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  1. Content type: Research article

    The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill for a pharmacist. However, the curricula of most pharmacy schools in South Korea do not include communication skills training (CST). This study aims...

    Authors: Hye Kyung Jin, So Hyun Park, Ji Eun Kang, Kyung Suk Choi, Hong Ah. Kim, Min Seon Jeon and Sandy Jeong Rhie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:172

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Ultrasound is one of the most important imaging techniques in clinical medicine with unique advantages. Skills in ultrasound imaging are very usefull for physicians including novices and thus also mandated by ...

    Authors: Nora Celebi, Jan Griewatz, Nisar P. Malek, Sarah Krieg, Toni Kuehnl, Reinhold Muller, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Ines Debove, Reimer Riessen, Stephan Zipfel and Eckhart Fröhlich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:170

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Despite concerns regarding the increasing obesity epidemic, little is known regarding obesity curricula in medical education. Medical school family medicine clerkships address common primary care topics during...

    Authors: Harland Holman, Sumi Dey, Ian Drobish, Leora Aquino, Alan T. Davis, Tracy J. Koehler and Rebecca Malouin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:169

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The objective of this study was to investigate whether a pregnancy experience program (PREP) simulating physical changes in a mother during the last trimester of pregnancy could increase empathy, understanding...

    Authors: Jeeyoon Yu, Yoohyun Chung, Jung Eum Lee, Dae Hun Suh, Jeong Ha Wie, Hyun Sun Ko, In Yang Park and Jong Chul Shin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:168

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Accurate knowledge and good pain evaluation and documentation practices should be present for efficient pain management. In this study, we aimed to assess the knowledge and practices of nurses relating to the ...

    Authors: Haneen A. Toba, Ahmad M. Samara and Sa’ed H. Zyoud

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:167

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  6. Content type: Research article

    There has been an exponential increase in the offering of short-term international field experiences in recent years in response to student demands for global health opportunities. Pre-departure preparation is...

    Authors: Anna Kalbarczyk, Emily Nagourney, Nina A. Martin, Victoria Chen and Bhakti Hansoti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:166

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Clinical pharmacists must have a complex combination of academic knowledge and practical experience that integrates all aspects of practice. Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2007 launched the Postgra...

    Authors: Chung-Jen Wei, Tzu-Hsuan Lu, Shu-Chen Chien, Wan-Tsui Huang, Yueh-Ping Liu, Cho-Yu Chan and Chiung-Hsuan Chiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:165

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is internationally recognised as an effective intervention to facilitate health-related behaviour change; although, how it is best implemented and maintained in everyday clinical...

    Authors: David Lim, Adrian Schoo, Sharon Lawn and John Litt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:164

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In China, the shortage of doctors leads to stressful clinical work and increasing turnover. Medical students undergoing postgraduate specialty training will be the country’s medical workforce in the coming dec...

    Authors: Lu Tian, Juncai Pu, Yiyun Liu, Xiaogang Zhong, Siwen Gui, Xuemian Song, Shaohua Xu, Xinyu Zhou, Haiyang Wang, Wei Zhou, Jianjun Chen and Peng Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:162

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  10. Content type: Research article

    A prompt start to an appropriate neonatal and paediatric resuscitation is critical to reduce mortality and morbidity. However, residents are rarely exposed to real emergency situations. Simulation-based medica...

    Authors: Marco Binotti, Giulia Genoni, Stefano Rizzollo, Marco De Luca, Luca Carenzo, Alice Monzani and Pier Luigi Ingrassia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:161

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Whether graduate entrants to medical school perform better academically than undergraduate entrants remains controversial. Differences in the discipline backgrounds of graduates may, at least in part, have acc...

    Authors: Ian B. Puddey, Annette Mercer and Sandra E. Carr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:159

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  12. Content type: Research article

    When compared to the general US working population, physicians are more likely to experience burnout and dissatisfaction with work-life balance. Our aim was to examine the association of objectively-measured s...

    Authors: Ashley P. Marek, Rachel M. Nygaard, Ellen T. Liang, Nicholas S. Roetker, Mary DeLaquil, Sandy Gregorich, Chad J. Richardson and Joan M. Van Camp

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:158

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Proper hygienic practices are important in preventing nosocomial infection. This study aimed to determine knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) on hand, attire and equipment hygiene during clinical training...

    Authors: U. Jayarajah, A. S. Athapathu, B. A. A. J. Jayawardane, S. Prasanth and S. N. Seneviratne

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:157

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Fuld Fellows Program provides selected pre-licensure nursing students with a foundation in the science of patient safety, quality improvement and leadership through coursework and a mentored experience wor...

    Authors: Kelly T. Gleason, Brigit VanGraafeiland, Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Jo Walrath, Susan Immelt, Ellen Ray and Cheryl R. Dennison Himmelfarb

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:156

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Identification and assessment of professional competencies for medical students is challenging. We have recently developed an instrument for assessing the essential professional competencies for medical studen...

    Authors: Salah Eldin Kassab, Xiangyun Du, Egon Toft, Farhan Cyprian, Ayad Al-Moslih, Henk Schmidt, Hossam Hamdy and Marwan Abu-Hijleh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:155

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Gauging medical education quality has always remained challenging. Many studies have examined predictors of standardized exam performance; however, data sets do not distinguish by institution or curriculum. Ou...

    Authors: Arash Ghaffari-Rafi, Rachel Elizabeth Lee, Rui Fang and J. Douglas Miles

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:154

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Previous studies indicate that a teacher-centered context could hinder undergraduates from self-regulated learning (SRL), whereas a learner-centered context could promote SRL. However, SRL development between ...

    Authors: Yasushi Matsuyama, Motoyuki Nakaya, Hitoaki Okazaki, Adam Jon Lebowitz, Jimmie Leppink and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:152

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Training in the use of cost-conscious strategies for medical students may prepare new physicians to deliver health care in a more sustainable way. Recently, a role-modeling cost-conscious behaviors scale (RMCC...

    Authors: Marta Silva Menezes, Marília Menezes Gusmão, Rui Nei de Araújo Santana, Carolina Villa Nova Aguiar, Dilton Rodrigues Mendonça, Rinaldo Antunes Barros, Mary Gomes Silva and Liliane Lins-Kusterer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:151

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Sharing information about learners during training is seen as an important component supporting learner progression and relevant to patient safety. Shared information may cover topics from accommodation requir...

    Authors: Aliya Kassam, Mariela Ruetalo, Maureen Topps, Margo Mountjoy, Mark Walton, Susan Edwards and Leslie Nickell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:150

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Various evidence-based and student-centered strategies such as team-based learning (TBL), case-based learning (CBL), and flipped classroom have been recently applied to anatomy education and have shown to impr...

    Authors: Keerti Singh, Ambadasu Bharatha, Bidyadhar Sa, Oswald Peter Adams and Md. Anwarul Azim Majumder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:149

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There is a need to educate a range of professionals in caring for individuals with long-term mental disability who reside within our communities. Empathy alone is insufficient. The Kognus 4-Step Education Prog...

    Authors: Susanne Bejerot, Ann Lindgren, Jörgen Rosén, Eva Bejerot and Marie Elwin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:148

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Asian educators have struggled to implement problem-based learning (PBL) because students rarely discuss their work actively and are not sufficiently engaged in self-directed learning. Supplementing PBL with a...

    Authors: Ikuo Shimizu, Hideyuki Nakazawa, Yoshihiko Sato, Ineke H. A. P. Wolfhagen and Karen D. Könings

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:147

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools globally now use objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) for assessing a student’s clinical performance. In Germany, almost all of the 36 medical schools have incorporated at least o...

    Authors: Stefan Müller, Ines Koch, Utz Settmacher and Uta Dahmen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:146

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  24. Content type: Technical advance

    Ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia (UGRA) is increasingly used by emergency physicians to provide safe and effective pain relief for patients. However, one of the factors limiting its widespread use is the ...

    Authors: Leily Naraghi, Judy Lin, Kay Odashima, Simran Buttar, Lawrence Haines and Eitan Dickman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:145

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  25. Content type: Debate

    High-quality healthcare requires practitioners who have technical competence and communication skills. Medical practitioners need interpersonal skills for gathering and transferring information to their patien...

    Authors: Rob Sanson-Fisher, Breanne Hobden, Mariko Carey, Lisa Mackenzie, Lisa Hyde and Jan Shepherd

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:144

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:274

  26. Content type: Research article

    Multiple studies have explored the use of active learning strategies among faculty members in different healthcare colleges worldwide, however, very few have described the use of these strategies in the Middle...

    Authors: Yazed AlRuthia, Solaiman Alhawas, Faris Alodaibi, Lama Almutairi, Reem Algasem, Haitham K. Alrabiah, Ibrahim Sales, Hana Alsobayel and Yazeed Ghawaa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:143

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Feedback is an essential element in performance training. However, little effort has been made to measure the effects of positive and negative feedback on the ability of self-rated assessment, affective respon...

    Authors: Eun Jung Kim and Kyeong Ryong Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:142

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Summer student research programs (SSRPs) serve to generate student interest in research and a clinician-scientist career path. This study sought to understand the composition of existing medically-related Cana...

    Authors: Sagar Patel, Catharine M. Walsh and Jacob A. Udell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:140

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Compassionate health care is associated with positive patient outcomes. Educational interventions for medical students that develop compassion may also increase wellness, decrease burnout, and improve provider...

    Authors: Laura A. Weingartner, Susan Sawning, M. Ann Shaw and Jon B. Klein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:139

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Low levels of success in performing lumbar puncture have been observed among paediatric trainees. This study assessed the efficacy of simulation-based education with frequency building and precision teaching f...

    Authors: Sinéad Lydon, Bronwyn Reid McDermott, Ethel Ryan, Paul O’Connor, Sharon Dempsey, Chloe Walsh and Dara Byrne

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:138

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The ward round is a key element in everyday hospital inpatient care irrespective of the medical speciality. The underperformance in conducting ward rounds of junior clinicians has already been described. There...

    Authors: Elisa Vietz, Esther März, Christian Lottspeich, Teresa Wölfel, Martin R. Fischer and Ralf Schmidmaier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:137

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Lack of providers in surgery, anesthesia, and obstetrics (SAO) is a primary driver of limited surgical capacity worldwide. We aimed to identify predictors of entry into Surgery, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics and ...

    Authors: Aline Gil Alves Guilloux, Jania A. Ramos, Isabelle Citron, Lina Roa, Julia Amundson, Benjamin B. Massenburg, Saurabh Saluja, Bruno Alonso Miotto, Nivaldo Alonso and Mario César Scheffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:136

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  33. Content type: Commentary

    Preparing a 21st century nursing workforce demands future-oriented curricula that address the population’s evolving health care needs. With their advanced clinical skill sets and broad scope of practice, Advanced...

    Authors: René Schwendimann, Katharina Fierz, Elisabeth Spichiger, Brenda Marcus and Sabina De Geest

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:135

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Biomedicine needs innovative professionals. Inquiry-based learning (IBL) aims to develop higher order thinking skills, such as creativity and research. Stimulatory techniques and interprofessional education, w...

    Authors: Gemma Rodríguez, Nora Pérez, Gemma Núñez, Josep-E. Baños and Mar Carrió

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:134

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  35. Content type: Research article

    In health profession education, learners are often coached by mentors for development of competencies, self-direction of learning and professionalism. It is important that the mentee-mentor relationship is ali...

    Authors: Sylvia Heeneman and Willem de Grave

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:133

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Training programs such as the fundamentals of laparoscopic surgery (FLS) that are based on simulation are being currently used in several western countries. FLS allows skill acquisition and evaluation of compe...

    Authors: Anis Hasnaoui, Haithem Zaafouri, Dhafer Haddad, Ahmed Bouhafa and Anis Ben Maamer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:132

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare professionals are recommended to use evidence-based practice (EBP) principles to update and improve clinical practice. Well-designed educational initiatives, together with practice and feedback oppo...

    Authors: Sharon Mickan, Joanne Hilder, Rachel Wenke and Rae Thomas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:131

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The willingness of healthcare workers (HCW) to respond is an important factor in the health system’s response capacity during emergencies. Although much research has been devoted to exploring this issue, the s...

    Authors: Stav Shapira, Michael Friger, Yaron Bar-Dayan and Limor Aharonson-Daniel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:130

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Verbal feedback plays a critical role in health professions education but it is not clear which components of effective feedback have been successfully translated from the literature into supervisory practice ...

    Authors: Christina E. Johnson, Jennifer L. Keating, Melanie K. Farlie, Fiona Kent, Michelle Leech and Elizabeth K. Molloy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:129

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centred communication and empathy are key enablers for patient-centred care. However, several studies suggest a downward trend regarding the empathic communication skills of physicians during medical r...

    Authors: J. Noordman, B. Post, A. A. M. van Dartel, J. M. A. Slits and T. C. olde Hartman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:128

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  41. Content type: Research article

    With Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affecting approximately 7 million people in the United States, comprehension of the multitude of issues facing individuals with dementia and their families and comp...

    Authors: Jill S. Goldman and Amy E. Trommer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:127

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Objectively structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) are a stressful experience for many health care students and professionals in training. Mock OSCEs have been shown to be beneficial for student OSCE prepara...

    Authors: James Bevan, Benjamin Russell and Ben Marshall

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:126

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  43. Content type: Research article

    In order to provide faculty-wide undergraduate ultrasound training in times of scarce resources, many medical faculties employ trained peer-student tutors to oversee the hands-on training. However, data to gui...

    Authors: Nora Celebi, Jan Griewatz, Nisar Peter Malek, Tatjana Hoffmann, Carina Walter, Reinhold Muller, Reimer Riessen, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Ines Debove, Stephan Zipfel and Eckhart Fröhlich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:125

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Promoting research capacity within public health can encourage and engage employees to undertake research, utilising their understanding of the complex needs that exist within the public health system to provi...

    Authors: Michelle McNab, Angela Berry and Tony Skapetis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:124

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  45. Content type: Research article

    Producing a sufficient quantity of quality items for use in medical school examinations is a continuing challenge in medical education. We conducted this scoping review to identify barriers and facilitators to...

    Authors: Sowmiya Karthikeyan, Elizabeth O’Connor and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:123

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