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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

    The improvement of existing medical training programmes in resource-constrained settings is seen as key to addressing the challenge of retaining medical graduates trained at considerable cost both in-country a...

    Authors: Michael J. Peluso, Rebecca Luckett, Savara Mantzor, Alemayhu G. Bedada, Paul Saleeb, Miriam Haverkamp, Mosepele Mosepele, Cecil Haverkamp, Rosa Maoto, Detlef Prozesky, Neo Tapela, Oathokwa Nkomazana and Tomer Barak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:261

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Non-English-speaking developing countries in Southeast Asia have been provided only limited opportunities for faculty development in the education of health professions. Although there exist a few programs tha...

    Authors: Do-Hwan Kim, Jong-Hyuk Lee, Jean Park and Jwa-Seop Shin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:260

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Gaps between evidence-based research and clinical-public health practice have been evident for decades. One of the aims of medical student research is to close this gap. Accordingly, evaluating individual and ...

    Authors: Francisco Javier Bonilla-Escobar, Juliana Bonilla-Velez, Daniel Tobón-García and Ana María Ángel-Isaza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:254

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Traditionally, clinical decision making has been perceived as a purely rational and cognitive process. Recently, a number of authors have linked emotional intelligence (EI) to clinical decision making (CDM) an...

    Authors: Desirée Kozlowski, Marie Hutchinson, John Hurley, Joanne Rowley and Joanna Sutherland

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:255

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  5. Content type: Research article

    With rising healthcare costs and a focus on quality, there is a growing need to promote resource stewardship in medical education. Physicians need to be able to communicate effectively with patients/caregivers...

    Authors: Geetha Mukerji, Adina Weinerman, Sarah Schwartz, Adelle Atkinson, Lynfa Stroud and Brian M. Wong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:248

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  6. 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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  7. Content type: Research article

    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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research article

    Studies in the United States have shown that physicians commonly use brand names when documenting medications in an outpatient setting. However, the prevalence of prescribing and documenting brand name medicat...

    Authors: Alexander Summers, Carly Ruderman, Fok-Han Leung and Morgan Slater

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:175

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Medical education can be a time of great psychological distress for students. The ongoing Syrian conflict represents an additional factor potentially contributing to poor mental health among medical students. ...

    Authors: Tareq Al Saadi, Sarah Zaher Addeen, Tarek Turk, Fatima Abbas and Mahmoud Alkhatib

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:173

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  26. Content type: Research article

    With current emphasis on leadership in medicine, this study explores Goleman’s leadership styles of medical education leaders at different hierarchical levels and gain insight into factors that contribute to t...

    Authors: Anurag Saxena, Loni Desanghere, Kent Stobart and Keith Walker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:169

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  27. Content type: Correspondence

    To describe the design and to present the results of a paediatric and neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program adapted to Latin-America.

    Authors: Jesús López-Herce, Martha M. Matamoros, Luis Moya, Enma Almonte, Diana Coronel, Javier Urbano, Ángel Carrillo, Jimena del Castillo, Santiago Mencía, Ramón Moral, Flora Ordoñez, Carlos Sánchez, Lina Lagos, María Johnson, Ovidio Mendoza and Sandra Rodriguez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:161

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  28. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the influence of continuing education of family health strategy teams by the Ronald McDonald Institute program on the early diagnosis of cancer in children and adolescents.

    Authors: Ana Maria Aranha Magalhaes Costa, Cynthia Magluta and Saint Clair Gomes Junior

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:155

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The proportion of medical doctors involved in research activities is declining. Undergraduate medical research programs are positively associated with medical students’ research interest. Scientific pre-univer...

    Authors: Wendy E. de Leng, Karen M. Stegers-Jager, Marise Ph. Born, Maarten A. Frens and Axel P. N. Themmen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:150

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  30. Content type: Research article

    It is known that many trainee doctors around the world experience work satisfaction but also considerable work stress in the training period. Such stress seems to be linked to multiple factors including worklo...

    Authors: Elaine Wainwright, Fiona Fox, Tailte Breffni, Gordon Taylor and Michael O’Connor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:142

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Effective interprofessional collaboration (IPC) has been shown to depend on clear role definitions, yet there are important gaps with regard to role clarity in the IPC literature. The goal of this study was to...

    Authors: Naïke Bochatay, Virginie Muller-Juge, Fabienne Scherer, Guillemette Cottin, Stéphane Cullati, Katherine S Blondon, Patricia Hudelson, Fabienne Maître, Nu V Vu, Georges L Savoldelli and Mathieu R Nendaz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:138

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Many jokes exist about stereotypical attributes of physicians in various specialties, which could lead to prejudices against physicians from a specific specialty. It is unknown whether and when medical student...

    Authors: Sigrid Harendza and Martin Pyra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:128

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Quality assurance programs in medical education are introduced to gain insight into the quality of such programs and to trigger improvements. Although of utmost importance, research on the implementation of su...

    Authors: Nienke Buwalda, Jozé Braspenning, Sanne van Roosmalen, Nynke van Dijk and Mechteld Visser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:127

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  34. Content type: Correspondence

    The ongoing professionalization of medical education means that quality systems (QSs) aimed at improving medical education also continuously have to improve. The aim of this paper is to describe the development o...

    Authors: Nienke Buwalda, Jozé Braspenning, Nynke van Dijk and Mechteld Visser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:126

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Professional competence is important in delivering high quality patient care, and it can be enhanced by reflection and reflective discourse e.g. in mentoring groups. However, students are often reluctant thoug...

    Authors: Gabriele Lutz, Nina Pankoke, Hadass Goldblatt, Marzellus Hofmann and Michaela Zupanic

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:122

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Allied health professionals working in rural areas face unique challenges, often with limited access to resources. Accessing continuing professional development is one of those challenges and is related to ret...

    Authors: Angela Berndt, Carolyn M. Murray, Kate Kennedy, Mandy J. Stanley and Susan Gilbert-Hunt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:117

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Prior studies have described the career paths of physician-scientist candidates after graduation, but the factors that influence career choices at the candidate stage remain unclear. Additionally, previous wor...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Kwan, Dania Daye, Mary Lou Schmidt, Claudia Morrissey Conlon, Hajwa Kim, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Aimee S. Payne, Megan Riddle, Sharline Madera, Alexander J. Adami and Kate Quinn Winter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:115

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The emotional consequences of patient deaths on physicians have been studied in a variety of medical settings. Reactions to patient death include distress, guilt, and grief. Comparatively, there are few studie...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Batley, Rinad Bakhti, Ali Chami, Elsy Jabbour, Rana Bachir, Christopher El Khuri and Afif J. Mufarrij

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:110

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Offshore medical schools are for-profit, private enterprises located in the Caribbean that provide undergraduate medical education to students who must leave the region for postgraduate training and also typic...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:99

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Medical education is a cornerstone in the global combat against diseases such as diabetes and obesity which together affect more than 500 million humans. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are educational too...

    Authors: Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen, Kristina W. Poulsen, Lærke Ø. Svensson, Lasse Jensen, Jens J. Holst and Signe S. Torekov

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:97

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  41. Content type: Research article

    In Ethiopia, the health care delivery and the system of medical education have been expanding rapidly. However, in spite of the expansion, no studies have been carried out among medical students to identify th...

    Authors: Tsion Assefa, Damen Haile Mariam, Wubegzier Mekonnen and Miliard Derbew

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:96

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  42. Content type: Research article

    While spontaneous reporting (SR) is one of the important public health activities for community pharmacists to guard patients’ safety, very few studies examined educational activities and its effects on knowle...

    Authors: Yun Mi Yu and Euni Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:95

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The transition from medical student to hospital-based first year junior doctor (termed “intern” in Australia) is known to be challenging, and recent changes in clinical learning environments may reduce graduat...

    Authors: Nancy Sturman, Zachary Tan and Jane Turner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:92

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Job satisfaction is essential for physicians’ well-being and patient care. The work ethic of long days and hard work that has been advocated for decades is acknowledged as a threat for physicians’ job satisfac...

    Authors: Lodewijk J. Schmit Jongbloed, Janke Cohen-Schotanus, Jan C. C. Borleffs, Roy E. Stewart and Johanna Schönrock-Adema

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:86

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Establishing and managing a board certification system is a common concern for many countries. In Japan, the board certification system is under revision. The purpose of this study was to describe present stat...

    Authors: Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hiroo Ide, Hideaki Kawaguchi, Masahisa Shimpo and Hideo Yasunaga

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:83

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Medical students present higher numbers of physician relatives than expectable from the total population prevalence of physicians. Evidence for such a familial aggregation effect of physicians has emerged in i...

    Authors: Ulrich S. Tran, Nina Berger, Martin E. Arendasy, Tobias Greitemeyer, Monika Himmelbauer, Florian Hutzler, Hans-Georg Kraft, Karl Oettl, Ilona Papousek, Oliver Vitouch and Martin Voracek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:81

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  • 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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