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Career choice, professional education and development

Section edited by Trevor Lambert and 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

    Clinician-scientists are in decline worldwide. They represent a unique niche in medicine by bridging the gap between scientific discovery and patient care. A national, integrated approach to training clinician...

    Authors: Diann S. Eley, Charmaine Jensen, Ranjeny Thomas and Helen Benham

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:242

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    Postgraduate medical education prepares residents for delivery of high quality patient care during training as well as for later practice, which makes high quality residency training programs crucial to safegu...

    Authors: Milou E. W. M. Silkens, Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier, Maas Jan Heineman and Onyebuchi A. Arah

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:241

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Poor mental health among medical students is widely acknowledged. Studies on mental health among medical students of Nepal are lacking. Therefore, we conducted a study to determine the prevalence of mental dis...

    Authors: Arjab Adhikari, Aman Dutta, Supriya Sapkota, Abina Chapagain, Anurag Aryal and Amita Pradhan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:232

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  4. Content type: Research article

    In most medical schools, graduate students, sometimes referred to as graduate teaching assistants, often participate in the training of undergraduate students. In developing countries like Uganda, are typicall...

    Authors: Godfrey Zari Rukundo, Jannat Kasozi, Aluonzi Burani, Wycliff Byona, Claude Kirimuhuzya and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:231

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Canadian international medical graduates are Canadian-citizens who have graduated from a medical school outside of Canada or the United States. A growing number of Canadians enroll in medical school abroad, in...

    Authors: Jeffrey Morgan, Valorie A. Crooks and Jeremy Snyder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:228

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  6. Content type: Research article

    High quality clinical learning environments (CLE) are critical to postgraduate medical education (PGME). The understaffed and overcrowded environments in which many residents work present a significant challen...

    Authors: Caroline Kilty, Anel Wiese, Colm Bergin, Patrick Flood, Na Fu, Mary Horgan, Agnes Higgins, Bridget Maher, Grainne O’Kane, Lucia Prihodova, Dubhfeasa Slattery, Slavi Stoyanov and Deirdre Bennett

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:226

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Fellowship training follows certification in a primary specialty or subspecialty and focusses on distinct and advanced clinical and/or academic skills. This phase of medical education is growing in prevalence,...

    Authors: Jolanta Karpinski, Rola Ajjawi and Katherine Moreau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:223

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Medical students can experience the transition from theory to clinical clerkships as stressful. Scientific literature on the mental health of clinical clerkship students is scarce and mental health is usually ...

    Authors: Inge van Dijk, Peter L. B. J. Lucassen, Chris van Weel and Anne E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:219

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To identify the: extent to which medical students in China experience burnout; factors contributing to this; potential solutions to reduce and prevent burnout in this group; and the extent to which the experie...

    Authors: Wang Michael Chunming, Reema Harrison, Raina MacIntyre, Joanna Travaglia and Chinthaka Balasooriya

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:217

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Interest in global health during postgraduate residency training is increasing across medical specialties, and multiple disciplines have categorized global health training opportunities in their arena. No such...

    Authors: Gunisha Kaur, Sheida Tabaie, Jasmit Brar, Virginia Tangel and Kane O. Pryor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:215

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The planning and execution of continuous education in an organization that provides health services is a complex process. The objectives, learning sequences, and implementation strategies should all be oriente...

    Authors: Xavier Mundet-Tuduri, Ramon Crespo, Ma. Luisa Fernandez-Coll, Montserrat Saumell, Flor Millan-Mata, Àngels Cardona and Núria Codern-Bové

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:212

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The impact of context on the complex process of clinical reasoning is not well understood. Using situated cognition as the theoretical framework and videos to provide the same contextual “stimulus” to all part...

    Authors: Elexis McBee, Temple Ratcliffe, Katherine Picho, Lambert Schuwirth, Anthony R. Artino Jr., Ana Monica Yepes-Rios, Jennifer Masel, Cees van der Vleuten and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:211

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The emergence of medical students’ professional identity is important. This paper considers this in a snapshot of the early years of undergraduate medical education. From the perspective of social identity the...

    Authors: Bryan Burford and Harriet E. S. Rosenthal-Stott

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:209

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Hungary has been serious facing human resources crisis in health care, as a result of a massive emigration of health workers. The resulting shortage is unevenly distributed among medical specialisations. The f...

    Authors: Edmond Girasek, Miklós Szócska, Eszter Kovács and Péter Gaál

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:204

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) implemented revisions to resident duty hour requirements (DHRs) in 2011 to improve patient safety and resident well-being. Perceptions of DHRs h...

    Authors: Benjamin J. Sandefur, Diana M. Shewmaker, Christine M. Lohse, Steven H. Rose and James E. Colletti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:199

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There has been increasing interest in examining the relationship between physician wellbeing and quality of patient care. However, few reviews have specifically focused on resident burnout and quality of patie...

    Authors: Carolyn S. Dewa, Desmond Loong, Sarah Bonato, Lucy Trojanowski and Margaret Rea

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:195

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The development of research capacity among undergraduates is an important intervention in countering the documented decrease in medical and health sciences researchers. The literature on undergraduate research...

    Authors: J. Bovijn, N. Kajee, T. M. Esterhuizen and S. C. Van Schalkwyk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:186

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Factors associated with depression of medical students are poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of depression in medical students, its change during the course, if depres...

    Authors: Vanessa Silva, Patrício Costa, Inês Pereira, Ricardo Faria, Ana P. Salgueira, Manuel J. Costa, Nuno Sousa, João J. Cerqueira and Pedro Morgado

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:184

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