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  1. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed the impact of medical students’ emotion recognition ability and extraversion on their empathic communication, as perceived by simulated patients in a training context.

    Authors: Teresa Schreckenbach, Falk Ochsendorf, Jasmina Sterz, Miriam Rüsseler, Wolf Otto Bechstein, Bernd Bender and Myriam N. Bechtoldt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:237

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    Promoting cultural competence of health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is key to improving health outcomes. Cultural Educators and Cultural Mentors (CE/ CMs) have ...

    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 18:236

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:276

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    Questionnaires and surveys are used throughout medical education. Nevertheless, measuring psychological attributes such as perceptions of a phenomenon among individuals may be difficult. The aim of this paper ...

    Authors: Per J Palmgren, Ulf Brodin, Gunnar H Nilsson, Roger Watson and Terese Stenfors

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:235

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    Scientific and professional development opportunities for early career scientists in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) are limited and not consistent. There is a disproportionately low number of biomed...

    Authors: Goonaseelan Pillai, Kelly Chibale, Edwin C. Constable, Akiko N. Keller, Marcelo M. Gutierrez, Fareed Mirza, Christian Sengstag, Collen Masimirembwa, Paolo Denti, Gary Maartens, Michèle Ramsay, Bernhards Ogutu, Eyasu Makonnen, Richard Gordon, Carlos Gil Ferreira, Fernando Alberto Goldbaum…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:233

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    Lack of sufficient preparation of physicians for the provision of breastfeeding support and counselling has been well-documented. The development of training in breastfeeding medicine for medical students is c...

    Authors: Fouzia Al-Hreashy, Hanan Al-Kadri, Abduelah Al-Mobeirek and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:232

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    Empathy is beneficial for patients and physicians. It facilitates treatment and improves physical and psychosocial outcomes. The therapeutic relevance of empathy emphasizes the need to help medical students de...

    Authors: N J Pohontsch, A Stark, M Ehrhardt, T Kötter and M Scherer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:231

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal intubation is a stressful procedure taught to trainees. This procedure can attract additional observers. The impact of observers on neonatal intubation performance by trainees has not been studied. Ou...

    Authors: Brahim Bensouda, Romain Mandel, Abdelwaheb Mejri, Jean Lachapelle, Marie St-Hilaire and Nabeel Ali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:230

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    Understanding patients’ narratives has been associated with methods of improving care that go beyond what may be regarded as a “narrow” view of scientific medicine. Medical interview training in which medical ...

    Authors: Noriyuki Takahashi, Muneyoshi Aomatsu, Takuya Saiki, Takashi Otani and Nobutaro Ban

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:229

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Pain is a leading cause of disability and accounts for many hospital and physical therapy visits. Current pain science understanding has evolved and changed substantially in the past 20 years; however, univers...

    Authors: Faris Alodaibi, Ahmed Alhowimel and Hana Alsobayel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:228

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  10. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate whether a training programme is a feasible approach to facilitate occupational health professionals’ (OHPs) use of knowledge and skills provided by a guideline.

    Authors: Marloes Vooijs, Daniël Bossen, Jan L. Hoving, Haije Wind and Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:226

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    Clinical feedback is an important part of residency training, yet literature suggests this complex interaction is not completely understood. In particular, little is known about what resident versus attending ...

    Authors: Brendan M. Carr, Amy O’Neil, Christine Lohse, Stephanie Heller and James E. Colletti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:225

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    The potential role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in improving maternal and child health outcomes, particularly in low and middle-income countries and in disadvantaged communities, is receiving increased a...

    Authors: Tereza Rebecca de Melo e Lima, Paula Ferdinanda Conceição de Mascena Diniz Maia, Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Francesca Vezzini and Giorgio Tamburlini

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:224

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    At well-established academic university settings, retaining faculty remains a pressing challenge due to competing market forces, decreasing institutional support, and changing personal expectations. There is a...

    Authors: Fauzia Nausheen, Mukesh M Agarwal, John J Estrada and Dhammika N Atapattu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:223

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    For academic physicians, teaching represents an essential skill. The proliferation of educator training programs aimed at residents and medical students signals the increasing commitment of training programs t...

    Authors: Jakob I. McSparron, Grace C. Huang and Eli M. Miloslavsky

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:221

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    Adequate information-provision forms a crucial component of optimal cancer care. However, information-provision is particularly challenging in an oncology setting. It is therefore imperative to help oncologica...

    Authors: Sebastiaan M. Stuij, Nanon H. M. Labrie, Sandra van Dulmen, Marie José Kersten, Noor Christoph, Robert L. Hulsman and Ellen Smets

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:220

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  16. Content type: Research article

    E-learning allows delivery of education in many diverse settings and researchers have demonstrated it can be as effective as learning conducted in traditional face-to-face settings. However, there are particul...

    Authors: Virginia Munro, Andrea Morello, Candice Oster, Christine Redmond, Anna Vnuk, Sheila Lennon and Sharon Lawn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:219

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Workplace based assessment (WBA) is crucial to competency-based education. The majority of healthcare is delivered in the ambulatory setting making the ability to run an entire clinic a crucial core competency...

    Authors: Samantha Halman, Janelle Rekman, Timothy Wood, Andrew Baird, Wade Gofton and Nancy Dudek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:218

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Significant gaps currently exist in the Canadian internal medicine point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum. From a learner’s perspective, it remains unknown what key POCUS skills should be prioritized. Thi...

    Authors: Kathryn Watson, Ada Lam, Shane Arishenkoff, Samantha Halman, Neil E. Gibson, Jeffrey Yu, Kathryn Myers, Marcy Mintz and Irene W. Y. Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:217

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Introducing patient safety and quality improvement science to medical students is integral to improving healthcare. However, developing and implementing a patient safety curriculum can be challenging in a medi...

    Authors: R. Kutaimy, L. Zhang, D. Blok, R. Kelly, N. Kovacevic, M. Levoska, R. Gadivemula and D. Levine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:215

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    Medical schools must select students from a large pool of well-qualified applicants. A challenging issue set forward in the broader literature is that of which cognitive and (inter)personal qualities should be...

    Authors: Sanne Schreurs, Kitty B. Cleutjens, Arno M. M. Muijtjens, Jennifer Cleland and Mirjam G. A. oude Egbrink

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:214

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    The relationship between confidence and competence in clinical skills development is complex but important. This study aims to determine undergraduate paediatric student confidence in performing three common p...

    Authors: Dara O’Donoghue, Gail Davison, Laura-Jo Hanna, Ben McNaughten, Michael Stevenson and Andrew Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:211

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    Despite the recognition of integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) in educational programs, there is limited research about bachelor students’ EBP profiles (EBP knowledge, attitudes and behaviour) in the hea...

    Authors: Anne Kristin Snibsøer, Birgitte Graverholt, Monica Wammen Nortvedt, Trond Riise and Birgitte Espehaug

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:210

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy is the most widely used instrument to measure empathy in the doctor-patient relationship. This work pursued cultural adaptation and validation of the original scale, in...

    Authors: José M. Blanco, Fernando Caballero, Fernando J. García, Fernando Lorenzo and Diana Monge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:209

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Digital stories are short videos that combine stand-alone and first-person narratives with multimedia. This systematic review examined the contexts and purposes for using digital storytelling in health profess...

    Authors: Katherine A. Moreau, Kaylee Eady, Lindsey Sikora and Tanya Horsley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:208

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    Current postgraduate medical training programmes fall short regarding residents’ development of generic competencies (communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism) and reflective and deliberate pr...

    Authors: Kirsten Dijkhuizen, Jacqueline Bustraan, Arnout J. de Beaufort, Sophie I. Velthuis, Erik W. Driessen and Jan M. M. van Lith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:207

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Blended learning (BL) is a learning innovation that applies the concept of face-to-face learning and online learning. However, examples of these innovations are still limited in the teaching of postgraduate ed...

    Authors: Hani Salim, Ping Yein Lee, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Siew Mooi Ching, Hanifatiyah Ali, Nurainul Hana Shamsuddin, Maliza Mawardi, Puteri Shanaz Jahn Kassim and Dayangku Hayaty Awang Dzulkarnain

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:206

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Although patient safety is becoming widely taught in medical schools, its effect has been less rigorously evaluated. We describe a multicentre study to evaluate student changes in patient safety attitudes usin...

    Authors: Kim Oates, Ian Wilson, Wendy Hu, Ben Walker, Amanda Nagle and Janice Wiley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:205

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  28. Content type: Research article

    There is a strong and growing interest in biomedical ethics and medical humanities (BEMH) within medical education for facilitating key components of medical professionalism and ethics, clinical communication ...

    Authors: Emily Yang Liu, Jason Neil Batten, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell and Audrey Shafer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:204

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The 1995 Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) guidelines stated that providers may only use the review of systems and past medical, family, social history in student documentation for billing purposes; ...

    Authors: Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont, Irene Velarde, Christopher Gilani, Michael Louthan and Shahram Lotfipour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:203

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have compared the effectiveness of brief training courses on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skill acquisition of novice attending physicians vs. trainees. The purpose of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Toru Yamada, Taro Minami, Nilam J. Soni, Eiji Hiraoka, Hiromizu Takahashi, Tomoya Okubo and Juichi Sato

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:202

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Medical students facing high-stakes exams want study resources that have a direct relationship with their assessments. At the same time, they need to develop the skills to think analytically about complex clin...

    Authors: Rebecca Grainger, Wei Dai, Emma Osborne and Diane Kenwright

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:201

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Few global health experiences include intentionally-directed interprofessional training. We aim to prospectively evaluate the impact of a global health elective in facilitating interprofessional education (IPE...

    Authors: James S. Leathers, Heather Davidson and Neerav Desai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:200

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Sierra Leone is pursuing multiple initiatives to establish in-country postgraduate medical education (PGME), as part of national efforts to strengthen the health workforce. This paper explored the career prefe...

    Authors: Aniek Woodward, Euphemia Gooding Lake, Natarajan Rajaraman and Andrew Leather

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:199

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Nursing students’ empathy and positive attitudes toward elderly people could help provide improved elderly care in their future practice. This study aimed to investigate the effects of empathy skills training ...

    Authors: Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Maryam Khastavaneh, Zahra Khademian and Soraya Ghadakpour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:198

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Peer-assisted learning (PAL) increasingly features within medical school curricula. While there is evidence of its effectiveness, less is known about how it promotes learning. Cognitive and social congruence betw...

    Authors: Shameena Tamachi, James A. Giles, Tim Dornan and Elspeth J. R. Hill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:197

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Significant investment has been undertaken by many countries into ‘Rural Clinical Training Placement Schemes’ for medical students in order to deal with shortages of trained health care professionals in rural ...

    Authors: George E. Johnson, Fredrick Clive Wright and Kirsty Foster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:196

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Nursing education in Iran has conventionally focused on lecture-based strategies. Improvements in teaching and learning over the years have led to an expansion of the pedagogies available to educators. Likewis...

    Authors: Mohsen Salari, Amrollah Roozbehi, Abdolvahed Zarifi and Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:195

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. Over half of patients with dementia are undiagnosed in primary care. This paper describes the development, implementation and initial evaluation of t...

    Authors: Heike Schütze, Allan Shell and Henry Brodaty

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:194

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Although the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandates formal education in patient safety, there is a lack of standardized educational practice on how to conduct patient safety training. ...

    Authors: Nirvani Goolsarran, Carine E. Hamo, Susan Lane, Stacey Frawley and Wei-Hsin Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:192

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  40. Content type: Research article

    We sought to determine whether a self-training program on a high-fidelity flexible bronchoscopy (FB) simulator would allow residents who were novices in bronchoscopy to acquire competencies similar to those of...

    Authors: Martin Veaudor, Laurence Gérinière, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Loïc Druette, Xavier Martin, Jean-Michel Vergnon and Sébastien Couraud

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:191

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Across the globe multiple mini interviews (MMIs) have rapidly replaced the use of panel interviews in the selection of medical students and other health professionals. MMIs typically demonstrate better reliabi...

    Authors: Barbara Griffin, Jaime Auton, Robbert Duvivier, Boaz Shulruf and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:190

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Human resources for eye health are inequitably distributed in most developing countries including Ghana. In spite of this, most eye care workers are concentrated in urban areas to the disadvantage of rural dwe...

    Authors: Samuel Bert Boadi-Kusi, Samuel Kyei, Vandyke Bright Okyere and Sampson Listowell Abu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:188

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The number of female trainees in MD and biomedical PhD programs has reached near parity with their male counterparts for several years. However, a gender disparity persists for enrollment in Medical Scientist ...

    Authors: Caitlin J. Bowen, Calvin J. Kersbergen, Olive Tang, Andrea Cox and Mary Catherine Beach

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:187

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Every curriculum needs to be reviewed, implemented and evaluated; it must also comply with the regulatory standards. This report demonstrates the value of curriculum mapping (CM), which shows the spatial relat...

    Authors: Ghaith Al-Eyd, Francis Achike, Mukesh Agarwal, Hani Atamna, Dhammika N. Atapattu, Lony Castro, John Estrada, Rajunor Ettarh, Sherif Hassan, Shaheen E. Lakhan, Fauzia Nausheen, Tsugio Seki, Matthew Stegeman, Robert Suskind, Anvar Velji, Mohsin Yakub…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:185

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