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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. 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

    Content type: Debate

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Correspondence

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  5. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Commentary

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In Japan, few community-based approaches have been adopted in health-care professional education, and the appropriate content for such approaches has not been clarified. In establishing community-based educati...

    Authors: Kazumasa Nakagawa, Yasuyoshi Asakawa, Keiko Yamada, Mitsuko Ushikubo, Tohru Yoshida and Haruyasu Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:84

    Content type: Research article

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  21. According to recent surveys, 59% of British medical schools and 90% of US medical schools have courses or content on spirituality and health (S/H). There is little research, however, on the teaching of S/H in ...

    Authors: Giancarlo Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Daniele Corcioli Mendes Espinha, Leandro Romani de Oliveira, José Roberto Leite and Harold G Koenig

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:78

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The quality of the Educational environment is a key determinant of a student centred curriculum. Evaluation of the educational environment is an important component of programme appraisal. In order to conduct ...

    Authors: Sean M Hammond, Margaret O'Rourke, Martina Kelly, Deirdre Bennett and Siun O'Flynn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:2

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Clinical activities that trainees can be trusted to perform with minimal or no supervision have been labelled as Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). We sought to examine what activities could be entrus...

    Authors: Philip Boyce, Christine Spratt, Mark Davies and Prue McEvoy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:96

    Content type: Research article

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  24. There is a growing acknowledgement that doctors need to develop leadership and management competences to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of patient services. We under...

    Authors: Mark R Abbas, Thelma A Quince, Diana F Wood and John A Benson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:93

    Content type: Research article

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  25. There is concern about the adequacy of operative exposure in surgical training programmes, in the context of changing work practices. We aimed to quantify the operative exposure of all trainees on the National...

    Authors: Peter E Lonergan, Jurgen Mulsow, W Arthur Tanner, Oscar Traynor and Sean Tierney

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:70

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Despite increasing recognition that mentoring is essential early in medical careers, little is known about the prevalence of mentoring programs for medical students. We conducted this study to survey all medic...

    Authors: Felix G Meinel, Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Philip von der Borch, Sylvère Störmann, Sophie Niedermaier and Martin R Fischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:68

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The transition from veterinary student to member of the veterinary profession is known to be challenging. This study aimed to determine and compare the opinions of final year veterinary students and recent gra...

    Authors: Susan M Rhind, Sarah Baillie, Tierney Kinnison, Darren J Shaw, Catriona E Bell, Richard J Mellanby, Jenny Hammond, Neil PH Hudson, Rachel E Whittington and Ruth Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:64

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Seven years after implementing a new curriculum an evaluation was performed to explore possibilities for improvements.

    Authors: Sophia Mueller, Nina Weichert, Veit Stoecklein, Ariane Hammitzsch, Giulia Pascuito, Christian Krug, Matthias Holzer, Mona Pfeiffer, Matthias Siebeck and Ralf Schmidmaier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:62

    Content type: Research article

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  29. The complicity of the South African health sector in apartheid and the international relevance of human rights as a professional obligation prompted moves to include human rights competencies in the curricula ...

    Authors: Elena G Ewert, Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven and Leslie London

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:47

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Recognizing the growing demand from medical students and residents for more comprehensive global health training, and the paucity of explicit curricula on such issues, global health and curriculum experts from...

    Authors: Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Barry Pakes, Katherine Rouleau, Colla J MacDonald, Neil Arya, Eva Purkey, Karen Schultz, Reena Dhatt, Briana Wilson, Abdullahel Hadi and Kevin Pottie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:46

    Content type: Technical advance

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  31. To reduce harm caused by health care is a global priority. Medical students should be able to recognize unsafe conditions, systematically report errors and near misses, investigate and improve such systems wit...

    Authors: Yanli Nie, Lin Li, Yurong Duan, Peixian Chen, Bruce H Barraclough, Mingming Zhang and Jing Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:33

    Content type: Research article

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    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
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