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  1. Content type: Research article

    Quality assurance programs in medical education are introduced to gain insight into the quality of such programs and to trigger improvements. Although of utmost importance, research on the implementation of su...

    Authors: Nienke Buwalda, Jozé Braspenning, Sanne van Roosmalen, Nynke van Dijk and Mechteld Visser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:127

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  2. Content type: Correspondence

    The ongoing professionalization of medical education means that quality systems (QSs) aimed at improving medical education also continuously have to improve. The aim of this paper is to describe the development o...

    Authors: Nienke Buwalda, Jozé Braspenning, Nynke van Dijk and Mechteld Visser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:126

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  3. Content type: Research article

    A growing number of patients require overview and management in both primary and secondary care. This situation requires that primary and secondary care professionals have well developed collaborative skills. ...

    Authors: Marijn Janssen, Margaretha H. Sagasser, Elisabeth A. M. Laro, Jacqueline de Graaf and Nynke D. Scherpbier-de Haan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:125

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The institution of duty hour reforms by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in 2003 has created a learning environment where residents are consistently looking for input from attending phy...

    Authors: Kristen A. Gerjevic, Marcy E. Rosenbaum and Manish Suneja

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:124

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In Tanzania, PPH causes 25% of maternal deaths. Skilled attendance is crucial to saving the lives of mothers and their newborns...

    Authors: Signe Egenberg, Bjørg Karlsen, Deodatus Massay, Happiness Kimaro and Lars Edvin Bru

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:119

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Interprofessional teamwork is considered to be a key component of patient-centred treatment in healthcare, and especially in the rehabilitation sector. To date, however, no interventions exist for improving te...

    Authors: Sonja Becker, Mirjam Körner, Christian Müller, Corinna Lippenberger, Manfred Rundel and Linda Zimmermann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:120

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The on-call responsibilities of a senior medicine resident (SMR) may include the admission transition of patient care on medical teaching teams (MTT), supervision of junior trainees, and ensuring patient safet...

    Authors: Noureen Huda, Lisa Faden and Mark Goldszmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:121

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The aim of mentorship is to build the mentees capacity, enhance their skills and improve their ability to produce desired outcomes. However, the mentoring relationship is vulnerable to a number of challenges t...

    Authors: Andrew S. Ssemata, Sophia Gladding, Chandy C. John and Sarah Kiguli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:123

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Professional competence is important in delivering high quality patient care, and it can be enhanced by reflection and reflective discourse e.g. in mentoring groups. However, students are often reluctant thoug...

    Authors: Gabriele Lutz, Nina Pankoke, Hadass Goldblatt, Marzellus Hofmann and Michaela Zupanic

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:122

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Allied health professionals working in rural areas face unique challenges, often with limited access to resources. Accessing continuing professional development is one of those challenges and is related to ret...

    Authors: Angela Berndt, Carolyn M. Murray, Kate Kennedy, Mandy J. Stanley and Susan Gilbert-Hunt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:117

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The effectiveness of colonoscopy for diagnosing and preventing colon cancer is largely dependent on the ability of endoscopists to fully inspect the colonic mucosa, which they achieve primarily through skilled...

    Authors: Christine M. Zupanc, Guy M. Wallis, Andrew Hill, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Stephan Riek, Annaliese M. Plooy, Mark S. Horswill, Marcus O. Watson, Hans de Visser, David Conlan and David G. Hewett

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:118

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Prior studies have described the career paths of physician-scientist candidates after graduation, but the factors that influence career choices at the candidate stage remain unclear. Additionally, previous wor...

    Authors: Jennifer M. Kwan, Dania Daye, Mary Lou Schmidt, Claudia Morrissey Conlon, Hajwa Kim, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Aimee S. Payne, Megan Riddle, Sharline Madera, Alexander J. Adami and Kate Quinn Winter

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:115

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  13. Content type: Research article

    E-learning—the use of Internet technologies to enhance knowledge and performance—has become a widely accepted instructional approach. Little is known about the current use of e-learning in postgraduate medical...

    Authors: Christopher M. Wittich, Anoop Agrawal, David A. Cook, Andrew J. Halvorsen, Jayawant N. Mandrekar, Saima Chaudhry, Denise M. Dupras, Amy S. Oxentenko and Thomas J. Beckman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:114

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Strength of Motivation for Medical School-Revised (SMMS-R) questionnaire measures students’ motivation for studying medicine. It includes three subscales: ‘willingness to sacrifice’, ‘readiness to start’, ...

    Authors: M. An, R. A. Kusurkar, L. Li, Y. Xiao, C. Zheng, J. Hu and M. Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:116

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Self-regulated learning is the individual’s ability to effectively use various strategies to reach their learning goals. We conducted this scoping review to explore what has been found regarding self-regulated...

    Authors: Kenneth K. Cho, Brahm Marjadi, Vicki Langendyk and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:112

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The emotional consequences of patient deaths on physicians have been studied in a variety of medical settings. Reactions to patient death include distress, guilt, and grief. Comparatively, there are few studie...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Batley, Rinad Bakhti, Ali Chami, Elsy Jabbour, Rana Bachir, Christopher El Khuri and Afif J. Mufarrij

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:110

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Particularly at the beginning of their studies, international medical students face a number of language-related, social and intercultural challenges. Thus, they perform poorer than their local counterparts in...

    Authors: D. Huhn, J. Lauter, D. Roesch Ely, E. Koch, A. Möltner, W. Herzog, F. Resch, S. C. Herpertz and C. Nikendei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:111

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The death of a simulated patient is controversial. Some educators feel that having a manikin die is prejudicial to learning; others feel it is a way of better preparing students for these situations. Perceived...

    Authors: Anne Weiss, Morgan Jaffrelot, Jean-Claude Bartier, Thierry Pottecher, Isabelle Borraccia, Gilles Mahoudeau, Eric Noll, Véronique Brunstein, Chloé Delacour and Thierry Pelaccia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:109

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  19. Content type: Research article

    This prospective study from end of medical school through internship investigates the course and possible change of self- reported self-efficacy in communication skills compared with observers’ ratings of such...

    Authors: Tore Gude, Arnstein Finset, Tor Anvik, Anders Bærheim, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Hilde Grimstad and Per Vaglum

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:107

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Clinicians making decisions require the ability to self-monitor and evaluate their certainty of being correct while being mindful of the potential consequences of alternative actions. For clinical students, th...

    Authors: M.J. Tweed, S. Stein, T.J. Wilkinson, G. Purdie and J. Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:106

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The development and demonstration of incremental trainee autonomy is required by the ACGME. However, there is scant published research concerning autonomy of ophthalmology residents in the outpatient clinic se...

    Authors: Eric L. Singman, Divya Srikumaran, Laura Green, Jing Tian and Peter McDonnell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:105

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Cross-year peer tutoring (CYPT) of medical students is recognized as an effective learning tool. The aim of this study is to investigate the non-inferiority of the objective outcome of medical interview traini...

    Authors: Osamu Nomura, Hirotaka Onishi and Hiroyuki Kato

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:103

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2017 17:187

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