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  1. Competency-based education has been shown to enhance clinical skills, improve patient care, and reduce number of complications resulting in a better return on investments. Residents constitute an important wor...

    Authors: Claus Hedebo Bisgaard, Svein Aage Rodt, Peter Musaeus, Jens Aage Kølsen Petersen and Sune Leisgaard Mørck Rubak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:262

    Content type: Research

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  2. Graduating from medical school and beginning independent practice appears to be a major transition for medical students across the world. It is often reported that medical graduates are underprepared for indep...

    Authors: Chung-Hsien Chaou, Shiuan-Ruey Yu, Yu-Che Chang, Shou-De Ma, Hsu-Min Tseng, Ming-Ju Hsieh and Ji-Tseng Fang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:260

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Between 2008 and 2013, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) conducted a series of post-graduate capacity building in research methodology in West Africa. This work evaluated the contribution of these tr...

    Authors: Issiaka Sombié, Sophie Fatoumata Bamouni, Donmozoun Télesphore Somé, Ermel Johnson and Jude Aidam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:259

    Content type: Research

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  4. The clinical learning environment (CLE) influences students’ achievement of learning outcomes and the development of their professional behaviors. However, CLEs are not always optimal for learning because of c...

    Authors: Malin Sellberg, Per J. Palmgren and Riitta Möller

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:258

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The COVID-19 pandemic has required governments around the world to suspend face-to-face learning for school and university students. Colleges of pharmacy are faced with the challenge of training students in ho...

    Authors: Omar A. Almohammed, Lama H. Alotaibi and Shatha A. Ibn Malik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:257

    Content type: Research

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  6. Between 2013 and 2018 Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) trained faculty and developed curriculum in evidence informed practice (EIP), with support from a gra...

    Authors: Belinda J. Anderson, Saikaew Dudla, Paul R. Marantz, Benjamin E. Kligler, Brent D. Leininger and Roni Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:256

    Content type: Research

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  7. United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 will transition from numeric grading to pass/fail, sometime after January 2022. The aim of this study was to compare how program directors in orthopaedics and...

    Authors: Frederick Mun, Alyssa R. Scott, David Cui, Erik B. Lehman, Seong Ho Jeong, Alia Chisty, Paul J. Juliano, William L. Hennrikus and Eileen F. Hennrikus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:255

    Content type: Research

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  8. Grant funding often drives innovative programming in efforts to enhance diversity in biomedical fields, yet strategies for sustainability of grant-funded biomedical intervention are not well understood. Additi...

    Authors: Krystle Palma Cobian and Hector V. Ramos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:254

    Content type: Research

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  9. More and more female residents enter postgraduate medical training (PGMT). Meanwhile, women are still underrepresented in academic medicine, in leadership positions and in most surgical specialties. This sugge...

    Authors: Maud Kramer, Ide C. Heyligers and Karen D. Könings

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:253

    Content type: Research

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  10. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death globally. Since early diagnosis is crucial to reducing mortality, high levels of knowledge regarding general inf...

    Authors: Hlma Ismail, Mosa Shibani, Hanaa Wael Zahrawi, Ali Fouad Slitin, Mhd Amin Alzabibi, Fatema Mohsen, Humam Armashi, Aliaa Bakr, Khaled Turkmani and Bisher Sawaf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:251

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Acquisition of Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) are essential for medical students. The objective was to determine it’s fidelity impact.

    Authors: Alejandro Rafael Gonzalez-Navarro, Alejandro Quiroga-Garza, Adriana Sharai Acosta-Luna, Yolanda Salinas-Alvarez, Javier Humberto Martinez-Garza, Oscar de la Garza-Castro, Jorge Gutierrez-de la O, David de la Fuente-Villarreal, Rodrigo Enrique Elizondo-Omaña and Santos Guzman-Lopez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:250

    Content type: Research

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  12. Active learning strategies such as formative assessment through clinical cases may help to get a deeper learning. We have studied the effect of this kind of online formative assessment in pathophysiology teach...

    Authors: Nerea Fernández Ros, Felipe Lucena, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Manuel F. Landecho, Patricia Sunsundegui, Carlota Jordán-Iborra, Iñigo Pineda, Jorge Quiroga and Jose Ignacio Herrero

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:249

    Content type: Research

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  13. With the emergence of the new coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), distance learning, especially that mediated by information and digital communication technologies, has been adopted in all areas of knowledge and ...

    Authors: Nayze Lucena Sangreman Aldeman, Keylla Maria de Sá Urtiga Aita, Vinícius Ponte Machado, Luiz Claudio Demes da Mata Sousa, Antonio Gilberto Borges Coelho, Adalberto Socorro da Silva, Ana Paula da Silva Mendes, Francisco Jair de Oliveira Neres and Semíramis Jamil Hadad do Monte

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:248

    Content type: Software

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  14. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many higher education and health centers have faced challenges. Educational leaders have tried to manage the new situation, but the human infrastructure was not ready ...

    Authors: Ali Asghar Hayat, Mohmmad Hasan Keshavarzi, Soolmaz Zare, Leila Bazrafcan, Rita Rezaee, Seyed Aliakbar Faghihi, Mitra Amini and Javad Kojuri

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:247

    Content type: Research

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  15. Undergraduate medical education recognises that patient feedback is potentially valuable for student learning and development as a component of multi-source feedback. However greater exploration of how patient...

    Authors: Jennifer Barr, Kathryn Ogden, Iain Robertson and Jenepher Martin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:246

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Access to high quality continuing professional development (CPD) is necessary for healthcare professionals to retain competency within the ever-evolving worlds of medicine and health. Most low- and middle-inco...

    Authors: Joseph Lune Ngenzi, Richard E. Scott and Maurice Mars

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:245

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic is a global event with unprecedented impact on individuals and communities around the world. The purpose of this study is to use a modified photo-elicitation methodology to e...

    Authors: M. Dworkin, T. Akintayo, D. Calem, C. Doran, A. Guth, E. M. Kamami, J. Kar, J. LaRosa, J. C. Liu Jr., I. N. Pérez Jiménez and R. Frasso

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:244

    Content type: Research

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  18. Interprofessional learning (IPL) is a key challenge in Malaysia in incorporating the current profession-specific medical education into the interprofessional learning curriculum. Safe practices would be enhanc...

    Authors: Saraswathy Thangarajoo, A. M. Rosliza, Sivalingam Nalliah, Jalina Karim, Shamarina Shohaimi, S. Ramasamy and S. Amin-Nordin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:243

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Shortages of qualified health workers have been a global concern, especially in developing countries. China also faces this dilemma, which hinders the development of public health services. Senior high school ...

    Authors: Chaoqun Yang, Xuerui Jin, Ji Yan, Junkai Zhang, Canyu Chen, Yaqing Cheng, Jialin You and Guoying Deng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:242

    Content type: Research

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  20. It is currently not known how many trainees leave vascular surgery, and their reasons for doing so are unclear. This paper is the first to publish the number of UK trainees leaving the training programme and i...

    Authors: Eleanor Atkins, Sandhir Kandola, Frances Kent and Olivia McBride

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:241

    Content type: Research article

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  21. This study outlines key aspects of professional development among health professionals in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). LMICs need support in developing their continuing medical education, and non-t...

    Authors: Ruhija Hodza-Beganovic, Peter Berggren, Karin Hugelius and Samuel Edelbring

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:240

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Early involvement of students in research processes is an important step in professional development and can increase the academic output of the university. Previous studies indicate low research involvement a...

    Authors: Eric Mugabo, Lotta Velin and Richard Nduwayezu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:239

    Content type: Research

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  23. Two established small-group learning paradigms in medical education include Case-based learning (CBL) and Team-based learning (TBL). Characteristics common to both pedagogies include the use of an authentic cl...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Elie Matar, Chris Roberts, Inam Haq, Lucy Wynter, Julian Singer, Eszter Kalman and Jane Bleasel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:238

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Healthcare professionals outside of medicine (HCPs), including nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, are increasingly involved in research for patient benefit. Their challenge is to negotiate inter...

    Authors: J. A. Deane and G. Clunie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:236

    Content type: Research

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  25. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programs are usually limited in resources and scope. Therefore, wider engagement of hospital pharmacists in reviewing antimicrobial orders is necessary to ensure appropriate pre...

    Authors: Sharmila Khumra, Andrew A. Mahony, Phillip J. Bergen, Amy T. Page and Rohan A. Elliott

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:235

    Content type: Research

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  26. Contrastive learning is known to be effective in teaching medical students how to generate diagnostic hypotheses in clinical reasoning. However, there is no international consensus on lists of diagnostic consi...

    Authors: Yuka Urushibara-Miyachi, Makoto Kikukawa, Masatomi Ikusaka, Junji Otaki and Hiroshi Nishigori

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:234

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Previous studies show that teachers can feel disturbed by alarming cases brought up by students during their teaching activities. Teachers may feel uncertain about how to deal with these cases, as they might f...

    Authors: Amalia Muhaimin, Maartje Hoogsteyns, Raditya Bagas Wicaksono, Adi Utarini and Derk Ludolf Willems

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:233

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Psychiatry and Family Medicine residents frequently see patients with comorbid mental and physical disorders. Little is known about the difference in knowledge of Psychiatry residents and Family Medicine resid...

    Authors: Jiangbo Ying, Jinhui Wan, Kang Sim, Ee-Jin Darren Seah and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:232

    Content type: Research

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  29. Burnout syndrome is a frequent syndrome related to people that feel a deterioration in their daily activities due to highly demandant psychological requirements in their workplaces. Within last decades, this s...

    Authors: Javier Gil-Calderón, Jéssica Alonso-Molero, Trinidad Dierssen-Sotos, Inés Gómez-Acebo and Javier Llorca

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:231

    Content type: Research

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  30. Relationships with patients are seen as the core component of establishing the quality of patient-centred care and promoting patients’ autonomy and relevant use of services. A clinical learning environment tha...

    Authors: Arja Suikkala, Leena Timonen, Helena Leino-Kilpi, Jouko Katajisto and Camilla Strandell-Laine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:230

    Content type: Research

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  31. Medical students show varying clinical practical skills when entering their final year clinical clerkship, which is the final period to acquire and improve practical skills prior to their residency. We develop...

    Authors: Felix Behling, Isabella Nasi-Kordhishti, Patrick Haas, Joey Sandritter, Marcos Tatagiba and Stephan Herlan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:229

    Content type: Research

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  32. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the mini-Clinical Evaluation Exercise (mini-CEX) as a formative assessment tool among undergraduate medical students, in terms of student perceptions, effects on direct...

    Authors: Susanne Skjervold Smeby Martinsen, Torvald Espeland, Erik Andreas Rye Berg, Eivind Samstad, Børge Lillebo and Tobias S. Slørdahl

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:228

    Content type: Research

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  33. Diagnostic errors have been attributed to cognitive biases (reasoning shortcuts), which are thought to result from fast reasoning. Suggested solutions include slowing down the reasoning process. However, slowe...

    Authors: J. Staal, J. Alsma, S. Mamede, A. P. J. Olson, G. Prins-van Gilst, S. E. Geerlings, M. Plesac, M. A. Sundberg, M. A. Frens, H. G. Schmidt, W. W. Van den Broek and L. Zwaan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:227

    Content type: Research

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  34. In Japan, between 2010 and 2020, there were two post-graduate training curricula for post-graduate medical education, as follows: comprehensive rotation programmes (CRPs), which require rotation in at least se...

    Authors: Saki Muroya, Sachiko Ohde, Osamu Takahashi, Joshua Jacobs and Tsuguya Fukui

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:226

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Enhancing medical students’ practice of patient-centered care is a goal of medical schools. In addition to exploring the demographic and academic factors of the students, it is necessary to identify other atti...

    Authors: Minjung Lee and Jungjoon Ihm

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:225

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Teaching methods that stimulate the active learning of students make a positive impact on several aspects of learning in higher education. Collaborative testing blended with teaching is one such method. At our...

    Authors: Jiska A. Patiwael, Anje H. Douma, Natalia Bezakova, Rashmi A. Kusurkar and Hester E. M. Daelmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:224

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in competency-based, undergraduate medical education (UME) have led to new formative workplace-based assessments (WBA) using entrustment-supervision scales in clerksh...

    Authors: Severin Pinilla, Alexandra Kyrou, Stefan Klöppel, Werner Strik, Christoph Nissen and Sören Huwendiek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:223

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Problem-based learning (PBL) is classified as a collaborative learning approach, wherein students learn while contributing meaning to experiences and interactions with others. An important theoretical fundamen...

    Authors: Ikuo Shimizu, Yasushi Matsuyama, Robbert Duvivier and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:222

    Content type: Research

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  39. The Covid pandemic and associated lockdown forced medical schools globally not only to deliver emergency remote teaching, but to consider alternative methods of high stakes assessment. Here we outline our appr...

    Authors: Jenny Blythe, Nimesh S. A. Patel, Will Spiring, Graham Easton, Dason Evans, Egle Meskevicius-Sadler, Hassan Noshib and Heather Gordon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:221

    Content type: Technical advance

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  40. Interprofessional practice (IPP) has been shown to contribute to quality service provision and improved health outcomes. This knowledge has led to the integration of interprofessional education into course cur...

    Authors: Leigh Moore and Narelle Campbell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:220

    Content type: Research

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  41. This study assessed the impact of distance cataract surgical wet laboratory training on surgical competency of ophthalmology residents at a tertiary-level ophthalmic training center in Trujillo, Peru.

    Authors: Amelia Geary, Qing Wen, Rosa Adrianzén, Nathan Congdon, R. Janani, Danny Haddad, Clare Szalay Timbo and Yousuf M. Khalifa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:219

    Content type: Research

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  42. There is an increasing shortage of primary care physicians in the U.S. The difficult task of addressing patients’ sociocultural needs is one reason residents do not pursue primary care. However, associations b...

    Authors: Sara Abrahams, Eun Ji Kim, Lyndonna Marrast, Omolara Uwemedimo, Joseph Conigliaro and Johanna Martinez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:218

    Content type: Research

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  43. Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) chapters across the medical schools in the United States provide opportunities for medical students to participate in clinical, research, and service activities in ne...

    Authors: Rohit Gummi, Ross Smith and Raghav Govindarajan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:217

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a transformation of clinical care practices to protect both patients and providers. These changes led to a decrease in patient volume, impacting physician trainee education du...

    Authors: Sunny S. Lou, Charles W. Goss, Bradley A. Evanoff, Jennifer G. Duncan and Thomas Kannampallil

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:216

    Content type: Research

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  45. Uganda has an imbalanced distribution of the health workforce, which may be influenced by the specialty career preferences of medical students. In spite of this, there is inadequate literature concerning the f...

    Authors: Job Kuteesa, Victor Musiime, Ian G. Munabi, Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Robert Opoka, David Mukunya and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:215

    Content type: Research article

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  46. The general medicine in-training examination (GM-ITE) is designed to objectively evaluate the postgraduate clinical competencies (PGY) 1 and 2 residents in Japan. Although the total GM-ITE scores tended to be ...

    Authors: Yuji Nishizaki, Keigo Nozawa, Tomohiro Shinozaki, Taro Shimizu, Tomoya Okubo, Yu Yamamoto, Ryota Konishi and Yasuharu Tokuda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:214

    Content type: Research article

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  47. Leaders in postgraduate medical education are responsible for implementing educational change. Although difficulties in implementing change are described both in the general leadership literature as well as in...

    Authors: Hanna Wijk, Kristiina Heikkilä, Sari Ponzer, Lars Kihlström and Jonas Nordquist

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:213

    Content type: Research article

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  48. The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has led to global disruption of healthcare. Many students volunteered to provide clinical support. Volunteering to work in a clinical capacity was a unique medical educati...

    Authors: Matthew H. V. Byrne, James Ashcroft, Laith Alexander, Jonathan C. M. Wan, Anmol Arora, Megan E. L. Brown, Anna Harvey, Andrew Clelland, Nicholas Schindler, Cecilia Brassett and Rachel Allan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:211

    Content type: Study protocol

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