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. Research article

    A novel bedside cardiopulmonary physical diagnosis curriculum for internal medicine postgraduate training

    Physicians spend less time at the bedside in the modern hospital setting which has contributed to a decline in physical diagnosis, and in particular, cardiopulmonary examination skills. This trend may be a sou...

    Brian Thomas Garibaldi, Timothy Niessen, Allan Charles Gelber, Bennett Clark, Yizhen Lee, Jose Alejandro Madrazo, Reza Sedighi Manesh, Ariella Apfel, Brandyn D. Lau, Gigi Liu, Jenna VanLiere Canzoniero, C. John Sperati, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Daniel J. Brotman, Thomas A. Traill, Danelle Cayea…

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:182

    Published on: 6 October 2017

  2. Research article

    Indigenous health: designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners

    Indigenous health programs are seen as a curriculum response to addressing health disparities and social accountability. Several interrelated teaching approaches to cultural competency curricula have been reco...

    Tania Huria, Suetonia Palmer, Lutz Beckert, Cameron Lacey and Suzanne Pitama

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:180

    Published on: 5 October 2017

  3. Research article

    Blended learning with Moodle in medical statistics: an assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to e-learning

    Blended learning that combines a modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment (Moodle) with face-to-face teaching was applied to a medical statistics course to improve learning outcomes and evaluate th...

    Li Luo, Xiaohua Cheng, Shiyuan Wang, Junxue Zhang, Wenbo Zhu, Jiaying Yang and Pei Liu

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:170

    Published on: 19 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Development and pilot testing of an interprofessional patient-centered team training programme in medical rehabilitation clinics in Germany: a process evaluation

    Interprofessional teamwork is considered to be a key component of patient-centred treatment in healthcare, and especially in the rehabilitation sector. To date, however, no interventions exist for improving te...

    Sonja Becker, Mirjam Körner, Christian Müller, Corinna Lippenberger, Manfred Rundel and Linda Zimmermann

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:120

    Published on: 14 July 2017

  5. Research article

    Students’ attitudes and perceptions of teaching and assessment of evidence-based practice in an occupational therapy professional Master’s curriculum: a mixed methods study

    Most health professions, including occupational therapy, have made the application of evidence-based practice a desired competency and professional responsibility. Despite the increasing emphasis on evidence-b...

    Aliki Thomas, Lu Han, Brittony P. Osler, Emily A. Turnbull and Erin Douglas

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:64

    Published on: 27 March 2017

  6. Research article

    Intraosseous access can be taught to medical students using the four-step approach

    The intraosseous (IO) access is an alternative route for vascular access when peripheral intravascular catheterization cannot be obtained. In Denmark the IO access is reported as infrequently trained and used....

    Monika Afzali, Ask Daffy Kvisselgaard, Tobias Stenbjerg Lyngeraa and Sandra Viggers

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:50

    Published on: 2 March 2017

  7. Debate

    Design of simulation-based medical education and advantages and disadvantages of in situ simulation versus off-site simulation

    Simulation-based medical education (SBME) has traditionally been conducted as off-site simulation in simulation centres. Some hospital departments also provide off-site simulation using in-house training room(...

    Jette Led Sørensen, Doris Østergaard, Vicki LeBlanc, Bent Ottesen, Lars Konge, Peter Dieckmann and Cees Van der Vleuten

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:20

    Published on: 21 January 2017

  8. Research article

    A Middle Eastern journey of integrating Interprofessional Education into the healthcare curriculum: a SWOC analysis

    Interprofessional education (IPE) is an emerging concept in the Middle East with a number of health professional degree programs continually striving to meet international accreditation requirements to enhance...

    Alla El-Awaisi, Kyle John Wilby, Kerry Wilbur, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Ahmed Awaisu and Bridget Paravattil

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:15

    Published on: 17 January 2017

  9. Research article

    Social pediatrics: weaving horizontal and vertical threads through pediatric residency

    Social pediatrics teaches pediatric residents how to understand disease within their patients’ social, environmental and political contexts. It’s an essential component of pediatric residency training; however...

    Meta van den Heuvel, Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis, Rebecca Levy, Adelle Atkinson, Elizabeth Ford-Jones and Michelle Shouldice

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:12

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  10. Research article

    Validity evidence for two objective structured clinical examination stations to evaluate core skills of the shoulder and knee assessment

    We developed two objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) to educate and evaluate trainees in the evaluation and management of shoulder and knee pain. Our objective was to examine the evidence for va...

    Michael J. Battistone, Andrea M. Barker, J. Peter Beck, Robert Z. Tashjian and Grant W. Cannon

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:13

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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