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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

    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...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:12

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Content type: Research article

    Clerkship provides a unique way of transferring the knowledge and skills gathered during medical school’s curriculum into real-ward clinical care environment. The annual program evaluation has indicated that t...

    Authors: Ling-Yu Yang, Chia-Chang Huang, Hui-Chi Hsu, Ying-Ying Yang, Ching-Chi Chang, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Wei-Shin Lee, Jen-Feng Liang, Hao Min Cheng, Chin-Chou Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shung-Tai Ho and Ralph Kirby

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:2

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Residents are commonly involved in establishing goals of care for hospitalized patients. While education can improve the quality of these conversations, whether and how postgraduate training programs integrate...

    Authors: Amanda Roze des Ordons, Aliya Kassam and Jessica Simon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:6

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  6. Content type: Correspondence

    Medical educators, residents and administrators have increasing access to a large quantity of electronic resources. This content can augment and improve our teaching methods but can be difficult to consolidate...

    Authors: Nicholas R. Mahoney, Michael V. Boland, Pradeep Y. Ramulu and Divya Srikumaran

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:307

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  7. Content type: Research article

    In times of increasing global challenges to health, it is crucial to create a workforce capable of tackling these complex issues. Even though a lack of GHE in Germany is perceived by multiple stakeholders, no ...

    Authors: Ioannis Kaffes, Fabian Moser, Miriam Pham, Aenne Oetjen and Maya Fehling

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:304

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  8. Content type: Correspondence

    Over recent years there has been an increase in teaching of both palliative care and reflective practice in UK medical schools. The palliative care teaching at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Me...

    Authors: Erica Borgstrom, Rachel Morris, Diana Wood, Simon Cohn and Stephen Barclay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:306

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Failures of teamwork and interpersonal communication have been cited as a major patient safety issue. Although healthcare is increasingly being provided in interdisciplinary teams, medical school curricula hav...

    Authors: Arna Banerjee, Jason M. Slagle, Nathaniel D. Mercaldo, Ray Booker, Anne Miller, Daniel J. France, Lisa Rawn and Matthew B. Weinger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:295

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  10. Content type: Correspondence

    Recent calls for reform in healthcare training emphasize using competency-based curricula and information technology-empowered learning. Continuing Medical Education programs are essential in maintaining physi...

    Authors: Robert Battat, Marc Jhonson, Lorne Wiseblatt, Cruff Renard, Laura Habib, Manouchka Normil, Brian Remillard, Timothy F. Brewer and Galit Sacajiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:275

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Gender bias within medical education is gaining increasing attention. However, valid and reliable measures are needed to adequately address and monitor this issue. This research conducts a psychometric evaluat...

    Authors: Rhiannon B. Parker, Philip D. Parker, Theresa Larkin and Jon Cockburn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:251

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Trained medical interpreters are instrumental to patient satisfaction and quality of care. They are especially important in student-run clinics, where many patients have limited English proficiency. Because st...

    Authors: Jennifer E. L. Diaz, Nydia Ekasumara, Nikhil R. Menon, Edwin Homan, Prashanth Rajarajan, Andrés Ramírez Zamudio, Annie J. Kim, Jason Gruener, Edward Poliandro, David C. Thomas, Yasmin S. Meah and Rainier P. Soriano

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:256

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Training to be a doctor and caring for patients are recognized as being stressful and demanding. The wellbeing of healthcare professionals impacts upon the wellbeing and care of patients. Schwartz Centre Round...

    Authors: Faye Gishen, Sophia Whitman, Deborah Gill, Rhiannon Barker and Steven Walker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:246

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Empathy is a key aspect of the physician-patient interactions. The Jefferson Scale of Empathy (JSE) is one of the most used empathy measures of medical students. The development of cross-cultural empathy studi...

    Authors: Alexandra Ferreira-Valente, Patrício Costa, Marta Elorduy, Montserrat Virumbrales, Manuel J. Costa and Jorge Palés

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:242

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  15. Content type: Research article

    The establishment of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is one of the pillars of the European Space of Higher Education. This way of accounting for the time spent in training has two essential parts, c...

    Authors: Javier Ferrer-Torregrosa, Miguel Ángel Jiménez-Rodríguez, Javier Torralba-Estelles, Fernanda Garzón-Farinós, Marcelo Pérez-Bermejo and Nadia Fernández-Ehrling

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:230

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Residency programs have utilized Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs) to customize resident education while undergraduate medical education has not done so in a meaningful way. We discuss the use of ILPs withi...

    Authors: Maribeth B. Chitkara, Daniel Satnick, Wei-Hsin Lu, Howard Fleit, Roderick A. Go and Latha Chandran

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:232

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Nowadays, many medical schools include training in disaster medicine in undergraduate studies. This study evaluated the efficacy of a disaster medicine curriculum recently designed for Saudi Arabian medical st...

    Authors: Nidaa Bajow, Ahmadreza Djalali, Pier Luigi Ingrassia, Luca Ragazzoni, Hussein Ageely, Ibrahim Bani and Francesco Della Corte

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:225

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The School of Medicine (SoM) is one among five at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). It currently houses eight undergraduate and many post-graduate programmes. The Doctor of Medicine (...

    Authors: Amos Rodger Mwakigonja

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:223

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Despite demonstrated benefits of continuity of care, longitudinal care experiences are difficult to provide to medical students. A series of standardized patient encounters was developed as an innovative curri...

    Authors: Bonnie M. Vest, Abigail Lynch, Denise McGuigan, Timothy Servoss, Karen Zinnerstrom and Andrew B. Symons

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:208

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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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