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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

    Burnout is a major issue among medical students. Its general characteristics are loss of interest in study and lack of motivation. A study of the phenomenon must extend beyond the university environment and pe...

    Authors: Zsuzsa Győrffy, Emma Birkás and Imola Sándor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:182

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    Medical student clinical confidence and positive attitudes to patient centredness are important outcomes of medical education. The clinical placement setting is regarded as a critical support to these outcomes...

    Authors: Ruth McNair, Leonie Griffiths, Katharine Reid and Hannah Sloan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:176

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Quality improvement is increasingly becoming an essential aspect of the medical curriculum, with the intention of improving the health care system to provide better health care. The aim of this study was to ex...

    Authors: Anne-Marie Bergh, Martin Bac, Jannie Hugo and John Sandars

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:171

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  4. Content type: Research article

    E-learning is driving major shifts in medical education. Prioritizing learning theories and quality models improves the success of e-learning programs. Although many e-learning quality standards are available,...

    Authors: R. A. De Leeuw, M. Westerman, E. Nelson, J. C. F. Ket and F. Scheele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:168

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The transition from student to medical doctor is challenging and stressful to many junior doctors. To practice with confidence and professionalism the junior doctors have to develop a strong professional ident...

    Authors: Lydia de Lasson, Eva Just, Nikolaj Stegeager and Bente Malling

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:165

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Most educational institutions lack a structured system that provides undergraduate students with research exposure in the medical field. The objective of this paper is to describe the structure of the Medical ...

    Authors: Michael M. Dagher, Jessica A. Atieh, Marwa K. Soubra, Samia J. Khoury, Hani Tamim and Bilal R. Kaafarani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:160

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Global health (GH) electives are on the rise, but with little consensus on the need or content of pre-departure training (PDT) or post-return debriefing (PRD) for electives in postgraduate medical education.

    Authors: Eva Purkey and Gwendolyn Hollaar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:159

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Identifying factors that improve job satisfaction of new doctors and ease the difficult transition from student to doctor is of great interest to public health agencies. Studies to date have focused primarily ...

    Authors: Shelly Lachish, Michael J. Goldacre and Trevor Lambert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:151

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The debriefing phase is an important feature of simulation activities for learning. This study applies a sociomaterial perspective on debriefing in interprofessional simulation with medical and nursing student...

    Authors: Sofia Nyström, Johanna Dahlberg, Samuel Edelbring, Håkan Hult and Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:148

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  10. Content type: Research article

    In the UK the incidence of oral cancers has risen by a third in the last decade, and there have been minimal improvements in survival rates. Moreover, a significant proportion of the population no longer acces...

    Authors: Aneeta Ahluwalia, Tim Crossman and Helen Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:142

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Internal Medicine residents experience conflict between inpatient and outpatient medicine responsibilities. Outpatient “between visit” responsibilities such as reviewing lab and imaging data, responding to med...

    Authors: Jason Hom, Ilana Richman, Jonathan H. Chen, Baldeep Singh, Casey Crump and Jeffrey Chi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:139

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Service learning is endorsed by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) as an integral part of U.S. medical school curricula for future physicians. Service learning has been shown to help physicians ...

    Authors: Winona K. Lee, Chessa C. D. Harris, Kawika A. Mortensen, Linsey M. Long and Jeanelle Sugimoto-Matsuda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:137

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  13. Content type: Research article

    China faces major challenges in the distribution of health professionals with serious shortages in rural areas and in the development of Primary Care Providers (PCPs). This study investigates the career prefer...

    Authors: Jianlin Hou, Maoyi Xu, Joseph C. Kolars, Zhe Dong, Weimin Wang, Amy Huang and Yang Ke

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:136

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Most medical schools fail to provide adequate training of clinicians in the treatment of pain. Similarly, despite the fact that over 1/3 of Americans suffer from chronic pain, National Institutes of Health (NI...

    Authors: Benedict J. Kolber, Jelena M. Janjic, John A. Pollock and Kevin J. Tidgewell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:135

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Community Based Education and Service (COBES) are those learning activities that make use of the community as a learning environment. COBES exposes students to the public and primary health care needs of rural...

    Authors: A. Amalba, W. N. K. A. van Mook, V. Mogre and A. J. J. A. Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:130

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Physicians-in-training are challenged every day with grueling academic requirements, job strain, and patient safety concerns. Residency shapes the skills and values that will percolate to patient care and prof...

    Authors: Heather B. Leisy and Meleha Ahmad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:127

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Email is widely used as a means of communication between faculty members and students in medical education because of its practical and educational advantages. However, because of the distinctive nature of med...

    Authors: Do-Hwan Kim, Hyun Bae Yoon, Dong-Mi Yoo, Sang-Min Lee, Hee-Yeon Jung, Seog Ju Kim, Jwa-Seop Shin, Seunghee Lee and Jae-Joon Yim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:129

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  18. Content type: Research article

    As the medicine practiced in hospital settings has become more specialized, training in primary care is becoming increasingly essential for medical students, especially for future general practitioners (GPs). ...

    Authors: Laurent Letrilliart, Pauline Rigault-Fossier, Benoit Fossier, Nadir Kellou, Françoise Paumier, Christophe Bois, Stéphanie Polazzi, Anne-Marie Schott and Yves Zerbib

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:126

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  19. Content type: Research article

    In Finland the number of medical specialists varies between specialties and regions. More regulation of the post-graduate medical training is planned. Therefore, it is important to clarify what predicts doctor...

    Authors: Teppo J. Heikkilä, Harri Hyppölä, Jukka Vänskä, Hannu Halila, Santero Kujala, Irma Virjo, Markku Sumanen, Elise Kosunen and Kari Mattila

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:125

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Optometry has, over the past ten years, emerged as a profession strategically positioned to address the burden of uncorrected refractive error in developing countries. Estimates suggest that 285 million people...

    Authors: Diane Wallace, James Loughman and Kovin Naidoo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:116

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Experiencing the death of a patient can be one of the most challenging aspects of clinical medicine for medical students. Exploring what students' learn from this difficult experience may contribute to our und...

    Authors: Kelby Smith-Han, Helen Martyn, Anthony Barrett and Helen Nicholson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:108

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Health professions education is characterised by work-based learning and relies on effective verbal feedback. However the literature reports problems in feedback practice, including lack of both learner engage...

    Authors: Christina E. Johnson, Jennifer L. Keating, David J. Boud, Megan Dalton, Debra Kiegaldie, Margaret Hay, Barry McGrath, Wendy A. McKenzie, Kichu Balakrishnan R. Nair, Debra Nestel, Claire Palermo and Elizabeth K. Molloy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:96

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Many doctors fail to practice Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) effectively, in part due to insufficient training. We report on the design, fate and impact of a short learner-centered EBM train-the-trainer program...

    Authors: Johan Thor, Daniel Olsson and Jörgen Nordenström

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:86

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Despite the high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in China, HBV infection prevention and long-term care knowledge of health professionals is inadequate. To address this knowledge gap, we...

    Authors: Jing Wang, Qiming Feng, Andrew Tam, Tong Sun, Peijing Zhou and Samuel So

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:81

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Career choices and placements of healthcare professionals in rural areas are a major problem worldwide, and their recruitment and retention to these areas have become a challenge to the health sector. The purp...

    Authors: Anthony Amalba, Walther Nicolaas Karel Anton van Mook, Victor Mogre and Albert Jakob Johannus Antonius Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:79

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  26. Content type: Research

    The uptake of evidence in practice by physicians, even if they are trained in the systematic method of evidence-based medicine (EBM), remains difficult to improve. The aim of this study was to explore percepti...

    Authors: Jan L. Hoving, Rob Kok, Sarah M. Ketelaar, Paul B. A. Smits, Frank J. H. van Dijk and Jos H. Verbeek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:77

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  27. Content type: Correspondence

    As health care exists to alleviate patients’ suffering it is unacceptable that it inflicts unnecessary suffering on patients. We therefore have developed and evaluated a drama pedagogical model for staff inter...

    Authors: Barbro Wijma, Anke Zbikowski and A. Jelmer Brüggemann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:75

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The majority of studies on prevalence and characteristics of residents in difficulty have been conducted in English-speaking countries and the existing literature may not reflect the prevalence and characteris...

    Authors: Mette K. Christensen, Lotte O’Neill, Dorthe H. Hansen, Karen Norberg, Lene S. Mortensen and Peder Charles

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:69

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In order to consolidate their educational knowledge and skills and develop their educational role, many clinicians undertake professional development in clinical education and supervision. It is well establish...

    Authors: Koshila Kumar and Jennene Greenhill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:68

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  30. Content type: Research article

    A portfolio of supporting information (SI) reflecting a doctor’s entire medical practice is now a central aspect of UK appraisal for revalidation. Medical revalidation, introduced in 2012, is an assessment of ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Furmedge, Ann Griffin, Catherine O’Keeffe, Anju Verma, Laura-Jane Smith and Deborah Gill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:66

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Reviewing program educational efforts is an important component of postgraduate medical education program accreditation. The post-graduate review process has evolved over time to include centralized oversight ...

    Authors: Monica L. Lypson, Mark E. P. Prince, Steven J. Kasten, Nicholas H. Osborne, Richard H. Cohan, Terry Kowalenko, Paul J. Dougherty, R. Kevin Reynolds, M. Catherine Spires, Jeffrey H. Kozlow and Scott D. Gitlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:65

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Mal-distribution of health care workers is a global health challenge that exacerbates health disparities, especially in resource-limited settings. Interventions to mitigate the problem have targeted qualified ...

    Authors: Gibson Erick Kapanda, Charles Muiruri, Ahaz T. Kulanga, Chrispina N. Tarimo, Esther Lisasi, Lucy Mimano, Kien Mteta and John A. Bartlett

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:51

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Like many sub-Saharan African countries, Malawi is facing a critical shortage of skilled healthcare workers. In response to this crisis, a formal cadre of lay health workers (LHW) has been established and now ...

    Authors: Lisa M. Puchalski Ritchie, Monique van Lettow, Jan Barnsley, Adrienne K. Chan, Michael J. Schull, Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, Austine Makwakwa and Merrick Zwarenstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:54

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Graduating medical students enter the workforce with substantial medical knowledge and experience, yet little is known about how well they are prepared for the transition to medical practice in diverse setting...

    Authors: Sameer S. Kassim, Yvonne McGowan, Hannah McGee and David L. Whitford

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:56

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The main factor that determines the selection of a medical specialty in Spain after obtaining a medical degree is the MIR (“médico interno residente”, internal medical resident) exam. This exam consists of 235 mu...

    Authors: María Cristina Rodríguez-Díez, Manuel Alegre, Nieves Díez, Leire Arbea and Marta Ferrer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:47

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Career maturity is an important parameter as nursing undergraduates prepare for their future careers. However, little is known regarding the relationships between attributions, future time perspective and care...

    Authors: Cheng Cheng, Liu Yang, Yuxia Chen, Huijing Zou, Yonggang Su and Xiuzhen Fan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:26

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Simulation-based education (SBE) has seen a dramatic uptake in health professions education over the last decade. SBE offers learning opportunities that are difficult to access by other methods. Competent facu...

    Authors: Debra Nestel, Margaret Bearman, Peter Brooks, Dylan Campher, Kirsty Freeman, Jennene Greenhill, Brian Jolly, Leanne Rogers, Cobie Rudd, Cyle Sprick, Beverley Sutton, Jennifer Harlim and Marcus Watson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:25

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) is a professional and regulatory expectation of general practitioners (GPs). Traditionally, CPD activity was undertaken face-to-face in educational se...

    Authors: Gordon MacWalter, John McKay and Paul Bowie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:24

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The present study was conducted in a multi service-learning, student managed and operated, community-based clinic. Its aim was to measure the direct and indirect effects of how proximal factors (i.e., ‘managem...

    Authors: Yelena Bird, Adiba Islam and John Moraros

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:21

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2017 17:203

  40. Content type: Research article

    Health sciences programs are increasingly expanding their curricula to bridge foundational scientific knowledge with needed skills to practice and patient care. The primary objectives of this study are to 1) a...

    Authors: Elsy Ramia, Pascale Salameh, Imad F. Btaiche and Aline Hanna Saad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:19

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  41. Content type: Study protocol

    Health professionals need to be integrated more effectively in clinical research to ensure that research addresses clinical needs and provides practical solutions at the coal face of care. In light of limited ...

    Authors: Marie L. Misso, Dragan Ilic, Terry P. Haines, Alison M. Hutchinson, Christine E. East and Helena J. Teede

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:13

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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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