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  1. Most medical students in Germany are admitted via selection procedures, which are adjusted to the demands of the universities. At Lübeck medical school, scores from interviews that measure non-academic skills ...

    Authors: Alex Mommert, Josefin Wagner, Jana Jünger and Jürgen Westermann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:169

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:202

  2. Academically talented high school students (ATHSSs), an exceptional cohort, are not well studied for their career expectations, especially for those with medical career expectation (MCE). Nowadays, the public ...

    Authors: Hongbin Wu, Leisi Pei, Shan Li and Cheng Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In healthcare, preceptors act as a role model and supervisor, thereby facilitating the socialisation and development of the preceptee into a professional fit to practice. To ensure a consistent approach to eve...

    Authors: Andrew D. Bartlett, Irene S. Um, Edward J. Luca, Ines Krass and Carl R. Schneider

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:165

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Children and adolescents with reproductive health issues may require immediate or emergency care, however in many countries availability of the pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG) service is low. That being...

    Authors: Anna Torres, Magdalena Horodeńska, Grzegorz Witkowski and Kamil Torres

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:164

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Although there have been many research studies of the effectiveness of faculty development in health profession education, the contribution of these programs to organizational development through capacity deve...

    Authors: Mahla Salajegheh, Roghayeh Gandomkar, Azim Mirzazadeh and John Sandars

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:163

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Ethics teaching is globally considered an essential part of medical education fostering professionalism. It does not only provide knowledge for good clinical conduct, but also trains medical students as virtuo...

    Authors: Mustafa Volkan Kavas, Yesim Isil Ulman, Figen Demir, Fatih Artvinli, Melike Şahiner, Meral Demirören, Gamze Şenyürek, Işıl Pakiş and Nadi Bakırcı

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Professionalism is hard to quantify but essential in medical practice. We present a survey tool for ophthalmologists that assessed professionalism using case-based scenarios in central Saudi Arabia.

    Authors: Eman Alkahtani, Abdullah Assiri, Saba Alrashaed, Mosa Alharbi, Saeed Almotowa, Rajiv Khandekar and Deepak P. Edward

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:160

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Global health educational programs for medical and public health professionals have grown substantially in recent years. The University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine (UICOM) began a global medicine (...

    Authors: Stacey Chamberlain, Nicole Gonzalez, Valerie Dobiesz, Marcia Edison, Janet Lin and Stevan Weine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:159

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Before attending ophthalmology trainee courses in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre, the medical students from Sun Yat-sen University had finished two years of premedical education after the six-year medical courses...

    Authors: Wei Xin, Yuxian Zou, Yong Ao, Yu Cai, Zheqian Huang, Miaoling Li, Chaochao Xu, Yu Jia, Ying Yang, Yangfan Yang and Haotian Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  10. By all indications, well-being among physicians is poor, which manifests in various outcomes, including burnout, depression/anxiety, low life satisfaction, alcohol/substance misuse, suicide ideation, and suici...

    Authors: Kelly Rhea MacArthur and Jonathon Sikorski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:157

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies (CC) in general medicine-based primary care are essential for junior medical trainees. In this country, a regular faculty develop...

    Authors: Fa-Yauh Lee, Ying-Ying Yang, Chia-Chang Huang, Ling-Ju Huang, Ching-Chih Chang, Jen-Feng Liang, Shiau-Shian Huang, Wei-Shin Lee, Dai-Yin Lu, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Ling-Yu Yang, Hui-Chun Huang, Boaz Shulruf, Chen-Huan Chen and Shou-Yen Kao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  12. There is a global trend towards providing training for health professions students outside of tertiary academic complexes. In many countries, this shift places pressure on available sites and the resources at ...

    Authors: Susan C. Van Schalkwyk, Ian D. Couper, Julia Blitz and Marietjie R. De Villiers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:154

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Empathy is paramount in the doctor-patient relationship being a comprehensive and multidimensional concept. Self-ratings of empathy change across the years of medical education only when the Jefferson Scale of...

    Authors: Luiz Miguel Santiago, Inês Rosendo, Mona-Lisa Coutinho, Katia Sophie Maurício, Isabel Neto and José Augusto Simões

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:153

    Content type: Research article

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  14. South African medical schools use the results of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination for selecting students. Five of the nine medical schools also use the National Benchmark Test (NBT). The Unive...

    Authors: Sfiso Emmanuel Mabizela and Ann Zeta George

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:152

    Content type: Research article

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  15. While the importance of medical students’ demographic characteristics in influencing the scope and location of their future practice is recognized, these data are not systematically collected in Canada. This s...

    Authors: Rishad Khan, Tavis Apramian, Joel Hosung Kang, Jeffrey Gustafson and Shannon Sibbald

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:151

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The last two decades have seen revolutionary developments in both radiotherapy technology and postgraduate medical training. Trainees are expected to attain competencies using a mix of experiential learning, f...

    Authors: Gerard M. Walls, Gerard G. Hanna and James J. McAleer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:150

    Content type: Research article

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  17. As good communication skills are crucial for doctor-patient interactions, it is recommended to incorporate them in medical school programs from the very beginning. On this basis medical schools in Germany intr...

    Authors: Joachim Graf, Teresa Loda, Stephan Zipfel, Annette Wosnik, Daniela Mohr and Anne Herrmann-Werner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:149

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Older persons consume disproportionately more healthcare resources than younger persons. Tri-Generational HomeCare (TriGen), a service-learning program, aims to reduce hospital admission rates amongst older pa...

    Authors: Kennedy Yao Yi Ng, Gloria Yao Chi Leung, Angeline Jie-Yin Tey, Jia Quan Chaung, Si Min Lee, Amrish Soundararajan, Ka Shing Yow, Nerice Heng Wen Ngiam, Tang Ching Lau, Sweet Fun Wong, Chek Hooi Wong and Gerald Choon-Huat Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:148

    Content type: Research article

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  19. The reliability of clinical assessments is known to vary considerably with inter-rater reliability a key contributor. Many of the mechanisms that contribute to inter-rater reliability however remain largely un...

    Authors: Aileen Faherty, Tim Counihan, Thomas Kropmans and Yvonne Finn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:147

    Content type: Research article

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  20. There are few studies that directly compared different interventions to improve medical students’ clinical reasoning for dermatologic conditions.

    Authors: Sungjun Choi, Sohee Oh, Dong Hun Lee and Hyun-Sun Yoon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:146

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Studies investigating the longitudinal predictive value of burnout on both effort-reward imbalance (within the working place) and work-family conflict (between work and private life) in residents are lacking. ...

    Authors: Rüya Kocalevent, Hans Pinnschmidt, Susan Selch, Sarah Nehls, Juliane Meyer, Sigrid Boczor, Martin Scherer and Hendrik van den Bussche

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:145

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Cultural differences might challenge the acceptance of the implementation of assessment formats that are developed in other countries. Acceptance of assessment formats is essential for its effectiveness; there...

    Authors: Yoyo Suhoyo, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Ova Emilia, Jan B. M. Kuks and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:144

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The characteristics of nursing doctoral programs and the doctoral students’ experience have not been thoroughly investigated. Hence, this study aimed to describe the characteristics of nursing doctoral program...

    Authors: Alex Molassiotis, Tao Wang, Huong Thi Xuan Hoang, Jing-Yu Tan, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Karis F. Cheng, Josefina A. Tuazon, Wipada Kunaviktikul and Lorna K. P. Suen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:143

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Despite the common practice of involving in-patients in the teaching of medical students little is known about the experience for patients. This study investigated inpatients' willingness, motivations and expe...

    Authors: Nathan G Rockey, Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, Susan Romanski, Dennis Bierle, Matthew Bartlett and Magnus Halland

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:142

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The aim of the study was to confirm the validity and reliability of the Observation Scheme-12, a measurement tool for rating clinical communication skills.

    Authors: Else Dalsgaard Iversen, Maiken Overbeck Wolderslund, Poul-Erik Kofoed, Pål Gulbrandsen, Helle Poulsen, Søren Cold and Jette Ammentorp

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:140

    Content type: Research article

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  26. To be able to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) when making decisions for individual patients, it is important to learn how to combine the best available evidence with the patient’s preferences and the ph...

    Authors: Lisanne S. Welink, Esther de Groot, Peter Pype, Kaatje Van Roy, Iris D. van den Wittenboer, Marie-Louise E. L. Bartelink and Roger A. M. J. Damoiseaux

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Undergraduate teaching of General Practice/Family Medicine (GP/FM) must ensure students acquire the necessary competencies and skills to perform an adequate GP/FM consultation with adequate annotations (the SO...

    Authors: Luiz Miguel Santiago, Inês Silva and José Augusto Simões

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:137

    Content type: Research article

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  28. The purpose of this pilot study was to create a valid and reliable set of assessment questions for examining Evidence-based Dentistry (EbD) knowledge. For this reason, we adapted and validated for dental stude...

    Authors: Laura Imorde, Andreas Möltner, Maren Runschke, Tobias Weberschock, Stefan Rüttermann and Susanne Gerhardt-Szép

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:136

    Content type: Research article

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  29. For patients with cancer, being well informed by their oncologist about treatment options and the implications thereof is highly relevant. Communication skills training (CST) programs have shown to be effectiv...

    Authors: Sebastiaan M. Stuij, Constance H. C. Drossaert, Nanon H. M. Labrie, Robert L. Hulsman, Marie José Kersten, Sandra van Dulmen and Ellen M. A. Smets

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:135

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Direct observation of clinical task performance plays a pivotal role in competency-based medical education. Although formal guidelines require supervisors to engage in direct observations, research demonstrate...

    Authors: Laury P. J. W. M. de Jonge, Ilse Mesters, Marjan J. B. Govaerts, Angelique A. Timmerman, Jean W. M. Muris, Anneke W. M. Kramer and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:134

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Physicians have to deal with uncertainty on a daily basis, which requires high tolerance for ambiguity. When medical decisions have to be made in ambiguous situations, low levels of need for cognitive closure ...

    Authors: Julia Gärtner, Lisa Bußenius, Sarah Prediger, Daniela Vogel and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:132

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Intensive Care Units (ICUs) are daunting environments for physiotherapy (PT) students performing clinical rotations. To prepare students for this environment, a newly developed, evidence-based e-learning modul...

    Authors: Mel E. Major, Stephan P. J. Ramaekers, Raoul H. H. Engelbert and Marike Van der Schaaf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:130

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Each year, more than 200 international dental graduates start U.S. specialty trainings to become specialists. It is unknown if their life satisfaction is associated with any dental career-related factor before...

    Authors: Martin M. Fu, Rebecca Y. Chen, Huan-Chen Kao, Chi-Hsien Wang, Hsun-Liang Chan, Earl Fu and Tony Szu-Hsien Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:129

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Quality improvement (QI) is an essential component of modern clinical practice. Front-line professionals offer valuable perspectives on areas for improvement and are motivated to deliver change. In the UK, all...

    Authors: Elizabeth McGeorge, Charles Coughlan, Martha Fawcett and Robert Edward Klaber

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:128

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Virtual reality (VR) is an innovation that permits the individual to discover and operate within three-dimensional (3D) environment to gain practical understanding. This research aimed to examine the general e...

    Authors: Jingjie Zhao, Xinliang Xu, Hualin Jiang and Yi Ding

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:127

    Content type: Research article

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  36. While the Association of American Medical Colleges encourages medical schools to incorporate quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS) into their curriculum, medical students continue to have limited QI/P...

    Authors: Kevin P. Shah, Shreya Goyal, Vignesh Ramachandran, Jaden R. Kohn, Jonathan A. Go, Zachary Wiley, Anoosha Moturu, Meera K. Namireddy, Anjali Kumar, Ryan C. Jacobs, Matthew Stampfl, Jesal R. Shah, Justin Fu, Weijie V. Lin, Brandon Ho, Grace Wey…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:126

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  37. Symptoms of depression and anxiety experienced by undergraduate medical students have become a prominent concern. Evidence about students’ depression and anxiety including prevalence, trajectory during medical...

    Authors: Pia Thiemann, James Brimicombe, John Benson and Thelma Quince

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:125

    Content type: Research article

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  38. The aim was to investigate if individual self-practice of the ABCDE approach (Airways, Breathing, Circulation, Disability, Exposure) in an immersive and interactive virtual reality (VR) application gave non-in...

    Authors: Helen Berg and Aslak Steinsbekk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:123

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Following publication of the original article [1], we have been notified that the publication is missing a link to the data repository.

    Authors: Ieva Salmane-Kulikovska, Elita Poplavska, Signe Mezinska, Vita Dumpe, Helena Dauvarte, Lina Lazdina, Aleksandr Marchockij, Karolis Varzinskas and Barbara J. Mintzes

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:122

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:105

  40. Research ethics is required for high-quality research that positively influences society. There is limited understanding of research ethics in Middle Eastern countries including Jordan. Here, we aim to investi...

    Authors: Nafez Abu Tarboush, Zaid Alkayed, Karem H. Alzoubi and Wael K. Al-Delaimy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:121

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Aspects of the learning environment may be related to students` approaches to studying, but few studies have investigated these relationships in the context of occupational therapy education.

    Authors: Gry Mørk, Trine A. Magne, Tove Carstensen, Linda Stigen, Lene A. Åsli, Astrid Gramstad, Susanne G. Johnson and Tore Bonsaksen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:120

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The diverse rural medical education initiatives that have been developed in Australia to address the medical workforce maldistribution have been less successful in many smaller and remote communities. This stu...

    Authors: Raquel Peel, Louise Young, Carole Reeve, Katerina Kanakis, Bunmi Malau-Aduli, Tarun Sen Gupta and Richard Hays

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:119

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Although challenging to integrate within university curricula, evidence suggests that interprofessional education (IPE) positively impacts communication and teamwork skills in the workplace. The nature of Team...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Eszter Kalman, Inam Haq, Andrew Leaver, Chris Roberts and Jane Bleasel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:118

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Previous research has not provided enough direction regarding effective content design of courses integrating the humanities and social sciences in medical and dental education. This study aims at exploring ho...

    Authors: Jihyun Lee, Jueyeun Lee and Il Young Jung

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:117

    Content type: Research article

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