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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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Health educators aim to graduate students who are safe, effective and practice evidence-based medicine (EBM). Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are tools for translating evidence into clinical practice for h...

    Authors: Toni Green, Grant Willson and Kieran Fallon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:99

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Global curricular homogenization is purported to have a multitude of benefits. However, homogenization, as typically practiced has been found to promote largely Western ideals. The purpose of this study was to...

    Authors: Meredith Giuliani, Janneke Frambach, Michaela Broadhurst, Janet Papadakos, Rouhi Fazelad, Erik Driessen and Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:93

    Content type: Research article

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  17. In the last three decades there is a growing recognition in the dental profession that dental education must go beyond teaching the technicalities of dentistry and include professionalism and communication ski...

    Authors: Réka Magdolna Szabó, Joan Mary Davis and Márk Antal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:68

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Technology for minimal access surgery is rapidly progressing in all surgical specialities including Gynaecology. As robotic surgery becomes established in increasing numbers of hospitals, there is no set curri...

    Authors: Aemn Ismail, Matthew Wood, Thomas Ind, Nahid Gul and Esther Moss

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:66

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Improving pain education for undergraduate health professionals is hampered by lacking shared education outcomes. This study describes how educators and pain experts operationalize content and competency level...

    Authors: W. van Lankveld, B. Afram, J. B. Staal and R. van der Sande

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In recent years, Spanish medical schools (MSs) have incorporated training in communication skills (CS), but how this training is being carried out has not yet been evaluated.

    Authors: Roger Ruiz Moral, Cristina García de Leonardo, Alvaro Cerro Pérez, Fernando Caballero Martínez and Diana Monge Martín

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Despite a paucity of evidence to support a multitude of educational innovations, curricular leaders are pressured to find innovative solutions to better prepare medical students for an evolving twenty-first ce...

    Authors: Cory J. Rohlfsen, Harlan Sayles, Gerald F. Moore, Ted R. Mikuls, James R. O’Dell, Sarah McBrien, Tate Johnson, Zachary D. Fowler and Amy C. Cannella

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The Collaborator, Health Advocate and Leader/Manager roles are highly relevant for safe patient management and optimization of healthcare system in rehabilitation and prevention. They are defined in competency...

    Authors: Jan Griewatz, Amir Yousef, Miriam Rothdiener and Maria Lammerding-Koeppel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:35

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Sex and gender influence health and disease outcomes, therefore, doctors should be able to deliver gender-sensitive care. To train gender-sensitive doctors, relevant sex and gender differences have to be inclu...

    Authors: Joni K. Scholte, Francisca W. M. van der Meulen, Theodora A. M. Teunissen, Mieke Albers, Roland F. J. M. Laan, Cornelia R. M. G. Fluit and Antoine L. M. Lagro-Janssen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Although neuroanatomy is considered an essential requirement in medical curriculum, its teaching has undergone many changes in recent years, with most medical schools starting to implement an integrated approa...

    Authors: Mavilde Arantes, José Paulo Andrade, Joselina Barbosa and Maria Amélia Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:20

    Content type: Research article

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  25. This paper seeks to contribute to a reputable evidence base for required competencies across different topics in statistics and probability (statistical topics) in preparing medical graduates for clinical prac...

    Authors: Margaret MacDougall, Helen S. Cameron and Simon R. J. Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 20:1

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Several studies have warned about the diminishing physician-scientist breed. Limited studies, however, have attempted to assess what factors (if any) enhanced or hindered the experience of trainee physician-sc...

    Authors: Yassar Alamri, Kate Magner and Tim J. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:471

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Medical education must adapt to different health care contexts, including digitalized health care systems and a digital generation of students in a hyper-connected world. The aims of this study are to identify...

    Authors: Eui-Ryoung Han, Sanghee Yeo, Min-Jeong Kim, Young-Hee Lee, Kwi-Hwa Park and Hyerin Roh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:460

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Case-Based Learning (CBL) has seen widespread implementation in undergraduate education since the early 1920s. Ample data has shown CBL to be an enjoyable and motivational didactic tool, and effective in assis...

    Authors: Bela Turk, Sebastian Ertl, Guoruey Wong, Patricia P. Wadowski and Henriette Löffler-Stastka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:447

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Healer’s Art (HA) is a voluntary course offered during medical school. The course aims to address the growing loss of meaning and commitment experienced by doctors through the exploration of compassion, empath...

    Authors: Chanakya Jaiswal, Katrina Anderson and Emily Haesler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:443

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Debates have arisen in various non-English speaking countries over the chosen language of instruction in medical education, whether it has to be the English language or the mother tongue. English-based educati...

    Authors: Tamim Alsuliman, Lugien Alasadi, Angie Mouki and Bayan Alsaid

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:418

    Content type: Research article

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  31. During their training, Lebanese medical students develop a high medical expertise but are not focusing on other competencies such as communication, collaboration, erudition, professionalism, leadership and hea...

    Authors: Mabel Aoun, Ghassan Sleilaty, Simon Abou Jaoude, Dania Chelala and Ronald Moussa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:399

    Content type: Research article

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  32. The purpose of this study was to characterize implicit gender bias among residents in US Emergency Medicine and OB/GYN residencies.

    Authors: Matt Hansen, Amanda Schoonover, Barbara Skarica, Tabria Harrod, Nathan Bahr and Jeanne-Marie Guise

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:396

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Adequate pain education of health professionals is fundamental in the management of pain. Although an interprofessional consensus of core competencies for health professional pre-licensure education in pain ha...

    Authors: Sonja K. Bareiss, Lucas Nare and Katie McBee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:375

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Information and communications technology (ICT) has been suggested as an important tool for improving global health education and building research capacity in developing countries. However, the existing curri...

    Authors: Kaiyong Huang, Abu S. Abdullah, Zhenyu Ma, Dilshat S. Urmi, Huimin He, Lisa Quintiliani, Robert H. Friedman, Jun Yang and Li Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:367

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Use of ultrasonography has revolutionized diagnosis of musculoskeletal disorders. Until now, few studies have investigated usefulness of a short-period workshop for musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSKUS) education...

    Authors: Wei-Ting Wu, Ke-Vin Chang, Der-Sheng Han and Levent Özçakar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:362

    Content type: Research article

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  36. A curriculum is dynamic entity and hence, metaphorically, can be considered ‘alive’. Curricular diseases may impair its quality and hence its viability. The quality of a curriculum is typically assessed agains...

    Authors: Rehan Ahmed Khan, Annemarie Spruijt, Usman Mahboob and Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:336

    Content type: Research article

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  37. This study was conducted to examine gaps and opportunities for involvement of librarians in medical education and patient care as well as improve the teaching and assessment of Entrustable Professional Activit...

    Authors: Joey Nicholson, Judy M. Spak, Iris Kovar-Gough, Elizabeth R. Lorbeer and Nancy E. Adams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:330

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The UN Refugee Agency has reported that an increasing number of people are being forcibly displaced worldwide. Despite this, global health issues, especially initiatives focusing on physical and psychological ...

    Authors: David Kindermann, Marie P. Jenne, Carolin Schmid, Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Katharina Wahedi, Florian Junne, Joachim Szecsenyi, Wolfgang Herzog and Christoph Nikendei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:302

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Postgraduate medical e-learning (PGMeL) is being progressively used and evaluated. Its impact continues to grow, yet there are barriers to its implementation. Although more attention is now being paid to quali...

    Authors: Robert Adrianus de Leeuw, Daniel Nathan Logger, Michiel Westerman, Jochen Bretschneider, Marijn Plomp and Fedde Scheele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:300

    Content type: Research article

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  40. As public health becomes increasingly central to the practice of medicine, educational efforts are necessary to prepare medical students to apply public health concepts in their care of patients. There are few...

    Authors: Sarah Godfrey, Katherine Nickerson, Jonathan Amiel and Benjamin Lebwohl

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:298

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Emergency Medicine (EM) is a rapidly developing specialty in Africa with several emergency medicine residency-training programs (EMRPs) established across the continent over the past decade. Despite rapid prol...

    Authors: Hendry R. Sawe, Abena Akomeah, Juma A. Mfinanga, Michael S. Runyon and Erin Noste

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:294

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Physical and psychological health problems are prevalent in older adults and rarely exist in isolation. Treating these problems in isolation is resourceful and can be potentially harmful to patients due to del...

    Authors: Carly Welch, Ayesha Bangash, Robert Wears, David Rice and Victor Aziz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:283

    Content type: Research article

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  43. The aim of this study was to explore the perspectives of faculty members and academic administrators, at Qatar University College of Pharmacy, towards interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practi...

    Authors: Alla El-Awaisi, Sundari Joseph, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj and Lesley Diack

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:278

    Content type: Research article

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2019 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    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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