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  1. Research article

    ‘If it’s a medical issue I would have covered it by now’: learning about fibromyalgia through the hidden curriculum: a qualitative study

    Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a long-term condition that affects between 1 and 5% of the general population and lies within the spectrum of medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). FMS can be difficult to diagno...

    V. Silverwood, C.A. Chew-Graham, I. Raybould, B. Thomas and S. Peters

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:160

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  2. Research article

    Prevalence rates of childhood trauma in medical students: a systematic review

    It is known that medical students suffer from high rates of mental health difficulties. In recent years there has been an increasing focus on the need to improve support and treatment services for those in dif...

    Eimear King, Claire Steenson, Ciaran Shannon and Ciaran Mulholland

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:159

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  3. Correspondence

    Paediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation training program in Latin-America: the RIBEPCI experience

    To describe the design and to present the results of a paediatric and neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program adapted to Latin-America.

    Jesús López-Herce, Martha M. Matamoros, Luis Moya, Enma Almonte, Diana Coronel, Javier Urbano, Ángel Carrillo, Jimena del Castillo, Santiago Mencía, Ramón Moral, Flora Ordoñez, Carlos Sánchez, Lina Lagos, María Johnson, Ovidio Mendoza and Sandra Rodriguez

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:161

    Published on: 12 September 2017

  4. Research article

    Evidence-based selection process to the Master of Public Health program at Medical University

    Evaluation of the predictive validity of selected sociodemographic factors and admission criteria for Master’s studies in Public Health at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Warsaw (MUW).

    Mariusz Panczyk, Grzegorz Juszczyk, Aleksander Zarzeka, Łukasz Samoliński, Jarosława Belowska, Ilona Cieślak and Joanna Gotlib

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:157

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  5. Research article

    Monitoring progression of clinical reasoning skills during health sciences education using the case method – a qualitative observational study

    Outcome- or competency-based education is well established in medical and health sciences education. Curricula are based on courses where students develop their competences and assessment is also usually cours...

    Kristina Orban, Maria Ekelin, Gudrun Edgren, Olof Sandgren, Pia Hovbrandt and Eva K. Persson

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:158

    Published on: 11 September 2017

  6. Research article

    Competencies for first year residents – physicians’ views from medical schools with different undergraduate curricula

    Frameworks like the CanMEDS model depicting professional roles and specific professional activities provide guidelines for postgraduate education. When medical graduates start their residency, they should poss...

    Sophie Fürstenberg, Kristina Schick, Jana Deppermann, Sarah Prediger, Pascal O. Berberat, Martina Kadmon and Sigrid Harendza

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:154

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  7. Research article

    Modified task-based learning program promotes problem-solving capacity among Chinese medical postgraduates: a mixed quantitative survey

    Despite great advances, China’s postgraduate education faces many problems, for example traditional lecture-based learning (LBL) method provides fewer oppotunities to apply knowledge in a working situation. Ta...

    Yanping Tian, Chengren Li, Jiali Wang, Qiyan Cai, Hanzhi Wang, Xingshu Chen, Yunlai Liu, Feng Mei, Lan Xiao, Rui Jian and Hongli Li

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:153

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  8. Research article

    Evaluation of continuing education of family health strategy teams for the early identification of suspected cases of cancer in children

    This study evaluated the influence of continuing education of family health strategy teams by the Ronald McDonald Institute program on the early diagnosis of cancer in children and adolescents.

    Ana Maria Aranha Magalhaes Costa, Cynthia Magluta and Saint Clair Gomes Junior

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:155

    Published on: 7 September 2017

  9. Research article

    Toward a better judgment of item relevance in progress testing

    Items must be relevant to ensure item quality and test validity. Since “item relevance” has not been operationalized yet, we developed a rubric to define it. This study explores the influence of this rubric on...

    Xandra M. C. Janssen-Brandt, Arno M. M. Muijtjens and Dominique M. A. Sluijsmans

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:151

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  10. Research article

    Participation in a scientific pre-university program and medical students’ interest in an academic career

    The proportion of medical doctors involved in research activities is declining. Undergraduate medical research programs are positively associated with medical students’ research interest. Scientific pre-univer...

    Wendy E. de Leng, Karen M. Stegers-Jager, Marise Ph. Born, Maarten A. Frens and Axel P. N. Themmen

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:150

    Published on: 5 September 2017

  11. Research article

    Video-based feedback as a method for training rural healthcare workers to manage medical emergencies: a pilot study

    Video-based feedback has been shown to aid knowledge retention, skills learning and improve team functionality. We explored the use of video-based feedback and low fidelity simulation for training rural health...

    Zainab Oseni, Hla Hla Than, Edyta Kolakowska, Lauren Chalmers, Borimas Hanboonkunupakarn and Rose McGready

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:149

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  12. Research article

    A qualitative exploration of student perceptions of the impact of progress tests on learning and emotional wellbeing

    Progress testing was introduced to the MBChB programme at the University of Auckland in 2013. As there has been a focus in published literature on aspects relating to the format or function of progress tests, ...

    Jill Yielder, Andy Wearn, Yan Chen, Marcus A. Henning, Jennifer Weller, Steven Lillis, Vernon Mogol and Warwick Bagg

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:148

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  13. Research article

    Observable phenomena that reveal medical students' clinical reasoning ability during expert assessment of their history taking: a qualitative study

    During their clerkships, medical students are meant to expand their clinical reasoning skills during their patient encounters. Observation of these encounters could reveal important information on the students...

    Catharina M. Haring, Bernadette M. Cools, Petra J. M. van Gurp, Jos W. M. van der Meer and Cornelis T. Postma

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:147

    Published on: 29 August 2017

  14. Research article

    Specific entrustable professional activities for undergraduate medical internships: a method compatible with the academic curriculum

    Competency-based education has been considered the most important pedagogical trend in Medicine in the last two decades. In clinical contexts, competencies are implemented through Entrustable Professional Acti...

    Alicia Hamui-Sutton, Ana María Monterrosas-Rojas, Armando Ortiz-Montalvo, Felipe Flores-Morones, Uri Torruco-García, Andrea Navarrete-Martínez and Araceli Arrioja-Guerrero

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:143

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  15. Research article

    Science of health care delivery milestones for undergraduate medical education

    The changing healthcare landscape requires physicians to develop new knowledge and skills such as high-value care, systems improvement, population health, and team-based care, which together may be referred to...

    Rachel D. Havyer, Suzanne M. Norby, Andrea N. Leep Hunderfund, Stephanie R. Starr, Tara R. Lang, Alexandra P. Wolanskyj and Darcy A. Reed

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:145

    Published on: 25 August 2017

  16. Research article

    Longitudinal evaluation of a pilot e-portfolio-based supervision programme for final year medical students: views of students, supervisors and new graduates

    Little is known about how best to implement portfolio-based learning in medical school. We evaluated the introduction of a formative e-portfolio-based supervision pilot for final year medical students by seeki...

    Gillian H. S. Vance, Bryan Burford, Ethan Shapiro and Richard Price

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:141

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  17. Research article

    Medical students’ preparedness for professional activities in early clerkships

    Sufficient preparedness is important for transitions to workplace participation and learning in clinical settings. This study aims to analyse medical students’ preparedness for early clerkships using a three-d...

    Josefin Bosch, Asja Maaz, Tanja Hitzblech, Ylva Holzhausen and Harm Peters

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:140

    Published on: 22 August 2017

  18. Research article

    Are role perceptions of residents and nurses translated into action?

    Effective interprofessional collaboration (IPC) has been shown to depend on clear role definitions, yet there are important gaps with regard to role clarity in the IPC literature. The goal of this study was to...

    Naïke Bochatay, Virginie Muller-Juge, Fabienne Scherer, Guillemette Cottin, Stéphane Cullati, Katherine S Blondon, Patricia Hudelson, Fabienne Maître, Nu V Vu, Georges L Savoldelli and Mathieu R Nendaz

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:138

    Published on: 18 August 2017

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