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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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    1.929 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.233 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.747 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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