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Curriculum development

Section Edited by Marjo Wijnen-Meijer

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. Calls have been made to reassess the curricula of medical schools throughout the world to adopt competence-based programs that address the healthcare needs of society. Zimbabwe is a country characterized by a ...

    Authors: Simbarashe Chimhuya, Bothwell Mbuwayesango, Eva M. Aagaard and Kusum J. Nathoo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:90

    Content type: Research article

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  2. The future of dental education is at crossroads. This study used the parameter of the 2016 Dental Curriculum Hack-a-Thon to assess intra- and inter-institutional agreement between student and faculty views reg...

    Authors: Shawheen S. Saffari, R. Frederick Lambert, Lucy Dang, Sarah Pagni and Irina F. Dragan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:89

    Content type: Research article

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  3. To design and implement an emergency medicine (EM) postgraduate training curriculum to support the establishment of the first EM residency program at Addis Ababa University (AAU).

    Authors: Nazanin Meshkat, Sisay Teklu and Cheryl Hunchak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:71

    Content type: Correspondence

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  4. As part of efforts to implement the human resources capacity building component of the African Regional Strategy on Disaster Risk Management (DRM) for the health sector, the African Regional Office of the Worl...

    Authors: Olushayo Olu, Abdulmumini Usman, Kalula Kalambay, Stella Anyangwe, Kuku Voyi, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Aklilu Azazh, Mala Ali Mapatano, Ngoy Nsenga, Lucien Manga, Solomon Woldetsadik, Francois Nguessan and Angela Benson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:60

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Investigation of real incidents has been consistently identified by expert reviews and student surveys as a potentially valuable teaching resource for medical students. The aim of this study was to adapt a pub...

    Authors: Vicki Tully, Douglas Murphy, Evridiki Fioratou, Arun Chaudhuri, James Shaw and Peter Davey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:57

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Deficiencies in medical student knowledge in musculoskeletal medicine have been well documented. To address these deficiencies, numerous curricular changes at our institution were instituted. The objective of ...

    Authors: Derek Khorsand, Ansab Khwaja and Gregory A. Schmale

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:46

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  33. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  34. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)
     

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