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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Doctors, especially doctors-in-training such as residents, make errors. They have to face the consequences even though today’s approach to errors emphasizes systemic factors. Doctors’ individual characteristic...

    Authors: Cindy Ottiger Mankaka, Gérard Waeber and David Gachoud

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:140

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Acquiring the values of medical professionalism has become a critical issue in medical education. The purpose of this study was to identify lapses in professionalism witnessed by medical students during their ...

    Authors: Walter Hendelman and Anna Byszewski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:139

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The negative impact of medical school on students' general and mental health has often been reported. Compared to students of other subjects, or employed peers, medical students face an increased risk of devel...

    Authors: Thomas Kötter, Yannick Tautphäus, Martin Scherer and Edgar Voltmer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:134

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Students’ motives for studying Dentistry have been a subject of interest for years because of the potential for understanding the psychological makeup and subsequent job satisfaction for the dentist. It is als...

    Authors: Morenike O Folayan, Oyinkan O Sofola, Mohammad R Khami, Ayodeji O Esan, Bamidele O Popoola, Omolola O Orenuga, Nkiru Folaranmi, Taofeek O Ligali and Abimbola S Phillips

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:130

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Empathy is an outcome-relevant physician characteristic and thus a crucial component of high-quality communication in health care. However, the factors that promote and inhibit the development of empathy durin...

    Authors: Florian Ahrweiler, Melanie Neumann, Hadass Goldblatt, Eckhart G Hahn and Christian Scheffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:122

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The shortage of physicians is an evolving problem throughout the world. In this study we aimed to identify to what extent junior doctors’ training and working conditions determine their intention to leave clin...

    Authors: Christiane Degen, Matthias Weigl, Jürgen Glaser, Jian Li and Peter Angerer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:119

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Since the global standards for postgraduate medical education (PGME) were published in January 2003, they have gained worldwide attention. The current state of residency training programs in medical-school-aff...

    Authors: Hong Bo, Dong-Hua Zhang, Tian-Ming Zuo, Dong-Bo Xue, Jin-Song Guo, Mei-Na Liu, Jing-Zhu Dong, Bao-Zhi Sun and Jin Zhou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:111

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The Student Perceptions of Physician-Pharmacist Interprofessional Clinical Education (SPICE) instrument contains 10 items, 3 factors (interprofessional teamwork and team-based practice, roles/responsibilities ...

    Authors: Joseph A Zorek, Eric J MacLaughlin, David S Fike, Anitra A MacLaughlin, Mohammed Samiuddin and Rodney B Young

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:101

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Medical students report high stress levels and in particular, the clinical phase is a demanding one. The field of medicine is still described as having a patriarchal culture which favors aspects like a physici...

    Authors: Petra Verdonk, Viktoria Räntzsch, Remko de Vries and Inge Houkes

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:96

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Ensuring that doctors in training acquire sufficient knowledge, experience and understanding of medical research is a universal and longstanding issue which has been brought into sharper focus by the growth of...

    Authors: George Dowswell, David C Bartlett, Kaori Futaba, Lisa Whisker and Thomas D Pinkney

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:94

    Content type: Debate

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  20. Cheating on examinations in academic institutions is a worldwide issue. When cheating occurs in medical schools, it has serious consequences for human life, social values, and the economy. This study was condu...

    Authors: Anteneh Assefa Desalegn and Asres Berhan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:89

    Content type: Research article

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  21. German hospitals have a well-defined career structure for clinicians. In this hierarchical career system university hospital are stepping stones for career advancement. This longitudinal study investigates the...

    Authors: Christiane Degen and Ludwig Kuntz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:85

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Nursing staff are often involved in counseling patients with regard to health behavior. Although care promoting healthy lifestyle choices is included in the curriculum of nursing students in Germany, several s...

    Authors: Franziska Lehmann, Katharina von Lindeman, Jörg Klewer and Joachim Kugler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:82

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The importance of professional behaviour has been emphasized in medical school curricula. However, the lack of consensus on what constitutes professionalism poses a challenge to medical educators, who often re...

    Authors: Beatriz Cuesta-Briand, Kirsten Auret, Paula Johnson and Denese Playford

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:77

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The objective of this study was to construct a framework of core competency indicators of medical doctors who teach in the clinical setting in Taiwan and to evaluate the relative importance of the indicators a...

    Authors: Ai-Tzu Li and Jou-Wei Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:75

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Professionalism has been an important tenet of medical education, yet defining it is a challenge. Perceptions of professional behavior may vary by individual, medical specialty, demographic group and instituti...

    Authors: Alisa Nagler, Kathryn Andolsek, Mariah Rudd, Richard Sloane, David Musick and Lorraine Basnight

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:60

    Content type: Research article

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  26. As the source of a sizeable percentage of research output and the future arbiters of science policy, practice and direction, doctoral (Ph.D.) students represent a key demographic in the biomedical research com...

    Authors: Matthew W Kemp, Timothy J Molloy, Marina Pajic and Elaine Chapman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:38

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Faculty turnover threatens the research, teaching and clinical missions of medical schools. We measured early attrition among newly-hired medical school faculty and identified personal and institutional factor...

    Authors: Brenda A Bucklin, Morgan Valley, Cheryl Welch, Zung Vu Tran and Steven R Lowenstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:27

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Mentorship influences career planning, academic productivity, professional satisfaction, and most notably, the pursuit of academic medicine careers. Little is known about the role of mentoring in recruiting Bl...

    Authors: Baligh R Yehia, Peter F Cronholm, Nicholas Wilson, Steven C Palmer, Stephen D Sisson, Conair E Guilliames, Norma I Poll-Hunter and John-Paul Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:26

    Content type: Research article

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  29. As the diversity of the European population evolves, measuring providers’ skillfulness in cross-cultural care and understanding what contextual factors may influence this is increasingly necessary. Given limit...

    Authors: Alejandra Casillas, Sophie Paroz, Alexander R Green, Hans Wolff, Orest Weber, Florence Faucherre, Françoise Ninane and Patrick Bodenmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:19

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Recruitment to psychiatry is insufficient to meet projected mental health service needs world-wide. We report on the career plans of final year medical students from 20 countries, investigating factors identif...

    Authors: Kitty Farooq, Gregory J Lydall, Amit Malik, David M Ndetei and Dinesh Bhugra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:12

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Good mentoring is a key variable for determining success in completing a doctoral program. We identified prevailing mentoring practices among doctoral students and their mentors, identified common challenges f...

    Authors: Damalie Nakanjako, Achilles Katamba, Dan K Kaye, Elialilia Okello, Moses R Kamya, Nelson Sewankambo and Harriet Mayanja-Kizza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:9

    Content type: Research article

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  32. There is a critical shortage of healthcare workers in sub-Saharan Africa, and Malawi has one of the lowest physician densities in the region. One of the reasons for this shortage is inadequate retention of med...

    Authors: Adam P Sawatsky, Natasha Parekh, Adamson S Muula and Thuy Bui

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:2

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Our study describes the change in the research output, trends and content of published research involving medical students over the last century.

    Authors: Dakshitha Praneeth Wickramasinghe, Chamila Sudarshi Perera, Supun Senarathna and Dharmabandhu Nandadeva Samarasekera

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:175

    Content type: Research article

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  34. It is increasingly becoming evident that a strong primary health care system is more likely to provide better population health, more equity in health throughout the population, and better use of economic reso...

    Authors: Mette Brekke, Francesco Carelli, Natalia Zarbailov, Givi Javashvili, Stefan Wilm, Markku Timonen and Howard Tandeter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:157

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The Information Assessment Method (IAM) is a popular tool for continuing education and knowledge translation. After a search for information, the IAM allows the health professional to report what was the searc...

    Authors: Soumya Bindiganavile Sridhar, Pierre Pluye and Roland Grad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:137

    Content type: Research article

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  36. In recent years, there has been a massive growth in the private medical education sector in South Asia. India’s large private medical education sector reflects the market driven growth in private medical educa...

    Authors: Vishal Diwan, Christie Minj, Neeraj Chhari and Ayesha De Costa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:127

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Factors influencing specialty choice have been studied in an attempt to find incentives to enhance the workforce in certain specialties. The notion of “controllable lifestyle (CL) specialties,” defined by work...

    Authors: Yuko Takeda, Kunimasa Morio, Linda Snell, Junji Otaki, Miyako Takahashi and Ichiro Kai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:125

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Licensed physicians in Alberta are required to participate in the Physician Achievement Review (PAR) program every 5 years, comprising multi-source feedback questionnaires with confidential feedback, and pract...

    Authors: Ray Lewkonia, Nigel Flook, Michel Donoff and Jocelyn Lockyer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:121

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Distress and burnout among medical and psychology professionals are commonly reported and have implications for the quality of patient care delivered. Already in the course of university studies, medicine and ...

    Authors: Michael de Vibe, Ida Solhaug, Reidar Tyssen, Oddgeir Friborg, Jan H Rosenvinge, Tore Sørlie and Arild Bjørndal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:107

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Currently, one of the main interventions that are widely expected to contribute to teachers’ professional development is confronting teachers with feedback from resident evaluations of their teaching performan...

    Authors: Thea van Roermund, Marie-Louise Schreurs, Henk Mokkink, Ben Bottema, Albert Scherpbier and Chris van Weel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:98

    Content type: Research article

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  41. It is generally understood that trainees experience periods of heightened stress during first year residency, yet there is little information on variations in stress and well-being over the transition period o...

    Authors: Christopher Hurst, Deborah Kahan, Mariela Ruetalo and Susan Edwards

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:96

    Content type: Research article

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  42. There is growing interest in global health among medical trainees. Medical schools and residencies are responding to this trend by offering global health opportunities within their programs. Among United State...

    Authors: Cinnamon A Dixon, Jonathan Castillo, Heidi Castillo, Katherine A Hom and Charles Schubert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:88

    Content type: Research article

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    1.831 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.235 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.526 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.831 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
     

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