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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: 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Professionalism defines the relationship between colleagues, patients and the society as a whole. Furthermore, being a social construct, professionalism is sophisticated to be regarded simply as a single conce...

    Authors: Daniel Kinyuru Ojuka, Joyce M. Olenja, Nimrod J. Mwango’mbe, Eunbae B. Yang and Jana B. Macleod

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:101

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  3. Content type: Research article

    To present learning outcomes in clinical communication for a Core Curriculum for medical undergraduate students in Latin America, Portugal and Spain (LAPS-CCC) and to establish an expert network to support a t...

    Authors: Cristina García de Leonardo, Roger Ruiz-Moral, Fernando Caballero, Afonso Cavaco, Philippa Moore, Lila Paula Dupuy, Antonio Pithon-Cyrino, Mª Teresa Cortés, Marilen Gorostegui, Elizabete Loureiro, Josep Mª Bosch Fontcuberta, Luis Casasbuenas Duarte, Lara Kretzer, Emilia Arrighi and Albert Jovell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:99

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Evidence suggests that junior doctors lack the confidence and skills to manage acute/inpatient diabetes. We investigated the impact of the introduction of a “Diabetes Acute Care Day” on undergraduate medical s...

    Authors: A. W. MacEwen, D. M. Carty, A McConnachie, G. A. McKay and J. G. Boyle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:88

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is little research on large-scale complex health care simulations designed to facilitate student learning of non-technical skills in a team-working environment. We evaluated the acceptability and effecti...

    Authors: Christine Jorm, Chris Roberts, Renee Lim, Josephine Roper, Clare Skinner, Jeremy Robertson, Stacey Gentilcore and Adam Osomanski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:83

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Health care professionals are expected to build decisions upon evidence. This implies decisions based on the best available, current, valid and relevant evidence, informed by clinical expertise and patient val...

    Authors: Grete Oline Hole, Sissel Johansson Brenna, Birgitte Graverholt, Donna Ciliska and Monica Wammen Nortvedt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:71

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  7. Content type: Debate

    Neurogenic dysphagia is one of the most frequent and prognostically relevant neurological deficits in a variety of disorders, such as stroke, parkinsonism and advanced neuromuscular diseases. Flexible endoscop...

    Authors: Rainer Dziewas, Jörg Glahn, Christine Helfer, Guntram Ickenstein, Jochen Keller, Christian Ledl, Beate Lindner-Pfleghar, Darius G. Nabavi, Mario Prosiegel, Axel Riecker, Sriramya Lapa, Sönke Stanschus, Tobias Warnecke and Otto Busse

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:70

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study aims to map the learned curriculum based on students’ feedback regarding the biomedical literature evaluation competencies in a pharmacy curriculum, to evaluate teaching methods and to report studen...

    Authors: Soumana C. Nasser, Aline Hanna Saad and Lamis R. Karaoui

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:59

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Prognosis is a critical consideration in caring for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, or “multimorbidity”. Clinicians are not adequately trained in this area. We describe an innovative curriculum ...

    Authors: Nancy L. Schoenborn, Cynthia Boyd, Danelle Cayea, Kelly Nakamura, Qian-Li Xue, Anushree Ray and Matthew McNabney

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:215

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pharmacy education and pharmacy practice are facing remarkable changes following new scientific discoveries, evolving patient needs and the requirements of advanced pharmacy competency for practices. Many coun...

    Authors: Teeraporn Chanakit, Bee Yean Low, Payom Wongpoowarak, Summana Moolasarn and Claire Anderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:205

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Inter-professional teamwork is key for patient safety and team training is an effective strategy to improve patient outcome. In-situ simulation is a relatively new strategy with emerging efficacy, but best pra...

    Authors: Katja Zimmermann, Iris Bachmann Holzinger, Lorena Ganassi, Peter Esslinger, Sina Pilgrim, Meredith Allen, Margarita Burmester and Martin Stocker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:189

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Although the General Medical Council recommends that United Kingdom medical students are taught ‘whole person medicine’, spiritual care is variably recognised within the curriculum. Data on teaching delivery a...

    Authors: Mark T. Harbinson and David Bell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:96

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Pathology is a discipline that provides the basis of the understanding of disease in medicine. The past decades have seen a decline in the emphasis laid on pathology teaching in medical schools and outdated pa...

    Authors: Florian E. M. Herrmann, Markus Lenski, Julius Steffen, Magdalena Kailuweit, Marc Nikolaus, Rajasekaran Koteeswaran, Andreas Sailer, Anna Hanszke, Maximilian Wintergerst, Sissi Dittmer, Doris Mayr, Orsolya Genzel-Boroviczény, Diann S. Eley and Martin R. Fischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:94

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  14. Content type: Research article

    This paper describes a pioneering effort to introduce tobacco cessation into India’s undergraduate medical college curriculum. This is the first ever attempt to fully integrate tobacco control across all years...

    Authors: T. R. Yamini, Mark Nichter, Mimi Nichter, P. Sairu, S. Aswathy, K. Leelamoni, B. Unnikrishnan, Prasanna Mithra P., Rekha Thapar, S. R. Basha, A. K. Jayasree, T. R. Mayamol, Myra Muramoto, G. K Mini and K. R. Thankappan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:90

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Shared decision–making requires doctors to be competent in exchanging views with patients to identify the appropriate course of action. In this paper we focus on the potential of a course in argumentation as a...

    Authors: Claudia Zanini, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Manuela Di Franco and Sara Rubinelli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:89

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  16. Content type: Correspondence

    The percentage of Saudi physicians practicing in the public health sector did not exceed 22.6% in 2009, and did not reach 20% in 2006. This is despite the fact that more than 80% of the Saudi population seeks ...

    Authors: Khalid A Bin Abdulrahman and Farid Saleh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:85

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Although practice guidelines are important tools to improve quality of care, implementation remains challenging. To improve adherence to an evidence-based guideline for the management of mental health problems...

    Authors: Margot CW Joosen, Karlijn M van Beurden, Berend Terluin, Jaap van Weeghel, Evelien PM Brouwers and Jac JL van der Klink

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:82

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Culturally secure health care settings enhance accessibility by Aboriginal Australians and improve their satisfaction with service delivery. A culturally secure health service recognises and responds to the le...

    Authors: Rosalie D Thackrah, Sandra C Thompson and Angela Durey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:77

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  19. Content type: Correspondence

    Despite there being a concerted effort in recent years to influence what doctors can do to tackle health inequalities in the UK, there has been limited policy focus on what undergraduate students need to learn...

    Authors: Andrea E Williamson, Richard Ayres, Jessica Allen and Una Macleod

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:66

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Medical care is increasingly complex and must draw upon the distinct, yet complementary skills of various health disciplines. Healthcare student integration through interprofessional education (IPE) activity i...

    Authors: Kerry Wilbur and Isabelle Kelly

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:53

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Medical and public health scientists are using evolution to devise new strategies to solve major health problems. But based on a 2003 survey, medical curricula may not adequately prepare physicians to evaluate...

    Authors: Brandon H Hidaka, Anila Asghar, C Athena Aktipis, Randolph M Nesse, Terry M Wolpaw, Nicole K Skursky, Katelyn J Bennett, Matthew W Beyrouty and Mark D Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:38

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Effective medication reconciliation is critical in reducing the risk of preventable adverse drug events. Medical trainees are often responsible for medication reconciliation on admission, transfer and discharg...

    Authors: Aliya Ramjaun, Monisha Sudarshan, Laura Patakfalvi, Robyn Tamblyn and Ari N Meguerditchian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:33

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  23. Content type: Research article

    This article evaluates whether the use of high school students as simulated patients who provide formative feedback enhances the capacity of medical students in their fifth year of training to initiate screeni...

    Authors: Helen Cahill, Julia Coffey and Lena Sanci

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:35

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The use of simulated patients to teach in psychiatry has not been reported from low-income countries. This is the first study using simulation teaching in psychiatry in Africa. The aim of this study was to int...

    Authors: Angharad Piette, Florence Muchirahondo, Walter Mangezi, Amy Iversen, Frances Cowan, Michelle Dube, Hugh Grant- Peterkin, Ricardo Araya and Melanie Abas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:23

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The explication of relations between clinical and basic sciences can help vertical integration in medical curricula. Concept mapping might be a useful technique for this explication. Little is known about teac...

    Authors: Sylvia C Vink, Jan Van Tartwijk, Jan Bolk and Nico Verloop

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:20

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The emerging field, Lifestyle Medicine (LM), is the evidence-based practice of assisting individuals and families to adopt and sustain behaviors that can improve health. While competencies for LM education hav...

    Authors: Rani Polak, Marie L Dacey, Hillary Keenan and Edward M Phillips

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:1045

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  27. Content type: Research article

    At Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), the Robert R. Frank Student Run Free Clinic (SRFC) is one place preclinical students can gain clinical experience. There have been no published studies t...

    Authors: Mio Nakamura, David Altshuler and Juliann Binienda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:250

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2015 15:113

  28. Content type: Research article

    Burnout among veterinary students can result from known stressors in the absence of a support system. The objectives of this study were to evaluate use of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educator Survey (MBI-ES)...

    Authors: Munashe Chigerwe, Karen A Boudreaux and Jan E Ilkiw

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:255

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Globalization of the professions has become a necessity among schools and universities across the world. It has affected the medical and dental professions in terms of curriculum design and student and patient...

    Authors: Omar MM Rodis, Edward Barroga, J Patrick Barron, James Hobbs, Jayanetti A Jayawardena, Ikuo Kageyama, Bukasa Kalubi, Clive Langham, Yoshizo Matsuka, Yoichiro Miyake, Naoko Seki, Hiroko Oka, Martin Peters, Yo Shibata, Roxana Stegaroiu, Kazuyoshi Suzuki…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:239

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  30. Content type: Research article

    No published curricula in the area of medical business ethics exist. This is surprising given that physicians wrestle daily with business decisions and that professional associations, the Institute of Medicine...

    Authors: James M DuBois, Elena M Kraus, Kamal Gursahani, Anthony Mikulec and Erin Bakanas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:235

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  31. Content type: Technical advance

    This paper describes the process, our experience and the lessons learnt in doing document reviews of health science curricula. Since we could not find relevant literature to guide us on how to approach these r...

    Authors: Anke Rohwer, Anel Schoonees and Taryn Young

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:236

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Alongside providing a knowledge base and practical skills, undergraduate medical education must prepare graduates to immediately begin practice as qualified doctors. A significant challenge is to provide safe ...

    Authors: Bryan Burford, Victoria Whittle and Gillian HS Vance

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:223

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The relevance of Public Health Genomics (PHG) education among public health specialists has been recently acknowledged by the Association of Schools of Public Health in the European Region. The aim of this cro...

    Authors: Carolina Ianuale, Emanuele Leoncini, Walter Mazzucco, Carolina Marzuillo, Paolo Villari, Walter Ricciardi and Stefania Boccia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:213

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the technical adequacy of portfolios in reporting multiple complex academic and performance-based assessments. We explored, first, the influencing factors on the precision of scoring with...

    Authors: Chris Roberts, Narelle Shadbolt, Tyler Clark and Phillip Simpson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:197

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Any curriculum change is essentially an environmental change; therefore there is a need to assess the impact of any change in the curriculum on the students’ perception of the Educational Environment (EE) and ...

    Authors: Eiad Abdelmohsen AlFaris, Naghma Naeem, Farhana Irfan, Riaz Qureshi and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:192

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Art -based interventions are widely used in medical education. However, data on the potential effects of art-based interventions on medical students have been limited to small qualitative studies on students’ ...

    Authors: Mordechai Muszkat, Orly Barak, Gadi Lalazar, Bracha Mazal, Ronen Schneider, Irit Mor-Yosef Levi, Matan J Cohen, Laura Canetti, Arie Ben Yehuda and Yaakov Naparstek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:188

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Clinical training in low-income countries has become increasingly popular among pre-licensure trainees from high-income countries. The Working Group on Ethics Guidelines for Global Health Training (“WEIGHT Gui...

    Authors: Puja Ahluwalia, Debra Cameron, Lynn Cockburn, Lynn Ellwood, Brenda Mori and Stephanie A Nixon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:187

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Accreditation of education is very important for maintaining and improving education quality. With the development of modern dental education, more and more attention is being paid to accreditation of dental e...

    Authors: Jingyi Yang, Ying Zhang, Xiaolong Ye, Cheng Xie, Xv Ge, Fan Lu, Qing Yu and Hantang Sun

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:178

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Cultural diversity among patients presents specific challenges to physicians. Therefore, cultural diversity training is needed in medical education. In cases where strategic curriculum documents form the basis...

    Authors: Emma Paternotte, Joanne PI Fokkema, Karsten A van Loon, Sandra van Dulmen and Fedde Scheele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:176

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  40. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the relationship between sexual orientation and gender identity in regard to levels of depression; levels of perceived social support; comfort with disclosure of orientation; and the lesbian, ga...

    Authors: Jessica Lapinski and Patricia Sexton

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:171

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Countries with expansive rural regions often experience an unequal distribution of physicians between rural and urban communities. A growing body of evidence suggests that the exposure to positive rural learni...

    Authors: Douglas L Myhre, Paul Adamiak, Nathan Turley, Ron Spice and Wayne Woloschuk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:166

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  42. Content type: Research article

    To build research capacity among graduating medical students, the teaching of research and critical analysis was integrated into the University of Wollongong (UoW) new, graduate-entry medical curriculum. This ...

    Authors: Judy R Mullan, Kathryn M Weston, Warren C Rich and Peter L McLennan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:161

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Master of Public Health programs have been developed across Canada in response to the need for graduate-level trained professionals to work in the public health sector. The University of Guelph recently conduc...

    Authors: Nicole Britten, Lauren E Wallar, Scott A McEwen and Andrew Papadopoulos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:158

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Research is an essential activity for improving quality and efficiency in healthcare. The objective of this study was to train nurses from the public Basque Health Service (Osakidetza) in critical appraisal, prom...

    Authors: Eva Reviriego, María Ángeles Cidoncha, José Asua, Marie Pierre Gagnon, Maider Mateos, Lucía Gárate, Elena de Lorenzo and Rosa María González

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:136

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Clinicians need innovative educational programs to enhance their capacity for using research evidence to inform clinical decision-making. This paper and its companion paper introduce the Physical therapist-dri...

    Authors: Julie K Tilson, Sharon Mickan, Jonathan C Sum, Maria Zibell, Jacquelyn M Dylla and Robbin Howard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:126

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  46. Content type: Research article

    In 2005 a competency based curriculum was introduced in the Dutch postgraduate medical training programs. While the manager’s role is one of the seven key competencies, there is still no formal management cour...

    Authors: Lizanne Berkenbosch, Arno M M Muijtjens, Luc J I Zimmermann, Ide C Heyligers, Albert J J A Scherpbier and Jamiu O Busari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:107

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  47. Content type: Research article

    International studies have shown that laboratory training, particularly through the application of the principles of simulation learning, is an effective means of developing the communication and gestural skil...

    Authors: Annamaria Bagnasco, Nicola Pagnucci, Angela Tolotti, Francesca Rosa, Giancarlo Torre and Loredana Sasso

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:106

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2017 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.511 - 2-year Impact Factor
    1.938 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.169 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.765 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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