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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. Content type: Research article

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:182

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:180

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:170

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Analysis of graduation success at the University of Split School of Medicine PhD programs conducted in 2011 revealed that only 11% of students who enrolled and completed their graduate coursework between 1999 ...

    Authors: Marin Viđak, Ružica Tokalić, Matko Marušić, Livia Puljak and Damir Sapunar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:144

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Emotional intelligence has been shown to affect academic performance and perceived stress. But conflicting reports suggest that the relationship between academic performance and emotional intelligence may not ...

    Authors: Richa Gupta, Nikhilesh Singh and Ramya Kumar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:139

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  8. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:120

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  9. Content type: Research article

    A screening spiritual history (SSH) is how health professionals (HP) identify patients’ spiritual values, beliefs and preferences (VBPs) in the outpatient setting. We report on attitudes and practices of HPs i...

    Authors: Harold G. Koenig, Kathleen Perno and Ted Hamilton

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:102

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) skills have been included in general practice curricula and competency frameworks. However, GPs experience numerous barriers to developing and maintaining EBM skills, and some GPs...

    Authors: Kevin Galbraith, Alison Ward and Carl Heneghan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:78

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  11. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:64

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The learning environment within a school of medicine influences medical students’ values and their professional development. Despite national requirements to monitor the learning environment, mistreatment of m...

    Authors: Howard B. Fleit, Richard J. Iuli, Janet E. Fischel, Wei-Hsin Lu and Latha Chandran

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:63

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  13. Content type: Research article

    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....

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:50

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  14. Content type: Debate

    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(...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:20

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  15. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:15

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  16. Content type: Research article

    In higher education, the focus has shifted from the acquisition of knowledge to learning objectives and skills. This means that, the majority of student learning time is spent independently working outside the...

    Authors: J. Barbosa, A. Silva, M. A. Ferreira and M. Severo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:9

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  17. Content type: Research article

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:13

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