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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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    With the availability of more healthcare courses and an increased intake of nursing students, education institutions are facing challenges to attract school leavers to enter nursing courses. The comparison of ...

    Authors: Sok Ying Liaw, Ling Ting Wu, Violeta Lopez, Yeow Leng Chow, Siriwan Lim, Eleanor Holroyd, Khoon Kiat Tan and Wenru Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:72

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  5. Content type: Research article

    While several articles on MD-PhD trainees in the basic sciences have been published in the past several years, very little research exists on physician-investigators in the social sciences and humanities. Howe...

    Authors: Seth M. Holmes, Jennifer Karlin, Scott D. Stonington and Diane L. Gottheil

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:60

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Effective clinical teaching is crucially important for the future of patient care. Robust clinical training therefore is essential to produce physicians capable of delivering high quality health care. Tools us...

    Authors: Ahmed Al Ansari, Kathryn Strachan, Sumaya Hashim and Sameer Otoom

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:56

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools have used faculty development programs as an essential means to improve the instruction of faculty members. Thus far, however, participating in such programs has been largely voluntary for indi...

    Authors: Do-Hwan Kim, Jinyoung Hwang, Seunghee Lee and Jwa-Seop Shin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:48

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  8. Content type: Research article

    A modern competency-based medical education is well implemented globally, but less is known about how the included learning activities contribute to medical students’ professional development. The aim of this ...

    Authors: Susanne Kalén, Hanna Lachmann, Maria Varttinen, Riitta Möller, Tomas S. Bexelius and Sari Ponzer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:47

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To describe and contrast programmatic offering of Clinical Epidemiology Masters programmes in Africa, to evaluate experiences of graduates and faculty, and assess if graduates are playing roles in research, pr...

    Authors: Taryn Young, Celeste Naude, Tania Brodovcky and Tonya Esterhuizen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:46

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Knowing one’s interpersonal relationship preferences can be tremendously helpful for medical students’ lives. The purpose of this study was to examine the interpersonal needs in medical students.

    Authors: Yera Hur, A Ra Cho, Sun Huh and Sun Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:42

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Decisions about patient care in clinical practice should be made based on proven scientific evidence of efficacy and safety (i.e., evidence-based practice [EBP]). Currently, there are no available tools in Pol...

    Authors: Mariusz Panczyk, Jarosława Belowska, Aleksander Zarzeka, Łukasz Samoliński, Halina Żmuda-Trzebiatowska and Joanna Gotlib

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:38

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  12. Content type: Research article

    New patients are a particularly vulnerable population because they are at high risk of missing a subsequent visit or dropping out of care completely. However, few data exist on what new patients value in the b...

    Authors: Bich N. Dang, Robert A. Westbrook, Sarah M. Njue and Thomas P. Giordano

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:32

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The mission of undergraduate medical education leaders is to strive towards the enhancement of quality of medical education and health care. The aim of this qualitative study is, with the help of critical pers...

    Authors: Kristina Sundberg, Anna Josephson, Scott Reeves and Jonas Nordquist

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:29

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Teaching is a key component of medical practice, but medical students receive little formal training to develop their teaching skills. A longitudinal Students as Teachers (SAT) program was created at the Unive...

    Authors: Celine Yeung, Farah Friesen, Sarah Farr, Marcus Law and Lori Albert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:28

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Predictors of quality improvement (QI) training transfer are needed. This study aimed to identify these predictors among health professionals who participated in a QI training program held at a large hospital ...

    Authors: Ahmed Eid and Doris Quinn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:26

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The partnership between Yale University (USA) and Kazan State Medical University (KSMU, Russia) was established in 1996 and transitioned to Western Connecticut Health Network (WCHN)/University of Vermont Rober...

    Authors: Bulat A. Ziganshin, Mitra Sadigh, Liliya M. Yausheva, Anna P. Ziganshina, Arseniy A. Pichugin, Alexey S. Sozinov, Nail Kh. Amirov, Asghar Rastegar, Ayrat U. Ziganshin and Majid Sadigh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:24

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  17. Content type: Research article

    During their final year of medical school, Israeli students must consider which specialty to choose for residency. Based on the vocational counseling literature we presumed that choices are made by selecting f...

    Authors: Yoram G. Weiss, Rachel Yaffa Zisk-Rony, Howard Tandeter, Uriel Elchalal, Alex Avidan, Josh E. Schroeder and Charles Weissman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:17

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Mistreatment of trainees remains a frequently reported phenomenon in medical education. One barrier to creating an educational culture of respect and professionalism may be a lack of alignment in the perceptio...

    Authors: Afif N. Kulaylat, Danni Qin, Susie X. Sun, Christopher S. Hollenbeak, Jane R. Schubart, Antone J. Aboud, Donald J. Flemming, Peter W. Dillon, Edward R. Bollard and David C. Han

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:14

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Ethiopia is a country of over 94 million people that has a severe physician shortage with approximately only 2.5 physicians per 100,000 persons. Recently, the Ethiopian government implemented a “flood and reta...

    Authors: Brittney S. Mengistu, Holly Vins, Caitrin M Kelly, Daphne R. McGee, Jennifer O. Spicer, Miliard Derbew, Abebe Bekele, Damen Haile Mariam, Carlos del Rio, Henry M. Blumberg and Dawn L. Comeau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:11

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Faculty departure can present significant intellectual costs to an institution. The authors sought to identify the reasons for clinical and non-clinical faculty departures at one academic medical center (AMC).

    Authors: Sabine C. Girod, Magali Fassiotto, Roseanne Menorca, Henry Etzkowitz and Sherry M Wren

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:8

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Medical students have been found to report high levels of perceived stress, yet there is a lack of theoretical frameworks examining possible reasons. This cross-sectional study examines correlates of perceived...

    Authors: Ines Heinen, Monika Bullinger and Rüya-Daniela Kocalevent

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:4

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools are in general over-represented by students from high socio-economic status backgrounds. The University of Western Australia Medical School has been progressively widening the participation of ...

    Authors: Ian B. Puddey, Denese E. Playford and Annette Mercer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:1

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  23. Content type: Research article

    High prevalence rates of psychological distress in medical training and later professional life indicate a need for prevention. Different types of intervention were shown to have good effects, but little is kn...

    Authors: S. M. Kuhlmann, M. Huss, A. Bürger and F. Hammerle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:316

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In Japan, the absolute deficiency of doctors and maldistribution of doctors by specialty is a significant problem in the Japanese health care system. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors co...

    Authors: Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Yoshihisa Kasai, Tomo Kusunoki, Nobuyuki Ohtsuka, Teru Kumagi and Masanori Abe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:288

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Medical professionalism is an essential aspect of medical education and practice worldwide and it must be adopted according to different social and cultural contexts. We examined the current congruence and var...

    Authors: Kamran Sattar, Sue Roff and Sultan Ayoub Meo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:285

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  26. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate personal and institutional factors related to depression and anxiety prevalence of students from 22 Brazilian medical schools.

    Authors: Fernanda Brenneisen Mayer, Itamar Souza Santos, Paulo S. P. Silveira, Maria Helena Itaqui Lopes, Alicia Regina Navarro Dias de Souza, Eugenio Paes Campos, Benedita Andrade Leal de Abreu, Itágores Hoffman II, Cleidilene Ramos Magalhães, Maria Cristina P. Lima, Raitany Almeida, Mateus Spinardi and Patricia Tempski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:282

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  27. Content type: Research article

    There is a need to better understand the depression phenomenon and to clarify why some students become depressed and others don’t. The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of depressive symptoms...

    Authors: Eiad AlFaris, Farhana Irfan, Riaz Qureshi, Naghma Naeem, Abdulaziz Alshomrani, Gominda Ponnamperuma, Nada Al Yousufi, Nasr Al Maflehi, Mohammad Al Naami, Amr Jamal and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:279

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The physician manager role in the health care system is invaluable as they serve as role models and quality setters. The requirements from physician managers have become more demanding and the role less presti...

    Authors: Yafit Maza, Efrat Shechter, Neta Pur Eizenberg, Efrat Gortler Segev and Moshe Y. Flugelman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:269

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In resource-poor settings with low doctor-population ratio, there is need for equitable distribution of healthcare workforce. The specialty preferences of medical students determine the future composition of p...

    Authors: Edmund Ndudi Ossai, Kenechi Anderson Uwakwe, Uchenna Chidi Anyanwagu, Ntat Charles Ibiok, Benedict Ndubueze Azuogu and Ngozi Ekeke

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:259

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  30. Content type: Research article

    There has been widespread acknowledgement of the need to build capacity in knowledge translation however much of the existing work focuses on building capacity amongst researchers rather than with clinicians d...

    Authors: Sally Bennett, Mary Whitehead, Sally Eames, Jennifer Fleming, Shanling Low and Elizabeth Caldwell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:257

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  31. Content type: Research article

    High teaching quality and students’ corresponding learning progress are the most important indicators of teachers’ work performance. Theory and numerous empirical studies indicate that self-efficacy, a person’...

    Authors: Christoph Dybowski, Levente Kriston and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:247

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Although previous quantitative studies provide important information on the factors which influence the choice of nursing as a career, qualitative analysis makes it possible to study the subject more thoroughl...

    Authors: Ludmila Marcinowicz, Anna Owlasiuk, Barbara Slusarska, Danuta Zarzycka and Teresa Pawlikowska

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:243

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Effective leadership is a cornerstone of successful healthcare delivery in resource limited settings throughout the world. However, few programs in Africa prepare healthcare professionals with the leadership s...

    Authors: Aliza Monroe-Wise, Yohana Mashalla, Gabrielle O’Malley, Neal Nathanson, Esther Seloilwe, Onesmus Gachuno, Theresa Odero, Damalie Nakanjako, Nelson Sewankambo, Edith Tarimo, David Urassa, Yukari C. Manabe, Susan Chapman, Joachim G. Voss, Judith Wasserheit and Carey Farquhar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:241

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  34. Content type: Research article

    In 2011 the U.S. Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education began limiting first year resident physicians (interns) to shifts of ≤16 consecutive hours. Controversy persists regarding the effectivenes...

    Authors: Elizabeth B. Klerman, Scott A. Beckett and Christopher P. Landrigan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:239

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Five countries in Asia including Bangladesh, China, India, Thailand and Vietnam formed a network called Asia-Pacific Network for Health Professional Education Reforms (ANHER). This network collectively conduct...

    Authors: Wanicha L. Chuenkongkaew, Himanshu Negandhi, Pisake Lumbiganon, Weimin Wang, Kawkab Mahmud and Pham Viet Cuong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:238

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Young French postgraduates in general practice increasingly prefer salaried practice to private practice in spite of the financial incentives offered by the French government or local communities to encourage ...

    Authors: Shérazade Kinouani, Gary Boukhors, Baptiste Luaces, William Durieux, Jean-Sébastien Cadwallader, Isabelle Aubin-Auger and Bernard Gay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:231

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Physicians work considerably longer hours and are less satisfied with work-life balance than U.S. workers in other fields. There is, however, minimal data on physicians’ parental satisfaction.

    Authors: Tait D. Shanafelt, Omar Hasan, Sharonne Hayes, Christine A. Sinsky, Daniel Satele, Jeff Sloan, Colin P. West and Lotte N. Dyrbye

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:228

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The proportion of physicians undertaking doctoral studies is decreasing. Early recruitment of medical students could counteract this trend. This follow-up survey investigated research interest and activity amo...

    Authors: Marit Stockfelt, Lars Karlsson and Caterina Finizia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:226

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Intercultural communication behaviour of doctors with patients requires specific intercultural communication skills, which do not seem structurally implemented in medical education. It is unclear what motivate...

    Authors: E. Paternotte, F. Scheele, T. R. van Rossum, M. C. Seeleman, A. J. J. A. Scherpbier and A. M. van Dulmen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:222

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  40. Content type: Research article

    General practitioners (GP) update their knowledge and skills by participating in continuing medical education (CME) programs either in a traditional or an e-Learning format. GPs’ beliefs about electronic forma...

    Authors: Arash Hadadgar, Tahereh Changiz, Italo Masiello, Zahra Dehghani, Nahidossadat Mirshahzadeh and Nabil Zary

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:215

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Medical practitioners and students are at increased risk of a number of personal and psychological problems. Stress and anxiety due to work-load and study requirements are common and self-care methods are impo...

    Authors: Declan Aherne, Katie Farrant, Louise Hickey, Emma Hickey, Lisa McGrath and Deirdre McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:209

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The successful development and sustaining of professional identity is critical to being a successful doctor. This study explores the enduring impact of significant early role models on the professional identit...

    Authors: Kirsty Foster and Chris Roberts

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:206

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Research from outside the medical field shows that leadership behaviours influence job satisfaction. Whether the same is true for the medical training setting needs to be explored. The aim of this study was to...

    Authors: Martha A. van der Wal, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Fedde Scheele, Nienke R. Schripsema, A. Debbie C. Jaarsma and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:194

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies have shown medical students in Germany to have little interest in research while at the same time there is a lack of physician scientists. This study’s aim is to investigate factors influencin...

    Authors: Mona Pfeiffer, Martin R. Fischer and Daniel Bauer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:190

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • 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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