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  1. Big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) research has demonstrated that students in high-ability environments have lower academic self-concepts than equally able students in low-ability settings. Research has shown...

    Authors: Kirsty Jackman, Ian G Wilson, Marjorie Seaton and Rhonda G Craven
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:48
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. In Australia, training for general practice (GP) occurs within private practices and their involvement in teaching can have significant financial costs. At the same time there are growing demands for clinical ...

    Authors: Caroline O Laurence, Linda E Black, Carolyn Cheah and Jonathan Karnon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:45
  5. Professionalism is a difficult construct to define in medical students but aspects of this concept may be important in predicting the risk of postgraduate misconduct. For this reason attempts are being made to...

    Authors: Paul A Tiffin, Gabrielle M Finn and John C McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:43
  6. When innovations are introduced in medical education, teachers often have to adapt to a new concept of what being a good teacher includes. These new concepts do not necessarily match medical teachers' own, oft...

    Authors: Thea CM van Roermund, Fred Tromp, Albert JJA Scherpbier, Ben JAM Bottema and Herman J Bueving
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:42
  7. This study investigated whether the introduction of professional development teaching in the first two years of a medical course improved students' observed communication skills with simulated patients. Studen...

    Authors: Katherine Joekes, Lorraine M Noble, Angela M Kubacki, Henry WW Potts and Margaret Lloyd
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:41
  8. Simulation-based medical education has been widely used in medical skills training; however, the effectiveness and long-term outcome of simulation-based training in thoracentesis requires further investigation...

    Authors: Guanchao Jiang, Hong Chen, Shan Wang, Qinghuan Zhou, Xiao Li, Kezhong Chen and Xizhao Sui
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:39
  9. Educators in allied health and medical education programs utilize instructional multimedia to facilitate psychomotor skill acquisition in students. This study examines the effects of instructional multimedia o...

    Authors: A Russell Smith Jr, Cathy Cavanaugh and W Allen Moore
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:38
  10. Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We comp...

    Authors: Rakesh Aggarwal, Nikhil Gupte, Nancy Kass, Holly Taylor, Joseph Ali, Anant Bhan, Amita Aggarwal, Stephen D Sisson, Sukon Kanchanaraksa, Jane McKenzie-White, John McGready, Paolo Miotti and Robert C Bollinger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:37
  11. Methods for the dissemination, understanding and implementation of clinical guidelines need to be examined for their effectiveness to help doctors integrate guidelines into practice. The objective of this rand...

    Authors: Sara Schroter, Richard D Jenkins, Rebecca A Playle, Kieran M Walsh, Courtenay Probert, Thomas Kellner, Gerhard Arnhofer and David R Owens
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:35
  12. Cultural competence, the ability to work in cross-cultural situations, has been acknowledged as a core skill for physiotherapists and other health professionals. Literature in this area has focused on the rati...

    Authors: Andrea Bialocerkowski, Cherie Wells and Karen Grimmer-Somers
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:34
  13. 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
  14. Concerns have been raised as to whether the current postgraduate training programme for gynaecological surgery is being detrimentally affected by changes in working practices, in particular the European Workin...

    Authors: Esther L Moss, Foteini E Bredaki, Peter W Jones, James Hollingworth, David M Luesley and Kiong K Chan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:32
  15. Young scientists rarely have extensive international connections that could facilitate their mobility. They often rely on their doctoral supervisors and other senior academics, who use their networks to genera...

    Authors: Dario Sambunjak and Matko Marušić
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:31
  16. Several residency program characteristics have been suggested as measures of program quality, but associations between these measures are unknown. We set out to determine associations between these potential m...

    Authors: Stephen D Sisson, Sarah S Casagrande, Deepan Dalal and Hsin-Chieh Yeh
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:30
  17. Programmatic assessment that looks across a whole year may contribute to better decisions compared with those made from isolated assessments alone. The aim of this study is to describe and evaluate a programma...

    Authors: Tim J Wilkinson, Mike J Tweed, Tony G Egan, Anthony N Ali, Jan M McKenzie, MaryLeigh Moore and Joy R Rudland
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:29
  18. Physicians require specific communication skills, because the face-to-face contact with their patients is an important source of information. Although physicians who perform work disability assessments attend ...

    Authors: H Jolanda van Rijssen, Antonius JM Schellart, Johannes R Anema, Wout EL de Boer and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:28
  19. Patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) represent a growing proportion of the US population and are at risk of receiving suboptimal care due to difficulty communicating with healthcare providers who do...

    Authors: Fatima Rodriguez, Amy Cohen, Joseph R Betancourt and Alexander R Green
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:26
  20. Previous studies report various degrees of agreement between self-perceived competence and objectively measured competence in medical students. There is still a paucity of evidence on how the two correlate in ...

    Authors: Nai Ming Lai and Cheong Lieng Teng
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:25
  21. A global effort has been made in the last years to establish a set of core competences that define the essential professional competence of a physician. Regardless of the environment, culture or medical educat...

    Authors: Joselina Barbosa, Milton Severo, Mário Fresta, Mamudo Ismail, Maria Amélia Ferreira and Henrique Barros
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:24
  22. Traditional Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are psychometrically sound but have the limitation of fragmenting complex clinical cases into brief stations. We describe a pilot study of a modif...

    Authors: Rose Hatala, Sharon Marr, Cary Cuncic and C Maria Bacchus
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:23
  23. Students can be classified into three categories depending on their approaches to studying; namely, deep approach (DA), strategic approach (SA) and surface apathetic or superficial approach (SAA). The aim of t...

    Authors: Dakshitha P Wickramasinghe and Dharmabandu N Samarasekera
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:22
  24. Learner satisfaction assessment is critical in the design and improvement of training programs. However, little is known about what influences satisfaction and whether trainee specialty is correlated. A nation...

    Authors: Catherine P Kaminetzky, Sheri A Keitz, T Michael Kashner, David C Aron, John M Byrne, Barbara K Chang, Christopher Clarke, Stuart C Gilman, Gloria J Holland, Annie Wicker and Grant W Cannon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:21
  25. Community-based education has been introduced in many medical schools around the globe, but evaluation of instructional quality has remained a critical issue. Community-based education is an approach that aims...

    Authors: Masanobu Okayama and Eiji Kajii
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:19
  26. All healthcare students are taught the principles of evidence based practice on their courses. The ability to understand the procedures used in systematically reviewing evidence reported in studies, such as me...

    Authors: Fiona Bath-Hextall, Heather Wharrad and Jo Leonardi-Bee
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:18
  27. Few issues in higher education are as fundamental as the ability to search for, evaluate, and synthesize information. The need to develop information literacy, the process of finding, retrieving, organizing, a...

    Authors: Karl Kingsley, Gillian M Galbraith, Matthew Herring, Eva Stowers, Tanis Stewart and Karla V Kingsley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:17
  28. Interprofessional Education (IPE) is now spreading worldwide and many universities are now including IPE in their curricula. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not such student characteristics...

    Authors: Margaretha Wilhelmsson, Sari Ponzer, Lars-Ove Dahlgren, Toomas Timpka and Tomas Faresjö
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:15
  29. Evidence implementation continues to challenge health professionals most especially those from developing countries. Filipino physiotherapists represent a group of health professionals in a developing country ...

    Authors: Janine Margarita Dizon, Karen Grimmer-Somers and Saravana Kumar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:14
  30. The professional development of under-represented faculty may be enhanced by mentorship, but we understand very little about the mechanisms by which mentoring brings about change. Our study posed the research ...

    Authors: Rina Dutta, Sarah L Hawkes, Elizabeth Kuipers, David Guest, Nicola T Fear and Amy C Iversen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:13
  31. The General Medical Council states that teaching doctors and students is important for the care of patients. Our aim was to deliver a structured teaching program to final year medical students, evaluate the ef...

    Authors: Mustafa S Rashid, Oluwaseun Sobowale and David Gore
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:11
  32. Online learning is increasingly popular in medical education and sense of presence has been posited as a factor contributing to its success. Communication media influences on sense of presence and learning out...

    Authors: Craig Locatis, Eta S Berner, Glenn Hammack, Steve Smith, Richard Maisiak and Michael Ackerman
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:10
  33. Paintings have been used in Medical Humanities modules in Nepal at Manipal College of Medical Sciences and KIST Medical College. Detailed participant feedback about the paintings used, the activities carried o...

    Authors: P Ravi Shankar, Rano M Piryani and Kshitiz Upadhyay-Dhungel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:9
  34. In 2004 the adoption of a modular curriculum at the medical faculty in Muenster led to the introduction of centralized examinations based on multiple-choice questions (MCQs). We report on how organizational ch...

    Authors: Dennis Toddenroth, Martin Dugas and Thomas Frankewitsch
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:8
  35. Community-based education (CBE) can provide contextual learning that addresses manpower scarcity by enabling trainees acquire requisite experiences, competence, confidence and values. In Uganda, many health pr...

    Authors: Dan K Kaye, Wilson W Muhwezi, Ann N Kasozi, Steven Kijjambu, Scovia N Mbalinda, Isaac Okullo, Rose C Nabirye, Hussein Oria, Lynn Atuyambe, Sarah Groves, Gilbert Burnham and Andrew Mwanika
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:7
  36. Little is known about whether and how medical knowledge relates to interest in subspecialty fellowship training. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between residents' interest in subspe...

    Authors: Uchenna R Ofoma, Erik E Lehman, Paul Haidet and Andrew C Yacht
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:5
  37. Curricular reform efforts and a desire to use novel educational strategies that foster student collaboration are challenging the traditional microscope-based teaching of histology. Computer-based histology tea...

    Authors: Marc M Triola and William J Holloway
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:4
  38. Community learning and e-mentoring, learning methods used in higher education, are not used to any extent in residency education. Yet both have the potential to enhance resident learning and, in the case of co...

    Authors: Timona Obura, William E Brant, Fiona Miller and I John Parboosingh
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:3
  39. There is growing research on student use of podcasts in academic settings. However, there is little in-depth research focusing on student experience of podcasts, in particular in terms of barriers to, and faci...

    Authors: Oonagh Meade, Dianne Bowskill and Joanne S Lymn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:2
  40. Physicians today are increasingly faced with healthcare challenges that require an understanding of global health trends and practices, yet little is known about what constitutes appropriate global health trai...

    Authors: Robert Battat, Gillian Seidman, Nicholas Chadi, Mohammed Y Chanda, Jessica Nehme, Jennifer Hulme, Annie Li, Nazlie Faridi and Timothy F Brewer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:94
  41. The increasing burden of illness related to musculoskeletal diseases makes it essential that attention be paid to musculoskeletal education in medical schools. This case study examines the undergraduate muscul...

    Authors: Marcia L Clark, Carol R Hutchison and Jocelyn M Lockyer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:93

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