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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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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

    Social Media Impact
    395 mentions