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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization calls for stronger cross-cultural emphasis in medical training. Bioethics education can build such competencies as it involves the conscious exploration and application of values ...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Greenberg, Celine Kim, Helen Stolte, Jonathan Hellmann, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Rahim Valani and Dennis Scolnik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:193

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare is generally provided by various health professionals acting together. Unfortunately, poor communication and collaboration within such healthcare teams often prevent its members from actively engagi...

    Authors: Endang Lestari, Renée E. Stalmeijer, Doni Widyandana and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:179

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Resident duty hours have recently been under criticism, with concerns for resident and patient well-being. Historically, call shifts have been long, and some residency training programs have now restricted shi...

    Authors: Andrew Moeller, Jordan Webber and Ian Epstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:175

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Modernised medical curricula in Germany (so called “reformed study programs”) rely increasingly on alternative self-instructed learning forms such as e-learning and curriculum-guided self-study. However, there...

    Authors: Arne Peine, Klaus Kabino and Cord Spreckelsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:158

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2016 16:265

  10. Content type: Research article

    Training bodies see teaching by junior doctors and vocational trainees in general practice (family medicine) as integral to a doctor’s role. While there is a body of literature on teacher training programs, an...

    Authors: Thea F. van de Mortel, Peter L. Silberberg, Christine M. Ahern and Sabrina W. Pit

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:143

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Most people want to die at home but only half do. Supporting patients in rural locations is challenging. Video calls such as Skype, might help but are not routinely used; we should consider learning needs to i...

    Authors: Sarah Statton, Ray Jones, Martin Thomas, Tracie North, Ruth Endacott, Adrian Frost, Dazzle Tighe and Gail Wilson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:140

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Heterogeneous basic science knowledge of medical students is an important challenge for medical education. In this study, the authors aimed at exploring the value and role of integrated supportive science (ISS...

    Authors: Sophie Eisenbarth, Thomas Tilling, Eva Lueerss, Jelka Meyer, Susanne Sehner, Andreas H. Guse and Jennifer Guse (nee Kurré)

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:132

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Many national outcome frameworks (OF) call for a sound scholarship education and scholarly behaviour of physicians. Educators however are known to interpret the scholar role in markedly different ways and at l...

    Authors: Stefanie C. Hautz, Wolf E. Hautz, Markus A. Feufel and Claudia D. Spies

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:119

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  14. Content type: Research article

    A primary barrier to the implementation of evidence based practice (EBP) in physical therapy is therapists’ limited ability to understand and interpret statistics. Physical therapists demonstrate limited skill...

    Authors: Julie K. Tilson, Katie Marshall, Jodi J. Tam and Linda Fetters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:118

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are increasingly used as a focus for assessment in graduate medical education (GME). However, a consistent approach to guide EPA design is currently lacking, in parti...

    Authors: James Kwan, Roslyn Crampton, Lise L. Mogensen, Roslyn Weaver, Cees P. M. van der Vleuten and Wendy C. Y. Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:117

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Improving the knowledge and competencies of healthcare professionals is crucial to better address the specific needs of persons living in poverty and avoid stigmatization. This study aimed to explore the needs...

    Authors: Catherine Hudon, Christine Loignon, Cristina Grabovschi, Paula Bush, Mireille Lambert, Émilie Goulet, Sophie Boyer, Marianne De Laat and Nathalie Fournier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:106

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There is a high burden of unmet health needs for people with intellectual disability. Despite experiencing significantly higher rates of morbidity and mortality compared with the general population, this group...

    Authors: Julian N. Trollor, Beth Ruffell, Jane Tracy, Jennifer J. Torr, Seeta Durvasula, Teresa Iacono, Claire Eagleson and Nicolas Lennox

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:105

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2016 16:260

  18. Content type: Debate

    Innovation and change in postgraduate medical education programs affects teaching hospital organizations, since medical education and clinical service are interrelated.

    Authors: Tiuri R. van Rossum, Fedde Scheele, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier, Henk E. Sluiter and Ide C. Heyligers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:104

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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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