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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

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Research article

    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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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  6. Content type: Research article

    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

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  7. Content type: Research article

    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

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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

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  9. Content type: Research article

    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

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  10. Content type: Research article

    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

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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

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  12. Content type: Research article

    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

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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

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  14. Content type: Research article

    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

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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

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  16. Content type: Research article

    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

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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

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  18. Content type: Research article

    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

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  19. Content type: Research article

    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

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  20. Content type: Research article

    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

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  21. Content type: Research article

    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

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  22. Content type: Research article

    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

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  23. Content type: Research article

    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

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  24. Content type: Research article

    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

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The shortage of primary care physicians in rural China is an enduring problem with serious implications for access to care. In response to the shortage in health workforce in rural areas, China government has ...

    Authors: Ling Wang, Yuwei Yang, Jimin Zhu, Hong Xie, Chunxiao Jiang, Chi Zhang, Jie Li and Fen Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:199

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The rapid expansion of genetic knowledge, and the implications for healthcare has resulted in an increased role for Primary Care Providers (PCPs) to incorporate genetics into their daily practice. The objectiv...

    Authors: Brittany Harding, Colleen Webber, Lucia Rühland, Nancy Dalgarno, Christine Armour, Richard Birtwhistle, Glenn Brown, June C. Carroll, Michael Flavin, Susan P. Phillips and Jennifer J. MacKenzie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:195

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is internationally recognised as an effective intervention to facilitate health-related behaviour change; although, how it is best implemented and maintained in everyday clinical...

    Authors: David Lim, Adrian Schoo, Sharon Lawn and John Litt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:164

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  28. Content type: Research article

    In China, the shortage of doctors leads to stressful clinical work and increasing turnover. Medical students undergoing postgraduate specialty training will be the country’s medical workforce in the coming dec...

    Authors: Lu Tian, Juncai Pu, Yiyun Liu, Xiaogang Zhong, Siwen Gui, Xuemian Song, Shaohua Xu, Xinyu Zhou, Haiyang Wang, Wei Zhou, Jianjun Chen and Peng Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:162

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Summer student research programs (SSRPs) serve to generate student interest in research and a clinician-scientist career path. This study sought to understand the composition of existing medically-related Cana...

    Authors: Sagar Patel, Catharine M. Walsh and Jacob A. Udell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:140

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Lack of providers in surgery, anesthesia, and obstetrics (SAO) is a primary driver of limited surgical capacity worldwide. We aimed to identify predictors of entry into Surgery, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics and ...

    Authors: Aline Gil Alves Guilloux, Jania A. Ramos, Isabelle Citron, Lina Roa, Julia Amundson, Benjamin B. Massenburg, Saurabh Saluja, Bruno Alonso Miotto, Nivaldo Alonso and Mario César Scheffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:136

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare professionals are recommended to use evidence-based practice (EBP) principles to update and improve clinical practice. Well-designed educational initiatives, together with practice and feedback oppo...

    Authors: Sharon Mickan, Joanne Hilder, Rachel Wenke and Rae Thomas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:131

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Producing a sufficient quantity of quality items for use in medical school examinations is a continuing challenge in medical education. We conducted this scoping review to identify barriers and facilitators to...

    Authors: Sowmiya Karthikeyan, Elizabeth O’Connor and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:123

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Negative comments from senior colleagues about specialties, such as general practice and psychiatry, are known to influence trainees’ career choice, but little is known about the extent of this influence or th...

    Authors: David Wainwright, Michael Harris and Elaine Wainwright

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:104

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:313

  34. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to identify factors influencing participation in global health electives during residency and to understand the career impact of global health electives on alumni of an Obstetrics a...

    Authors: Suha Patel, Khady Diouf, Julianna Schantz-Dunn and Nawal M. Nour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:103

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing evidence of a negative impact of medical school on students’ health and well-being, little is known about protective factors for staying healthy and well during medical education. Therefore...

    Authors: Thomas Kötter, Stephan Fuchs, Marcus Heise, Henna Riemenschneider, Linda Sanftenberg, Christian Vajda and Karen Voigt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:94

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    As social change agents (SCAs), occupational therapists (OTs) are expected to defend the rights of their clients, advocate for and with them, and try to influence organizational and political decision-makers. ...

    Authors: Sarah Rahimaly, Michaël Beaudoin, Denis Bédard, Anne Hudon, Emmanuelle Jasmin, France Verville and Annie Carrier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:92

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  37. Content type: Debate

    There is a worldwide shortage of health care workers. This problem is particularly severe in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries because of shortages in certain medical disciplines, due to a lack of n...

    Authors: Javaid I. Sheikh, Sohaila Cheema, Karima Chaabna, Albert B. Lowenfels and Ravinder Mamtani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:83

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The translation of research into clinical practice is a key component of evidence-informed decision making. We implemented a multi-component dissemination and implementation strategy for healthcare professiona...

    Authors: Aislinn Conway, Maura Dowling and Declan Devane

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:75

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-informed practice is fundamental to the delivery of high quality health care. Delays and gaps in the translation of research into practice can impact negatively on patient care. Previous studies have ...

    Authors: Aislinn Conway, Maura Dowling, Áine Binchy, Jane Grosvenor, Margaret Coohill, Deirdre Naughton, Jean James and Declan Devane

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:74

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Rising numbers of patients with multiple-conditions and complex care needs mean that it is increasingly important for doctors from different specialty areas to work together, alongside other members of the mul...

    Authors: E. Muddiman, A. D. Bullock, J. M. Hampton, L. Allery, J. MacDonald, K. L. Webb and L. Pugsley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:59

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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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