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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Benchmarking across and within universities is a common tool to evaluate performance of a program and maintain accreditation requirements. While teaching remains a primary responsibility of many academics, aca...

    Authors: Rebecca Donkin, Kieran Broome and Libby Swanepoel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:364

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Intensive study of the biomedical sciences remains a core component of undergraduate medical education with medical students often completing up to 2 years of biomedical science training prior to entering cler...

    Authors: Bonny L. Dickinson, Kristine Gibson, Kristi VanDerKolk, Jeffrey Greene, Claudia A. Rosu, Deborah D. Navedo, Kirsten A. Porter-Stransky and Lisa E. Graves

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:356

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:428

  17. Community-based medical education (CBME) has been evolving globally. However, the long-term impacts of CBME programs on career intention are ambiguous. Therefore, this study aimed to reveal the long-term impac...

    Authors: Shinsuke Yahata, Taro Takeshima, Tsuneaki Kenzaka and Masanobu Okayama

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:337

    Content type: Research article

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  18. This research explores the value of an inter-organisational jurisdiction, on the professional development of faculty members in their roles of researcher and educator. Faculty members from a Dutch university o...

    Authors: Margot Barry, Wietske Kuijer-Siebelink, Loek A. F. M. Niewenhuis and Nynke Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:327

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Mentoring is a critical component of career development and job satisfaction leading to a healthier workforce and more productive outputs. However, there are limited data on mentorship models in regional areas...

    Authors: Teresa M. Wozniak, Esther Miller, Kevin J. Williams and Amelia Pickering

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:299

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In China, general practitioners have limited ability to provide care for common chronic non-communicable diseases because they lack postgraduate training. In an attempt to improve general practitioners’ skills...

    Authors: Chunyu Zhang, Fang Fang, Mingqiang Peng, Ying Zhao, Ruixue Liu and Cunbo Jia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:297

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Burnout for doctors-in-training is increasingly cause for concern. Our objectives were to assess the feasibility, acceptability and impact of a novel intervention to reduce burnout and improve wellbeing. This ...

    Authors: Antonia Rich, Amira Aly, Marta E. Cecchinato, Laura Lascau, Magdalen Baker, Rowena Viney and Anna L. Cox

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:294

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Medical student mental health and wellbeing is highly topical and the subject of much research. While theoretically informed definitions of wellbeing abound, how do medical students themselves understand and p...

    Authors: Christine Byrnes, Vaishnavi Anu Ganapathy, Melinda Lam, Lise Mogensen and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:288

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The number of UK foundation doctors choosing to go straight into speciality training has fallen drastically over the last 10 years: We sought to explore and understand the reasons for this change.

    Authors: Alexander Conor Hollis, Jack Streeter, Clare Van Hamel, Louise Milburn and Hugh Alberti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:282

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The transition from pre-clinical to clinical medical training is often characterised by several challenges which may have different impacts on students’ well-being and learning experiences. To ensure smooth tr...

    Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Poornima Roche, Mary Adu, Karina Jones, Faith Alele and Aaron Drovandi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:279

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Shared Decision Making (SDM) is as ideal model for resident-patient relationship which may improve medical outcomes. Nevertheless, predictive psychological factors influencing residents’ perspective regarding ...

    Authors: Farzan Kheirkhah, Reza Mousavi Larijani, Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Mohamahd Hadi Yadollahpour and Soraya Khafri

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:251

    Content type: Research article

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  26. The unique traits of residents who matriculate into subspecialty fellowships are poorly understood. We sought to identify characteristics of internal medicine (IM) residents who match into cardiovascular (CV) ...

    Authors: Michael W. Cullen, Kyle W. Klarich, Amy S. Oxentenko, Andrew J. Halvorsen and Thomas J. Beckman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:238

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The most crucial decision in the physician’s career after graduation is undoubtedly the choice of specialization. It is conditioned by many factors such as intellectual challenges, clinical experience, economi...

    Authors: Jakov Milić, Ivana Škrlec, Iva Milić Vranješ, Jelena Jakab, Vera Plužarić and Marija Heffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:234

    Content type: Research article

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  28. An important element of effective clinical practice is the way physicians think when they encounter a clinical situation, with a significant number of trainee physicians challenged by translating their learnin...

    Authors: Rachel Locke, Alice Mason, Colin Coles, Rosie-Marie Lusznat and Mike G. Masding

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:226

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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2019 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.831 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.235 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.526 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.831 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
     

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