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    “On the same page”? The effect of GP examiner feedback on differences in rating severity in clinical assessments: a pre/post intervention study

    Robust and defensible clinical assessments attempt to minimise differences in student grades which are due to differences in examiner severity (stringency and leniency). Unfortunately there is little evidence ...

    Nancy Sturman, Remo Ostini, Wai Yee Wong, Jianzhen Zhang and Michael David

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:101

    Published on: 6 June 2017

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    Vienna Summer School on Oncology: how to teach clinical decision making in a multidisciplinary environment

    Clinical decision making in oncology is based on both inter- and multidisciplinary approach. Hence teaching future doctors involved in oncology or general health practice is crucial. The aim of the Vienna Summ...

    Carola Lütgendorf-Caucig, Philipp A. Kaiser, Alexandra Machacek, Cora Waldstein, Richard Pötter and Henriette Löffler-Stastka

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:100

    Published on: 6 June 2017

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    How changing quality management influenced PGME accreditation: a focus on decentralization and quality improvement

    Evaluating the quality of postgraduate medical education (PGME) programs through accreditation is common practice worldwide. Accreditation is shaped by educational quality and quality management. An appropriat...

    Nesibe Akdemir, Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts, Emma Paternotte, Bas Schreuder and Fedde Scheele

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:98

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    “Location is surprisingly a lot more important than you think”: a critical thematic analysis of push and pull factor messaging used on Caribbean offshore medical school websites

    Offshore medical schools are for-profit, private enterprises located in the Caribbean that provide undergraduate medical education to students who must leave the region for postgraduate training and also typic...

    Jeffrey Morgan, Valorie A. Crooks, Carla Jackie Sampson and Jeremy Snyder

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:99

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Health care professionals from developing countries report educational benefits after an online diabetes course

    Medical education is a cornerstone in the global combat against diseases such as diabetes and obesity which together affect more than 500 million humans. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are educational too...

    Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen, Kristina W. Poulsen, Lærke Ø. Svensson, Lasse Jensen, Jens J. Holst and Signe S. Torekov

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:97

    Published on: 31 May 2017

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    The feasibility and efficacy of implementing a focused cardiac ultrasound course into a medical school curriculum

    Teaching cardiac ultrasound to medical students in a brief course is a challenge. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of teaching large groups of medical students the acquisition and interpretation of cardiac...

    Sergio L. Kobal, Yotam Lior, Alon Ben-Sasson, Noah Liel-Cohen, Ori Galante and Lior Fuchs

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:94

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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    Medical students’ career choices, preference for placement, and attitudes towards the role of medical instruction in Ethiopia

    In Ethiopia, the health care delivery and the system of medical education have been expanding rapidly. However, in spite of the expansion, no studies have been carried out among medical students to identify th...

    Tsion Assefa, Damen Haile Mariam, Wubegzier Mekonnen and Miliard Derbew

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:96

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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    Is the delivery of a quality improvement education programme in obstetrics and gynaecology for final year medical students feasible and still effective in a shortened time frame?

    Teaching clinical audit skills to nascent health professionals is one strategy to improve frontline care. The undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Auckland provides improvement science theory ...

    Bridget Kool, Michelle R. Wise, Roshini Peiris-John, Lynn Sadler, Faith Mahony and Susan Wells

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:91

    Published on: 26 May 2017

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    Development of a written assessment for a national interprofessional cardiotocography education program

    To reduce the incidence of hypoxic brain injuries among newborns a national cardiotocography (CTG) education program was implemented in Denmark. A multiple-choice question test was integrated as part of the pr...

    Line Thellesen, Thomas Bergholt, Morten Hedegaard, Nina Palmgren Colov, Karl Bang Christensen, Kristine Sylvan Andersen and Jette Led Sorensen

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:88

    Published on: 18 May 2017

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    A preliminary investigation to explore the cognitive resources of physicians experiencing difficulty in training

    Treating patients is complex, and research shows that there are differences in cognitive resources between physicians who experience difficulties, and those who do not. It is possible that differences in some ...

    Fiona Patterson, Fran Cousans, Iain Coyne, Jo Jones, Sheona Macleod and Lara Zibarras

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:87

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Physician job satisfaction related to actual and preferred job size

    Job satisfaction is essential for physicians’ well-being and patient care. The work ethic of long days and hard work that has been advocated for decades is acknowledged as a threat for physicians’ job satisfac...

    Lodewijk J. Schmit Jongbloed, Janke Cohen-Schotanus, Jan C. C. Borleffs, Roy E. Stewart and Johanna Schönrock-Adema

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:86

    Published on: 11 May 2017

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    Different perceptions of narrative medicine between Western and Chinese medicine students

    Western medicine is an evidence-based science, whereas Chinese medicine is more of a healing art. To date, there has been no research that has examined whether students of Western and Chinese medicine differen...

    Chien-Da Huang, Kuo-Chen Liao, Fu-Tsai Chung, Hsu-Min Tseng, Ji-Tseng Fang, Shu-Chung Lii, Han-Pin Kuo, San-Jou Yeh and Shih-Tseng Lee

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:85

    Published on: 10 May 2017

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    Internal medicine board certification and career pathways in Japan

    Establishing and managing a board certification system is a common concern for many countries. In Japan, the board certification system is under revision. The purpose of this study was to describe present stat...

    Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hiroo Ide, Hideaki Kawaguchi, Masahisa Shimpo and Hideo Yasunaga

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:83

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    Multiple strategy peer-taught evidence-based medicine course in a poor resource setting

    Teaching Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is becoming a priority in the healthcare process. For undergraduates, it has been proved that integrating multiple strategies in teaching EBM yields better results than a...

    Ammar Sabouni, Yamama Bdaiwi, Saad L. Janoudi, Lubaba O. Namous, Tarek Turk, Mahmoud Alkhatib, Fatima Abbas and Ruba Zuhri Yafi

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:82

    Published on: 4 May 2017

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    Unto the third generation: evidence for strong familial aggregation of physicians, psychologists, and psychotherapists among first-year medical and psychology students in a nationwide Austrian cohort census

    Medical students present higher numbers of physician relatives than expectable from the total population prevalence of physicians. Evidence for such a familial aggregation effect of physicians has emerged in i...

    Ulrich S. Tran, Nina Berger, Martin E. Arendasy, Tobias Greitemeyer, Monika Himmelbauer, Florian Hutzler, Hans-Georg Kraft, Karl Oettl, Ilona Papousek, Oliver Vitouch and Martin Voracek

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:81

    Published on: 3 May 2017

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