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  1. The most crucial decision in the physician’s career after graduation is undoubtedly the choice of specialization. It is conditioned by many factors such as intellectual challenges, clinical experience, economi...

    Authors: Jakov Milić, Ivana Škrlec, Iva Milić Vranješ, Jelena Jakab, Vera Plužarić and Marija Heffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:234

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Students require feedback on their self-regulated learning (SRL) processes to improve the performance of clinical examinations. The key SRL processes used by students can be identified by SRL-micro-analysis bu...

    Authors: Raquel I. Medina-Ramírez, D. David Álamo-Arce, Felipe Rodriguez-Castro, Dario Cecilio-Fernandes, John Sandars and Manuel J. Costa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:233

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Medical student demands for competency based homeless health education is increasing. Indeed, humans living homeless is a treatable health and social emergency. This innovation report outlines the initial deve...

    Authors: Syeda Shanza Hashmi, Ammar Saad, Caroline Leps, Jamie Gillies-Podgorecki, Brandon Feeney, Courtney Hardy, Nicole Falzone, Doug Archibald, Tuan Hoang, Andrew Bond, Jean Wang, Qasem Alkhateeb, Danielle Penney, Amanda DiFalco and Kevin Pottie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The importance of mobile phones has become one of the new research topics in health professions education due to the ease of access and flexibility. Although novel approaches to health professions education re...

    Authors: Mahmoud Mansouri, Shoaleh Bigdeli, Afsaneh Dehnad, Zohreh Sohrabi, Somayeh Alizadeh and Mohammad Hasan Keshavarzi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:231

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Medical educators need to integrate research skills within undergraduate medical curriculum to help students perceive their relevance to routine doctor’s practice. The current work aimed to assess the impact o...

    Authors: Z. Alrefaie, A. Al-Hayani, M. Hassanien and A. Hegazy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:229

    Content type: Research article

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  6. A simulation and model (SM) teaching aid using 3D printing was developed to improve a training course for total hip arthroplasty of adult developmental dysplasia of the hip (adult DDH-THA). We named this new m...

    Authors: Chenggong Wang, Yang Ouyang, Hua Liu, Can Xu, Han Xiao, Yihe Hu, Yusheng Li and Da Zhong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:228

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Ultrasound is being utilized more frequently to diagnose fractures in bone and track fracture reduction quickly, and without radiation exposure in the ED. Realistic and practical methods of teaching sonographi...

    Authors: Michael Weston, Dallin Elmer, Scott McIntosh and Nena Lundgreen Mason

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:227

    Content type: Research article

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  8. An important element of effective clinical practice is the way physicians think when they encounter a clinical situation, with a significant number of trainee physicians challenged by translating their learnin...

    Authors: Rachel Locke, Alice Mason, Colin Coles, Rosie-Marie Lusznat and Mike G. Masding

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:226

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The importance of medical professionalism and its assessment has been well documented in the literature. However, there is currently no culturally-adapted tool to assess medical professionalism in Singapore. T...

    Authors: Warren Fong, Yu Heng Kwan, Sungwon Yoon, Jie Kie Phang, Julian Thumboo, Ying Ying Leung and Swee Cheng Ng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:225

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Medical students, practitioners and other health professionals are commonly unprepared to address the many complex issues that emerge while conducting research in the Global South. As a response to identified ...

    Authors: Lisa Stallwood, Prince A. Adu, Kate Tairyan, Barbara Astle and Annalee Yassi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:224

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Team-based learning (TBL) is increasingly being utilized across medical fields by engaging students in small group discussions. The readiness assurance test (RAT) is an essential feature that differentiates TB...

    Authors: Phan Nguyen Ngoc, Chao-Ling Cheng, Yen-Kuang Lin, Ming-Shun Wu, Jan-Show Chu and Kung-Pei Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:223

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women and second most common cancer after lung cancer. The prognosis of breast cancer depends on early detection and intervention which in turn relies upon aw...

    Authors: Saleha Qasim, Hamnah Tayyab, Kainat Zulqadar, Somer Masood, Tahira Bano Qasim and Zainab Zubair

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:222

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Mental Rehearsal (MR) the cognitive act of simulating a task in our heads to pre-experience events imaginatively. It has been used widely to improve individual and collective performance in fields outside heal...

    Authors: Huon Snelgrove and Ben Gabbott

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:221

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Online courses have broken the boundaries in imparting knowledge. While in western countries e-learning in medical education is well accepted, it is still an upcoming field in low- and middle-income countries ...

    Authors: Kavitha Dhanasekaran, Roshani Babu, Vipin Kumar, Shalini Singh and Roopa Hariprasad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:220

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Audience response systems allow to activate the audience and to receive a direct feedback of participants during lectures. Modern systems do not require any proprietary hardware anymore. Students can directly ...

    Authors: Thorsten Schmidt, Anastasia Gazou, Angelika Rieß, Olaf Rieß, Kathrin Grundmann-Hauser, Ruth Falb, Malou Schadeck, Tilman Heinrich, Mahkameh Abeditashi, Jana Schmidt, Ulrike A. Mau-Holzmann and Kai P. Schnabel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:218

    Content type: Research article

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  16. While patient-centred care improves patient outcomes, studies have shown that medical students become less patient-centred with time, so it is crucial to devise interventions that prevent this. We sought to de...

    Authors: Michael Harris, Anna-Lea Camenzind, Rita Fankhauser, Sven Streit and Roman Hari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:217

    Content type: Research article

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  17. This study targeted the association of program characteristics of 203 Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs in the United States (US) reported by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Educati...

    Authors: David M. Rowland, Amanda A. Murphy, Hannah R. Manik, Chris Y. Lane, Deborah L. Givens, Chad E. Cook and Alessandra Narciso Garcia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:216

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Peer-assisted learning is effective due to cognitive and social congruence. Cognitive congruence is created by sharing a similar knowledge base between students and student tutors. Social congruence is defined...

    Authors: Teresa Loda, Rebecca Erschens, Christoph Nikendei, Katrin Giel, Florian Junne, Stephan Zipfel and Anne Herrmann-Werner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:214

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Interprofessional education (IPE) is deemed essential for interprofessional collaboration (IPC) in healthcare systems. IPC has positive effects for both patients and healthcare professionals. Especially in ped...

    Authors: Christine Straub, Andrea Heinzmann, Marcus Krueger and Sebastian F. N. Bode

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:213

    Content type: Research article

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  20. During interprofessional clinical practice, compared to understanding of one’s own professional role and function, it might be more difficult to clarify the roles and contributions of the other health-care tea...

    Authors: Jun Wang, Jie Guo, Yubin Wang, Dan Yan, Juan Liu, Yinghong Zhang and Xianmin Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:212

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Residency training includes positive and negative aspects. Well-trained doctors must be educated, but the process may bring additional risks to patients. Anesthesiologists’ performance when conducting neuraxia...

    Authors: Shih-Hong Chen, Shiou-Sheng Chen, Chao-Lun Lai, Fang-Ying Su, I-Shiang Tzeng and Li-Kuei Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:211

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Medication safety and pharmacovigilance (PV) remains as an important discipline worldwide. However, there is a significant lack of knowledge of PV and adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting among students in th...

    Authors: Monira Alwhaibi, Ghaida Alhindi, Majd Alshamrani, Maryam Bin Essa, Noha A. Al Aloola and Tariq M. Alhawassi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:210

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The socioeconomic status of applicants to Canadian medical schools has been understudied in the past two decades. Institutional efforts have been made to address the lack of socioeconomic diversity across Cana...

    Authors: Tyler Pitre, Alexander Thomas, Kyle Evans, Aaron Jones, Margo Mountjoy and Andrew P. Costa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:209

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The effect of availability of lecture recordings on academic outcomes is not clear and it is not known whether these recordings change the association between lecture attendance and academic outcomes. Few surv...

    Authors: Sheila Anne Doggrell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:207

    Content type: Research article

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  25. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented public health measures. This has impacted the UK education sector with many universities halting campus-based teaching and exami...

    Authors: Byung Choi, Lavandan Jegatheeswaran, Amal Minocha, Michel Alhilani, Maria Nakhoul and Ernest Mutengesa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:206

    Content type: Research article

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  26. It is assumed that portfolios contribute to self-regulated learning (SRL). Presence of these SRL processes within the documentation kept in portfolios is presupposed in common educational practices, such as th...

    Authors: R. van der Gulden, S. Heeneman, A. W. M. Kramer, R. F. J. M. Laan, N. D. Scherpbier-de Haan and B. P. A. Thoonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:205

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Research is of great value to make advancements within the medical field and, ultimately, offer the best possible patient care. Physician-scientists are key in contributing to the development of medicine, as t...

    Authors: Belinda W. C. Ommering, Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Diana H. J. M. Dolmans, Friedo W. Dekker and Floris M. van Blankenstein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:204

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Presently, educational programming is not standardized across radiation oncology (RO) training programs. Specifically, there are limited materials through national organizations or structured practice exams fo...

    Authors: Gabrielle W. Peters, Roy H. Decker, Henry S. Park, James B. Yu and Suzanne B. Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:203

    Content type: Correspondence

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  29. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:202

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:169

  30. Working in ad hoc teams in a health care environment is frequent but a challenging and complex undertaking. One way for teams to refine their teamwork could be through post-resuscitation reflection and debrief...

    Authors: Stefanie C. Hautz, Daniel L. Oberholzer, Julia Freytag, Aristomenis Exadaktylos, Juliane E. Kämmer, Thomas C. Sauter and Wolf E. Hautz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:201

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Climate change and pollution generated by the health care sector impose significant public health burdens. This study aimed to assess medical, nursing and physician assistant student knowledge and attitudes re...

    Authors: Emma C. Ryan, Robert Dubrow and Jodi D. Sherman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:200

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Medical Education research suffers from several methodological limitations including too many single institution, small sample-sized studies, limited access to quality data, and insufficient institutional supp...

    Authors: Jeffrey A. Wilhite, Lisa Altshuler, Sondra Zabar, Colleen Gillespie and Adina Kalet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:199

    Content type: Database

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  33. Systematic assessment of clinical reasoning skills of medical students in clinical practice is very difficult. This is partly caused by the lack of understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying the pr...

    Authors: Catharina M. Haring, Claudia C. R. Klaarwater, Geert A. Bouwmans, Bernadette M. Cools, Petra J. M. van Gurp, Jos W. M. van der Meer and Cornelis T. Postma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:198

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The increasing of older adults has led to enormous demand for medical care. However, as a group with unique needs and characteristics, older adults are often discriminated against in the medical field. In this...

    Authors: Jun-Yao Fan, Hui-Min Zhao, Yue-Ting Liu, Ling-Lin Kong, Jing Mao and Jie Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:197

    Content type: Research article

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  35. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: Stéphanie M. E. van der Burgt, Rashmi A. Kusurkar, Janneke A. Wilschut, Sharon L. N. M. Tjin A Tsoi, Gerda Croiset and Saskia M. Peerdeman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:196

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:339

  36. Early exposure to medical research, specifically at the undergraduate level, contributes in building a solid medical education for students. In 2014, the Medical Research Volunteer Program (MRVP) was establish...

    Authors: Dina El Achi, Lara Al Hakim, Maha Makki, Mona Mokaddem, Pamela Abi Khalil, Bilal R. Kaafarani and Hani Tamim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:195

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Teaching complex motor skills at a high level remains a challenge in medical education. Established methods often involve large amounts of teaching time and material. The implementation of standardized videos ...

    Authors: Lukas B. Seifert, Benedikt Schnurr, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Robert Sader, Miriam Ruesseler and Jasmina Sterz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:194

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Practising medicine at an expert level requires skills beyond medical expert knowledge. Research shows that newly appointed consultants feel less prepared to deal with leadership issues compared to issues rega...

    Authors: Bente Malling, Lydia de Lasson, Eva Just and Nikolaj Stegeager

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:193

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Mentorship has become a routine part of undergraduate training in health professions education. Although many health professions training institutions have successfully incorporated faculty-student mentorship ...

    Authors: Aloysius G. Mubuuke, Scovia N. Mbalinda, Ian G. Munabi, David Kateete, Robert B. Opoka and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:192

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Understanding how professional competencies are actually enacted in clinical practice can help university programs better prepare their graduates. The study aimed to describe 1) the perceived competency level ...

    Authors: Annie Rochette, Martine Brousseau, Brigitte Vachon, Cynthia Engels, Fatima Amari and Aliki Thomas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:191

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Examinations are the traditional assessment tools. In addition to measurement of learning, exams are used to guide the improvement of academic programs. The current study attempted to evaluate the quality of a...

    Authors: Hatim S. AlKhatib, Gayle Brazeau, Amal Akour and Suha A. Almuhaissen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:190

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Global health experiences are an increasingly popular component of medical student curricula. There is little research on the impact of international medical electives embedded within long-standing, sustainabl...

    Authors: Emma R. Lawrence, Cheryl Moyer, Carrie Ashton, Bolade A. R. Ibine, Nauzley C. Abedini, Yaera Spraggins, Joseph C. Kolars and Timothy R. B. Johnson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:189

    Content type: Research article

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  43. There is some anecdotal evidence that anxiety about the responsibility of an intern influences rural future intentions. Additionally, research has shown that urban interns have reported that they are worried a...

    Authors: Jannine Bailey and Sabrina Pit

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:188

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Electronic medical records (EMRs) have been used for nearly three decades. Pharmacists use EMRs on a daily basis, but EMRs have only recently been incorporated into pharmacy education. Some pharmacy programs h...

    Authors: Olga O. Vlashyn, Omolola A. Adeoye-Olatunde, Kimberly S. Illingworth Plake, Jamie L. Woodyard, Zachary A. Weber and Alissa L. Russ-Jara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:187

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Intensive Care (ICU) involves extended and long lasting support of vital functions and organs. However, current training programs of ICU residents mainly focus on extended support of vital functions and barely...

    Authors: L. van Wagenberg, C. J. P. Beurskens, I. Stegeman and M. C. A. Müller

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:186

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Very little is known regarding the readiness of senior U.S. Ob/Gyn residents to perform minimally invasive surgery. This study aims to evaluate the self-perceived readiness of senior Ob/Gyn residents to perfor...

    Authors: Jordan S. Klebanoff, Cherie Q. Marfori, Maria V. Vargas, Richard L. Amdur, Catherine Z. Wu and Gaby N. Moawad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:185

    Content type: Research article

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