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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

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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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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