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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. The implications of the feminisation of medicine, which is characterised by a growing proportion of female doctors, is a topic currently being debated worldwide. To date, however, there has been no systematic ...

    Authors: D. Laurence, Y. Görlich and A. Simmenroth

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:48

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) has been proposed as an appropriate model for creating a theory-driven approach to teaching medical professionalism. However, there is a lack of empirical evidence into it...

    Authors: Antonia Rich, Asta Medisauskaite, Henry W. W. Potts and Ann Griffin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:44

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Several studies report a substantial impact of financial considerations on the process of specialty choice and the willingness to establish one’s own practice. In Germany, reliable information on self-employed...

    Authors: Tobias Deutsch, Alexander Heine, Stefan Lippmann, Anne-Kathrin Geier, Alexander Bauer and Thomas Frese

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:42

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Identifying effective methods for safeguarding the efficient functioning of the healthcare system contributes significantly towards establishing a successful healthcare organization. Consequently, quality mana...

    Authors: Raphaella Amanda Maria Leite Fernandes, Jurema Telles de Oliveira Lima, Bruno Hipólito da Silva, Mozart Júlio Tabosa Sales and Flávia Augusta de Orange

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:37

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Medical specialists experience high levels of stress. This has an impact on their well-being, but also on quality of their leadership. In the current mixed method study, the feasibility and effectiveness of a ...

    Authors: Wendy M. Kersemaekers, Kiki Vreeling, Hanne Verweij, Miep van der Drift, Linda Cillessen, Dirk van Dierendonck and Anne E. M. Speckens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:34

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Up to 60% of preventable mortality is attributable to social determinants of health (SDOH), yet training on SDOH competencies is not widely implemented in residency. The objective of this study was to assess i...

    Authors: Lauren A. Gard, Andrew J. Cooper, Quentin Youmans, Aashish Didwania, Stephen D. Persell, Muriel Jean-Jacques, Paul Ravenna, Mita Sanghavi Goel and Matthew J. O’Brien

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:18

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Both medical education and radiation oncology have progressed significantly in the past decade, but a generalized overview of educational research for radiation oncology residents has not been produced. This s...

    Authors: Ching-Hsin Lee, Po-Jui Chen, Hung-Yi Lai, Ching-Yi Lee, Kang-Hsing Fan, Ngan-Ming Tsang and Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:13

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Educational leaders have been pointed out as being important for quality of medical education. However, their actual influence on the education can be limited. At the postgraduate level, educational leadership...

    Authors: Hanna Wijk, Sari Ponzer, Hans Järnbert-Pettersson, Lars Kihlström and Jonas Nordquist

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:462

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Physicians-in-training (residents) are typically the primary educators for medical students during clinical clerkships. However, residents are not formally trained to teach or to assess their teaching. The aim...

    Authors: Yacob Habboush, Alexis Stoner, Claribel Torres and Sary Beidas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:459

    Content type: Research article

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  10. A national pre-registration pharmacist training recruitment scheme, which replaces local recruitment models, was introduced in England and Wales in 2017. The national recruitment system allows pharmacy student...

    Authors: Laura McEwen-Smith, Malcolm James Price, Gail Fleming, Tim Swanwick, Christine Hirsch, Asma Yahyouche, Jonathan Ward, Sharon Buckley, Atif Shamim and Vibhu Paudyal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:453

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Existing studies have explored many aspects of medical students’ experiences of patient death and propose the importance of faculty support for coping. However, UK-based literature on this subject and research...

    Authors: Travuth Trivate, Ashley A Dennis, Sarah Sholl and Tracey Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:451

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Scientometric studies are one of the most important and useful tools to assess the research performance and knowledge impact of researchers. The aim of this study was to map out the scientific performance of t...

    Authors: Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Fahimeh Bakhtiary, Mina Golestani, Yasin Sadeghi-Bazargani, Nazila Jalilzadeh and Mohammad Saadati

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:449

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The demand for General Practice services in the UK, and elsewhere, is rising quickly. In part, the increasing demand is from an aging population that requires management of multiple long-term conditions. The G...

    Authors: Robin Lewis, Rachel Ibbotson and Shona Kelly

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:448

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Program directors are often perceived as strong and independent leaders within the academic medical environment. However, they are not as omnipotent as they initially appear. Indeed, PDs are beholden to a vari...

    Authors: Bharat Kumar, Melissa L. Swee and Manish Suneja

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:436

    Content type: Debate

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  15. It is common practice for health professionals in China to have international experience. However, the association between such experience and these professionals’ students’ scientific research ability has not...

    Authors: Tingjiao Liu, Liming Zhang, Tingting Zhao and Nan Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:428

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The choice of medical specialty is related to multiple factors, students’ values, and specialty perceptions. Research in this area is needed in low- and middle-income countries, where the alignment of specialt...

    Authors: Carlos Gutiérrez-Cirlos, J. Jesús Naveja, Manuel García-Minjares, Adrián Martínez-González and Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:420

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The development of technology, novel communication, and social networking can positively or negatively affect the therapeutic alliance between patients and psychiatrists. We conducted this study to identify In...

    Authors: Yeon Jung Lee, Jaeuk Hwang, Soyoung Irene Lee, Sung-Il Woo, Sang Woo Hahn and Steve Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:411

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Gastroenterology fellowship candidates may strive to improve their qualifications for this extremely competitive fellowship.

    Authors: Zaid Imam and Mitchell S. Cappell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:402

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:440

  19. The effect of rapidly increasing student debt on medical students’ ultimate career plans is of particular interest to residency programs desiring to enhance recruitment, including primary care specialties. Pre...

    Authors: Erik M. Fritz, Suzanne van den Hoogenhof and Jonathan P. Braman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:395

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation may reduce empathy among medical students. Yet, little is known about the empathy after a night on call or an overnight shift among resident physicians. Hence, we aime...

    Authors: Michiko Mizobe, Hitomi Kataoka, Hiroshi Yamagami, Chikao Ito, Yasuaki Koyama, Erika Yawata and Takashi Shiga

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:391

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Burnout Clinical Subtype Questionnaire (BCSQ-12-SS) is a short valid questionnaire for assessment of burnout in students. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the psychometric properties of Persian-tra...

    Authors: Simin Z. Mohebbi, Reza Yazdani, Musa Talebi, Afsaneh Pakdaman, Marc W. Heft and Hoda Bahramian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:388

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Poor patients have greater morbidity and die up to 10 years earlier than patients who have higher socio-economic status. These findings are often attributed to differences in life-style between groups. The pre...

    Authors: Ibrahim Al Alwan, Mohi Eldin Magzoub, Ali Al Haqwi, Motasin Badri, Sarah M. Al Yousif, Amir Babiker, Sílvia Mamede and Henk G. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:386

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Postgraduate doctors are prone to burnout due to occupational and educational stressors. Sri Lankan situation is unknown. This study determines burnout among postgraduate doctors in Colombo: Prevalence, associ...

    Authors: Beminihennedige Minuri S. Fernando and Dulani Lakmali Samaranayake

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:373

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Previous research has demonstrated that attainment inequalities exist for students from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups in pre-registration physiotherapy education. While previous research has ex...

    Authors: John A. Hammond, Annabel Williams, Saskia Walker and Meriel Norris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:372

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Personality preference research on medical students and physicians demonstrates that personality preferences may affect one’s choice of specialty and transform over the course of one’s academic career as well ...

    Authors: Yu-Che Chang, Hsu-Min Tseng, Xaviera Xiao, Roy Y. L. Ngerng, Chiao-Lin Wu and Chung-Hsien Chaou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:363

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Few systematic methods prioritize the image education in medical students (MS). We hope to develop a checklist of brain computerized tomography (CT) reading in patients with suspected acute ischemic stroke (AI...

    Authors: Chi-Hung Liu, Cheng-Ting Hsiao, Ting-Yu Chang, Yeu-Jhy Chang, Sheng-Han Kuo, Chun-Wei Chang, Chi-Jen Chen, Chien-Fu Chen, Po-Liang Cheng, Shy-Chyi Chin, Te-Fa Chiu, Jung-Lung Hsu, Peng-Wei Hsu, Tsong-Hai Lee, Chih-Hsiang Liao, Chun-Jen Lin…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:359

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:196

  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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