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  1. Although Western models of education are being used to establish health professional programs in non-Western countries, little is known about how students in these countries perceive their learning experiences...

    Authors: Hélène Larin, Jean Wessel and Amal Al-Shamlan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2005 5:3
  2. Recent literature has called for humanistic care of patients and for medical schools to begin incorporating humanism into medical education. To assess the attitudes of health-care professionals toward homeless...

    Authors: David S Buck, F Marconi Monteiro, Suzanne Kneuper, Donna Rochon, Dana L Clark, Allegra Melillo and Robert J Volk
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2005 5:2
  3. A variety of definitions of evidence-based practice (EBP) exist. However, definitions are in themselves insufficient to explain the underlying processes of EBP and to differentiate between an evidence-based proce...

    Authors: Martin Dawes, William Summerskill, Paul Glasziou, Antonino Cartabellotta, Janet Martin, Kevork Hopayian, Franz Porzsolt, Amanda Burls and James Osborne
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2005 5:1
  4. Critical appraisal skills are believed to play a central role in an evidence-based approach to health practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and costs of a critical appraisal skills ...

    Authors: Rod S Taylor, Barnaby C Reeves, Paul E Ewings and Rebecca J Taylor
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:30
  5. Prior literature has shown that physicians with healthy personal habits are more likely to encourage patients to adopt similar habits. However, despite the possibility that promoting medical student health mig...

    Authors: Erica Frank, Joan Hedgecock and Lisa K Elon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:29
  6. Medical education is increasingly being conducted in community-based teaching sites at diverse locations, making it difficult to provide a consistent curriculum. We conducted a randomized trial to assess wheth...

    Authors: David J Solomon, Gary S Ferenchick, Heather S Laird-Fick and Kevin Kavanaugh
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:27
  7. The fourth-year Obstetrics and Gynaecology course at our institution had previously been taught using theory classes alone. A new teaching model was introduced to provide a better link with professional practi...

    Authors: Júlio Cesar Massonetto, Cláudio Marcellini, Paulo Sérgio Ribeiro Assis and Sérgio Floriano de Toledo
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:26
  8. The quality of psychosocial assessment of children in consultations varies widely. One reason for this difference is the variability in effective mental health and communication training at undergraduate and p...

    Authors: Debra Nestel, Sharon Taylor and Quentin Spender
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:25
  9. Little data exist for the effectiveness of communication skills teaching for medical students in non-English speaking countries. We conducted a non-randomized controlled study to examine if a short intensive s...

    Authors: Kei Mukohara, Kazuya Kitamura, Hideki Wakabayashi, Keiko Abe, Juichi Sato and Nobutaro Ban
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:24
  10. Pencil-and-paper examination formats, and specifically the standard, five-option multiple-choice question, have often been questioned as a means for assessing higher-order clinical reasoning or problem solving...

    Authors: Sylvain P Coderre, Peter Harasym, Henry Mandin and Gordon Fick
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:23
  11. The Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of the West Indies first implemented the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in the final MB Examination in Medicine and Therapeutics during the 2000–20...

    Authors: Russell B Pierre, Andrea Wierenga, Michelle Barton, J Michael Branday and Celia DC Christie
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:22
  12. Medical ethics has existed since the time of Hippocrates. However, formal training in bioethics did not become established until a few decades ago. Bioethics has gained a strong foothold in health sciences in ...

    Authors: Temidayo O Ogundiran
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:21
  13. The practice of Evidence-based Medicine requires that clinicians assess the validity of published research and then apply the results to patient care. We wanted to assess whether our soon-to-graduate medical s...

    Authors: George Bergus, Scott Vogelgesang, Janeta Tansey, Ellen Franklin and Ronald Feld
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:20
  14. While previous authors have emphasized the importance of integrating and reinforcing evidence-based medicine (EBM) skills in residency, there are few published examples of such curricula. We designed an EBM cu...

    Authors: David H Thom, Julie Haugen, Peter S Sommers and Peter Lovett
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:19
  15. The medical specialities chosen by doctors for their careers play an important part in the workforce planning of health-care services. However, there is little theoretical understanding of how different medica...

    Authors: KV Petrides and IC McManus
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:18
  16. Engaging practicing physicians in educational strategies that reinforce guideline adoption and improve the quality of healthcare may be difficult. Push technologies such as email offer new opportunities to eng...

    Authors: Maziar Abdolrasulnia, Blanche C Collins, Linda Casebeer, Terry Wall, Claire Spettell, Midge N Ray, Norman W Weissman and Jeroan J Allison
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:17
  17. The objective of this study is to investigate the perceptions of first and third year medical students on self-study and reporting processes of Problem-based Learning (PBL) sessions and their usage of learning...

    Authors: Berna Musal, Yucel Gursel, H Cahit Taskiran, Sema Ozan and Arif Tuna
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:16
  18. The aim of this study was to research the feasibility of training mental health consumers as tutors for 4th year medical students in psychiatry.

    Authors: Cathy Owen and Rebecca E Reay
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:14
  19. Involving patients in decision making on diagnostic procedures requires a basic level of statistical thinking. However, innumeracy is prevalent even among physicians. In medical teaching the 2 × 2 table is wid...

    Authors: Anke Steckelberg, Andrea Balgenorth, Jürgen Berger and Ingrid Mühlhauser
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:13
  20. Medical training is increasingly occurring in the ambulatory setting for final year medical students and residents. This study looks to identify if gender, school, level of training, or speciality affects lear...

    Authors: Karen W Schultz, John Kirby, Dianne Delva, Marshall Godwin, Sarita Verma, Richard Birtwhistle, Chris Knapper and Rachelle Seguin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:12
  21. It is not clear that teaching specific history taking, physical examination and patient teaching techniques to medical students results in durable behavioural changes. We used a quasi-experimental design that ...

    Authors: David J Solomon, Heather S Laird-Fick, Carole W Keefe, Margaret E Thompson and Mary Margaret Noel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:8
  22. Web-based delivery of educational programmes is becoming increasingly popular and is expected to expand, especially in medicine. The successful implementation of these programmes is reliant on their ability to...

    Authors: Michele Langlois, Richard F Heller, Richard Edwards, Georgios Lyratzopoulos and John Sandars
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:7
  23. Teratogen information services have been developed around the world to disseminate information regarding the safety of maternal exposures during pregnancy. The Motherisk Program in Toronto, Canada, fields thou...

    Authors: Adrienne Einarson, Andrew Park and Gideon Koren
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:6
  24. Case reports are frequently published in the health care literature, however advice on preparing such reports using the "instructions to authors" pages of journals is alleged to be limited. However, to our kno...

    Authors: Olanrewaju Sorinola, Olufemi Olufowobi, Aravinthan Coomarasamy and Khalid S Khan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:4
  25. A Family Day program was implemented at Indiana University School of Medicine to educate the families and friends of in-coming medical students about the rigors of medical school and the factors that contribut...

    Authors: Mary A Bell, Paula S Smith, James J Brokaw and Herbert E Cushing
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:3
  26. The need for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and holistic approaches in allopathic medical school curricula has been well articulated. Despite increased CAM instruction, feasible and validated ins...

    Authors: Désirée Lie and John Boker
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:2
  27. The last decade has witnessed a rapid expansion of biomedical knowledge. Despite this, fashions in medical education over the same period have shifted away from factual (didactic) teaching and towards contextu...

    Authors: Richard J Epstein
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2004 4:1
  28. Despite the importance of continuing medical education (CME) for GPs, there has been little research into how providers decide what types of CME to deliver to GPs. This study aimed to identify factors affectin...

    Authors: Tania Winzenberg and Nick Higginbotham
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2003 3:11
  29. The small group tutorial is a cornerstone of problem-based learning. By implication, the role of the facilitator is of pivotal importance. The present investigation canvassed perceptions of facilitators with d...

    Authors: Michelle McLean
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2003 3:9
  30. An important goal for medical education today is professional development including gender equality and awareness of gender issues. Are medical teachers prepared for this task? We investigated gender awareness...

    Authors: Gunilla Risberg, Katarina Hamberg and Eva E Johansson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2003 3:8
  31. Clinicians need self-directed learning skills to maintain competency. The objective of this study was to develop and implement a curriculum to teach physicians self-directed learning skills during inpatient wa...

    Authors: Dawn MT Bravata, Stephen J Huot, Hadley S Abernathy, Kelley M Skeff and Dena MC Bravata
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2003 3:7
  32. The long-term effect of problem-based learning (PBL) on factual knowledge is poorly investigated. We took advantage of a previous randomised comparison between PBL and traditional teaching in a 3rd year course to...

    Authors: Stefan Herzig, Ralph-Mario Linke, Bent Marxen, Ulf Börner and Wolfram Antepohl
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2003 3:3
  33. Previous studies have shown that Norwegian public health physicians do not systematically and explicitly use scientific evidence in their practice. They work in an environment that does not encourage the integ...

    Authors: Louise Forsetlund, Peter Bradley, Lisa Forsen, Lena Nordheim, Gro Jamtvedt and Arild Bjørndal
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2003 3:2
  34. Diagnostic reasoning is a key competence of physicians. We explored the effects of knowledge, practice and additional clinical information on strategy, redundancy and accuracy of diagnosing a peripheral neurol...

    Authors: Ralph F Bloch, Daniel Hofer, Sabine Feller and Maria Hodel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2003 3:1
  35. Objective criteria for predicting residents' performance do not exist. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that global assessment by an intern selection committee (ISC) would correlate with th...

    Authors: Philip O Ozuah
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2002 2:7

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