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BMC Medical Education

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

    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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    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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2016 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.572 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.929 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.233 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.747 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    826.0 Usage Factor

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