:347

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Poor Quality of Life (QoL) among medical students is associated with an unhealthy lifestyle, psychological distress, and academic failure, which could affect their care for patients in the future. This study a...

    Authors: Husam Malibary, Mohammad M. Zagzoog, Maysaa A. Banjari, Ryan O. Bamashmous and Anoud R. Omer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:344

    Content type: Research article

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  21. There is scant information about the factors that influence the career decisions of anesthesia residents in Turkey. The aim of this study was to determine the preferences of anesthesia residents in Turkey rega...

    Authors: Murat Izgi, Betul Basaran, Aysun Ankay Yilbas, Sennur Uzun, Almıla Gulsun Pamuk and Meral Kanbak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:342

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Continuing professional development and lifelong learning are crucial to secure safe and good quality healthcare. Lack of motivation has been found to be among the most important barriers for participation in ...

    Authors: Stéphanie M. E. van der Burgt, Rashmi A. Kusurkar, Janneke A. Wilschut, Sharon L. N. M. Tjin A Tsoi, Gerda Croiset and Saskia M. Peerdeman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:339

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Most residents and faculty in obstetrics and gynecology (Ob/Gyn) are women. However, only a third of Ob/Gyn academic leadership positions are held by women in the United States.

    Authors: Brindha Bavan, Jordan Chavez, Briana Saravanabavanandhan, Jie Li and Shannon MacLaughlan David

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:332

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The maldistribution of the Australian health workforce contributes to restricted accessibility and poorer health outcomes for rural and remote populations, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aust...

    Authors: Rosalie D. Thackrah and Sandra C. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:331

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Pain management is a challenge and effective treatment requires professionals to collaborate if they are to address the needs of patients with pain. Comprehensive education and training is key to helping skill...

    Authors: Jordi Miró, Elena Castarlenas, Ester Solé, Lorena Martí, Isabel Salvat and Francisco Reinoso-Barbero

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:307

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Occupational stress-related disorders are complex to diagnose and prevent, due to their multifactorial origin. We developed an e-learning programme aimed at supporting occupational physicians when diagnosing a...

    Authors: Lieke Omvlee, Henk F. van der Molen, Ellen te Pas and Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:305

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The shift in healthcare to extramural leads to more patients with complex health problems receiving nursing care at home. However, the interest of baccalaureate nursing students for community nursing is modera...

    Authors: Margriet van Iersel, Rien de Vos, Marjon van Rijn, Corine H. M. Latour, Paul A. Kirschner and Wilma J. M. Scholte op Reimer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:299

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Genome cohort studies are used to analyze interactions between genetic and environmental factors, providing valuable information for personalized healthcare. Large-scale and long-term cohort studies require a ...

    Authors: Mika Sakurai-Yageta, Hiroshi Kawame, Shinichi Kuriyama, Atsushi Hozawa, Naoki Nakaya, Fuji Nagami, Naoko Minegishi, Soichi Ogishima, Takako Takai-Igarashi, Inaho Danjoh, Taku Obara, Mami Ishikuro, Tomoko Kobayashi, Yayoi Aizawa, Rino Ishihara, Masayuki Yamamoto…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:297

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In Australia, the proportion of medical students with disability remains low compared to students with disability in other university courses and to the prevalence of disability in society. Arguments for inclu...

    Authors: Lise Mogensen and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:288

    Content type: Research article

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  30. In the United States, post-cardiac arrest debriefing has increased, but historically it has occurred rarely in our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). A fellow-led debriefing tool was developed as a tool for...

    Authors: Jennifer Gillen, Monica L. Koncicki, Rebecca F. Hough, Kathryn Palumbo, Tarif Choudhury, Ariel Daube, Anita Patel, Amy Chirico, Cheryl Lin, Sirisha Yalamanchi, Linda Aponte-Patel and Anita I. Sen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:272

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Medical student journals play a critical role in promoting academic research and publishing amongst medical students, but their impact on students’ future academic achievements has not been examined. We aimed ...

    Authors: Ibrahim S. Al-Busaidi, Cameron I. Wells and Tim J. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:271

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The relationship between large-group classroom attendance by students and test achievement in problem-based learning (PBL) curricula is unclear. This study examined the correlation between attendance at resour...

    Authors: Khalid Ahmed Jassim Al Khaja, Yasin Tayem, Henry James, Ahmed Jaradat and Reginald Paul Sequeira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:269

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The rapidly rising rates of brain diseases due to the growing ageing population and the explosion in treatment options for many neurological conditions increase the demand for neurologists. We report trends in...

    Authors: Atena Barat, Michael J. Goldacre and Trevor W. Lambert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:257

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Medical school faculty members have been reported to be highly likely to suffer burnout. Research is being conducted on professional self-concepts as a factor that relieves burnout in many professions. However...

    Authors: Jihye Yu, Sukyung Lee, Miran Kim, Kiyoung Lim, Kihong Chang and Sujin Chae

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:248

    Content type: Research article

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  35. In Australia, the number of medical graduates per year has increased at a greater rate than the increase in the number of specialist training places. Consequently, competition for training positions is intensi...

    Authors: Daniel Thompson, Colin Thompson, Natasha Nassar and Annette Katelaris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:247

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Many western countries have problems recruiting and retaining medical specialists. In Sweden there is a lack of primary care doctors and psychiatrists. Despite much research on the topic the shortage remains. ...

    Authors: Caroline Olsson, Hans Järnbert-Pettersson, Sari Ponzer, Marie Dahlin and Tomas Bexelius

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:244

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Although specific specialties and residency programs have investigated student performance factors affecting matching, there is a paucity of information from medical schools. Furthermore, factors contributing ...

    Authors: Katherine Mitsouras, Fanglong Dong, Marian N. Safaoui and Scott C. Helf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:241

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Procurement of bone allograft must be performed by trained personnel. Improper handling and lack of knowledge during bone procurement will lead to contamination hence jeopardizing quality of the procured bones...

    Authors: Suhaili Mohd, Norimah Yusof, Lee-Lee Lai, Md. Golam Hossain, Saravana Ramalingam, Suzina Sheikh AB Hamid, Wuey Min Ng and Azura Mansor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:238

    Content type: Research article

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  39. We believe junior doctors are in a unique position in relation to reporting of incidents and safety culture. They are still in training and are also ‘fresh eyes’ on the system providing valuable insights into ...

    Authors: Marie Ward, Éidín Ní Shé, Aoife De Brún, Christian Korpos, Moayed Hamza, Elaine Burke, Ann Duffy, Karen Egan, Una Geary, Catherine Holland, Julie O’Grady, Karen Robinson, Alan Smith, Alan Watson and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:232

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Ethical behavior and professionalism is an ideal characteristic required of medical students and included as ‘must achieve’ and critical aspect of medical students’ curriculum. This study proposes to determine...

    Authors: Hematram Yadav, Ravindran Jegasothy, Sowmya Ramakrishnappa, Jaiprakash Mohanraj and Prathapa Senan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:218

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Preceptorship fulfills the requirements of International Guidelines regarding the training of health care professionals as a method of teaching in clinical settings, during the daily work routine. This study a...

    Authors: Letícia Cabrini Girotto, Sylvia Claassen Enns, Marilda Siriani de Oliveira, Fernanda Brenneisen Mayer, Bruno Perotta, Itamar Souza Santos and Patricia Tempski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:203

    Content type: Research article

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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