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Curriculum development

This section considers manuscripts that investigate what material should be covered in medical school curricula and how the material should be developed as students progress through their education.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Including content on Indigenous health in medical school curricula has become a widely-acknowledged prerequisite to reducing the health disparities experienced by Indigenous peoples in Canada. However, little ...

    Authors: Sharon Yeung, Amy Bombay, Chad Walker, Jeff Denis, Debbie Martin, Paul Sylvestre and Heather Castleden

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:307

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Tobacco prevention research traditionally focuses upon cigarette smoking, but there is also a need to implement and evaluate the usefulness of waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) interventions since it is consider...

    Authors: Randah Ribhi Hamadeh, Jamil Ahmed, Ghufran Ahmed Jassim, Sayed Mahmood Alqallaf and Khaldoon Al-Roomi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:300

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Curriculum design and specific topic selection for on-site practical courses in clinical disciplines with limited teaching time is challenging. An electronic learning supported curriculum based on the flipped ...

    Authors: Tobias Dombrowski, Christian Wrobel, Stefan Dazert and Stefan Volkenstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:294

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Lack of sufficient preparation of physicians for the provision of breastfeeding support and counselling has been well-documented. The development of training in breastfeeding medicine for medical students is c...

    Authors: Fouzia Al-Hreashy, Hanan Al-Kadri, Abduelah Al-Mobeirek and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:232

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Significant gaps currently exist in the Canadian internal medicine point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum. From a learner’s perspective, it remains unknown what key POCUS skills should be prioritized. Thi...

    Authors: Kathryn Watson, Ada Lam, Shane Arishenkoff, Samantha Halman, Neil E. Gibson, Jeffrey Yu, Kathryn Myers, Marcy Mintz and Irene W. Y. Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:217

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Introducing patient safety and quality improvement science to medical students is integral to improving healthcare. However, developing and implementing a patient safety curriculum can be challenging in a medi...

    Authors: R. Kutaimy, L. Zhang, D. Blok, R. Kelly, N. Kovacevic, M. Levoska, R. Gadivemula and D. Levine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:215

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The 1995 Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) guidelines stated that providers may only use the review of systems and past medical, family, social history in student documentation for billing purposes; ...

    Authors: Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont, Irene Velarde, Christopher Gilani, Michael Louthan and Shahram Lotfipour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:203

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have compared the effectiveness of brief training courses on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skill acquisition of novice attending physicians vs. trainees. The purpose of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Toru Yamada, Taro Minami, Nilam J. Soni, Eiji Hiraoka, Hiromizu Takahashi, Tomoya Okubo and Juichi Sato

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:202

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Few global health experiences include intentionally-directed interprofessional training. We aim to prospectively evaluate the impact of a global health elective in facilitating interprofessional education (IPE...

    Authors: James S. Leathers, Heather Davidson and Neerav Desai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:200

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Nursing students’ empathy and positive attitudes toward elderly people could help provide improved elderly care in their future practice. This study aimed to investigate the effects of empathy skills training ...

    Authors: Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Maryam Khastavaneh, Zahra Khademian and Soraya Ghadakpour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:198

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Every curriculum needs to be reviewed, implemented and evaluated; it must also comply with the regulatory standards. This report demonstrates the value of curriculum mapping (CM), which shows the spatial relat...

    Authors: Ghaith Al-Eyd, Francis Achike, Mukesh Agarwal, Hani Atamna, Dhammika N. Atapattu, Lony Castro, John Estrada, Rajunor Ettarh, Sherif Hassan, Shaheen E. Lakhan, Fauzia Nausheen, Tsugio Seki, Matthew Stegeman, Robert Suskind, Anvar Velji, Mohsin Yakub…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:185

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with intellectual disability experience higher rates of physical and mental health conditions compared with the general population, yet have inequitable access to health care services. Improving th...

    Authors: Julian N. Trollor, Claire Eagleson, Beth Turner, Jane Tracy, Jennifer J. Torr, Seeta Durvasula, Teresa Iacono, Rachael C. Cvejic and Nicolas Lennox

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:182

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The transition from medical student to junior doctor is one of the most challenging in medicine, affecting both doctor and patient health. Opportunities to support this transition have arisen from advances in ...

    Authors: John E. A. Shenouda, Bethany S. Davies and Inam Haq

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:175

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Doctors and medical students have a professional responsibility to raise concerns. Failure to raise concerns may compromise patient safety. It is widely known that medical students frequently encounter unprofe...

    Authors: Luke Johnson, Natasha Malik, Irene Gafson, Naomi Gostelow, Jayne Kavanagh, Ann Griffin and Faye Gishen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:171

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  15. Content type: Software

    We report the development and evaluation of a web-based tool designed to facilitate student extra-curricular engagement in medical research through project matching students with academic supervisors.

    Authors: Timothy M. Rawson, Prasanthi Sivakumaran, Rhannon Lobo, Gheed Mahir, Adam Rossiter, Jeremy Levy, Alison H. McGregor, Martin Lupton, Graham Easton and Dipender Gill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:166

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Clubfoot is a common congenital musculoskeletal disorder that causes mobility impairment. There is a lack of trained mid-level personnel to provide clubfoot treatment in Africa and there is no standard trainin...

    Authors: Tracey Smythe, Grace Le, Rosalind Owen, Birhanu Ayana, Linda Hansen and Christopher Lavy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:163

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Physical inactivity is a global public health challenge. Physical activity (PA) promotion in healthcare delivery systems is effective to reduce physical inactivity. A primary care setting provides an appropria...

    Authors: Apichai Wattanapisit, Titiporn Tuangratananon and Sanhapan Thanamee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:159

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Biostatistics is a key but challenging subject in medical curricula that is usually delivered via a didactic approach in China. However, whether it is the best teaching approach to improve the learner’s compet...

    Authors: Chen Li, Ling Wang, Yuhai Zhang, Chanjuan Li, Yongyong Xu, Lei Shang and Jielai Xia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:144

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Humanistic care in medicine has shown to improve healthcare outcomes. Language barriers are a significant obstacle to humanistic care, and trained medical interpreters have demonstrated to effectively bridge t...

    Authors: Alvaro F. Vargas Pelaez, Sarah I. Ramirez, Chavely Valdes Sanchez, Shady Piedra Abusharar, Jose C. Romeu, Connor Carmichael, Soraya Bascoy, Rose Baron, Ariana Pichardo-Lowden, Nathalia Albarracin, Claire C. Jones and Patricia Silveyra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:141

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The German quality assurance programme for evaluating work capacity is based on peer review that evaluates the quality of medical experts’ reports. Low reliability is thought to be due to systematic difference...

    Authors: André Strahl, Christian Gerlich, Georg W. Alpers, Katja Ehrmann, Jörg Gehrke, Annette Müller-Garnn and Heiner Vogel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:135

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights, with numerous consequences for health and wellbeing. Recent law and policy reforms mean that clinicians now hold a crucial role in national strategies....

    Authors: Poojani Arulrajah and Sarah Steele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:137

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Four university medical training institutions in Uganda have trained students at off-site health facilities under community-based education and Research Service (COBERS) programme for over 5 years. One of the ...

    Authors: James Henry Obol, Peter Akera, Pamela Atim Ochola, Wilfred Arubaku, Hussein Oria, Kenneth Luryama Moi, Denis Anywar Arony and Kaducu Felix

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:131

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The past decade has witnessed an upsurge in medical curriculum partnerships established across national boundaries to offer students at the foreign institution (host) a learning experience comparable to that o...

    Authors: Dominique Waterval, Janneke M. Frambach, Stephen M. Scott, Erik W. Driessen and Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:129

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  24. Content type: Research article

    We conducted a prospective validation study to develop a physician assistant (PA) clinical rotation evaluation (PACRE) instrument. The specific aims of this study were to 1) develop a tool to evaluate PA clini...

    Authors: Ryan A. Meverden, Jason H. Szostek, Saswati Mahapatra, Cathy D. Schleck, Jayawant N. Mandrekar, Thomas J. Beckman and Christopher M. Wittich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:123

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Abortion has been decriminalized in Canada since 1988 and is considered an essential medical service. There is concern that decreasing numbers of abortion providers may impair access to abortion. This study ex...

    Authors: Daniel T. Myran, Jillian Bardsley, Tania El Hindi and Kristine Whitehead

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:121

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  26. Content type: Research article

    In 2012, 12 medical schools were opened in Ethiopia to tackle the significant shortage of doctors. This included Aksum School of Medicine situated in Aksum, a rural town in Northern Ethiopia. The new Innovativ...

    Authors: C. Morgan, M. Teshome, T. Crocker-Buque, R. Bhudia and K. Singh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:119

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Public health improvement has long been an important focus for the United Kingdom Department of Health. The Allied Health Professions (AHP) Federation has 84,000 members, such a large number of AHP professiona...

    Authors: Sionnadh McLean, Laura Charlesworth, Stephen May and Nick Pollard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:114

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  28. Content type: Research article

    The objective of pain medicine education is to provide medical students with opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that will lead to their becoming safe, capable, and comp...

    Authors: Elspeth Erica Shipton, Frank Bate, Raymond Garrick, Carole Steketee and Eric John Visser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:110

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Calls have been made to reassess the curricula of medical schools throughout the world to adopt competence-based programs that address the healthcare needs of society. Zimbabwe is a country characterized by a ...

    Authors: Simbarashe Chimhuya, Bothwell Mbuwayesango, Eva M. Aagaard and Kusum J. Nathoo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:90

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The future of dental education is at crossroads. This study used the parameter of the 2016 Dental Curriculum Hack-a-Thon to assess intra- and inter-institutional agreement between student and faculty views reg...

    Authors: Shawheen S. Saffari, R. Frederick Lambert, Lucy Dang, Sarah Pagni and Irina F. Dragan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:89

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  31. Content type: Correspondence

    To design and implement an emergency medicine (EM) postgraduate training curriculum to support the establishment of the first EM residency program at Addis Ababa University (AAU).

    Authors: Nazanin Meshkat, Sisay Teklu and Cheryl Hunchak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:71

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Investigation of real incidents has been consistently identified by expert reviews and student surveys as a potentially valuable teaching resource for medical students. The aim of this study was to adapt a pub...

    Authors: Vicki Tully, Douglas Murphy, Evridiki Fioratou, Arun Chaudhuri, James Shaw and Peter Davey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:57

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  33. Content type: Research article

    As part of efforts to implement the human resources capacity building component of the African Regional Strategy on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) for the health sector, the African Regional Office of the Worl...

    Authors: Olushayo Olu, Abdulmumini Usman, Kalula Kalambay, Stella Anyangwe, Kuku Voyi, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Aklilu Azazh, Mala Ali Mapatano, Ngoy Nsenga, Lucien Manga, Solomon Woldetsadik, Francois Nguessan and Angela Benson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:60

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Deficiencies in medical student knowledge in musculoskeletal medicine have been well documented. To address these deficiencies, numerous curricular changes at our institution were instituted. The objective of ...

    Authors: Derek Khorsand, Ansab Khwaja and Gregory A. Schmale

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:46

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The Brazilian undergraduate medical course is six years long. As in other countries, a medical residency is not obligatory to practice as a doctor. In this context, this paper aims to clarify what and when com...

    Authors: Camila Ament Giuliani dos Santos Franco, Renato Soleiman Franco, José Mauro Ceratti Lopes, Milton Severo and Maria Amélia Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:43

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  36. Content type: Research article

    The provision of nutrition care by doctors is important in promoting healthy dietary habits, and such interventions can lead to reductions in disease morbidity, mortality, and medical costs. However, medical s...

    Authors: Victor Mogre, Fred C. J. Stevens, Paul A. Aryee, Anthony Amalba and Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:26

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Gaps in chronic disease management have led to calls for novel methods of interprofessional, team-based care. Population panel management (PPM), the process of continuous quality improvement across groups of p...

    Authors: Catherine P. Kaminetzky, Lauren A. Beste, Anne P. Poppe, Daniel B. Doan, Howard K. Mun, Nancy Fugate Woods and Joyce E. Wipf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:264

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The pharmacy profession has shifted towards patient-centred care. To meet the new challenges it is necessary to provide students with clinical competencies. A quasi-experimental single-blinded teaching and lea...

    Authors: Monika Dircks, Andreas Mayr, Annette Freidank, Johannes Kornhuber, Frank Dörje and Kristina Friedland

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:251

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Although brief cessation advice from healthcare professionals increases quit rates, smokers typically do not get this advice during hospitalisation, possibly due to resource issues, lack of training and profes...

    Authors: Anusha Kumar, Kenneth D. Ward, Lisa Mellon, Miriam Gunning, Sinead Stynes, Anne Hickey, Ronán Conroy, Shane MacSweeney, David Horan, Liam Cormican, Seamus Sreenan and Frank Doyle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:249

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Establishing innovative teaching programs in biomedical education involves dealing with several national and supra-national (i.e. European) regulations as well as with new pedagogical and demographic demands. ...

    Authors: Rocío González-Soltero, Ana Isabel R. Learte, Ana Mª. Sánchez and Beatriz Gal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:236

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Different guidelines and frameworks like the CanMEDs model or entrustable professional activities (EPAs) describe competencies required for successful and professional work of residents. Not all competencies a...

    Authors: Sophie Fürstenberg and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:198

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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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