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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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

  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Heterogeneous basic science knowledge of medical students is an important challenge for medical education. In this study, the authors aimed at exploring the value and role of integrated supportive science (ISS...

    Authors: Sophie Eisenbarth, Thomas Tilling, Eva Lueerss, Jelka Meyer, Susanne Sehner, Andreas H. Guse and Jennifer Guse (nee Kurré)

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:132

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Many national outcome frameworks (OF) call for a sound scholarship education and scholarly behaviour of physicians. Educators however are known to interpret the scholar role in markedly different ways and at l...

    Authors: Stefanie C. Hautz, Wolf E. Hautz, Markus A. Feufel and Claudia D. Spies

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:119

    Content type: Research article

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  12. A primary barrier to the implementation of evidence based practice (EBP) in physical therapy is therapists’ limited ability to understand and interpret statistics. Physical therapists demonstrate limited skill...

    Authors: Julie K. Tilson, Katie Marshall, Jodi J. Tam and Linda Fetters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:118

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are increasingly used as a focus for assessment in graduate medical education (GME). However, a consistent approach to guide EPA design is currently lacking, in parti...

    Authors: James Kwan, Roslyn Crampton, Lise L. Mogensen, Roslyn Weaver, Cees P. M. van der Vleuten and Wendy C. Y. Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:117

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Improving the knowledge and competencies of healthcare professionals is crucial to better address the specific needs of persons living in poverty and avoid stigmatization. This study aimed to explore the needs...

    Authors: Catherine Hudon, Christine Loignon, Cristina Grabovschi, Paula Bush, Mireille Lambert, Émilie Goulet, Sophie Boyer, Marianne De Laat and Nathalie Fournier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:106

    Content type: Research article

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  15. There is a high burden of unmet health needs for people with intellectual disability. Despite experiencing significantly higher rates of morbidity and mortality compared with the general population, this group...

    Authors: Julian N. Trollor, Beth Ruffell, Jane Tracy, Jennifer J. Torr, Seeta Durvasula, Teresa Iacono, Claire Eagleson and Nicolas Lennox

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:105

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2016 16:260

  16. Innovation and change in postgraduate medical education programs affects teaching hospital organizations, since medical education and clinical service are interrelated.

    Authors: Tiuri R. van Rossum, Fedde Scheele, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier, Henk E. Sluiter and Ide C. Heyligers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:104

    Content type: Debate

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  17. Professionalism defines the relationship between colleagues, patients and the society as a whole. Furthermore, being a social construct, professionalism is sophisticated to be regarded simply as a single conce...

    Authors: Daniel Kinyuru Ojuka, Joyce M. Olenja, Nimrod J. Mwango’mbe, Eunbae B. Yang and Jana B. Macleod

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:101

    Content type: Research article

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  18. To present learning outcomes in clinical communication for a Core Curriculum for medical undergraduate students in Latin America, Portugal and Spain (LAPS-CCC) and to establish an expert network to support a t...

    Authors: Cristina García de Leonardo, Roger Ruiz-Moral, Fernando Caballero, Afonso Cavaco, Philippa Moore, Lila Paula Dupuy, Antonio Pithon-Cyrino, Mª Teresa Cortés, Marilen Gorostegui, Elizabete Loureiro, Josep Mª Bosch Fontcuberta, Luis Casasbuenas Duarte, Lara Kretzer, Emilia Arrighi and Albert Jovell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:99

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Evidence suggests that junior doctors lack the confidence and skills to manage acute/inpatient diabetes. We investigated the impact of the introduction of a “Diabetes Acute Care Day” on undergraduate medical s...

    Authors: A. W. MacEwen, D. M. Carty, A McConnachie, G. A. McKay and J. G. Boyle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:88

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There is little research on large-scale complex health care simulations designed to facilitate student learning of non-technical skills in a team-working environment. We evaluated the acceptability and effecti...

    Authors: Christine Jorm, Chris Roberts, Renee Lim, Josephine Roper, Clare Skinner, Jeremy Robertson, Stacey Gentilcore and Adam Osomanski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:83

    Content type: Research article

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  21. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Neurogenic dysphagia is one of the most frequent and prognostically relevant neurological deficits in a variety of disorders, such as stroke, parkinsonism and advanced neuromuscular diseases. Flexible endoscop...

    Authors: Rainer Dziewas, Jörg Glahn, Christine Helfer, Guntram Ickenstein, Jochen Keller, Christian Ledl, Beate Lindner-Pfleghar, Darius G. Nabavi, Mario Prosiegel, Axel Riecker, Sriramya Lapa, Sönke Stanschus, Tobias Warnecke and Otto Busse

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:70

    Content type: Debate

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  23. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  24. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  32. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  35. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  38. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  42. At Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), the Robert R. Frank Student Run Free Clinic (SRFC) is one place preclinical students can gain clinical experience. There have been no published studies t...

    Authors: Mio Nakamura, David Altshuler and Juliann Binienda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:250

    Content type: Research article

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2015 15:113

  43. Burnout among veterinary students can result from known stressors in the absence of a support system. The objectives of this study were to evaluate use of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Educator Survey (MBI-ES)...

    Authors: Munashe Chigerwe, Karen A Boudreaux and Jan E Ilkiw

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:255

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:21

  44. Globalization of the professions has become a necessity among schools and universities across the world. It has affected the medical and dental professions in terms of curriculum design and student and patient...

    Authors: Omar MM Rodis, Edward Barroga, J Patrick Barron, James Hobbs, Jayanetti A Jayawardena, Ikuo Kageyama, Bukasa Kalubi, Clive Langham, Yoshizo Matsuka, Yoichiro Miyake, Naoko Seki, Hiroko Oka, Martin Peters, Yo Shibata, Roxana Stegaroiu, Kazuyoshi Suzuki…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:239

    Content type: Research article

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  45. No published curricula in the area of medical business ethics exist. This is surprising given that physicians wrestle daily with business decisions and that professional associations, the Institute of Medicine...

    Authors: James M DuBois, Elena M Kraus, Kamal Gursahani, Anthony Mikulec and Erin Bakanas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:235

    Content type: Research article

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  46. This paper describes the process, our experience and the lessons learnt in doing document reviews of health science curricula. Since we could not find relevant literature to guide us on how to approach these r...

    Authors: Anke Rohwer, Anel Schoonees and Taryn Young

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2014 14:236

    Content type: Technical advance

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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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