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  1. Although it is accepted that providing medical students with opportunities to engage in research activity is beneficial, little data has been collated on how medical degree curricula may address this issue. Th...

    Authors: Crea Carberry, Geoff McCombe, Helen Tobin, Diarmuid Stokes, Jason Last, Gerard Bury and Walter Cullen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:312

    Content type: Research

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  2. Global demand for standardized assessment of training needs and evaluation of professional continuing education programs across the healthcare workforce has led to various instrumentation efforts. The Hennessy...

    Authors: Adelais Markaki, Shreya Malhotra, Rebecca Billings and Lisa Theus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:310

    Content type: Research

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  3. Chronic and palliative care are rapidly gaining importance within the physician’s range of duties. In this context, it is important to address the four dimensions of care: physical, psychological, social, and ...

    Authors: Jolien Pieters, Daniëlle M. L. Verstegen, Diana H. J. M. Dolmans, Franca C. Warmenhoven and Marieke H. J. van den Beuken - van Everdingen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:309

    Content type: Research

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  4. The COVID-19 outbreak has exerted an enormous impact on various industries worldwide. During this pandemic, clinical teaching hospitals have faced unprecedented challenges regarding the management of postgradu...

    Authors: Shixian Gu, Aijing Zhang, Gang Huo, Wenqing Yuan, Yan Li, Jiangli Han and Ning Shen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:308

    Content type: Research article

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  5. This study aimed to apply the theory of planned behavior to identify the medical education behavioral intention of holistic healthcare on teachers and students who influence the medical and healthcare professi...

    Authors: Liang-Miin Tsai and Yu-Hua Yan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:307

    Content type: Research

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  6. The last two decades have seen a shift in former Soviet countries from highly specialized to more family medicine-focused systems. Medical education has slowly adjusted to these reforms, although the region is...

    Authors: Leah F. Bohle, Edgar Valencia, Greta Ross, Davlyatova Dilbar Dzhabarovna, Shakhlo N. Yarbaeva, Zukhra A. Kasymova and Helen Prytherch

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:306

    Content type: Research

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  7. Safe and effective clinical outcomes (SECO) clinics enable medical students to integrate clinical knowledge and skills within simulated environments. This realistic format may better prepare students for clini...

    Authors: Alice Lee, Dalia Abdulhussein, Mohammad Fallaha, Olivia Buckeldee, Rory Morrice and Kathleen Leedham-Green

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:305

    Content type: Research

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  8. Mental and substance use disorders account for 30 % of the non-fatal disease burden and 10 % of the overall disease burden but the treatment gap is daunting. With just one psychiatrist per 200,000 populations ...

    Authors: Kedar Marahatta, Sagun Ballav Pant, Madhur Basnet, Pawan Sharma, Ajay Risal and Saroj Prasad Ojha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:304

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Clinical training during the COVID-19 pandemic is high risk for medical students. Medical schools in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) have limited capacity to develop resources in the face of rapidly de...

    Authors: Yusuf Yilmaz, Ozlem Sarikaya, Yesim Senol, Zeynep Baykan, Ozan Karaca, Nilufer Demiral Yilmaz, Levent Altintas, Arif Onan and İskender Sayek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:303

    Content type: Research

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  10. Undergraduate and graduate medical education often includes the social determinants of health, but questions remain regarding how best to ensure that trainees become empowered to take action on the social dete...

    Authors: Kristian Welch, Benjamin Robinson, Michaela Lieberman Martin, Amy Salerno and Drew Harris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:302

    Content type: Research

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  11. Service learning (SL) is an educational methodology presumed to help medical students be more empathetic and compassionate. We longitudinally investigated the level of empathy in medical students and how precl...

    Authors: Yi-Sheng Yang, Pei-Chin Liu, Yung Kai Lin, Chia-Der Lin, Der-Yuan Chen and Blossom Yen-Ju Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:301

    Content type: Research

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  12. Nurturing of physician-scientists is an important mission of academic medical institutes. Although the importance of mentorship in developing future physician-scientists internationally is well established, no...

    Authors: Haruo Obara, Takuya Saiki, Rintaro Imafuku, Kazuhiko Fujisaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:300

    Content type: Research

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  13. This study evaluated the impact of the adapted version of the Respecting Choices® The Living Matters Advance Care Planning (ACP) facilitator training programme on trainees’ attitudes on facilitation 6 months p...

    Authors: C. C. Yu, E. J. Koh, J. A. Low, M. L. Ong, A. G. H. Sim, D. Y. Q. Hong, R. Chong, J. Low and R. Ng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:298

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2021 21:372

  14. To assess whether Swiss general ophthalmologists have the minimal keratoconus knowledge that corneal specialists would expect them to have.

    Authors: Philipp B. Baenninger, Lucas M. Bachmann, Katja C. Iselin, Oliver A. Pfaeffli, Claude Kaufmann, Michael A. Thiel and Gerd Gigerenzer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:297

    Content type: Research

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  15. Worldwide, primary care is for most people the gateway into many health systems. Offering solutions to the demands of the communities served requires the constant preparation of professionals, especially docto...

    Authors: José Roberto Bittencourt Costa, Luiz Anastacio Alves, Anael Viana Pinto Alberto and Cristina Alves Magalhães de Souza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:296

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Microsurgical techniques are an important part of clinical and experimental research. Here we present our step-by-step microsurgery training course developed at the Münster University Hospital. The goal of thi...

    Authors: Mazen A. Juratli, Felix Becker, Daniel Palmes, Sandra Stöppeler, Ralf Bahde, Linus Kebschull, Hans-Ullrich Spiegel and Jens P. Hölzen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:295

    Content type: Research

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  17. It remains unclear to what extent the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the normal progression of biomedical and medical science graduate programs and if there was a lasting impact on the quality and quan...

    Authors: Emma Börgeson, Matus Sotak, Jamie Kraft, Grace Bagunu, Christina Biörserud and Stephan Lange

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:294

    Content type: Research

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  18. Stress and burnout commonly threaten the mental health of medical students in Malaysia and elsewhere. This study aimed to explore the interrelations of psychological distress, emotional intelligence, personali...

    Authors: Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Siti Nurma Hanim Hadie and Mohd Azhar Mohd Yasin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:293

    Content type: Research

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  19. Empathy is pivotal to effective clinical care. Yet, the art of nurturing and assessing empathy in medical schools is rarely consistent and poorly studied. To inform future design of programs aimed at nurturing...

    Authors: Yi Cheng Zhou, Shien Ru Tan, Chester Guan Hao Tan, Matthew Song Peng Ng, Kia Hui Lim, Lorraine Hui En Tan, Yun Ting Ong, Clarissa Wei Shuen Cheong, Annelissa Mien Chew Chin, Min Chiam, Elisha Wan Ying Chia, Crystal Lim, Limin Wijaya, Anupama Roy Chowdhury, Jin Wei Kwek, Warren Fong…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:292

    Content type: Research

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  20. Medical school curricula are constantly evolving and change has potential positive and negative effects. At East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, a broader understanding of the effects o...

    Authors: Blair A. Reece, K. Ramsey McGowen, Kenneth E. Olive and Catherine R. Peeples

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:291

    Content type: Technical advance

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  21. Interacting with patients can elicit a myriad of emotions in health-care providers. This may result in satisfaction or put providers at risk for stress-related conditions such as burnout. The present study att...

    Authors: Sonja Weilenmann, Ulrich Schnyder, Nina Keller, Claudio Corda, Tobias R. Spiller, Fabio Brugger, Brian Parkinson, Roland von Känel and Monique C. Pfaltz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:290

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Student evaluation is an essential component in feedback processes in faculty and learner development. Ease of use and low cost have made paper evaluation forms a popular method within teaching programmes, but...

    Authors: Agra Dilshani Hunukumbure, Philippa Jane Horner, Jonathan Fox and Viral Thakerar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:289

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Assessment of emergent, rare or complex medical conditions in Endocrinology and Metabolism (E&M) is an integral component of training. However, data is lacking on how this could be best achieved. The purpose o...

    Authors: Stephanie Dizon, Janine C Malcolm, Jan-Joost Rethans and Debra Pugh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:288

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Healthcare and other professionals are expected to support behaviour change in people living with chronic disease. However, effective behaviour change interventions are largely absent in routine encounters. Th...

    Authors: Mara Pereira Guerreiro, Judith Strawbridge, Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Isa Brito Félix, Marta Moreira Marques and Cathal Cadogan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:287

    Content type: Research

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  25. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the surgical training of residents. There is a real concern that trainees will not be able to meet their training requirements. Low-fidelity surgical simulation appe...

    Authors: Maxime Fieux, Antoine Gavoille, Fabien Subtil, Sophie Bartier and Stéphane Tringali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:284

    Content type: Research

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  26. In 2014, the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine implemented a 4-week “Orthogeriatrics” rotation for orthopaedic surgery residents. We sought to assess the rotation’s impact on trainees’ knowledge, attit...

    Authors: Adrian C H Chan, Victoria Chuen, Andrew Perrella, Guillaume Limfat, Karen Ng and Vicky Chau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:283

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Communities of Practice (CoPs) focus on learning, knowledge sharing, and creation, and research indicates they can improve healthcare performance. This article describes the development of a CoP that focused o...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Moore, Cato Bjørkli, Richard Tidemann Havdahl, Linn Lien Lømo, Mari Midthaug, Marita Skjuve, Mari Klokkerud and Jan E. Nordvik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:282

    Content type: Research article

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  28. To explore the impact of an educational tool designed to streamline resident learning during their pediatric intensive care (PICU) rotations.

    Authors: Adrian D. Zurca, Conrad Krawiec, Daniel McKeone, Adil Z. Solaiman, Brandon M. Smith and Gary D. Ceneviva

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Poor-quality diet is associated with one in five deaths globally. In the United States, it is the leading cause of death, representing a bigger risk factor than even smoking. For many, education on a healthy d...

    Authors: Nathan I. Wood, Rebecca D. Gleit and Diane L. Levine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:280

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Rare diseases may be defined as occurring in less than 1 in 2000 patients. Such conditions are, however, so numerous that up to 5.9% of the population is afflicted by a rare disease. The gambling industry atte...

    Authors: Babak Sarrafpour, Shwetha Hegde, Eduardo Delamare, Ruth Weeks, Rebecca A. Denham, Alix Thoeming and Hans Zoellner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:279

    Content type: Research article

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  31. A good understanding of the bi-directional relationship between diabetes and periodontitis is essential to ensure the successful management of both diseases. This study aimed to develop and evaluate an integra...

    Authors: Nor Aini Jamil, Shin Hwa Chau, Nabihah Iman Abdul Razak, Iffa Izzwani Shamsul Kamar, Shahida Mohd-Said, Haslina Rani and Mohd Jamil Sameeha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:278

    Content type: Research

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  32. As is common across the health professions, training of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) requires experiential learning for interns/students to gain skills and demonstrate entry-level competency. Prec...

    Authors: Andrea M. Hutchins, Donna M. Winham, Jinette P. Fellows and Michelle M. Heer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:277

    Content type: Research

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  33. Professional satisfaction of health professional students can impact on their medical professional achievement. Understanding the professional satisfaction of health professional students and identifying its r...

    Authors: Yatian Liu, Xiaofeng Sun, Yuqi Yuan, Ye Zhang, Jieru Liu, Yufan Duan and Longmei Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:275

    Content type: Research

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  34. As most health professions in the United States have adopted clinical or practice doctorates, there has been an ongoing debate on whether physician assistants (PAs) should transition from a master’s to a docto...

    Authors: Violet Kulo, Shani Fleming, Karen L. Gordes, Hyun-Jin Jun, James F. Cawley and Gerald Kayingo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:274

    Content type: Research

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  35. Encouraging professional integrity is vital for providing a standard of excellence in quality medical care and education and in promoting a culture of respect and responsibility. The primary objective of this ...

    Authors: Cristina M Beltran-Aroca, Rafael Ruiz-Montero, Fernando Labella and Eloy Girela-López

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:273

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Simulation is an educational method which has several modalities and applications. In the last few decades Simulation-Based Medical Education (SBME) has become a significant influence in medical education. Des...

    Authors: Laila Alsuwaidi, Jorgen Kristensen, Amar HK and Saba Al Heialy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:271

    Content type: Research

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  37. Virtual patients are educational tools that may be described as case-based interactive computer simulations of clinical scenarios. In terms of learning outcomes, improved clinical reasoning skills and knowledg...

    Authors: Erica Rothlind, Uno Fors, Helena Salminen, Per Wändell and Solvig Ekblad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:270

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Adequate communication and maintaining a patient-centered approach throughout patient encounters are important skills for medical students to develop. Feedback is often provided by clinical teachers. Patients ...

    Authors: Karin Björklund, Terese Stenfors, Gunnar H. Nilsson, Hassan Alinaghizadeh and Charlotte Leanderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:269

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Research engagement plays an integral role in developing clinicians that practice effective, evidence-based medicine. Research participation by clinicians, however, is declining. Given the link between researc...

    Authors: Jaidyn Muhandiramge, Tony Vu, Megan J. Wallace and Eva Segelov

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:267

    Content type: Research

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  40. China is experiencing major medical education reforms that include establishing national training standards, standards for health professionals, and advanced health delivery system requirements. Graduate medic...

    Authors: Xiaoning Zhang, Chong Li, Cailing Yue, Xue Jiang, Junli Cao and Olle ten Cate

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:266

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Professional reasoning provides a firm basis for the development of teaching and assessment strategies to support the acquisition of skills by healthcare students. Nevertheless, occupational therapy educators ...

    Authors: Luis-Javier Márquez-Álvarez, José-Ignacio Calvo-Arenillas, Estíbaliz Jiménez-Arberas, Miguel-Ángel Talavera-Valverde, Ana-Isabel Souto-Gómez and Pedro Moruno-Miralles

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:264

    Content type: Research

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  42. Role modeling has been significantly considered in medical education in recent decades. In the clinical course, students learn necessary skills and accordingly their professional identity is formed by observin...

    Authors: Elaheh Mohammadi, Azim Mirzazadeh, Hooman Shahsavari and Amir Ali Sohrabpour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:261

    Content type: Research article

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