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Curriculum development

Section Edited by Marjo Wijnen-Meijer

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. Pain is a devastating sensation and has to be treated immediately. Therefore, we developed a training program to improve the knowledge of medical students in the field of pain medicine. In the present study, t...

    Authors: Sandra Kurz, Jana Lohse, Holger Buggenhagen, Irene Schmidtmann, Rita Laufenberg-Feldmann and Kristin Engelhard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:133

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals are more likely to have negative healthcare experiences and worse health outcomes when compared with their heterosexual and cisgender counterparts. A ...

    Authors: Nicholas Tollemache, Duncan Shrewsbury and Carrie Llewellyn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:100

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Research engagement contributes to the improvement of patient care. A systematic review is a suitable first scholarly activity because it entails summarization of publicly available data and usually requires n...

    Authors: Hiraku Tsujimoto, Yuki Kataoka, Yukihito Sato, Masahiro Banno, Emi Tsujino-Tsujimoto, Yukiyoshi Sumi, Ryuichi Sada, Takashi Fujiwara, Yoichi Ohtake, Junji Kumasawa, Haruki Imura, Yoshinobu Matsuda, Ryuhei So, Tomoko Kagawa, Takashi Yoshioka, Yu Uneno…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:98

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Given the challenge of chronic lifestyle diseases, the shift in healthcare focus to primary care and recognised importance of a preventive approach to health, including exercise prescription, the embedding of ...

    Authors: Caitriona Cunningham, Catherine Blake, Grainne O Donoghue, Ciaran Purcell, Ulrik Mc Carthy Persson, Karen Cradock and Sinead Mc Mahon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:76

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients have an increased incidence of a range of health problems, and face many barriers to accessing healthcare. Our research aimed to explore the awareness of ...

    Authors: Sophie Arthur, Abigail Jamieson, Harry Cross, Kate Nambiar and Carrie D. Llewellyn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:56

    Content type: Research article

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  6. As part of the modern generation of medical students and prospective future doctors of the United Kingdom’s Nation Health Service (NHS), we have grown up in an age where smartphones and instant messaging appli...

    Authors: Muhammed Aizaz us Salam, George Chukwuemeka Oyekwe, Sami Ahmad Ghani and Regwaan Imtiaz Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:54

    Content type: Correspondence

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  7. Primary care physicians are at the very heart of managing patients suffering from multimorbidity. However, several studies have highlighted that some physicians feel ill-equipped to manage these kinds of compl...

    Authors: M.-C. Audétat, S. Cairo Notari, J. Sader, C. Ritz, T. Fassier, J. M. Sommer, M. Nendaz and N. Caire-Fon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:31

    Content type: Study protocol

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  8. Developing self-regulated learning in preclinical settings is important for future lifelong learning. Previous studies indicate professional identity formation, i.e., formation of self-identity with internaliz...

    Authors: Yasushi Matsuyama, Motoyuki Nakaya, Jimmie Leppink, Cees van der Vleuten, Yoshikazu Asada, Adam Jon Lebowitz, Teppei Sasahara, Yu Yamamoto, Masami Matsumura, Akira Gomi, Shizukiyo Ishikawa and Hitoaki Okazaki

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:30

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The objective of this study is to characterize participants in a laparoscopic cadaveric neuroanatomy course and assess knowledge of pelvic neuroanatomy before and after this course.

    Authors: Ioana Marcu, Adrian Balica, Jeffrey A. Gavard, Eugen C. Campian, Gustavo Leme Fernandes, M. Jonathon Solnik, Vadim Morozov and Nucelio Lemos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:26

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) faces a severe shortage of Obstetrician Gynaecologists (OBGYNs). While the Lancet Commission for Global Surgery recommends 20 OBGYNs per 100,000 population, Botswana has only 40 OBGYNs...

    Authors: R. Luckett, M. Nassali, T. Melese, B. Moreri-Ntshabele, T. Moloi, G. J. Hofmeyr, K. Chobanga, J. Masunge, J. Makhema, M. Pollard, H. A. Ricciotti, D. Ramogola-Masire and L. Bazzett-Matabele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:19

    Content type: Research article

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  11. One in three women in the United Kingdom (UK) will have an abortion before age 45, making abortion provision an essential aspect of reproductive healthcare. Despite this, abortion remains ethically contested a...

    Authors: Pollyanna Cohen, Jonathan Mayhew, Faye Gishen, Henry W. W. Potts, Patricia A. Lohr and Jayne Kavanagh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:4

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Providing medical students with opportunities for research experience is challenging for medical schools in developing countries. The Research Training Program (RTP), which is carried out in Ege University Fac...

    Authors: Zeliha Öcek, Hilal Batı, Ebru Demirel Sezer, Özge Altun Köroğlu, Özlem Yılmaz, Nilüfer Demiral Yılmaz and Aliye Mandıracıoğlu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:2

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The re-introduction of medical students into healthcare systems struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic raises concerns as to whether they will be supported when confronted with death and dying patients in resou...

    Authors: Chong Yao Ho, Cheryl Shumin Kow, Chin Howe Joshua Chia, Jia Ying Low, Yong Hao Melvin Lai, Sarah-Kei Lauw, Ashley Ern Hui How, Lorraine Hui En Tan, Xin Ling Lisa Ngiam, Natalie Pei Xin Chan, Tze Yin Joshua Kuek, Nur Haidah Ahmad Kamal, Jeng Long Chia, Ahmad Bin Hanifah Marican Abdurrahman, Min Chiam, Yun Ting Ong…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:516

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Curricular integration represents collaborations between disciplines to establish a coherent curriculum and has become the dominant recommendation for medical education in the second half of the twentieth cent...

    Authors: Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Sjoukje van den Broek, Franciska Koens and Olle ten Cate

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:509

    Content type: Review

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  15. With funding from the United States Health Resources Service Administration (HRSA), a consortium of health professional training institutions from Africa developed HIV-specific, interprofessional, team-based e...

    Authors: E. Kiguli-Malwadde, J. Z. Budak, E. Chilemba, F. Semitala, D. Von Zinkernagel, M. Mosepele, H. Conradie, J. Khanyola, C. Haruruvizhe, S. Martin, A. Kazembe, M. De Villiers and M. J. A. Reid

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:499

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Faculty development is important for advancing teaching practice in health professions education. However, little is known regarding how faculty development outcomes are achieved and how change in practice may...

    Authors: Agnes Elmberger, Erik Björck, Juha Nieminen, Matilda Liljedahl and Klara Bolander Laksov

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:497

    Content type: Research article

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  17. With increased student numbers in the Sydney Medical Program, and concerns regarding standardisation across cohorts, student satisfaction of the problem-based learning (PBL) model had decreased in recent years...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Jane Bleasel, John Hickson, Ceren Guler, Eszter Kalman and Inam Haq

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:492

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Taiwan’s colleges and universities are struggling to maintain their student enrollment rates owing to the declining fertility rate. Focusing on students in higher education programs, this study aims to analyze...

    Authors: Szu-Chieh Chen, Thomas Chang-Yao Tsao, Ko-Huang Lue and Yafang Tsai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:483

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) have been defined to specify the performance expectations for entering residents worldwide. The content of these EPAs was elaborated and validated primarily via ...

    Authors: Ylva Holzhausen, Asja Maaz, Yadira Roa-Romero and Harm Peters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Electives are perceived by medical students as a valuable, highly regarded experience, allowing them to customize learning experiences and enabling them to early differentiate during medical training. The pres...

    Authors: Ana Rita Ramalho, P. M. Vieira-Marques, C. Magalhães-Alves, M. Severo, M. A. Ferreira and I. Falcão-Pires

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:449

    Content type: Research article

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  21. In undergraduate medical education, patient safety concepts and understanding of medical errors are under-represented. This problem is more evident in low-income settings. The aim of this study was to explore ...

    Authors: Mohammed Alser, Bettina Böttcher, Maha Alfaqawi, Abdallah Jlambo, Walaa Abuzubaida and Nasser Abu-El-Noor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:447

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Vaccination is the most cost-effective medical intervention known to prevent morbidity and mortality. However, data are limited on the effectiveness of residency programs in delivering immunization knowledge a...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Shalansky, Margaret Wu, Shixin Cindy Shen, Colin Furness, Shaun K. Morris, Donna Reynolds, Tom Wong, Barry Pakes and Natasha Crowcroft

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:442

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Educational capacity building in pediatric ophthalmology is necessary to address the burden of childhood blindness in Ethiopia. Residency and fellowship training at Addis Ababa University (AAU) have been enhan...

    Authors: Stephanie N. Kletke, Jibat G. Soboka, Helen Dimaras, Sadik T. Sherief and Asim Ali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:438

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The impact of stress and burnout in students is an emerging topic. When students perceive that they are unable to cope with stressors, there is increased potential for burnout. To maximise students’ higher edu...

    Authors: Tess Brooke, Makaela Brown, Robin Orr and Suzanne Gough

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:433

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Although electrocardiography is considered a core learning outcome for medical students, there is currently little curricular guidance for undergraduate ECG training. Owing to the absence of expert consensus o...

    Authors: Charle André Viljoen, Rob Scott Millar, Kathryn Manning and Vanessa Celeste Burch

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:431

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) is increasingly recognised as being crucial for the provision of holistic care and optimising health outcomes among older adults, many with multiple complex heal...

    Authors: Janita Pak Chun Chau, Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo, Vivian Wing Yan Lee, Wai Ming Yiu, Helen Chung Yan Chiang, David R. Thompson and Alexander Yuk Lun Lau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:388

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The pediatric surgery residency program is new in Saudi Arabia. As with any new program, residents experience a degree of fear and anxiety about their future in the program. The aim of this study is to examine...

    Authors: Tariq Altokhais, Mohammed Al Rajhi, Osama Bawazir, Gassan T. Almogbel, Abdullah I. Aljunaydil and Abdullah Alshehri

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:375

    Content type: Research article

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  28. With almost 20% unnecessary spending on healthcare, there has been increasing interest in high value care defined as the best care for the patient, with the optimal result for the circumstances, delivered at t...

    Authors: Amit K. Pahwa, Kevin Eaton, Ariella Apfel, Amanda Bertram, Rebecca Ridell and Danelle Cayea

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:365

    Content type: Research article

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  29. As increasing the number of organ donations presents a global challenge, Saudi Arabia is no different. Intensivists can play a major role in maximizing the organ donation process and minimize the challenges. T...

    Authors: Yasser M. Kazzaz and Omar B. Da’ar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:358

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Communication skill is a core competency in neurology residency training. Specific training in this area at the residency level is often lacking, especially regarding difficult conversations. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Lixin Zhou, Bo Wu, Liyong Wu, Xin Cheng, Bo Hu, Ming Yao, Yicheng Zhu, Bin Peng, Liying Cui and Jun Ni

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:336

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Patient-led education contributes to the implementation of practical experience of working with patients in health care professional curricula. There are few descriptions of patients’ involvement in pharmacist...

    Authors: Caroline Hache, Stéphane Honoré and Guillaume Hache

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:322

    Content type: Research article

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  32. People with intellectual disability (ID) have multiple and complex health needs, more frequent healthcare episodes, and experience poorer health outcomes. Research conducted two decades ago showed that medical...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:321

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Refugees and migrants face an increased risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Adequate care can be insufficient due to language barriers, cultural differences, and knowledge deficits of heal...

    Authors: Stefan Jobst, Matthias Windeisen, Alexander Wuensch, Michael Meng and Christiane Kugler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:311

    Content type: Research article

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  34. As medical students, we recognise how the various stages of medical school can influence one’s perception of their educational environment, as illustrated by the work of Yoo and Kim. Throughout this article, v...

    Authors: Sami Ahmad Ghani, Muhammed Aizaz us Salam, George Chukwuemeka Oyekwe and Sharfraz Riaz Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:291

    Content type: Correspondence

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  35. The importance of ensuring medical students are equipped with the skills to be able to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been increasingly recognized in recent years. However, there is limited informa...

    Authors: B. Kumaravel, H. Jenkins, S. Chepkin, S. Kirisnathas, J. Hearn, C. J. Stocker and S. Petersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:278

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Pathology education provides information on pathology and guides students to become pathologists. Recently, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China required the establishment of the system ...

    Authors: Chun Xu, Yiping Li, Pingsheng Chen, Min Pan and Xiaodong Bu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:259

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Mentoring provides mentees and mentors with holistic support and research opportunities. Yet, the quality of this support has been called into question amidst suggestions that mentoring is prone to bullying an...

    Authors: Cheryl Shumin Kow, Yao Hao Teo, Yao Neng Teo, Keith Zi Yuan Chua, Elaine Li Ying Quah, Nur Haidah Binte Ahmad Kamal, Lorraine Hui En Tan, Clarissa Wei Shuen Cheong, Yun Ting Ong, Kuang Teck Tay, Min Chiam, Stephen Mason and Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:246

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Interpersonal and technical skills are required for the care of people living with substance use disorders. Considering the applicability and usability of online courses as continuing professional education in...

    Authors: Erika Pizziolo Monteiro, Henrique Pinto Gomide and Eduardo Remor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:240

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Medical student demands for competency based homeless health education is increasing. Indeed, humans living homeless is a treatable health and social emergency. This innovation report outlines the initial deve...

    Authors: Syeda Shanza Hashmi, Ammar Saad, Caroline Leps, Jamie Gillies-Podgorecki, Brandon Feeney, Courtney Hardy, Nicole Falzone, Doug Archibald, Tuan Hoang, Andrew Bond, Jean Wang, Qasem Alkhateeb, Danielle Penney, Amanda DiFalco and Kevin Pottie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented public health measures. This has impacted the UK education sector with many universities halting campus-based teaching and exami...

    Authors: Byung Choi, Lavandan Jegatheeswaran, Amal Minocha, Michel Alhilani, Maria Nakhoul and Ernest Mutengesa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:206

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Medical School programme workloads challenge the physical and mental health of students particularly in compressed graduate entry programmes. There is evidence that physical activity (PA) can improve holistic ...

    Authors: Aubree Worobetz, Petrus J. Retief, Sinead Loughran, Jane Walsh, Monica Casey, Peter Hayes, Enrique García Bengoechea, Andrew O’Regan, Catherine Woods, Dervla Kelly, Raymond O. Connor, Deirdre Mc Grath and Liam G. Glynn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:183

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Hidden curriculum (HC) is considered as unintended learning experiences in medical education (ME). This may include values, norms, beliefs, skills, and knowledge which could potentially influence learning outc...

    Authors: Yaser Sarikhani, Payam Shojaei, Mohammad Rafiee and Sajad Delavari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Global health educational programs for medical and public health professionals have grown substantially in recent years. The University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine (UICOM) began a global medicine (...

    Authors: Stacey Chamberlain, Nicole Gonzalez, Valerie Dobiesz, Marcia Edison, Janet Lin and Stevan Weine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:159

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Previous research has not provided enough direction regarding effective content design of courses integrating the humanities and social sciences in medical and dental education. This study aims at exploring ho...

    Authors: Jihyun Lee, Jueyeun Lee and Il Young Jung

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:117

    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)
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