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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. The first step in improving interprofessional teamwork entails training health professionals (HP) to acknowledge the role and value the contribution of each member of the team. The International Classification...

    Authors: Jean Baptiste Sagahutu, Jeanne Kagwiza, Francois Cilliers and Jennifer Jelsma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:139

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Evidence-based practice is among core competencies of health care professionals (HCPs). However, the levels of evidence-searching capability may differ among various disciplines of HCPs as they receive differe...

    Authors: Szu-Yu Chi, Yu-Shiun Tsai, Tien-Pei Fang, Tao-Hsin Tung and Ching-Chi Chi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:134

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The need for subspecialty-trained neurologists is growing in parallel with increasing disease burden. However, despite the immense burden of neurological diseases, like headache and neurodegenerative disorders...

    Authors: Harini Sarva, Gustavo A. Patino, Mehmood Rashid, James W. M. Owens, Matthew S. Robbins and Stefano Sandrone

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:108

    Content type: Review

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  4. Medical specialty selection is a complex phenomenon that can affect the performance of health systems, community health, and physicians’ lives. It is essential to identify the key factors influencing the choic...

    Authors: Yaser Sarikhani, Sulmaz Ghahramani, Mohsen Bayati, Farhad Lotfi and Peivand Bastani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:99

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Assessment of the presence and characteristics of sexual harassment in academic medicine is a global issue. Only limited international data are available so far.

    Authors: Eva Schoenefeld, Bernhard Marschall, Berit Paul, Helmut Ahrens, Janina Sensmeier, Jan Coles and Bettina Pfleiderer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:81

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Training of mid-level providers is a task-sharing strategy that has gained popularity in the recent past for addressing the critical shortage of the health workforce. In Tanzania, training of mid-level provide...

    Authors: Nathanael Sirili, Amani Anaeli, Lilian Mselle, Obadia Nyongole and Siriel Massawe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:72

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Most studies evaluating career aspirations among gender are performed in Anglo-Saxon countries. Two recent French studies looked at the career choice of residents in obstetrics & gynecology. It seemed useful t...

    Authors: A. Cathelain, M. Jourdain, C. Cordonnier, S. Catteau-Jonard, D. Sebbane, M. C. Copin, L. Berlingo, C. Rubod and C. Garabedian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:63

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Enhancing empathy in healthcare education is a critical component in the development of a relationship between healthcare professionals and patients that would ensure better patient care; improved patient sati...

    Authors: Toshiko Yoshida, Sho Watanabe, Takayuki Kono, Hiroaki Taketa, Noriko Shiotsu, Hajime Shirai, Yukie Nakai and Yasuhiro Torii

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:53

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Motivation triggers all human activities including learning and lack of career motivation can lead to decreased efficiency. This study assessed the association between academic burnout and career choice motiva...

    Authors: Simin Z. Mohebbi, Mahdia Gholami, Mostafa Chegini, Younes Ghoreyshi, Ronald C. Gorter and Hoda Bahramian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:52

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Among the processes to be experienced by any organization during its establishment is the formation of an organizational identity. This process can be understood as the activity and event through which an orga...

    Authors: Ubirajara José Picanço de Miranda Junior, Maria Rita Carvalho Garbi Novaes, Henrique Batista Araújo Santos, João Fellipe Santos Tatsch, Rafael Sanches Ferreira, Wilton Paulo de Freitas Martins Vieira and Luís Velez Lapão

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:51

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Recruitment and retention of competent faculty members are important in maintaining and improving the quality of education and research performance of universities. The aim of the present study was to find out...

    Authors: Maria Shaterjalali, Yousef Gholampoor, Ali Khani Jeihooni, Yaser Mansoori, Reza Homayounfar, Elham Ehrampoush and Shahnaz Karimi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:24

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Interdisciplinary research teams can increase productivity among academic researchers, yet many junior investigators do not have the training or financial resources to build productive teams. We developed and ...

    Authors: Marie Bragg, Joshua Arshonsky, Yrvane Pageot, Margaret Eby, Carolyn M. Tucker, Shonna Yin, Emily Goldmann and Melanie Jay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:3

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Non-technical skills such as leadership, communication, or situation awareness should lead to effective teamwork in a crisis. This study aimed to analyse the role of these skills in the emotional response of h...

    Authors: Anna Beneria, Mireia Arnedo, Sofia Contreras, Marco Pérez-Carrasco, Itziar Garcia-Ruiz, Mónica Rodríguez-Carballeira, Joaquim Raduà and Jordi Bañeras Rius

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:515

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Continuing professional development (CPD) continues to gain acceptance as a model for health care professionals to engage in lifelong learning (LLL). Many pharmacy schools have not adopted yet specific program...

    Authors: Sarah Khamis, Abdikarim Mohamed Abdi and Bilgen Basgut

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:502

    Content type: Research article

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  15. An increase in the number of medical disputes and violence against doctors indicates a lack of trust in the medical profession by society in Chinese public hospitals. Empirical evidence confirms that one cause...

    Authors: Zhanming Liang, Min Xu, Guowei Liu, Yongli Zhou and Peter F Howard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:501

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The objective of this study was to determine the advising and emergency medicine (EM) residency selection practices for special population applicant groups for whom traditional advice may not apply.

    Authors: Alexis E. Pelletier-Bui, Caitlin Schrepel, Liza Smith, Xiao Chi Zhang, Adam Kellogg, Mary Ann Edens, Christopher W. Jones and Emily Hillman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:495

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Despite being a vital part of medical workforce planning and development, how medical students and graduates choose their career specialty is still not well understood. This study aimed to identify the factors...

    Authors: Frances M. Cronin, Nicholas Clarke, Louise Hendrick, Ronan Conroy and Ruairi Brugha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:485

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Training has been found effective in improving healthcare professionals’ knowledge, confidence, and skills in conducting advance care planning (ACP). However, the association between training and its actual pr...

    Authors: Helen Yue-lai Chan, Annie Oi-ling Kwok, Kwok-keung Yuen, Derrick Kit-sing Au and Jacqueline Kwan-yuk Yuen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:451

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Medical treatment informed by Precision Medicine is becoming a standard practice for many diseases, and patients are curious about the consequences of genomic variants in their genome. However, most medical st...

    Authors: Ramu Anandakrishnan, Tiffany L. Carpenetti, Peter Samuel, Breezy Wasko, Craig Johnson, Christy Smith, Jessica Kim, Pawel Michalak, Lin Kang, Nick Kinney, Arben Santo, John Anstrom, Harold R. Garner and Robin T. Varghese

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:437

    Content type: Technical advance

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  20. MD-PhD programs confer degrees that empower medical doctors with in-depth scientific skills to contribute to biomedical research and academic medicine, alongside clinical practice. Whilst the career options an...

    Authors: Andre Dos Santos Rocha, Cristophe Combescure and Francesco Negro

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:425

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Recently, there have been concerted efforts to improve racial and ethnic diversity in the physician-scientist workforce. Identifying factors associated with career choices among those underrepresented in medic...

    Authors: Aisha L. Siebert, Shinnyi Chou, Omar Toubat, Alexander J. Adami, Hajwa Kim, Dania Daye and Jennifer M. Kwan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:422

    Content type: Research article

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  22. A highly skilled workforce is required to deliver high quality evidence-based care. Clinical academic career training programmes have been developed to build capacity and capabilities of nurses, midwives and a...

    Authors: Alison Cowley, Claire Diver, Alison Edgley and Joanne Cooper

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:418

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Career intention is closely related to the distribution of university graduates across sectors in pharmacy-related field. The aim of the study was to describe career intention and identify its influencing fact...

    Authors: Tianqi Zhang, Lingui Li and Ying Bian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:405

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Compassion fatigue, unprofessional behavior, and burnout are prompting educators to examine medical students’ affective reactions to workplace experiences. Attributes of both students and learning environments...

    Authors: Huei-Ming Yeh, Wan-Hsi Chien, Daniel Fu-Chang Tsai, Tim Dornan, Ling-Ping Lai and Chun-Lin Chu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:404

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The weight of social inequalities during education is a reality. Students of lower socioeconomic status may have less chance of success in higher education, particularly in medical studies. However, the role o...

    Authors: Hanane Bouchghoul, Jean-Louis Teboul, Marie-Victoire Senat and Solène Vigoureux

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:402

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Infectious and tropical diseases (ID) physicians are needed now more than ever to tackle existing and emerging global threats. However, in many countries, ID is not recognized as a qualifying specialty. The cr...

    Authors: Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, François-Daniel Ardellier, Pauline Thill, Anne-Lise Beaumont, Gaud Catho, Lindsay Osei, Vincent Dubée, Alexandre Bleibtreu, Adrien Lemaignen and Michaël Thy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:397

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Several studies reported that Inter-professional Education (IPE) plays a major role in creating an effective collaborating environment in healthcare settings to achieve high-quality patient care. This study me...

    Authors: Arwa Alruwaili, Noora Mumenah, Nesrin Alharthy and Fatmah Othman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:390

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Due to disparities in their regional distribution of the surgical specialists, those who have finished “housemanship,” which is the equivalent of an internship, are serving as main surgical care providers in r...

    Authors: Mee Joo Kang and Reuben Kwesi Sakyi Ngissah

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:386

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unprecedented and potentially stressful event that inserted itself into the 2019–2020 Canadian medical curriculum. However, its impact on stress and subsequent professional pa...

    Authors: Myriam Abbas, Malek Dhane, Michèle Beniey, Léamarie Meloche-Dumas, Mohamed Eissa, Natasha Guérard-Poirier, Myriam El-Raheb, Florence Lebel-Guay, Adam Dubrowski and Erica Patocskai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:385

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Medical student burnout can cause emotional and physical exhaustion and detachment. The objectives of this study were to evaluate burnout using the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Student Survey (MBI-SS), identify f...

    Authors: Michael Obregon, Jessica Luo, Jarod Shelton, Terri Blevins and Martin MacDowell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:376

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Benchmarking across and within universities is a common tool to evaluate performance of a program and maintain accreditation requirements. While teaching remains a primary responsibility of many academics, aca...

    Authors: Rebecca Donkin, Kieran Broome and Libby Swanepoel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:364

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Intensive study of the biomedical sciences remains a core component of undergraduate medical education with medical students often completing up to 2 years of biomedical science training prior to entering cler...

    Authors: Bonny L. Dickinson, Kristine Gibson, Kristi VanDerKolk, Jeffrey Greene, Claudia A. Rosu, Deborah D. Navedo, Kirsten A. Porter-Stransky and Lisa E. Graves

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:356

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:428

  33. Community-based medical education (CBME) has been evolving globally. However, the long-term impacts of CBME programs on career intention are ambiguous. Therefore, this study aimed to reveal the long-term impac...

    Authors: Shinsuke Yahata, Taro Takeshima, Tsuneaki Kenzaka and Masanobu Okayama

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:337

    Content type: Research article

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  34. This research explores the value of an inter-organisational jurisdiction, on the professional development of faculty members in their roles of researcher and educator. Faculty members from a Dutch university o...

    Authors: Margot Barry, Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink, Loek A. F. M. Niewenhuis and Nynke Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:327

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Mentoring is a critical component of career development and job satisfaction leading to a healthier workforce and more productive outputs. However, there are limited data on mentorship models in regional areas...

    Authors: Teresa M. Wozniak, Esther Miller, Kevin J. Williams and Amelia Pickering

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  36. In China, general practitioners have limited ability to provide care for common chronic non-communicable diseases because they lack postgraduate training. In an attempt to improve general practitioners’ skills...

    Authors: Chunyu Zhang, Fang Fang, Mingqiang Peng, Ying Zhao, Ruixue Liu and Cunbo Jia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:297

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Burnout for doctors-in-training is increasingly cause for concern. Our objectives were to assess the feasibility, acceptability and impact of a novel intervention to reduce burnout and improve wellbeing. This ...

    Authors: Antonia Rich, Amira Aly, Marta E. Cecchinato, Laura Lascau, Magdalen Baker, Rowena Viney and Anna L. Cox

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Medical student mental health and wellbeing is highly topical and the subject of much research. While theoretically informed definitions of wellbeing abound, how do medical students themselves understand and p...

    Authors: Christine Byrnes, Vaishnavi Anu Ganapathy, Melinda Lam, Lise Mogensen and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:288

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The number of UK foundation doctors choosing to go straight into speciality training has fallen drastically over the last 10 years: We sought to explore and understand the reasons for this change.

    Authors: Alexander Conor Hollis, Jack Streeter, Clare Van Hamel, Louise Milburn and Hugh Alberti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:282

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The transition from pre-clinical to clinical medical training is often characterised by several challenges which may have different impacts on students’ well-being and learning experiences. To ensure smooth tr...

    Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Poornima Roche, Mary Adu, Karina Jones, Faith Alele and Aaron Drovandi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:279

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Shared Decision Making (SDM) is as ideal model for resident-patient relationship which may improve medical outcomes. Nevertheless, predictive psychological factors influencing residents’ perspective regarding ...

    Authors: Farzan Kheirkhah, Reza Mousavi Larijani, Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Mohamahd Hadi Yadollahpour and Soraya Khafri

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:251

    Content type: Research article

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