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BMC Medical Education

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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.572 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.929 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.233 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.747 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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