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  1. 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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  2. Medical School programme workloads challenge the physical and mental health of students particularly in compressed graduate entry programmes. There is evidence that physical activity (PA) can improve holistic ...

    Authors: Aubree Worobetz, Petrus J. Retief, Sinead Loughran, Jane Walsh, Monica Casey, Peter Hayes, Enrique García Bengoechea, Andrew O’Regan, Catherine Woods, Dervla Kelly, Raymond O. Connor, Deirdre Mc Grath and Liam G. Glynn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:183

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  3. The aim of this study was to investigate the amount and sources of stress in dental undergraduate students in Fujian, China, and the factors associated with stress.

    Authors: Xiu-Jiao Lin, Chang-Yuan Zhang, Song Yang, Ming-Lun Hsu, Hui Cheng, Jiang Chen and Hao Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:181

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Lectures with slide presentations are widely used to teach evidence-based medicine to large groups. Take-home messages (THMs) are poorly identified and recollected by students. We investigated whether an instr...

    Authors: Alexandre Lautrette, Alexandre Boyer, Didier Gruson, Laurent Argaud, Carole Schwebel, Bernard Tardy, Philippe Vignon, Bruno Megarbane, Pierre Schoeffler, Pascal Chabrot, Jeannot Schmidt, Yves Boirie, Claude Guerin, Michaël Darmon, Kada Klouche, Bertrand Souweine…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:180

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Pharmacovigilance (PV) knowledge and attitudes among health care professionals (HCPs) directly affect the practice of PV and reporting of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in a hospital. The main aim of the study ...

    Authors: Sunil Shrestha, Sabina Sharma, Ramesh Bhasima, Puskar Kunwor, Baburam Adhikari and Binaya Sapkota

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:179

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Physician-scientists are a vital segment of the healthcare workforce, but they may face significant challenges balancing and integrating clinical responsibilities, scientific research, and domestic responsibil...

    Authors: Chithra R. Perumalswami, Shinichi Takenoshita, Ayumi Tanabe, Ranka Kanda, Haruko Hiraike, Hiroko Okinaga, Reshma Jagsi and Kyoko Nomura

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:178

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Gender is an important social determinant, that influences healthcare. The lack of awareness on how gender influences health might lead to gender bias and can contribute to substandard patient care. Our object...

    Authors: Ilire Rrustemi, Isabella Locatelli, Joëlle Schwarz, Toine Lagro-Janssen, Aude Fauvel and Carole Clair

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:156

    Content type: Research article

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  8. In health professions education, several collaborative learning approaches have been used. As collaborative learning has a theoretical background of social interdependence theory, a theory informed and valid i...

    Authors: Ikuo Shimizu, Makoto Kikukawa, Tsuyoshi Tada, Teiji Kimura, Robbert Duvivier and Cees van der Vleuten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:177

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Hidden curriculum (HC) is considered as unintended learning experiences in medical education (ME). This may include values, norms, beliefs, skills, and knowledge which could potentially influence learning outc...

    Authors: Yaser Sarikhani, Payam Shojaei, Mohammad Rafiee and Sajad Delavari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Increasing the number of primary care physicians is critical to overcoming the shortage of healthcare providers. Primary care physicians are increasingly called upon to address not only medical concerns but al...

    Authors: Michaela M. Braxton, Jhojana L. Infante Linares, Dmitry Tumin and Kendall M. Campbell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:174

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Aboriginal cultural awareness training aims to build a culturally responsive workforce, however research has found the training has limited impact on the health professional’s ability to provide culturally saf...

    Authors: Vicki Kerrigan, Nicole Lewis, Alan Cass, Marita Hefler and Anna P. Ralph

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:173

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Studies suggest medical students experience high levels of mental distress during training but are less likely, than other students, to access care due to stigma and concerns regarding career progression. In r...

    Authors: Rebecca Jacob, Tsz-yan Li, Zoe Martin, Amanda Burren, Peter Watson, Rhian Kant, Richard Davies and Diana F. Wood

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:172

    Content type: Research article

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  13. As the communication competencies of physicians are crucial for providing optimal patient care, their assessment in the context of the high-stakes Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is of paramou...

    Authors: Matteo Monti, Christina Klöckner-Cronauer, Stephanie C. Hautz, Kai P. Schnabel, Jan Breckwoldt, Noëlle Junod-Perron, Sabine Feller, Raphael Bonvin and Sören Huwendiek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:171

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  14. Knowledge and skills decline within months post simulation-based training in neonatal resuscitation. To empower ‘Millennial’ learners to take control of their own learning, a single-player, unguided web-based ...

    Authors: Cheo Lian Yeo, Selina Kah Ying Ho, Vina Canlas Tagamolila, Sridhar Arunachalam, Srabani Samanta Bharadwaj, Woei Bing Poon, Mary Grace Tan, Priyantha Ebenezer Edison, Wai Yan Yip, Abdul Alim Abdul Haium, Pooja Agarwal Jayagobi, Shrenik Jitendrakumar Vora, Simrita Kaur Khurana, John Carson Allen and Ereno Imelda Lustestica

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:170

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  15. Most medical students in Germany are admitted via selection procedures, which are adjusted to the demands of the universities. At Lübeck medical school, scores from interviews that measure non-academic skills ...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:169

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2020 20:202

  16. A common feature of performance assessments is the use of human assessors to render judgements on student performance. From a measurement perspective, variability among assessors when assessing students may be...

    Authors: Mary Roduta Roberts, Megan Cook and Iris C. I. Chao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:168

    Content type: Research article

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  17. This study aims to assess the feasibility, reliability and validity of the panel-based Equal Z-score (EZ) method applied to objective structural clinical examination (OSCE) of Chinese medical students and unde...

    Authors: Boaz Shulruf, Ying-Ying Yang, Pin-Hsiang Huang, Ling-Yu Yang, Chin-Chou Huang, Chia-Chang Huang, Chih-Wei Liu, Shiau-Shian Huang, Chen-Huan Chen, Fa-Yauh Lee and Shou-Yen Kao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:167

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Academically talented high school students (ATHSSs), an exceptional cohort, are not well studied for their career expectations, especially for those with medical career expectation (MCE). Nowadays, the public ...

    Authors: Hongbin Wu, Leisi Pei, Shan Li and Cheng Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:166

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In healthcare, preceptors act as a role model and supervisor, thereby facilitating the socialisation and development of the preceptee into a professional fit to practice. To ensure a consistent approach to eve...

    Authors: Andrew D. Bartlett, Irene S. Um, Edward J. Luca, Ines Krass and Carl R. Schneider

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:165

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Children and adolescents with reproductive health issues may require immediate or emergency care, however in many countries availability of the pediatric and adolescent gynecology (PAG) service is low. That being...

    Authors: Anna Torres, Magdalena Horodeńska, Grzegorz Witkowski and Kamil Torres

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:164

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Although there have been many research studies of the effectiveness of faculty development in health profession education, the contribution of these programs to organizational development through capacity deve...

    Authors: Mahla Salajegheh, Roghayeh Gandomkar, Azim Mirzazadeh and John Sandars

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:163

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Ethics teaching is globally considered an essential part of medical education fostering professionalism. It does not only provide knowledge for good clinical conduct, but also trains medical students as virtuo...

    Authors: Mustafa Volkan Kavas, Yesim Isil Ulman, Figen Demir, Fatih Artvinli, Melike Şahiner, Meral Demirören, Gamze Şenyürek, Işıl Pakiş and Nadi Bakırcı

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:162

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Professionalism is hard to quantify but essential in medical practice. We present a survey tool for ophthalmologists that assessed professionalism using case-based scenarios in central Saudi Arabia.

    Authors: Eman Alkahtani, Abdullah Assiri, Saba Alrashaed, Mosa Alharbi, Saeed Almotowa, Rajiv Khandekar and Deepak P. Edward

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:160

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  24. Global health educational programs for medical and public health professionals have grown substantially in recent years. The University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine (UICOM) began a global medicine (...

    Authors: Stacey Chamberlain, Nicole Gonzalez, Valerie Dobiesz, Marcia Edison, Janet Lin and Stevan Weine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:159

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Before attending ophthalmology trainee courses in Zhongshan Ophthalmic Centre, the medical students from Sun Yat-sen University had finished two years of premedical education after the six-year medical courses...

    Authors: Wei Xin, Yuxian Zou, Yong Ao, Yu Cai, Zheqian Huang, Miaoling Li, Chaochao Xu, Yu Jia, Ying Yang, Yangfan Yang and Haotian Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:158

    Content type: Research article

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  26. By all indications, well-being among physicians is poor, which manifests in various outcomes, including burnout, depression/anxiety, low life satisfaction, alcohol/substance misuse, suicide ideation, and suici...

    Authors: Kelly Rhea MacArthur and Jonathon Sikorski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:157

    Content type: Research article

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  27. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies (CC) in general medicine-based primary care are essential for junior medical trainees. In this country, a regular faculty develop...

    Authors: Fa-Yauh Lee, Ying-Ying Yang, Chia-Chang Huang, Ling-Ju Huang, Ching-Chih Chang, Jen-Feng Liang, Shiau-Shian Huang, Wei-Shin Lee, Dai-Yin Lu, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Ling-Yu Yang, Hui-Chun Huang, Boaz Shulruf, Chen-Huan Chen and Shou-Yen Kao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:155

    Content type: Research article

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  28. There is a global trend towards providing training for health professions students outside of tertiary academic complexes. In many countries, this shift places pressure on available sites and the resources at ...

    Authors: Susan C. Van Schalkwyk, Ian D. Couper, Julia Blitz and Marietjie R. De Villiers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:154

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  29. Empathy is paramount in the doctor-patient relationship being a comprehensive and multidimensional concept. Self-ratings of empathy change across the years of medical education only when the Jefferson Scale of...

    Authors: Luiz Miguel Santiago, Inês Rosendo, Mona-Lisa Coutinho, Katia Sophie Maurício, Isabel Neto and José Augusto Simões

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:153

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  30. South African medical schools use the results of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) examination for selecting students. Five of the nine medical schools also use the National Benchmark Test (NBT). The Unive...

    Authors: Sfiso Emmanuel Mabizela and Ann Zeta George

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:152

    Content type: Research article

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  31. While the importance of medical students’ demographic characteristics in influencing the scope and location of their future practice is recognized, these data are not systematically collected in Canada. This s...

    Authors: Rishad Khan, Tavis Apramian, Joel Hosung Kang, Jeffrey Gustafson and Shannon Sibbald

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:151

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  32. The last two decades have seen revolutionary developments in both radiotherapy technology and postgraduate medical training. Trainees are expected to attain competencies using a mix of experiential learning, f...

    Authors: Gerard M. Walls, Gerard G. Hanna and James J. McAleer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:150

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  33. As good communication skills are crucial for doctor-patient interactions, it is recommended to incorporate them in medical school programs from the very beginning. On this basis medical schools in Germany intr...

    Authors: Joachim Graf, Teresa Loda, Stephan Zipfel, Annette Wosnik, Daniela Mohr and Anne Herrmann-Werner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:149

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Older persons consume disproportionately more healthcare resources than younger persons. Tri-Generational HomeCare (TriGen), a service-learning program, aims to reduce hospital admission rates amongst older pa...

    Authors: Kennedy Yao Yi Ng, Gloria Yao Chi Leung, Angeline Jie-Yin Tey, Jia Quan Chaung, Si Min Lee, Amrish Soundararajan, Ka Shing Yow, Nerice Heng Wen Ngiam, Tang Ching Lau, Sweet Fun Wong, Chek Hooi Wong and Gerald Choon-Huat Koh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:148

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  35. The reliability of clinical assessments is known to vary considerably with inter-rater reliability a key contributor. Many of the mechanisms that contribute to inter-rater reliability however remain largely un...

    Authors: Aileen Faherty, Tim Counihan, Thomas Kropmans and Yvonne Finn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:147

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  36. There are few studies that directly compared different interventions to improve medical students’ clinical reasoning for dermatologic conditions.

    Authors: Sungjun Choi, Sohee Oh, Dong Hun Lee and Hyun-Sun Yoon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:146

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  37. Studies investigating the longitudinal predictive value of burnout on both effort-reward imbalance (within the working place) and work-family conflict (between work and private life) in residents are lacking. ...

    Authors: Rüya Kocalevent, Hans Pinnschmidt, Susan Selch, Sarah Nehls, Juliane Meyer, Sigrid Boczor, Martin Scherer and Hendrik van den Bussche

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:145

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Cultural differences might challenge the acceptance of the implementation of assessment formats that are developed in other countries. Acceptance of assessment formats is essential for its effectiveness; there...

    Authors: Yoyo Suhoyo, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Ova Emilia, Jan B. M. Kuks and Janke Cohen-Schotanus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:144

    Content type: Research article

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  39. The characteristics of nursing doctoral programs and the doctoral students’ experience have not been thoroughly investigated. Hence, this study aimed to describe the characteristics of nursing doctoral program...

    Authors: Alex Molassiotis, Tao Wang, Huong Thi Xuan Hoang, Jing-Yu Tan, Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani, Karis F. Cheng, Josefina A. Tuazon, Wipada Kunaviktikul and Lorna K. P. Suen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:143

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  40. Despite the common practice of involving in-patients in the teaching of medical students little is known about the experience for patients. This study investigated inpatients' willingness, motivations and expe...

    Authors: Nathan G Rockey, Guilherme Piovezani Ramos, Susan Romanski, Dennis Bierle, Matthew Bartlett and Magnus Halland

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:142

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  41. The aim of the study was to confirm the validity and reliability of the Observation Scheme-12, a measurement tool for rating clinical communication skills.

    Authors: Else Dalsgaard Iversen, Maiken Overbeck Wolderslund, Poul-Erik Kofoed, Pål Gulbrandsen, Helle Poulsen, Søren Cold and Jette Ammentorp

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:140

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  42. To be able to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) when making decisions for individual patients, it is important to learn how to combine the best available evidence with the patient’s preferences and the ph...

    Authors: Lisanne S. Welink, Esther de Groot, Peter Pype, Kaatje Van Roy, Iris D. van den Wittenboer, Marie-Louise E. L. Bartelink and Roger A. M. J. Damoiseaux

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:139

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Undergraduate teaching of General Practice/Family Medicine (GP/FM) must ensure students acquire the necessary competencies and skills to perform an adequate GP/FM consultation with adequate annotations (the SO...

    Authors: Luiz Miguel Santiago, Inês Silva and José Augusto Simões

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:137

    Content type: Research article

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  44. The purpose of this pilot study was to create a valid and reliable set of assessment questions for examining Evidence-based Dentistry (EbD) knowledge. For this reason, we adapted and validated for dental stude...

    Authors: Laura Imorde, Andreas Möltner, Maren Runschke, Tobias Weberschock, Stefan Rüttermann and Susanne Gerhardt-Szép

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:136

    Content type: Research article

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