Skip to content


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.

Page 4 of 11
  1. Content type: Research article

    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

    Published on:

  2. Content type: Correspondence

    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

    Published on:

  3. Content type: Research article

    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

    Published on:

  4. Content type: Research article

    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

    Published on:

  5. Content type: Research article

    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

    Published on:

  6. Content type: Research article

    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

    Published on:

  7. Content type: Research article

    The establishment of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is one of the pillars of the European Space of Higher Education. This way of accounting for the time spent in training has two essential parts, c...

    Authors: Javier Ferrer-Torregrosa, Miguel Ángel Jiménez-Rodríguez, Javier Torralba-Estelles, Fernanda Garzón-Farinós, Marcelo Pérez-Bermejo and Nadia Fernández-Ehrling

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:230

    Published on:

  8. Content type: Research article

    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

    Published on:

  9. Content type: Research article

    Nowadays, many medical schools include training in disaster medicine in undergraduate studies. This study evaluated the efficacy of a disaster medicine curriculum recently designed for Saudi Arabian medical st...

    Authors: Nidaa Bajow, Ahmadreza Djalali, Pier Luigi Ingrassia, Luca Ragazzoni, Hussein Ageely, Ibrahim Bani and Francesco Della Corte

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:225

    Published on:

  10. Content type: Research article

    The School of Medicine (SoM) is one among five at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS). It currently houses eight undergraduate and many post-graduate programmes. The Doctor of Medicine (...

    Authors: Amos Rodger Mwakigonja

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:223

    Published on:

  11. Content type: Research article

    Despite demonstrated benefits of continuity of care, longitudinal care experiences are difficult to provide to medical students. A series of standardized patient encounters was developed as an innovative curri...

    Authors: Bonnie M. Vest, Abigail Lynch, Denise McGuigan, Timothy Servoss, Karen Zinnerstrom and Andrew B. Symons

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:208

    Published on:

  12. Content type: Research article

    The World Health Organization calls for stronger cross-cultural emphasis in medical training. Bioethics education can build such competencies as it involves the conscious exploration and application of values ...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Greenberg, Celine Kim, Helen Stolte, Jonathan Hellmann, Randi Zlotnik Shaul, Rahim Valani and Dennis Scolnik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:193

    Published on:

  13. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare is generally provided by various health professionals acting together. Unfortunately, poor communication and collaboration within such healthcare teams often prevent its members from actively engagi...

    Authors: Endang Lestari, Renée E. Stalmeijer, Doni Widyandana and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:179

    Published on:

  14. Content type: Research article

    Resident duty hours have recently been under criticism, with concerns for resident and patient well-being. Historically, call shifts have been long, and some residency training programs have now restricted shi...

    Authors: Andrew Moeller, Jordan Webber and Ian Epstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:175

    Published on:

  15. Content type: Research article

    Modernised medical curricula in Germany (so called “reformed study programs”) rely increasingly on alternative self-instructed learning forms such as e-learning and curriculum-guided self-study. However, there...

    Authors: Arne Peine, Klaus Kabino and Cord Spreckelsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:158

    Published on:

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2016 16:265

  16. Content type: Research article

    Training bodies see teaching by junior doctors and vocational trainees in general practice (family medicine) as integral to a doctor’s role. While there is a body of literature on teacher training programs, an...

    Authors: Thea F. van de Mortel, Peter L. Silberberg, Christine M. Ahern and Sabrina W. Pit

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:143

    Published on:

  17. Content type: Research article

    Most people want to die at home but only half do. Supporting patients in rural locations is challenging. Video calls such as Skype, might help but are not routinely used; we should consider learning needs to i...

    Authors: Sarah Statton, Ray Jones, Martin Thomas, Tracie North, Ruth Endacott, Adrian Frost, Dazzle Tighe and Gail Wilson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:140

    Published on:

Page 4 of 11

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

    Social Media Impact
    395 mentions