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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. Doctors and medical students have a professional responsibility to raise concerns. Failure to raise concerns may compromise patient safety. It is widely known that medical students frequently encounter unprofe...

    Authors: Luke Johnson, Natasha Malik, Irene Gafson, Naomi Gostelow, Jayne Kavanagh, Ann Griffin and Faye Gishen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:171

    Content type: Research article

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  2. We report the development and evaluation of a web-based tool designed to facilitate student extra-curricular engagement in medical research through project matching students with academic supervisors.

    Authors: Timothy M. Rawson, Prasanthi Sivakumaran, Rhannon Lobo, Gheed Mahir, Adam Rossiter, Jeremy Levy, Alison H. McGregor, Martin Lupton, Graham Easton and Dipender Gill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:166

    Content type: Software

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  3. Clubfoot is a common congenital musculoskeletal disorder that causes mobility impairment. There is a lack of trained mid-level personnel to provide clubfoot treatment in Africa and there is no standard trainin...

    Authors: Tracey Smythe, Grace Le, Rosalind Owen, Birhanu Ayana, Linda Hansen and Christopher Lavy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:163

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Physical inactivity is a global public health challenge. Physical activity (PA) promotion in healthcare delivery systems is effective to reduce physical inactivity. A primary care setting provides an appropria...

    Authors: Apichai Wattanapisit, Titiporn Tuangratananon and Sanhapan Thanamee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:159

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Biostatistics is a key but challenging subject in medical curricula that is usually delivered via a didactic approach in China. However, whether it is the best teaching approach to improve the learner’s compet...

    Authors: Chen Li, Ling Wang, Yuhai Zhang, Chanjuan Li, Yongyong Xu, Lei Shang and Jielai Xia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:144

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Humanistic care in medicine has shown to improve healthcare outcomes. Language barriers are a significant obstacle to humanistic care, and trained medical interpreters have demonstrated to effectively bridge t...

    Authors: Alvaro F. Vargas Pelaez, Sarah I. Ramirez, Chavely Valdes Sanchez, Shady Piedra Abusharar, Jose C. Romeu, Connor Carmichael, Soraya Bascoy, Rose Baron, Ariana Pichardo-Lowden, Nathalia Albarracin, Claire C. Jones and Patricia Silveyra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:141

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Human trafficking is a serious violation of human rights, with numerous consequences for health and wellbeing. Recent law and policy reforms mean that clinicians now hold a crucial role in national strategies....

    Authors: Poojani Arulrajah and Sarah Steele

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:137

    Content type: Research article

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  8. The German quality assurance programme for evaluating work capacity is based on peer review that evaluates the quality of medical experts’ reports. Low reliability is thought to be due to systematic difference...

    Authors: André Strahl, Christian Gerlich, Georg W. Alpers, Katja Ehrmann, Jörg Gehrke, Annette Müller-Garnn and Heiner Vogel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:135

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Four university medical training institutions in Uganda have trained students at off-site health facilities under community-based education and Research Service (COBERS) programme for over 5 years. One of the ...

    Authors: James Henry Obol, Peter Akera, Pamela Atim Ochola, Wilfred Arubaku, Hussein Oria, Kenneth Luryama Moi, Denis Anywar Arony and Kaducu Felix

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:131

    Content type: Research article

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  10. The past decade has witnessed an upsurge in medical curriculum partnerships established across national boundaries to offer students at the foreign institution (host) a learning experience comparable to that o...

    Authors: Dominique Waterval, Janneke M. Frambach, Stephen M. Scott, Erik W. Driessen and Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:129

    Content type: Research article

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  11. We conducted a prospective validation study to develop a physician assistant (PA) clinical rotation evaluation (PACRE) instrument. The specific aims of this study were to 1) develop a tool to evaluate PA clini...

    Authors: Ryan A. Meverden, Jason H. Szostek, Saswati Mahapatra, Cathy D. Schleck, Jayawant N. Mandrekar, Thomas J. Beckman and Christopher M. Wittich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:123

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Abortion has been decriminalized in Canada since 1988 and is considered an essential medical service. There is concern that decreasing numbers of abortion providers may impair access to abortion. This study ex...

    Authors: Daniel T. Myran, Jillian Bardsley, Tania El Hindi and Kristine Whitehead

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:121

    Content type: Research article

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  13. In 2012, 12 medical schools were opened in Ethiopia to tackle the significant shortage of doctors. This included Aksum School of Medicine situated in Aksum, a rural town in Northern Ethiopia. The new Innovativ...

    Authors: C. Morgan, M. Teshome, T. Crocker-Buque, R. Bhudia and K. Singh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:119

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Public health improvement has long been an important focus for the United Kingdom Department of Health. The Allied Health Professions (AHP) Federation has 84,000 members, such a large number of AHP professiona...

    Authors: Sionnadh McLean, Laura Charlesworth, Stephen May and Nick Pollard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:114

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The objective of pain medicine education is to provide medical students with opportunities to develop their knowledge, skills and professional attitudes that will lead to their becoming safe, capable, and comp...

    Authors: Elspeth Erica Shipton, Frank Bate, Raymond Garrick, Carole Steketee and Eric John Visser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:110

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    201 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    2.463 - 2-year Impact Factor
    3.070 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.651 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.809 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

    Usage 
    2,508,546 downloads
    1,966 Altmetric mentions