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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. Research is of great value to make advancements within the medical field and, ultimately, offer the best possible patient care. Physician-scientists are key in contributing to the development of medicine, as t...

    Authors: Belinda W. C. Ommering, Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Diana H. J. M. Dolmans, Friedo W. Dekker and Floris M. van Blankenstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:204

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Practising medicine at an expert level requires skills beyond medical expert knowledge. Research shows that newly appointed consultants feel less prepared to deal with leadership issues compared to issues rega...

    Authors: Bente Malling, Lydia de Lasson, Eva Just and Nikolaj Stegeager

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:193

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Understanding how professional competencies are actually enacted in clinical practice can help university programs better prepare their graduates. The study aimed to describe 1) the perceived competency level ...

    Authors: Annie Rochette, Martine Brousseau, Brigitte Vachon, Cynthia Engels, Fatima Amari and Aliki Thomas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:191

    Content type: Research article

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  4. There is some anecdotal evidence that anxiety about the responsibility of an intern influences rural future intentions. Additionally, research has shown that urban interns have reported that they are worried a...

    Authors: Jannine Bailey and Sabrina Pit

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:188

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Physician-scientists are a vital segment of the healthcare workforce, but they may face significant challenges balancing and integrating clinical responsibilities, scientific research, and domestic responsibil...

    Authors: Chithra R. Perumalswami, Shinichi Takenoshita, Ayumi Tanabe, Ranka Kanda, Haruko Hiraike, Hiroko Okinaga, Reshma Jagsi and Kyoko Nomura

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:178

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Increasing the number of primary care physicians is critical to overcoming the shortage of healthcare providers. Primary care physicians are increasingly called upon to address not only medical concerns but al...

    Authors: Michaela M. Braxton, Jhojana L. Infante Linares, Dmitry Tumin and Kendall M. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:174

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Aboriginal cultural awareness training aims to build a culturally responsive workforce, however research has found the training has limited impact on the health professional’s ability to provide culturally saf...

    Authors: Vicki Kerrigan, Nicole Lewis, Alan Cass, Marita Hefler and Anna P. Ralph

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:173

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Academically talented high school students (ATHSSs), an exceptional cohort, are not well studied for their career expectations, especially for those with medical career expectation (MCE). Nowadays, the public ...

    Authors: Hongbin Wu, Leisi Pei, Shan Li and Cheng Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Although there have been many research studies of the effectiveness of faculty development in health profession education, the contribution of these programs to organizational development through capacity deve...

    Authors: Mahla Salajegheh, Roghayeh Gandomkar, Azim Mirzazadeh and John Sandars

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:163

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Professionalism is hard to quantify but essential in medical practice. We present a survey tool for ophthalmologists that assessed professionalism using case-based scenarios in central Saudi Arabia.

    Authors: Eman Alkahtani, Abdullah Assiri, Saba Alrashaed, Mosa Alharbi, Saeed Almotowa, Rajiv Khandekar and Deepak P. Edward

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:160

    Content type: Research article

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  11. By all indications, well-being among physicians is poor, which manifests in various outcomes, including burnout, depression/anxiety, low life satisfaction, alcohol/substance misuse, suicide ideation, and suici...

    Authors: Kelly Rhea MacArthur and Jonathon Sikorski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:157

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies (CC) in general medicine-based primary care are essential for junior medical trainees. In this country, a regular faculty develop...

    Authors: Fa-Yauh Lee, Ying-Ying Yang, Chia-Chang Huang, Ling-Ju Huang, Ching-Chih Chang, Jen-Feng Liang, Shiau-Shian Huang, Wei-Shin Lee, Dai-Yin Lu, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Ling-Yu Yang, Hui-Chun Huang, Boaz Shulruf, Chen-Huan Chen and Shou-Yen Kao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Studies investigating the longitudinal predictive value of burnout on both effort-reward imbalance (within the working place) and work-family conflict (between work and private life) in residents are lacking. ...

    Authors: Rüya Kocalevent, Hans Pinnschmidt, Susan Selch, Sarah Nehls, Juliane Meyer, Sigrid Boczor, Martin Scherer and Hendrik van den Bussche

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:145

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The characteristics of nursing doctoral programs and the doctoral students’ experience have not been thoroughly investigated. Hence, this study aimed to describe the characteristics of nursing doctoral program...

    Authors: Alex Molassiotis, Tao Wang, Huong Thi Xuan Hoang, Jing-Yu Tan, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Karis F. Cheng, Josefina A. Tuazon, Wipada Kunaviktikul and Lorna K. P. Suen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:143

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Each year, more than 200 international dental graduates start U.S. specialty trainings to become specialists. It is unknown if their life satisfaction is associated with any dental career-related factor before...

    Authors: Martin M. Fu, Rebecca Y. Chen, Huan-Chen Kao, Chi-Hsien Wang, Hsun-Liang Chan, Earl Fu and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:129

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Research ethics is required for high-quality research that positively influences society. There is limited understanding of research ethics in Middle Eastern countries including Jordan. Here, we aim to investi...

    Authors: Nafez Abu Tarboush, Zaid Alkayed, Karem H. Alzoubi and Wael K. Al-Delaimy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:121

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The diverse rural medical education initiatives that have been developed in Australia to address the medical workforce maldistribution have been less successful in many smaller and remote communities. This stu...

    Authors: Raquel Peel, Louise Young, Carole Reeve, Katerina Kanakis, Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Tarun Sen Gupta and Richard Hays

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:119

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Neurophobia, a well-described fear of neurology, affects medical students worldwide and may be one of the factors contributing to a shortage of neurologists in the United States. Residents spend a considerable...

    Authors: Zafer Keser, Yvo A. Rodriguez, Jennifer Tremont, Peggy H. Hsieh, Louise D. McCullough, Stefano Sandrone and Erin F. Stimming

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:115

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Interactions between pharmaceutical and medical device industries and students can lead to commercial influences on educational messages, with a potential to bias future treatment choice. This is the first stu...

    Authors: Ieva Salmane-Kulikovska, Elita Poplavska, Signe Mezinska, Vita Dumpe, Helena Dauvarte, Lina Lazdina, Aleksandr Marchockij, Karolis Varzinskas and Barbara J. Mintzes

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:105

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:122

  20. A current issue in workforce planning is ensuring healthcare professionals are both competent and willing to work with older adults with complex needs. This includes dementia care, which is widely recognised a...

    Authors: Molly Hebditch, Stephanie Daley, Juliet Wright, Gina Sherlock, James Scott and Sube Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:92

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Clinicians and people living with chronic breathlessness have expressed a need to better understand and manage this symptom. The aim of this study was to evaluate a 3-day health professional training workshop ...

    Authors: Kylie N. Johnston, Mary Young, Debra Kay, Sara Booth, Anna Spathis and Marie T. Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:90

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Moral distress is a reason for burnout in healthcare professionals, but the clinical settings in which moral distress is most often experienced by medical students, and whether moral distress is associated wit...

    Authors: Subha Perni, Lauren R. Pollack, Wendy C. Gonzalez, Elizabeth Dzeng and Matthew R. Baldwin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:84

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Burnout syndrome (BS) is highly prevalent among medical students and is associated with lower empathy and worsening of medical students ́ mental health. The aim of our study was to identify prevalence of BS du...

    Authors: Maria Carolina Pedro Fontana, Igor Prado Generoso, Alexandre Sizilio and Danielle Bivanco-Lima

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:81

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The Guideline Evidence-based Health Information was published in 2017 and addresses health information providers. The long-term goal of the guideline is to improve the quality of health information. Evidence-base...

    Authors: Jana Hinneburg, Julia Lühnen, Anke Steckelberg and Birte Berger-Höger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:77

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Those studying nursing are at greater risk for developing mental health problems than other tertiary students. Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training may assist students to support peers and build mental heal...

    Authors: Gemma Crawford and Sharyn Burns

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:69

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Physician-scientists (the physician-scientist workforce) are aging, and there are too few physician-scientists in the pipeline to replace those who retire. Moreover, the pipeline is leaky because some trainees...

    Authors: Ruth Gotian and Olaf S. Andersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:50

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The implications of the feminisation of medicine, which is characterised by a growing proportion of female doctors, is a topic currently being debated worldwide. To date, however, there has been no systematic ...

    Authors: D. Laurence, Y. Görlich and A. Simmenroth

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) has been proposed as an appropriate model for creating a theory-driven approach to teaching medical professionalism. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence into it...

    Authors: Antonia Rich, Asta Medisauskaite, Henry W. W. Potts and Ann Griffin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:44

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Several studies report a substantial impact of financial considerations on the process of specialty choice and the willingness to establish one’s own practice. In Germany, reliable information on self-employed...

    Authors: Tobias Deutsch, Alexander Heine, Stefan Lippmann, Anne-Kathrin Geier, Alexander Bauer and Thomas Frese

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Identifying effective methods for safeguarding the efficient functioning of the healthcare system contributes significantly towards establishing a successful healthcare organization. Consequently, quality mana...

    Authors: Raphaella Amanda Maria Leite Fernandes, Jurema Telles de Oliveira Lima, Bruno Hipólito da Silva, Mozart Júlio Tabosa Sales and Flávia Augusta de Orange

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Medical specialists experience high levels of stress. This has an impact on their well-being, but also on quality of their leadership. In the current mixed method study, the feasibility and effectiveness of a ...

    Authors: Wendy M. Kersemaekers, Kiki Vreeling, Hanne Verweij, Miep van der Drift, Linda Cillessen, Dirk van Dierendonck and Anne E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:34

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Up to 60% of preventable mortality is attributable to social determinants of health (SDOH), yet training on SDOH competencies is not widely implemented in residency. The objective of this study was to assess i...

    Authors: Lauren A. Gard, Andrew J. Cooper, Quentin Youmans, Aashish Didwania, Stephen D. Persell, Muriel Jean-Jacques, Paul Ravenna, Mita Sanghavi Goel and Matthew J. O’Brien

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:18

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Both medical education and radiation oncology have progressed significantly in the past decade, but a generalized overview of educational research for radiation oncology residents has not been produced. This s...

    Authors: Ching-Hsin Lee, Po-Jui Chen, Hung-Yi Lai, Ching-Yi Lee, Kang-Hsing Fan, Ngan-Ming Tsang and Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:13

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Educational leaders have been pointed out as being important for quality of medical education. However, their actual influence on the education can be limited. At the postgraduate level, educational leadership...

    Authors: Hanna Wijk, Sari Ponzer, Hans Järnbert-Pettersson, Lars Kihlström and Jonas Nordquist

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:462

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Physicians-in-training (residents) are typically the primary educators for medical students during clinical clerkships. However, residents are not formally trained to teach or to assess their teaching. The aim...

    Authors: Yacob Habboush, Alexis Stoner, Claribel Torres and Sary Beidas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:459

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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

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