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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

    While statistics is increasingly taught as part of the medical curriculum, it can be an unpopular subject and feedback from students indicates that some find it more difficult than other subjects. Understandin...

    Authors: Ailish Hannigan, Avril C Hegarty and Deirdre McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:70

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  2. Content type: Research article

    In 2010, in the midst of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic in Zimbabwe, 69% of faculty positions in the Department of Medicine of the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (UZ-CHS) we...

    Authors: Jacob Gray, Golden T Fana, Thomas B Campbell, James G Hakim, Margaret Z Borok and Eva M Aagaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:63

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Medical students engage in curricular and extracurricular activities, including undergraduate research (UR). The advantages, difficulties and motivations for medical students pursuing research activities durin...

    Authors: Cristiano C Oliveira, Renata C de Souza, Érika H Sassaki Abe, Luís E Silva Móz, Lidia R de Carvalho and Maria AC Domingues

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:51

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Teaching and learning of clinical skills for undergraduate medical students usually takes place during the clinical clerkship. Therefore, it is of vital importance to ensure the effectiveness of the rotations ...

    Authors: Ali I AlHaqwi, Jeroen Kuntze and Henk T van der Molen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:44

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The need to provide humanistic care in the contemporary healthcare system is more imperative now and the importance of cultivating caring in nursing education is urgent. Caring as the primary work of nursing h...

    Authors: Fang Ma, Jiping Li, Hongmin Liang, Yangjuan Bai and Jianhua Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:42

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Traditional, complementary and alternative (TCAM) medicine is consumed by a large majority of the South African population. In the context of increasing overall demand for healthcare this paper investigates th...

    Authors: Ethel Chitindingu, Gavin George and Jeff Gow

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:40

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Inappropriate prescribing of intravenous (IV) fluid, particularly 0.9% sodium chloride, causes post-operative complications. Fluid prescription is often left to junior medical staff and is frequently poorly ma...

    Authors: Arfon GMT Powell, Simon Paterson-Brown and Gordon B Drummond

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:35

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Over 12,000 hospital admissions in the UK result from substance misuse, therefore issues surrounding this need to be addressed early on in a doctor’s training to facilitate their interaction with this client g...

    Authors: Janine Carroll, Christine Goodair, Andrew Chaytor, Caitlin Notley, Hamid Ghodse and Peter Kopelman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:34

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  9. Content type: Research article

    This study evaluates the impact of a new 'Preparation for Internship’ (PRINT) course, which was developed to facilitate the transition of University of New South Wales (UNSW) medical graduates from Medical Sch...

    Authors: Helen A Scicluna, Michael C Grimm, Philip D Jones, Louis S Pilotto and H Patrick McNeil

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:23

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The Internet is increasingly being applied in health education worldwide; however there is little knowledge of its use in Chinese higher education institutions. The present study provides the first review and ...

    Authors: Ying Peng, Xi Wu, Salla Atkins, Merrick Zwarentein, Ming Zhu, Xing Xin Zhan, Fan Zhang, Peng Ran and Wei Rong Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:16

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Teaching in palliative care aims not only at providing students with specialized knowledge in symptom therapy in advanced disease, but also at developing a professional attitude consistent with the principles ...

    Authors: Bernd Alt-Epping, Constanze Lohse, Christoph Viebahn, Nicole von Steinbüchel, Gesine Benze and Friedemann Nauck

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:15

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  12. Content type: Research article

    India has a wide range of nutrition and health problems which require professionals with appropriate skills, knowledge and trans-disciplinary collaborative abilities to influence policy making at the national ...

    Authors: Rebecca Kuriyan, Jeffrey K Griffiths, Julia L Finkelstein, Tinku Thomas, Tony Raj, Ronald J Bosch, Anura V Kurpad and Christopher Duggan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:5

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Despite decades of nutrition advocacy and programming, the nutrition situation in South Asian countries is alarming. We assume that modern training in nutrition at the post graduate level is an important contr...

    Authors: Shweta Khandelwal, Tanusree Paul, Lawrence Haddad, Surbhi Bhalla, Stuart Gillespie and Ramanan Laxminarayan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:3

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The impact of geriatric medicine educational programs on patient level outcomes, as opposed to educational measures, is not well studied. We aimed to determine whether completion of a mandatory geriatrics rota...

    Authors: Joye St Onge, George Ioannidis, Alexandra Papaioannou, Heather McLeod and Sharon Marr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:168

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Community-Based Education (CBE) is an instructional approach designed and carried out in a community context and environment in which not only students, but also faculty and Health Professionals’ Education (HP...

    Authors: Zahra Ladhani, Fred J Stevens and Albert J Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:167

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Early education on the foundations of evidence based practice (EBP) is advocated as a potent intervention toward enhancing EBP uptake among physical therapists. Little is known about the extent to which EBP is...

    Authors: Edward James R Gorgon, Mark David S Basco and Almira T Manuel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:154

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Pharmacology is a biomedical discipline taught in basic science and professional degree programs. In order to provide information that would facilitate pharmacology curricula to be refined and developed, and a...

    Authors: Hilary Lloyd, Tina Hinton, Shane Bullock, Anna-Marie Babey, Elizabeth Davis, Lynette Fernandes, Joanne Hart, Ian Musgrave and James Ziogas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:153

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The demand for health professionals continues to increase, partially due to the aging population and the high proportion of practitioners nearing retirement. The University of British Columbia (UBC) has develo...

    Authors: Alison Greig, Diana Dawes, Susan Murphy, Gillian Parker and Brenda Loveridge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:140

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  19. Content type: Correspondence

    In the UK, the General Medical Council clearly stipulates that upon completion of training, medical students should be able to discuss the principles underlying the development of health and health service pol...

    Authors: Raymond Oppong, Hema Mistry and Emma Frew

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:126

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  20. Content type: Research article

    To conduct a systematic assessment of library and informatics training at accredited Western U.S. medical schools. To provide a structured description of core practices, detect trends through comparisons acros...

    Authors: Jonathan D Eldredge, Karen M Heskett, Terry Henner and Josephine P Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:119

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Increasing challenges to recruit hospital sites with full-time on-site pharmacy preceptors for institutional-based Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) has made it necessary to consider alternate expe...

    Authors: Rosemin Kassam, Mona Kwong and John B Collins

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:104

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that can present a significant barrier to patient involvement in healthcare decisions. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are viewed as experts in the field of communi...

    Authors: Emma Finch, Jennifer Fleming, Kyla Brown, Jennifer Lethlean, Ashley Cameron and Steven M McPhail

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:92

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  23. Content type: Research article

    As a non-invasive and readily available diagnostic tool, ultrasound is one of the most important imaging techniques in medicine. Ultrasound is usually trained during residency preferable according to German So...

    Authors: Hauke S Heinzow, Hendrik Friederichs, Philipp Lenz, Andre Schmedt, Jan C Becker, Karin Hengst, Bernhard Marschall and Dirk Domagk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:84

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Despite increasing attention to providing preclinical medical students with early patient experiences, little is known about associated outcomes for students. The authors compared three early patient experienc...

    Authors: Marjorie D Wenrich, Molly B Jackson, Ineke Wolfhagen, Paul G Ramsey and Albert JJ Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:80

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the gains and losses associated with the implementation of undergraduate competency-based medical education. Therefore, we compared knowledge acquisition, clinical performance and perceiv...

    Authors: Wouter Kerdijk, Jos W Snoek, Elisabeth A van Hell and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:76

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Clinical competencies in obstetrics and gynaecology have not been clearly defined for Australian medical students, the growing numbers of which may impact clinical teaching. Our aim was to administer and valid...

    Authors: Kristen Pierides, Paul Duggan, Anna Chur-Hansen and Amaya Gilson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:62

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  27. Content type: Debate

    The importance of strong science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education continues to grow as society, medicine, and the economy become increasingly focused and dependent upon bioscientific and tec...

    Authors: Misti Ault Anderson and James Giordano

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:58

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Although the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) General Medical Council (GMC) recommends that graduating medical students are competent to discuss obesity and behaviour change with patients, it is difficult to integrate ...

    Authors: Anna Chisholm, Karen Mann, Sarah Peters and Jo Hart

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:53

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Virtual patients (VPs) have a long tradition in the curriculum of the medical faculty at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich. However, the pediatric VPs were not well integrated into the curriculum ...

    Authors: Esther M Maier, Inga Hege, Ania C Muntau, Johanna Huber and Martin R Fischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:45

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  30. Content type: Correspondence

    Transnational or cross-border higher education has rapidly expanded since the 1980s. Together with that expansion issues on quality assurance came to the forefront. This article aims to identify key issues reg...

    Authors: Prisca A C Zwanikken, Bernadette Peterhans, Lorraine Dardis and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:43

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  31. Content type: Commentary

    The proliferation of clinical ethics in health care institutions around the world has raised the question about the qualifications of those who serve on ethics committees and ethics consultation services. This...

    Authors: George J Agich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:41

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Despite the widespread use of multiple-choice assessments in medical education assessment, current practice and published advice concerning the number of response options remains equivocal. This article descri...

    Authors: Nathan Zoanetti, Mark Beaves, Patrick Griffin and Euan M Wallace

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:35

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  33. Content type: Research article

    The mini-CEX is a valid and reliable method to assess the clinical competencies of trainees. Its data could be useful for educators to redesign curriculum as a process of quality improvement. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Kuo-Chen Liao, Shou-Jin Pu, Maw-Sen Liu, Chih-Wei Yang and Han-Pin Kuo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:31

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Student choice plays a prominent role in the undergraduate curriculum in many contemporary medical schools. A key unanswered question relates to its impact on academic performance.

    Authors: Michael J Murphy, Rohini DeA Seneviratne, Lynda Cochrane, Margery H Davis and Gary J Mires

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:26

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The assessment of the performance of medical school graduates during their first postgraduate years provides an early indicator of the quality of the undergraduate curriculum and educational process. The objec...

    Authors: Fatima Taleb Abadel and Abdulla Saeed Hattab

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:24

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Previous research has shown that Dutch medical residents feel inadequate in certain management areas: 85% had a need for management training and reported preferences on the format of such training. Our objecti...

    Authors: Lizanne Berkenbosch, Suzanne Gerdien Schoenmaker, Susannah Ahern, Charlotte Søjnæs, Linda Snell, Albert J J A Scherpbier and Jamiu O Busari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:25

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Recent educational initiatives by both the World Health Organization and the American Association of Medical Colleges have endorsed integrating teaching of patient safety and quality improvement (QI) to medica...

    Authors: Claire L Teigland, Rachel C Blasiak, Lindsay A Wilson, Rachel E Hines, Karen L Meyerhoff and Anthony J Viera

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:16

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Obesity, an increasing problem worldwide, is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Management principally requires lifestyle (i.e. behavioural) changes. An evidence-base exists of behaviour change techni...

    Authors: Sarah Peters, Louisa Bird, Hamaira Ashraf, Sehar Ahmed, Philip McNamee, Cassandra Ng and Jo Hart

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:7

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  39. Content type: Commentary

    Interest in global health (GH) among medical students worldwide is measurably increasing. There is a concomitant emphasis on emphasizing globally-relevant health professions education. Through a structured lit...

    Authors: Omar A Khan, Richard Guerrant, James Sanders, Charles Carpenter, Margaret Spottswood, David S Jones, Cliff O’Callahan, Timothy F Brewer, Jeffrey F Markuns, Stephen Gillam, Joseph O’Neill, Neal Nathanson and Stephen Wright

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:3

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  40. Content type: Research article

    By 2013 Palliative Care will become a mandatory examination subject in the medical curriculum in Germany. There is a pressing need for effective and well-designed curricula and assessment methods. Debates are ...

    Authors: Christian Schulz, Mischa F Möller, Daniel Seidler and Martin W Schnell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:1

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Improving the quality of medical education is a key goal of government policy in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to reflect the responses of medical education from the perspective of graduating medical stude...

    Authors: Wing P Chan, Ting-Yu Wu, Ming-Shium Hsieh, Ting-Ywan Chou, Chih-Shung Wong, Ji-Tseng Fang, Nen-Chung Chang, Chuang-Ye Hong and Chii-Ruey Tzeng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:127

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Transformation of medical students to become medical professionals is a core competency required for physicians in the 21st century. Role modeling was traditionally the key method of transmitting this skill. Medi...

    Authors: Anna Byszewski, Walter Hendelman, Caroline McGuinty and Geneviève Moineau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:115

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  43. Content type: Research article

    A mission statement (MS) sets out the long-term goals of an institution and is supposed to be suited for studying learning environments. Yet, hardly any study has tested this issue so far. The aim of the prese...

    Authors: Thomas Rotthoff, Martin Stefan Ostapczuk, Judith de Bruin, Klaus-Dietrich Kröncke, Ulrich Decking, Matthias Schneider and Stefanie Ritz-Timme

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:109

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Many medical schools express a commitment to social accountability. However there are significant short comings in the ways doctors are educated with respect to the social contract between medicine and society...

    Authors: Moses Galukande, Noeline Nakasujja and Nelson K Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:96

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The exponential growth of image-based diagnostic and minimally invasive interventions requires a detailed three-dimensional anatomical knowledge and increases the demand towards the undergraduate anatomical cu...

    Authors: Matthias Knobe, John Bennet Carow, Miriam Ruesseler, Benjamin Moritz Leu, Melanie Simon, Stefan K Beckers, Alireza Ghassemi, Tolga T Sönmez and Hans-Christoph Pape

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:85

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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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