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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

    Current postgraduate medical training programmes fall short regarding residents’ development of generic competencies (communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism) and reflective and deliberate pr...

    Authors: Kirsten Dijkhuizen, Jacqueline Bustraan, Arnout J. de Beaufort, Sophie I. Velthuis, Erik W. Driessen and Jan M. M. van Lith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:207

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    There is a strong and growing interest in biomedical ethics and medical humanities (BEMH) within medical education for facilitating key components of medical professionalism and ethics, clinical communication ...

    Authors: Emily Yang Liu, Jason Neil Batten, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell and Audrey Shafer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:204

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Sierra Leone is pursuing multiple initiatives to establish in-country postgraduate medical education (PGME), as part of national efforts to strengthen the health workforce. This paper explored the career prefe...

    Authors: Aniek Woodward, Euphemia Gooding Lake, Natarajan Rajaraman and Andrew Leather

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:199

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Significant investment has been undertaken by many countries into ‘Rural Clinical Training Placement Schemes’ for medical students in order to deal with shortages of trained health care professionals in rural ...

    Authors: George E. Johnson, Fredrick Clive Wright and Kirsty Foster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:196

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. Over half of patients with dementia are undiagnosed in primary care. This paper describes the development, implementation and initial evaluation of t...

    Authors: Heike Schütze, Allan Shell and Henry Brodaty

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:194

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Research on student wellness has highlighted the importance of self-care for medical students; however, scholars have yet to identify the extent to which self-reported engagement in self-care behaviors is asso...

    Authors: Erin E. Ayala, Jeffrey S. Winseman, Ryan D. Johnsen and Hyacinth R. C. Mason

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:189

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The number of female trainees in MD and biomedical PhD programs has reached near parity with their male counterparts for several years. However, a gender disparity persists for enrollment in Medical Scientist ...

    Authors: Caitlin J. Bowen, Calvin J. Kersbergen, Olive Tang, Andrea Cox and Mary Catherine Beach

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:187

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Human resources for eye health are inequitably distributed in most developing countries including Ghana. In spite of this, most eye care workers are concentrated in urban areas to the disadvantage of rural dwe...

    Authors: Samuel Bert Boadi-Kusi, Samuel Kyei, Vandyke Bright Okyere and Sampson Listowell Abu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:188

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Residency prepares trainees to deliver clinical care. It’s unknown if there is adequate career preparation, particularly for academic medicine. Prior literature has shown that interest in pursuing an academic ...

    Authors: Jaime Jordan, Michael Hwang and Wendy C. Coates

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:184

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  10. Content type: Research article

    This study was carried out to gauge the prevalence of academic dishonesty among academics in Malaysian universities. A direct comparison was made between academics of healthcare and non-healthcare courses to n...

    Authors: John Jeh Lung Tiong, Hui Ling Kho, Chun-Wai Mai, Hui Ling Lau and Syed Shahzad Hasan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:168

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. Content type: Research article

    Highly-competent patient care is paramount to medicine. Quality training and patient accessibility to physicians with a wide range of specializations is essential. Yet, poor quality of life for physicians cann...

    Authors: Rie Sakai-Bizmark, Rei Goto, Shusuke Hiragi and Hiroshi Tamura

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:49

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The environment for medical education in Iraq has been difficult for many years. The 2003 invasion of Iraq accelerated a steady emigration of faculty and graduates. Kidnappings and deaths of doctors became com...

    Authors: Riyadh Lafta, Waleed Al-Ani, Saba Dhiaa, Megan Cherewick, Amy Hagopian and Gilbert Burnham

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:53

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Personality influences an individual’s adaptation to a specific job or organization. Little is known about personality trait differences between medical career and specialty choices after graduating from medical ...

    Authors: Sari Mullola, Christian Hakulinen, Justin Presseau, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, Markus Jokela, Taina Hintsa and Marko Elovainio

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:52

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  32. 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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  33. Content type: Research article

    There is a growing recognition that training is not translated into performance and the ‘transfer problem’ exists in organization training today. Although factors contributing to training transfer have been id...

    Authors: Fang Ma, Yangjing Bai, Yangjuan Bai, Weiguang Ma, Xiangyu Yang and Jiping Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:44

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Social isolation in medical students is a subjective experience that may influence medical career decision making. Rural self-efficacy has been shown to influence rural career intentions following a rural clin...

    Authors: Vivian Isaac, Sabrina Winona Pit and Craig S. McLachlan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:42

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Little research addresses how medical students develop their choice of specialty training in crisis and resource-poor settings. The newly graduated medical students determine the future of the healthcare syste...

    Authors: Bisher Sawaf, Fatima Abbas, Amr Idris, Tareq Al Saadi and Nazir Ibrahim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:39

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Although medical school programs oriented toward postgraduate specialty training have the potential to reduce the duration and cost of medical school for US medical students, success depends on the ability of ...

    Authors: M. Douglas Jones Jr, Traci Yamashita, Randal G. Ross and Jennifer Gong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:33

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Globally more registered nurses need to be recruited to meet the needs of aging populations and increased co-morbidity. Nursing recruitment remains challenging when compared to other healthcare programs. Despi...

    Authors: Ling Ting Wu, Wenru Wang, Eleanor Holroyd, Violeta Lopez and Sok Ying Liaw

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:23

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  38. Content type: Research article

    There is a significant shortage of health workers across and within countries. It is of utmost importance to determine the factors that motivate students to opt for medical studies. The objective of this study...

    Authors: Sonu Goel, Federica Angeli, Nonita Dhirar, Neetu Singla and Dirk Ruwaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:16

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Research training programmes are a knowledge translation (KT) intervention which aim to improve research evidence uptake by clinicians. Whilst KT training programmes have been reported to significantly improve...

    Authors: Jessica Stander, Karen Grimmer and Yolandi Brink

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:14

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  40. Content type: Research article

    University nursing students experience higher levels of academic stress than those of other disciplines. Academic stress leads to psychological distress and has detrimental effects on well-being. The ability t...

    Authors: Ka Ming CHOW, Wing Ki Fiona TANG, Wing Han Carmen CHAN, Wing Hung Janet SIT, Kai Chow CHOI and Sally CHAN

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:13

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  41. Content type: Correspondence

    Educating doctors is expensive and poor performance by future graduates can literally cost lives. Whilst the practice of medicine is highly evidence based, medical education is much less so. Research on medica...

    Authors: Jon Dowell, Jennifer Cleland, Siobhan Fitzpatrick, Chris McManus, Sandra Nicholson, Thomas Oppé, Katie Petty-Saphon, Olga Sierocinska King, Daniel Smith, Steve Thornton and Kirsty White

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:6

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  42. Content type: Research article

    As highlighted in recent reports published by the Physician-Scientist Workforce Working Group at the National Institutes of Health, the percentage of physicians conducting research has declined over the past d...

    Authors: Abigail M. Brown, Teresa M. Chipps, Tebeb Gebretsadik, Lorraine B. Ware, Jessica Y. Islam, Luke R. Finck, Joey Barnett and Tina V. Hartert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:5

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  43. Content type: Research article

    One of the purposes of undergraduate medical education is to assist students to consider their future career paths in medicine, alongside the needs of the societies in which they will serve. Amongst the most m...

    Authors: Ron Brooker, Wendy Hu, Jennifer Reath and Penelope Abbott

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:3

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  44. Content type: Research article

    There are concerns regarding early years’ training for junior doctors in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery (T&O) in the United Kingdom. Our primary objective was to audit the clinical activities undertaken by junio...

    Authors: Mustafa S. Rashid

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:1

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Due to the declining birth rate and aging of Japanese society, the roles and responsibilities of dental hygienists are continuously expanding. Medical professionalism needs to be pursued continuously throughou...

    Authors: Yukiko Nagatani, Rintaro Imafuku, Toshinobu Takemoto, Tadayuki Waki, Taiji Obayashi and Tetsuji Ogawa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:267

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Despite many high-quality programs in basic surgical-skill education, the surgical skill of junior doctors varies widely. This, together with the waning interest in surgery as a career among medical students, ...

    Authors: Ho Seok Seo, Yong Hwa Eom, Min Ki Kim, Young-Min Kim, Byung Joo Song and Kyo Young Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:265

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.511 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.938 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.169 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.765 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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