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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. Professionalism represents a cornerstone of the medical profession, prompting medical educators to actively develop instruments to measure professional identity formation among medical students. A quantitative...

    Authors: Toben Daan, Mak-van der Vossen Marianne, Wouters Anouk and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:359

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The prevalence of oral diseases in people with dementia has increased, and patients with dementia have worse oral health than people without dementia. However, in the provision of oral care, these patients oft...

    Authors: Masaki Kobayashi, Mio Ito, Yasuyuki Iwasa, Yoshiko Motohashi, Ayako Edahiro, Maki Shirobe, Hirohiko Hirano, Yves Gineste and Miwako Honda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:315

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Mental and substance use disorders account for 30 % of the non-fatal disease burden and 10 % of the overall disease burden but the treatment gap is daunting. With just one psychiatrist per 200,000 populations ...

    Authors: Kedar Marahatta, Sagun Ballav Pant, Madhur Basnet, Pawan Sharma, Ajay Risal and Saroj Prasad Ojha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:304

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Interacting with patients can elicit a myriad of emotions in health-care providers. This may result in satisfaction or put providers at risk for stress-related conditions such as burnout. The present study att...

    Authors: Sonja Weilenmann, Ulrich Schnyder, Nina Keller, Claudio Corda, Tobias R. Spiller, Fabio Brugger, Brian Parkinson, Roland von Känel and Monique C. Pfaltz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:290

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Communities of Practice (CoPs) focus on learning, knowledge sharing, and creation, and research indicates they can improve healthcare performance. This article describes the development of a CoP that focused o...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Moore, Cato Bjørkli, Richard Tidemann Havdahl, Linn Lien Lømo, Mari Midthaug, Marita Skjuve, Mari Klokkerud and Jan E. Nordvik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:282

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Encouraging professional integrity is vital for providing a standard of excellence in quality medical care and education and in promoting a culture of respect and responsibility. The primary objective of this ...

    Authors: Cristina M Beltran-Aroca, Rafael Ruiz-Montero, Fernando Labella and Eloy Girela-López

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:273

    Content type: Research article

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  7. It is currently not known how many trainees leave vascular surgery, and their reasons for doing so are unclear. This paper is the first to publish the number of UK trainees leaving the training programme and i...

    Authors: Eleanor Atkins, Sandhir Kandola, Frances Kent and Olivia McBride

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:241

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Previous studies show that teachers can feel disturbed by alarming cases brought up by students during their teaching activities. Teachers may feel uncertain about how to deal with these cases, as they might f...

    Authors: Amalia Muhaimin, Maartje Hoogsteyns, Raditya Bagas Wicaksono, Adi Utarini and Derk Ludolf Willems

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:233

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Enhancing medical students’ practice of patient-centered care is a goal of medical schools. In addition to exploring the demographic and academic factors of the students, it is necessary to identify other atti...

    Authors: Minjung Lee and Jungjoon Ihm

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:225

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) chapters across the medical schools in the United States provide opportunities for medical students to participate in clinical, research, and service activities in ne...

    Authors: Rohit Gummi, Ross Smith and Raghav Govindarajan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:217

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Uganda has an imbalanced distribution of the health workforce, which may be influenced by the specialty career preferences of medical students. In spite of this, there is inadequate literature concerning the f...

    Authors: Job Kuteesa, Victor Musiime, Ian G. Munabi, Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Robert Opoka, David Mukunya and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:215

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The undergraduate program of psychiatry has been widely established in recent years to improve the education and recruitment of psychiatrists in China. We aim to investigate the career choice of medical studen...

    Authors: Ying-Jian Zhang, Kai Yuan, Su-Hua Chang, Wei Yan, Jian-Yu Que, Jia-Hui Deng, Yi-Miao Gong, Jia-Ming Luo, Shi-Chang Yang, Cui-Xia An, Yi-Min Kang, Hua-Shan Xu, Yi-Ming Wang, Li-Fang Zhang, Wen-Fang Zhang, Yin-Li Song…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:183

    Content type: Research article

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  13. CPD educators and CME providers would benefit from further insight regarding barriers and supports in obtaining CME, including sources of information about CME. To address this gap, we sought to explore challe...

    Authors: Maureen O’Brien Pott, Anissa S. Blanshan, Kelly M. Huneke, Barbara L. Baasch Thomas and David A. Cook

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:168

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Learning healthcare systems have invested heavily in training primary care staff to provide care using patient-centered medical home models, but less is known about how to effectively lead such teams to delive...

    Authors: Traci H. Abraham, Greg L. Stewart and Samantha L. Solimeo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:147

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. Singapore needs more family doctors to care for its ageing population and their chronic conditions. While there is a shifting of care from acute care settings to more community care, this has not been reflecte...

    Authors: Humairah Zainal and Helen Elizabeth Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:464

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2021 21:268

  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    201 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.463 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.070 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.651 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.809 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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