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  1. 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
  2. Much of the work of teachers and leaders at academic health centers involves engaging learners and faculty members in shared goals. Strategies to do so, however, are seldom informed by empirically-supported th...

    Authors: Jeffrey M Lyness, Stephen J Lurie, Denham S Ward, Christopher J Mooney and David R Lambert
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:151
  3. In South Africa the submission of a portfolio of learning has become a national requirement for assessment of family medicine training. A national portfolio has been developed, validated and implemented. The a...

    Authors: Louis Jenkins, Bob Mash and Anselme Derese
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:149
  4. Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is the most contagious blood borne pathogen. The risk of occupational exposure to HBV among health care workers is a major concern, especially medical trainees. In this study we describ...

    Authors: Jean Jacques N Noubiap, Jobert Richie N Nansseu, Karen K Kengne, Shalom Tchokfe Ndoula and Lucy A Agyingi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:148
  5. Yearly formative knowledge testing (also known as progress testing) was shown to have a limited construct-validity and reliability in postgraduate medical education. One way to improve construct-validity and r...

    Authors: Marja GK Dijksterhuis, Izabela Jozwiak, Didi DM Braat and Fedde Scheele
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:147
  6. Patient care order sets are increasingly being used to optimize care. While studies have evaluated the impact of order sets on provider performance and patient outcomes, their impact on postgraduate medical tr...

    Authors: Catherine H Yu, Anne L Stephenson and Samir Gupta
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:146
  7. This study aims to evaluate the outpatient communication skills of medical students via multisource feedback, which may be useful to map future directions in improving physician-patient communication.

    Authors: Mao-Meng Tiao, Li-Tung Huang, Ying-Hsien Huang, Kuo-Shu Tang and Chih-Jen Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:145
  8. A large variety of imaging techniques is an integral part of modern medicine. Introducing radiological imaging techniques into the dissection course serves as a basis for improved learning of anatomy and multi...

    Authors: Grit Gesine Ruth Schramek, Dietrich Stoevesandt, Ansgar Reising, Jan Thomas Kielstein, Marcus Hiss and Heike Kielstein
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:143
  9. The stigma of mental illness among medical students is a prevalent concern that has far reaching negative consequences. Attempts to combat this stigma through educational initiatives have had mixed results. Th...

    Authors: Andriyka Papish, Aliya Kassam, Geeta Modgill, Gina Vaz, Lauren Zanussi and Scott Patten
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:141
  10. 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
  11. Knowledge and understanding of basic biomedical sciences remain essential to medical practice, particularly when faced with the continual advancement of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. Evidence suggests...

    Authors: Bunmi S Malau-Aduli, Adrian YS Lee, Nick Cooling, Marianne Catchpole, Matthew Jose and Richard Turner
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:139
  12. Students can improve the learning process by developing their own multiple choice questions. If a similar effect occurred when creating OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) stations by themselves i...

    Authors: Wolfgang Heinke, Daisy Rotzoll, Gunther Hempel, Michaela Zupanic, Patrick Stumpp, Udo X Kaisers and Martin R Fischer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:138
  13. The Information Assessment Method (IAM) is a popular tool for continuing education and knowledge translation. After a search for information, the IAM allows the health professional to report what was the searc...

    Authors: Soumya Bindiganavile Sridhar, Pierre Pluye and Roland Grad
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:137
  14. Demonstrating competence in clinical skills is key to course completion for medical students. Methods of providing clinical instruction that foster immediate learning and potentially serve as longer-term repos...

    Authors: Emily J Hibbert, Tim Lambert, John N Carter, Diana L Learoyd, Stephen Twigg and Stephen Clarke
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:135
  15. PhD supervision is mostly individual and disagreement between supervisors and PhD students is a seldom-discussed topic at universities. The present study aimed to describe the experience of disagreement betwee...

    Authors: Ronny Gunnarsson, Grethe Jonasson and Annika Billhult
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:134
  16. Limited information is available regarding sleep medicine education worldwide. Nevertheless, medical education has been blamed for the under-recognition of sleep disorders among physicians. This study was desi...

    Authors: Abdulellah Almohaya, Abdulaziz Qrmli, Naeif Almagal, Khaled Alamri, Salman Bahammam, Mashhour Al-Enizi, Atif Alanazi, Aljohara S Almeneessier, Munir M Sharif and Ahmed S BaHammam
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:133
  17. Previous work has shown that a programme that draws on a blend of theories makes a positive difference to outcomes for students who fail and repeat their first semester at medical school. Exploration of studen...

    Authors: Kalman A Winston, Cees PM Van Der Vleuten and Albert JJA Scherpbier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:132
  18. Three-dimensional (3D) presentations enhance the understanding of complex anatomical structures. However, it has been shown that two dimensional (2D) “key views” of anatomical structures may suffice in order t...

    Authors: Beat P Müller-Stich, Nicole Löb, Diana Wald, Thomas Bruckner, Hans-Peter Meinzer, Martina Kadmon, Markus W Büchler and Lars Fischer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:131
  19. In recent years in China, the tense physician-patient relationship has been an outstanding problem. Empathy is one of the fundamental factors enhancing the therapeutic effects of physician-patient relationship...

    Authors: Deliang Wen, Xiaodan Ma, Honghe Li, Zhifei Liu, Bensong Xian and Yang Liu
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:130
  20. In recent years, Australia has developed a National Junior Doctor Curriculum Framework that sets out the expected standards and describes areas of performance for junior doctors and through this has allowed a ...

    Authors: Sandra E Carr, Antonio Celenza and Fiona Lake
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:129
  21. Effective teaching in medicine is essential to produce good quality doctors. A number of studies have attempted to identify the characteristics of an effective teacher. However, most of literature regarding an...

    Authors: Simerjit Singh, Dinker R Pai, Nirmal K Sinha, Avneet Kaur, Htoo Htoo Kyaw Soe and Ankur Barua
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:128
  22. In recent years, there has been a massive growth in the private medical education sector in South Asia. India’s large private medical education sector reflects the market driven growth in private medical educa...

    Authors: Vishal Diwan, Christie Minj, Neeraj Chhari and Ayesha De Costa
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:127
  23. 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
  24. Factors influencing specialty choice have been studied in an attempt to find incentives to enhance the workforce in certain specialties. The notion of “controllable lifestyle (CL) specialties,” defined by work...

    Authors: Yuko Takeda, Kunimasa Morio, Linda Snell, Junji Otaki, Miyako Takahashi and Ichiro Kai
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:125
  25. Team-based learning (TBL) is an effective teaching method for medical students. It improves knowledge acquisition and has benefits regarding learner engagement and teamwork skills. In medical education it is p...

    Authors: Isabel McMullen, Jonathan Cartledge, Ruth Levine and Amy Iversen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:124
  26. In competency-based medical education emphasis has shifted towards outcomes, capabilities, and learner-centeredness. Together with a focus on sustained evidence of professional competence this calls for new me...

    Authors: Harold GJ Bok, Pim W Teunissen, Robert P Favier, Nancy J Rietbroek, Lars FH Theyse, Harold Brommer, Jan CM Haarhuis, Peter van Beukelen, Cees PM van der Vleuten and Debbie ADC Jaarsma
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:123
  27. Saudi Arabia is considered one of the most influential Muslim countries being as the host of the two most holy places for Muslims, namely Makkah and Madina. This was reflected in the emphasis on teaching medic...

    Authors: Abdulaziz F AlKabba, Ghaiath MA Hussein, Omar H Kasule, Jamal Jarallah, Mohamed Alrukban and Abdulaziz Alrashid
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:122
  28. Licensed physicians in Alberta are required to participate in the Physician Achievement Review (PAR) program every 5 years, comprising multi-source feedback questionnaires with confidential feedback, and pract...

    Authors: Ray Lewkonia, Nigel Flook, Michel Donoff and Jocelyn Lockyer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:121
  29. 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
  30. Psychologists have previously demonstrated that information recall is context dependent. However, how this influences the way we deliver medical education is unclear. This study aimed to determine if changing ...

    Authors: Andrew P Coveney, Timothy Switzer, Mark A Corrigan and Henry P Redmond
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:118
  31. The Trigger Review Method (TRM) is a structured approach to screening clinical records for undetected patient safety incidents (PSIs) and identifying learning and improvement opportunities. In Scotland, TRM pa...

    Authors: John McKay, Carl de Wet, Moya Kelly and Paul Bowie
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:117
  32. With regard to the growing proportion of elderly multimorbid patients, a sound undergraduate geriatric education becomes more important. Therefore we included the execution and interpretation of a comprehensiv...

    Authors: Elisabeth Igenbergs, Tobias Deutsch, Thomas Frese and Hagen Sandholzer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:116
  33. Extended duty hours for residents are associated with negative consequences. Strategies to accommodate duty hour restrictions may also have unintended impacts. To eliminate extended duty hours and potentially ...

    Authors: Gabriel Fabreau, Meghan Elliott, Suneil Khanna, Evan Minty, Jean E Wallace, Jill de Grood, Adriane Lewin, Garielle Brown, Aleem Bharwani, Janet Gilmour and Jane B Lemaire
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:115
  34. Despite rapid growth and development of medical technology, personal relationship between the patient and physician remains the basis of high quality treatment. The aim of our study was to develop, implement a...

    Authors: Nataša Mrduljaš Đujić, Edi Žitnik, Ljubica Pavelin, Dubravka Bačić, Mia Boljat, Davorka Vrdoljak, Ivančica Pavličević, Ana Radica Dvornik, Ana Marušić and Matko Marušić
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:114
  35. Medical students’ attitudes and beliefs about homeless people may be shaped by the attitudes of their teachers and one of the most common sites for learning about homeless patients is the emergency department....

    Authors: Alison G Fine, Tony Zhang and Stephen W Hwang
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:112
  36. Peer physical examination (PPE) is a method of training in medical and osteopathic curricula. The aim of this study was to compare the acceptability of PPE in two classes of medical and osteopathic students af...

    Authors: Fabrizio Consorti, Rosaria Mancuso, Annalisa Piccolo, Giacomo Consorti and Joseph Zurlo
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:111
  37. Virtual Patients (VPs) have been used in undergraduate healthcare education for many years. This project is focused on using VPs for training professionals to care for highly vulnerable patient populations. Th...

    Authors: Solvig Ekblad, Richard F Mollica, Uno Fors, Ioannis Pantziaras and James Lavelle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:110
  38. The overuse of laboratory tests and radiology imaging and their possible hazards to patients and the health care system is observed with growing concern in the medical community. With this study the authors wi...

    Authors: Sigrid Harendza, Lonneke Alofs, Jorike Huiskes and Marjo Wijnen-Meijer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:109
  39. New graduates report intense stress during the transition from school to their first work settings. Managing this transition is important to reduce turnover rates. This study compared the effects of an externs...

    Authors: Chien-Ning Tseng, Chia-Ju Hsieh, Kee-Hsin Chen and Meei-Fang Lou
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:108
  40. Distress and burnout among medical and psychology professionals are commonly reported and have implications for the quality of patient care delivered. Already in the course of university studies, medicine and ...

    Authors: Michael de Vibe, Ida Solhaug, Reidar Tyssen, Oddgeir Friborg, Jan H Rosenvinge, Tore Sørlie and Arild Bjørndal
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:107
  41. Science involves publishing results, but many scientists do not master this. We introduced dictation as a method of producing a manuscript draft, participating in writing teams and attending a writing retreat ...

    Authors: Lene Spanager, Anne Kjaergaard Danielsen, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Jakob Burcharth and Jacob Rosenberg
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:106
  42. Asynchronous, computer based instruction is cost effective, allows self-directed pacing and review, and addresses preferences of millennial learners. Current research suggests there is no significant differenc...

    Authors: Jaime Jordan, Azadeh Jalali, Samuel Clarke, Pamela Dyne, Tahlia Spector and Wendy Coates
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:105
  43. 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
  44. Bias of clinical examiners against some types of candidate, based on characteristics such as sex or ethnicity, would represent a threat to the validity of an examination, since sex or ethnicity are ‘construct-...

    Authors: I C McManus, Andrew T Elder and Jane Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:103

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