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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

    The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended physician to population ratio is 23:10,000. Kenya has a physician to population ratio of 1.8:10,000 and is among 57 countries listed as having a serious shortage...

    Authors: Hussein Dossajee, Nchafatso Obonyo and Syed Masud Ahmed

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:5

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Student mentoring is an important aspect of undergraduate medical education. While medical schools often assign faculty advisors to medical students as mentors to support their educational experience, it is po...

    Authors: Jay J. H. Park, Paul Adamiak, Deirdre Jenkins and Doug Myhre

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:4

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  3. Content type: Research article

    International Service Learning Trips (ISLT) provide health professional students the opportunity to provide healthcare, under the direction of trained faculty, to underserved populations in developing countrie...

    Authors: Chih Chuang, Siddique H. Khatri, Manpal S. Gill, Naveen Trehan, Silpa Masineni, Vineela Chikkam, Guillaume G. Farah, Amber Khan and Diane L. Levine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:232

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) aim to improve patient care, but their use remains variable. We explored attitudes that influence CPG use amongst newly qualified doctors.

    Authors: Logan Manikam, Andrew Hoy, Hannah Fosker, Martin Ho Yin Wong, Jay Banerjee, Monica Lakhanpaul, Alec Knight and Peter Littlejohns

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:227

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2016 16:50

  5. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the state of education research within family medicine. As family medicine education models develop, it is important to develop an understanding of the current state of this research and ...

    Authors: Fiona Webster, Paul Krueger, Heather MacDonald, Douglas Archibald, Deanna Telner, Jessica Bytautas and Cynthia Whitehead

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:79

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Students get their first experiences of dissecting human cadavers in the practical classes of anatomy and pathology courses, core components of medical education. These experiences form an important part of th...

    Authors: Imola Sándor, Emma Birkás and Zsuzsa Győrffy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:73

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The proportion of women in medicine is approaching that of men, but female physicians are still in the minority as regards positions of power. Female physicians are struggling to reach the highest positions in...

    Authors: Ann Fridner, Alexandra Norell, Gertrud Åkesson, Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Lise Tevik Løvseth and Karin Schenck-Gustafsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:67

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Extended rural clerkships clearly increase the likelihood of rural practice post-graduation. What has not been determined is whether such rural interventions increase the likelihood of graduates practicing in ...

    Authors: Denese E Playford, Asha Nicholson, Geoffrey J Riley and Ian B Puddey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:55

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is increasing global awareness and interest in the use of cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP). It is clear that health care professionals need to be involved in these decisions, but often lack the ed...

    Authors: Daniel Ziemianski, Rielle Capler, Rory Tekanoff, Anaïs Lacasse, Francesca Luconi and Mark A Ware

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:52

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Physician-scientists play key roles in biomedical research across the globe, yet prior studies have found that it is increasingly difficult to recruit and retain physician-scientists in research careers. Acces...

    Authors: Ken Sakushima, Hiroki Mishina, Shunichi Fukuhara, Kenei Sada, Junji Koizumi, Takashi Sugioka, Naoto Kobayashi, Masaharu Nishimura, Junichiro Mori, Hirofumi Makino and Mitchell D Feldman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:54

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  11. Content type: Research article

    European health systems depend increasingly on the services of health professionals who obtained their primary medical qualification from other countries. There has been a significant increase recently in full...

    Authors: Huon Snelgrove, Yuriy Kuybida, Mark Fleet and Greg McAnulty

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:50

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Since 2007 junior doctors in the UK have had to make major career decisions at a point when previously many had not yet chosen a specialty. This study examined when doctors in this new system make specialty ch...

    Authors: Katherine Woolf, Caroline Elton and Melanie Newport

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:46

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Medical students often struggle to engage in extra-curricular research and audit. The Student Audit and Research in Surgery (STARSurg) network is a novel student-led, national research collaborative. Student c...

    Authors: Stephen J Chapman, James C D Glasbey, Chetan Khatri, Michael Kelly, Dmitri Nepogodiev, Aneel Bhangu and J Edward F Fitzgerald

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:47

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Professionalism is deemed as the basis of physicians’ contract with society in Japan. Our study in 2005, using a questionnaire with scenarios to professionalism, suggested that many physicians at various level...

    Authors: Kensuke Kinoshita, Yusuke Tsugawa, Peter B Barnett and Yasuharu Tokuda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:42

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In 2008 the sub-Saharan FAIMER Regional Institute launched a faculty development programme aimed at enhancing the academic and research capacity of health professions educators working in sub-Saharan Africa. T...

    Authors: José M Frantz, Juanita Bezuidenhout, Vanessa C Burch, Sindi Mthembu, Michael Rowe, Christina Tan, Jacqueline Van Wyk and Ben Van Heerden

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:28

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Training is the systematic acquisition of skills, rules, concepts, or attitudes and is one of the most important components in any organization’s strategy. There is increasing demand for formal and informal tr...

    Authors: Zorica Terzic-Supic, Vesna Bjegovic-Mikanovic, Dejana Vukovic, Milena Santric-Milicevic, Jelena Marinkovic, Vladimir Vasic and Ulrich Laaser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:25

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Medical education is an essential domain to produce physicians with high standards of medical knowledge, skills and professionalism in medical practice. This study aimed to investigate the research progress an...

    Authors: Sultan Ayoub Meo, Asim Hassan, Mansoor Aqil and Adnan Mahmood Usmani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:8

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Academic cheating does not happen as an isolated action of an individual but is most often a collaborative practice. As there are few studies that looked at who are collaborators in cheating, we investigated m...

    Authors: Varja Đogaš, Ana Jerončić, Matko Marušić and Ana Marušić

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1048

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Recent meta-analyses have found small-moderate positive associations between general performance in medical school and postgraduate medical education. In addition, a couple of studies have found an association...

    Authors: Lotte Dyhrberg O’Neill, Karen Norberg, Maria Thomsen, Rune Dall Jensen, Signe Gjedde Brøndt, Peder Charles, Lene Stouby Mortensen and Mette Krogh Christensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1047

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    This project aims to evaluate the effectiveness of an innovative educational intervention in enhancing clinical decision making related to the management of hypertension in general practice. The relatively low...

    Authors: Chinthaka Balasooriya, Joel Rhee, Boaz Shulruf, Rosa Canalese and Nicholas Zwar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1046

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The UK medical graduates of 2008 and 2009 were among the first to experience a fully implemented, new, UK training programme, called the Foundation Training Programme, for junior doctors. We report doctors’ vi...

    Authors: Jenny J Maisonneuve, Trevor W Lambert and Michael J Goldacre

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:270

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  22. Content type: Research article

    India has witnessed rapid growth in its number of medical schools over the last few decades, particularly in recent years. One dominant feature of this growth has been expansion in the private medical educatio...

    Authors: Yogesh Sabde, Vishal Diwan, Ayesha De Costa and Vijay K Mahadik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:266

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  23. Content type: Research article

    A broad case-mix in family physicians’ (general practitioners’, GPs’) vocational trainee experience is deemed essential in producing competent independent practitioners. It is suggested that the patient-mix sh...

    Authors: Parker Magin, Simon Morgan, Kim Henderson, Amanda Tapley, Patrick McElduff, James Pearlman, Susan Goode, Neil Spike, Caroline Laurence, John Scott, Allison Thomson and Mieke van Driel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:260

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Effective clinical leadership is associated with better patient care. We implemented and evaluated a pilot clinical leadership course for second year internal medicine residents at a large United States Academ...

    Authors: Daniel M Blumenthal, Ken Bernard, Traci N Fraser, Jordan Bohnen, Jessica Zeidman and Valerie E Stone

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:257

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Sense of coherence is related to well-being, stress and life satisfaction among medical students and physicians. The purpose of the study was to investigate relation between sense of coherence during medical e...

    Authors: Malgorzata Tartas, Maciej Walkiewicz, Waldemar Budzinski, Mikolaj Majkowicz and Krzysztof Wojcikiewicz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:254

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Disciplines differ in their authorship and citation practices, thus discipline-specific h-index norms are desirable. Thus the goal of this study was to examine the relationship between the h-index and academic ra...

    Authors: Asif Doja, Kaylee Eady, Tanya Horsley, M Dylan Bould, J Charles Victor and Margaret Sampson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:251

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Psychological distress among medical students is commonly observed during medical education and is generally related to poor academic self-perception. We evaluated the role of peer social support at medical sc...

    Authors: Yukari Yamada, Miloslav Klugar, Katerina Ivanova and Ivana Oborna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:256

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Hepatitis B serology is complex and a lack of knowledge in interpretation contributes to the inadequate levels of screening and referral for highly effective hepatitis antiviral treatments. This knowledge gap ...

    Authors: Moira G Sim, Ashleigh C McEvoy, Toni D Wain and Eric L Khong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:244

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  29. Content type: Research article

    There is a dire need to expand the capacity of institutions in Africa to educate health care professionals. Family physicians, as skilled all-rounders at district level, are potentially well placed to contribu...

    Authors: Marietjie R de Villiers, Francois J Cilliers, Francois Coetzee, Nicoline Herman, Martie van Heusden and Klaus B von Pressentin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:228

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Three reports in 2013 about healthcare and patient safety in the UK, namely Berwick, Francis and Keogh have highlighted the need for junior doctors’ views about their training experience to be heard. In the UK...

    Authors: David Wall, Helen Goodyear, Baldev Singh, Andrew Whitehouse, Elizabeth Hughes and Jonathan Howes

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:210

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  31. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluates the outcomes of cross-cultural mental health training given to professionals in health care and refugee reception in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Authors: Sofie Bäärnhielm, Ann-Sofie Edlund, Michael Ioannou and Marie Dahlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:207

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Allied health professionals play a critical role in enhancing health outcomes in primary and tertiary settings. Issues affecting the recruitment and retention of allied health workers in rural and remote areas...

    Authors: Wendy H Ducat, Vanessa Burge and Saravana Kumar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:194

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Since July 2010, new reporting requirements have applied to registered Australian health practitioners who have a reasonable belief that a practitioner or student (of any registered discipline) is exhibiting “...

    Authors: Pamela Claire Snow, Pamela Jane Harvey and Kylie Lynette Cocking

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:195

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  34. Content type: Research article

    There is an increasing prevalence of diabetes. Doctors in training, irrespective of specialty, will have patients with diabetes under their care. The aim of this further evaluation of the TOPDOC Diabetes Study...

    Authors: Christopher J Smith, Jyothis T George, David Warriner, David J McGrane, Kavithia S Rozario, Hermione C Price, Emma G Wilmot, Partha Kar, Irene M Stratton, Edward B Jude and Gerard A McKay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:191

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Clinical guidelines for type 2 diabetes are a resource for providers to manage their patients and may help highlight specific areas in need of further education and training. We sought to determine how often g...

    Authors: Mark D Corriere, Laura B Minang, Stephen D Sisson, Frederick L Brancati and Rita Rastogi Kalyani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:186

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    Despite significant differences in terms of medical training and health care context, the phenomenon of medical students’ declining interest in family medicine has been well documented in North America and in ...

    Authors: Charo Rodríguez, Teresa Pawlikowska, Francois-Xavier Schweyer, Sofia López-Roig, Emmanuelle Bélanger, Jane Burns, Sandrine Hugé, Maria Ángeles Pastor-Mira, Pierre-Paul Tellier, Sarah Spencer, Laure Fiquet and Inmaculada Pereiró-Berenguer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:184

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Global medical workforce requirements highlight the need for effective workforce planning, with the overall aims being to alleviate doctor shortages and prevent maldistribution. The Medical Schools Outcomes Da...

    Authors: Baldeep Kaur, Angela Carberry, Nathaniel Hogan, Don Roberton and Justin Beilby

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:180

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Scholars of nursing practices have claimed practical knowledge is source of knowledge in its own right, nevertheless we know little about this knowledge associated with day-to-day practice. The purpose of this st...

    Authors: María Sagrario Acebedo-Urdiales, José Luis Medina-Noya and Carme Ferré-Grau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:173

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Empathy is important in ensuring the quality of the patient-physician relationship. Several studies have concluded that empathy declines during medical training, especially during the third year. However, ther...

    Authors: Hanne-Lise Eikeland, Knut Ørnes, Arnstein Finset and Reidar Pedersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:165

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  40. Content type: Study protocol

    Approaches to training biomedical scientists have created a talented research community. However, they have failed to create a professional workforce that includes many racial and ethnic minorities and women i...

    Authors: Bhoomi K Thakore, Michelle E Naffziger-Hirsch, Jennifer L Richardson, Simon N Williams and Richard McGee, Jr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:160

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Workforce planning is a central issue for service provision and has consequences for medical education. Much work has been examined the career intentions, career preferences and career destinations of UK medic...

    Authors: Jennifer A Cleland, Peter W Johnston, Micheal Anthony, Nadir Khan and Neil W Scott

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:151

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  42. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluated the effectiveness of the contextualized EBP training program for Filipino physical therapists in terms of knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior.

    Authors: Janine Margarita R Dizon, Karen Grimmer-Somers and Saravana Kumar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:147

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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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