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  1. Content type: Research article

    Society demands a university education grounded on ethical principles. Education in ethics values is responsibility of universities but will not be viable unless also adopted by directly responsible agents, the.....

    Authors: Asunción Hernando, Ignacio Diez-Vega, Marta Lopez del Hierro, Nieves Martínez-Alsina, Raquel Diaz-Meco, Maria José Busto, Noa Lola Martiañez and Gustavo González-Cuevas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:289

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    Since 2011, the Swiss Catalogue of Learning Objectives (SCLO) has provided the framework for assessing communication skills in the Swiss Medical Federal Licensing Examination (FLE). This study evaluates how fa...

    Authors: N. Junod Perron, C. Klöckner Cronauer, S. C. Hautz, K. P. Schnabel, J. Breckwoldt, M. Monti, S. Huwendiek and S. Feller

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:285

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    Differences between dental students in terms of social, economic and cultural backgrounds are likely to impact their professional career plans. The aim of this study was to explore the professional career plan...

    Authors: Mohammad S. Alrashdan, Melanie Alazzam, Mustafa Alkhader and Ceib Phillips

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:283

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    This study examined the influence of two Situational Judgement Test (SJT) design features (response instructions and response format) on applicant perceptions. Additionally, we investigated demographic subgrou...

    Authors: Wendy E. De Leng, Karen M. Stegers-Jager, Marise Ph. Born and Axel P. N. Themmen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:282

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The higher level of participation by women in medicine may impact this profession’s evolution due to gender differences perceived during medical school, after graduation and during residency. Gender difference...

    Authors: Renata Kobayasi, Patricia Zen Tempski, Fernanda Magalhâes Arantes-Costa and Mílton Arruda Martins

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:281

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  6. Content type: Research article

    The evaluation of competencies in the clinical field is essential for health professionals, as it allows the acquisition of these competencies to be tracked. The objective of this study was to create and evalu...

    Authors: Martha-Rocío Torres-Narváez, Olga-Cecilia Vargas-Pinilla and Eliana-Isabel Rodríguez-Grande

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:280

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Clinician-Scientists are considered to be important for continuous improvement of patient care, because they are ideally positioned to bridge the gap between scientific research and clinical care. However, lim...

    Authors: Esther E. van Dijk, Manon Kluijtmans, Jonne P. Vulperhorst and Sanne F. Akkerman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:279

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  8. Content type: Research article

    To assess the effect of an interprofessional educational activity on professional skills, attitudes, and perceived challenges toward obesity management among front-line healthcare providers.

    Authors: Diana C. Sanchez-Ramirez, Heather Long, Stephanie Mowat and Casey Hein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:278

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive dispositions to respond (i.e., cognitive biases and heuristics) are well-established clinical reasoning phenomena. While thought by many to be error-prone, some scholars contest that these cognitive ...

    Authors: Luke T. Surry, Dario Torre, Robert L. Trowbridge and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:277

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  10. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported that Fig. 1 was missing.

    Authors: Jennifer Reath, Penelope Abbott, Linda Kurti, Ruth Morgan, Mary Martin, Ada Parry, Elaine Gordon, Julian Thomas and Marlene Drysdale

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:276

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:236

  11. Content type: Research article

    The success of initiatives intended to increase the value of health care depends, in part, on the degree to which cost-conscious care is endorsed by current and future physicians. This study aimed to first ana...

    Authors: Andrea N. Leep Hunderfund, Liselotte N. Dyrbye, Stephanie R. Starr, Jay Mandrekar, Jon C. Tilburt, Paul George, Elizabeth G. Baxley, Jed D. Gonzalo, Christopher Moriates, Susan D. Goold, Patricia A. Carney, Bonnie M. Miller, Sara J. Grethlein, Tonya L. Fancher, Matthew K. Wynia and Darcy A. Reed

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:275

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Reflection on learning is an essential component of effective learning. Deconstructing the components of reflection on learning using a self-regulated learning (SRL) framework, allows the assessment of student...

    Authors: Diantha Soemantri, Geoff Mccoll and Agnes Dodds

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:274

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Objective Structured Clinical Exams are used to increase reliability and validity, yet they only achieve a modest level of reliability. This low reliability is due in part to examiner variance which is greater...

    Authors: Boaz Shulruf, Barbara-Ann Adelstein, Arvin Damodaran, Peter Harris, Sean Kennedy, Anthony O’Sullivan and Silas Taylor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:272

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Handoffs are a complex procedure whose success relies on mutual discussion rather than simple information transfer. Particularly among trainees, handoffs present major opportunities for medical error. Previous...

    Authors: Madhavi Muralidharan, Justin T. Clapp, Bridget Perrin Pulos, Sushmitha P. Diraviam, Dimitry Y. Baranov, Emily K. B. Gordon and Meghan B. Lane-Fall

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:271

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Knowledge and self-confidence are two critical determinants of future success of dental students. The present pilot study was conducted with an objective to simultaneously assess both knowledge and confidence ...

    Authors: Ebtissam M. Al-Madi, Sree Lalita Celur and Mamoona Nasim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:270

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Medical students and healthcare professionals can benefit from exposure to cross-disciplinary teamwork and core concepts of medical innovation. Indeed, to address complex challenges in patient care, diversity ...

    Authors: Jason K. Wang, Shivaal K. Roy, Michele Barry, Robert T. Chang and Ami S. Bhatt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:269

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Pharmacy training programs commonly ask students to develop or edit drug monographs that summarize key information about new medicines as an academic exercise. We sought to expand on this traditional approach ...

    Authors: Dorie E. Apollonio, Keren Broyde, Amin Azzam, Michael De Guia, James Heilman and Tina Brock

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:265

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The literature investigating female and male medical students’ differing career intentions is extensive. However, medical school experiences and their implications for professional identity formation and speci...

    Authors: Emelie Kristoffersson, Saima Diderichsen, Petra Verdonk, Toine Lagro-Janssen, Katarina Hamberg and Jenny Andersson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:268

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  19. Content type: Debate

    This paper responds to previously published debate in this journal around the use of sociolinguistic methods in communication skills training (CST), which has raised the significant question of how far consult...

    Authors: Alison Pilnick, Diane Trusson, Suzanne Beeke, Rebecca O’Brien, Sarah Goldberg and Rowan H. Harwood

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:267

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centered communication is essential for successful patient encounters and positive patient outcomes. Therefore, training residents how to communicate well is one of the key responsibilities of residenc...

    Authors: Dorothea Wild, Haq Nawaz, Saif Ullah, Christina Via, William Vance and Paul Petraro

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:266

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The penetration of generic medicines in the pharmaceutical market is influenced, among others, by the consumer’s attitude upon them. The attitude of students in health management and recent alumni is particula...

    Authors: Philippe J. Domeyer, Vasiliki Katsari, Pavlos Sarafis, Vassilis Aletras and Dimitris Niakas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:262

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the impact of selection and medical education on practice intentions and eventual practice is an essential component of training a fit-for-purpose health workforce distributed according to popula...

    Authors: Sarah Larkins, Karen Johnston, John C. Hogenbirk, Sara Willems, Salwa Elsanousi, Marykutty Mammen, Kaatje Van Roy, Jehu Iputo, Fortunato L. Cristobal, Jennene Greenhill, Charlie Labarda and Andre-Jacques Neusy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:261

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Medical training occurs during peak childbearing years. However, the intense workload, long work hours, and limited financial compensation are potential barriers to having children during this time. Here, we a...

    Authors: Cindy Kin, Rachel Yang, Pooja Desai, Claudia Mueller and Sabine Girod

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:260

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to determine the optimal positioning of the research internship, either before clinical clerkships, at the beginning of the medical Master’s programme, or at the end.

    Authors: Inge J. van Wijk, Hester E. M. Daelmans, Anouk Wouters, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:259

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) are associated with anal incontinence, dyspareunia and perineal pain. Bimanual perineal support technique (bPST) prevents OASIS. The aim of this study was to assess th...

    Authors: Hadil Ali-Masri, Sahar Hassan, Erik Fosse, Kaled M. Zimmo, Mohammed Zimmo, Khaled M. K. Ismail, Åse Vikanes and Katariina Laine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:258

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have shown that clinical tasks only represent a small percentage in the scope of final-year medical students’ activities and often lack sufficient supervision. It appears that final-year medical...

    Authors: Till Johannes Bugaj, Christoph Nikendei, Jan Benedikt Groener, Jan Stiepak, Julia Huber, Andreas Möltner, Wolfgang Herzog and Ansgar Koechel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:257

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Radiology is an important aspect of medicine to which medical students often do not receive sufficient exposure. The aim of this project was to determine whether the integration of an innovative e-learning mod...

    Authors: S. Wentzell, L. Moran, J. Dobranowski, A. Levinson, A. Hannigan, C. P. Dunne and D. McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:256

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  28. Content type: Research article

    It has been well reported that the emotional experiences of medical students in the gross anatomy laboratory could have significant impacts on their professional identity formation. This qualitative study aime...

    Authors: Hyung-Joo Chang, Hyun Jung Kim, Im Joo Rhyu, Young-Mee Lee and Chang-Sub Uhm

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:255

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  29. Content type: Research article

    There is currently an absence of valid and relevant instruments to evaluate how Evidence-based Practice (EBP) training improves, beyond knowledge, physicians’ skills. Our aim was to develop and test a tool to ...

    Authors: Nicolas Rousselot, Thomas Tombrey, Drissa Zongo, Evelyne Mouillet, Jean-Philippe Joseph, Bernard Gay and Louis Rachid Salmi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:254

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Multiple choice questions are commonly used in summative assessment. It is still common practice for tertiary institutions and accrediting bodies to use five-option single best answer multiple choice questions...

    Authors: Nicolette Fozzard, Andrew Pearson, Eugene du Toit, Helen Naug, William Wen and Ian R. Peak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:252

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  31. Content type: Research article

    In 2005, in response to a decline in residency applications in obstetrics and gynecology (OB GYN), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Presidential Task Force outlined strategies for attracting m...

    Authors: Isabel C. Green, Alessandra J. Ainsworth, Julia Riddle, Dawn M. Finnie and Betty Chou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:251

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Little research has compared the profile, success, or specialty destinations of graduates entering UK medical schools via accelerated, 4-yr, standard 5-yr and 6-yr programmes. Four research questions directed ...

    Authors: Paul Garrud and I. C. McManus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:250

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Handoff education is both formal and informal and varies widely across medical school and residency training programs. Despite many efforts to improve clinical handoffs, little evidence has shown meaningful im...

    Authors: Nicholas A. Rattray, Patricia Ebright, Mindy E. Flanagan, Laura G. Militello, Paul Barach, Zamal Franks, Shakaib U. Rehman, Howard S. Gordon and Richard M. Frankel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:249

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools have a critical need to develop roles for students that are “value-added,” defined as “…experiential roles that can positively impact health outcomes while also enhancing student knowledge, attitu...

    Authors: Jed D. Gonzalo, Daniel Wolpaw, Deanna Graaf and Britta M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:248

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Access to continuing education opportunities is limited for Ukrainian healthcare workers, and the need is acute in order to support healthcare reform efforts currently underway in Ukraine. Online learning is a...

    Authors: Ann Downer, Anna Shapoval, Olga Vysotska, Iryna Yuryeva and Tetiana Bairachna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:247

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Physical examination courses are an essential part of the education of medical students. The aim of this study was to ascertain the factors influencing students’ motivation and willingness to participate in a ...

    Authors: Manuel Burggraf, Julia Kristin, Alexander Wegner, Sascha Beck, Stephanie Herbstreit, Marcel Dudda, Marcus Jäger and Max Daniel Kauther

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:246

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Achieving an academic section’s educational mission and vision is difficult, particularly when individual faculty contributions may be self-directed and uncoordinated. Balanced scorecards have been used in oth...

    Authors: Jonathan Huntington, John F. Dick III and Hilary F. Ryder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:245

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Student-run clinics (SRCs) are outpatient clinics run and organized by undergraduate medical students. While these clinics offer participating students multiple learning opportunities, little is known about ho...

    Authors: Tim Schutte, Jelle Tichelaar, Erik Donker, Milan C. Richir, Michiel Westerman and Michiel A. van Agtmael

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:244

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Finnish permanent residents are covered by social security insurance administered by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. The procedure of insurance is initiated with medical certificate written by the...

    Authors: Nina Tusa, Erkko Sointu, Helena Kastarinen, Teemu Valtonen, Anna Kaasinen, Laura Hirsto, Markku Saarelainen, Kati Mäkitalo and Pekka Mäntyselkä

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:243

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  40. Content type: Research article

    To examine the psychometric properties of a Chinese translation of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy (Student-version, JSE-S), and to study differences in empathy scores among eight-year undergraduate medical stu...

    Authors: Dongju Li, Huiming Xu, Mingyi Kang and Shulan Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:241

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Health professions’ education programs are undergoing enormous changes, including increasing use of online and intensive, or time reduced, courses. Although evidence is mounting for online and intensive course...

    Authors: Kenneth J. Harwood, Paige L. McDonald, Joan T. Butler, Daniela Drago and Karen S. Schlumpf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:240

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Paramedics are required to provide care to an aging population with multidimensional and complex issues. As such educators need to prepare undergraduate paramedics to recognise, assess and manage a broad range...

    Authors: Linda J Ross, Paul A Jennings, Cameron McR Gosling and Brett Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:239

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  43. Content type: Research article

    To deliver high quality of care for the growing population of older patients more geriatricians are needed. However, the interest of medical students for a career in geriatrics is lagging behind due to a lack ...

    Authors: Ariadne A. Meiboom, Henk de Vries, Fedde Scheele and Cees M. P. M. Hertogh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:238

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Development assistance for health (DAH) is an important component of foreign assistance. International health consultants usually play a key role in the international DAH field. However, there is still a short...

    Authors: Pan Gao, Hao Xiang, Suyang Liu, Yisi Liu, Shengjie Dong, Feifei Liu, Wenyuan Yu, Xiangyu Li, Li Guan, Yuanyuan Chu, Zongfu Mao, Shu Chen and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:234

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