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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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    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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