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  1. Communication of bad news plays a critical role in the physician-patient relationship, and a variety of consensus guidelines have been developed to this purpose, including the SPIKES protocol. However, little ...

    Authors: Kátia Laureano dos Santos, Paola Gremigni, Giulia Casu, Victor Zaia and Erik Montagna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:196

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Proper specimen collection is central to improving patient care by ensuring optimal yield of diagnostic tests, guiding appropriate management, and targeting treatment. The purpose of this article is to describ...

    Authors: Jennifer Kue, Ashley Bersani, Kurt Stevenson, Getnet Yimer, Shu-Hua Wang, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Carmen Hazim, Matthew Westercamp, Michael Omondi, Berhanu Amare, Gebrie Alebachew, Rajiha Abubeker, Surafel Fentaw, Eyasu Tigabu, Denise Kirley, Daniel Vanderende…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:195

    Content type: Research article

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  3. We combined anatomy with imaging, transformed the 2D information of various imaging techniques into 3D information, and form the assessment system of real medical imaging cases in order to make up for the defi...

    Authors: Quan Yuan, Xiaomei Chen, Jian Zhai, Yadi Chen, Qingxiang Liu, Zhongxiao Tan, Gao Chen, Kangle Zhuang, Jianying Zhang, Xi Xu, Di Qiang and Xuefei Shao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:194

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The learning curve cumulative summation test (LC CUSUM test) allows to define an individualized learning curve and determine the moment when clinical proficiency is attained. After acquisition of the skills, t...

    Authors: C. Verhaeghe, H. El Hachem, L. Inchboard, R. Corroenne, C. Dreux, P. Jeanneteau, G. Legendre, P. Descamps, P. Saulnier, P. May-Panloup and P. E. Bouet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:193

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Feedback is an essential element of learning. Despite this, students complain about receiving too little feedback in medical examinations, e.g., in an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE). This stu...

    Authors: J. Sterz, S. Linßen, M. C. Stefanescu, T. Schreckenbach, L. B. Seifert and M. Ruesseler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:192

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The Communication Skills Attitude Scale (CSAS) is a recognized tool for assessment of attitudes towards communication learning. In the original version, it consists of 26 items divided on theoretical assumptio...

    Authors: Piotr Przymuszała, Magdalena Cerbin-Koczorowska, Patrycja Marciniak-Stępak, Łucja Zielińska-Tomczak, Martyna Piszczek, Jan Jasiński and Ryszard Marciniak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:190

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Patients presenting with acute shortness of breath and chest pain should be managed according to guideline recommendations. Serious games can be used to train clinical reasoning. However, only few studies have...

    Authors: Tobias Raupach, Insa de Temple, Angélina Middeke, Sven Anders, Caroline Morton and Nikolai Schuelper

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:189

    Content type: Research article

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  8. It is uncommon for faculty development professionals to assess faculty attitudes towards their teaching responsibilities and their perceived obstacles to teaching effectiveness. The purposes of this study were...

    Authors: Abigail Grover Snook, Asta B. Schram and Brett D. Jones

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:188

    Content type: Research article

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  9. An innovative medical student elective combined student-directed, faculty-supported online learning with COVID-19 response field placements. This study evaluated students’ experience in the course, the curricu...

    Authors: Brandon S. A. Altillo, Megan Gray, Swati B. Avashia, Aliza Norwood, Elizabeth A. Nelson, Clarissa Johnston, Darlene Bhavnani, Hemali Patel, Coburn H. Allen, Sarayu Adeni, Nicholas D. Phelps and Tim Mercer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:186

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) are those activities that a health professional can perform without direct supervision in a defined environment. Bridging the gap between competencies and learning ob...

    Authors: Mostafa Dehghani Poudeh, Aeen Mohammadi, Rita Mojtahedzadeh and Nikoo Yamani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:185

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Medical simulation trainings lead to an improvement in patient care by increasing technical and non-technical skills, procedural confidence and medical knowledge. For structured simulation-based trainings, obj...

    Authors: Andreas Zoller, Tobias Hölle, Martin Wepler, Peter Radermacher and Benedikt L. Nussbaum

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:184

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The undergraduate program of psychiatry has been widely established in recent years to improve the education and recruitment of psychiatrists in China. We aim to investigate the career choice of medical studen...

    Authors: Ying-Jian Zhang, Kai Yuan, Su-Hua Chang, Wei Yan, Jian-Yu Que, Jia-Hui Deng, Yi-Miao Gong, Jia-Ming Luo, Shi-Chang Yang, Cui-Xia An, Yi-Min Kang, Hua-Shan Xu, Yi-Ming Wang, Li-Fang Zhang, Wen-Fang Zhang, Yin-Li Song…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:183

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which a longitudinal student-run clinic (SRC) is meeting its stated learning objectives, including providing critical community services and developing p...

    Authors: Nathan G. Rockey, Taylor M. Weiskittel, Katharine E. Linder, Jennifer L. Ridgeway and Mark L. Wieland

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:182

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) is a useful means of generating meaningful feedback. OSCE feedback may be in various forms (written, face to face and audio or video recordings). Studies on OSCE f...

    Authors: Chin Fang Ngim, Paul Douglas Fullerton, Vanassa Ratnasingam, Valliammai Jayanthi Thirunavuk Arasoo, Nisha Angela Dominic, Cindy Pei Sze Niap and Sivakumar Thurairajasingam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:180

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The humanities have long been shown to play an important role in the medical school curriculum. However, few studies have looked into the opinions of medical students on the usefulness and necessity of the hum...

    Authors: Loukia Petrou, Emma Mittelman, Oluwapelumi Osibona, Mona Panahi, Joanna M. Harvey, Yusuf A. A. Patrick and Kathleen E. Leedham-Green

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:179

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The correct performance of a structured facial examination presents a fundamental clinical skill to detect facial pathologies. However, many students are not adequately prepared in this basic clinical skill. M...

    Authors: Arne Nelskamp, Benedikt Schnurr, Alexandra Germanyuk, Jasmina Sterz, Jonas Lorenz, Robert Sader, Miriam Rüsseler and Lukas B. Seifert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:178

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Use of healthcare terminology is a potential barrier to interprofessional education (IPE). This study describes how junior learners perceive and classify healthcare terminology in IPE settings.

    Authors: Shamara Nadarajah, Arden Azim, Derya Uzelli Yılmaz and Matthew Sibbald

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:177

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The educational beliefs of medical educators influence their teaching practices. Insight into these beliefs is important for medical schools to improve the quality of education they provide students and to gui...

    Authors: Marleen W. Ottenhoff- de Jonge, Iris van der Hoeven, Neil Gesundheit, Roeland M. van der Rijst and Anneke W. M. Kramer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:176

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Point-of-care ultrasound is becoming a ubiquitous diagnostic tool, and there has been increasing interest to teach novice practitioners. One of the challenges is the scarcity of qualified instructors, and with...

    Authors: Elaine Situ-LaCasse, Josie Acuña, Dang Huynh, Richard Amini, Steven Irving, Kara Samsel, Asad E. Patanwala, David E. Biffar and Srikar Adhikari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:175

    Content type: Research article

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  20. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, medical schools suspended clinical rotations. This displacement of medical students from wards has limited experiential learning. Concurrently, outpatient practices are ex...

    Authors: Alec M. Weber, Anoushka Dua, Kitae Chang, Hamsitha Jupalli, Farsha Rizwan, Abhishek Chouthai and Catherine Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:174

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The importance of wellbeing of family medicine residents is recognized in accreditation requirements which call for a supportive and respectful learning environment; however, concerns exist about learner mistr...

    Authors: Olga Szafran, Wayne Woloschuk, Jacqueline M. I. Torti and Maria F. Palacios Mackay

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:173

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) are increasingly used in undergraduate medical education (UME). We conducted a scoping review to summarize the evidence for the use of EPAs in clinical rotations in UME.

    Authors: Severin Pinilla, Eric Lenouvel, Andrea Cantisani, Stefan Klöppel, Werner Strik, Sören Huwendiek and Christoph Nissen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:172

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The demographic profile of practicing physicians is changing as more female medical students are graduating and practicing in the field. While the education received may not differ by gender, studies have show...

    Authors: Tiffany Champagne-Langabeer and Andrew L. Hedges

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:171

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Repair of margin-involving eyelid lacerations is a challenge for beginning ophthalmology residents, yet no commercially-available simulation models exist for learning this skill. The objective of the study was...

    Authors: Jiawei Zhao, Meleha Ahmad, Emily W. Gower, Roxana Fu, Fasika A. Woreta and Shannath L. Merbs

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:170

    Content type: Research article

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  25. CPD educators and CME providers would benefit from further insight regarding barriers and supports in obtaining CME, including sources of information about CME. To address this gap, we sought to explore challe...

    Authors: Maureen O’Brien Pott, Anissa S. Blanshan, Kelly M. Huneke, Barbara L. Baasch Thomas and David A. Cook

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:168

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Practical courses in undergraduate medical training often lack a didactic concept. Active participation and learning success largely depend on chance. This study was initiated to evaluate a novel concept of st...

    Authors: Ulf Teichgräber, Maja Ingwersen, Florian Bürckenmeyer, Amer Malouhi, Clemens Arndt, Aimée Herzog, Tobias Franiel, Hans-Joachim Mentzel and René Aschenbach

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:167

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Sustainability of research culture in Sub-Saharan Africa is threatened in part by the lack of a critical mass of young researchers with the requisite skills and interest to undertake research careers. This pap...

    Authors: Emmanuel Balandya, Bruno Sunguya, Daniel W. Gunda, Benson Kidenya, Tumaini Nyamhanga, Irene K. Minja, Michael Mahande, Blandina T. Mmbaga, Stephen E. Mshana, Kien Mteta, John Bartlett and Eligius Lyamuya

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:166

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Current research shows that many UK medical graduates continue to feel underprepared to work as a junior doctor. Most research in this field has focused on new graduates and employed the use of retrospective s...

    Authors: Nichola Hawkins, Helen-Cara Younan, Molly Fyfe, Ravi Parekh and Andrew McKeown

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:165

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Many medical schools and residency programs incorporate research projects into their curriculum, however most remain unpublished. Little is known on the long-term effect of early-career publication, especially...

    Authors: Limor Y. Tabo, Dan Greenberg, Yosef S. Haviv, Klaris Riesenberg and Lior Nesher

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:163

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Though common practice in Europe, few studies have described the efficacy of early clinical exposure (ECE) in the Middle East. The barriers to clinical learning experienced by these novice medical students hav...

    Authors: Tanya Kane, Tawanda Chivese, Ayad Al-Moslih, Noora A. M. Al-Mutawa, Suhad Daher-Nashif, Nehdia Hashemi and Alison Carr

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:162

    Content type: Research article

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  31. The fact that pharmacists are in the front line of patients’ care gives a great responsibility to focus on education and training of pharmacy students to build a ‘patient-centered’ clinicians. Unfortunately, p...

    Authors: Rana Abu Farha, Eman Elayeh, Needa Zalloum, Tareq Mukattash, Eman Alefishat, Maysa Suyagh and Iman Basheti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:161

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Harrison D. Pravder, Liana Langdon-Embry, Rafael J. Hernandez, Nicholas Berbari, Steven P. Shelov and Wendy L. Kinzler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:160

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2021 21:118

  33. Tzu Chi University in Taiwan offers a unique mentoring program. This program differs from others as it comprises triple mentorship, namely, faculty mentors, Tzu Cheng/Yi De (TC/YD; senior volunteers), and scho...

    Authors: Ting-Chun Tseng, Tsung-Ying Chen, Shao-Yin Chu, Hung-Che Wang and Ching-Yuan Chang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:159

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Being pharmaceutical care one of the four areas defined by the International Pharmaceutical Federation’s Global Competence Framework, the curriculum redesigned scheme is a priority task to perform a pharmaceut...

    Authors: Alina M. Martínez-Sánchez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:158

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Near-peer teaching (NPT) is a special way of teaching where the tutor is one or more academic years ahead of the person being tutored. The literature agrees on the benefits of the method, but there are only a ...

    Authors: Zsolt Pintér, Dániel Kardos, Péter Varga, Eszter Kopjár, Anna Kovács, Péter Than, Szilárd Rendeki, László Czopf, Zsuzsanna Füzesi and Ádám Tibor Schlégl

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:156

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Australia possesses a highly multicultural demographic, and thus dental practitioners are likely to regularly encounter culturally and linguistically diverse individuals. It is important for dental practitione...

    Authors: Rodrigo Mariño, Julie Satur, Eren Tuncer, Megan Tran, Elizabeth Milford, Vivien Minh Thien Huong Tran, Phuong Qui Tran and Richard Pei-Hua Tsai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:155

    Content type: Research article

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

    Authors: Raghav K. Goyal, Christina A. Dawson, Samuel B. Epstein, Richard J. Brach, Sheridan M. Finnie, Karen M. Lounsbury, Timothy Lahey and Shaden T. Eldakar-Hein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:154

    Content type: Correction

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2021 21:131

  38. Longitudinal integrated clerkships (LICs) are a model of clinical education growing rapidly in Western contexts. LICs use educational continuity to benefits students’ clinical learning and professional identit...

    Authors: Yaw-Wen Chang, David A. Hirsh, Wen-Hui Fang, Honghe Li, Wen-Chii Tzeng and Senyeong Kao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:153

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Early recognition and the optimal management of anaphylaxis saves lives but studies from different countries have demonstrated gaps in knowledge and practices between healthcare workers. There is a paucity of ...

    Authors: Chandrani Nirmala Wijekoon, Indika Wettasinghe, Dinithi Fernando, Arosha Sampath Dissanayake, Malinda Gunawardana, Gayani Minuwanpitiya and Palinda Thenuwara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:152

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The quarantine associated with the COVID-19 pandemic forced dental schools to suspend their clinical training and to shift to distant learning methods. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of qua...

    Authors: Susan Hattar, Abeer AlHadidi, Faleh A. Sawair, Islam Abd Alraheam, Ahmad El-Ma’aita and Fouad Kadim Wahab

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:151

    Content type: Research article

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  41. During the COVID-19 pandemic, despite many widespread calls for social distancing, recommendations have not been followed by some people and the high rate of non-compliance has significantly affected lives all...

    Authors: Danette Waller McKinley and Saeideh Ghaffarifar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:150

    Content type: Commentary

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  42. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for educational materials and methods that can replace clinical clerkships (CCs) for online simulated clinical practice (online-sCP). This study evaluates the impact of...

    Authors: Hajime Kasai, Kiyoshi Shikino, Go Saito, Tomoko Tsukamoto, Yukiko Takahashi, Ayaka Kuriyama, Kazuhisa Tanaka, Misaki Onodera, Hidetaka Yokoh, Koichiro Tatusmi, Ichiro Yoshino, Masatomi Ikusaka, Seiichiro Sakao and Shoichi Ito

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:149

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Asian Americans (AsAm) are a rapidly growing population in the U.S. With this growing population, U.S. healthcare providers must be equipped to provide culturally competent care for AsAm patients. This project...

    Authors: Sharon Pang, Hursuong Vongsachang, Thomas K. Le, George Q. Zhang, Taibo Li, Jason T. C. Lee and Shari M. Lawson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:148

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Learning healthcare systems have invested heavily in training primary care staff to provide care using patient-centered medical home models, but less is known about how to effectively lead such teams to delive...

    Authors: Traci H. Abraham, Greg L. Stewart and Samantha L. Solimeo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:147

    Content type: Research article

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