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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Content type: Research article

    We studied the scientific yield of the medical PhD program at all Danish Universities.

    Authors: Emil L. Fosbøl, Philip L. Fosbøl, Sofie Rerup, Lauge Østergaard, Mohammed H. Ahmed, Jawad Butt, Julie Davidsen, Nirusiya Shanmuganathan, Simon Juul and Christian Lewinter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:189

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The stress associated with the physician’s work is generally acknowledged and is related to well-being and life satisfaction. The presented study was designed to extract the role of coping strategies in identi...

    Authors: Małgorzata Tartas, Maciej Walkiewicz, Waldemar Budziński, Mikołaj Majkowicz, Krzysztof Wójcikiewicz and Agata Zdun-Ryżewska

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:186

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  17. 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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  18. Content type: Research article

    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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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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