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  1. Content type: Research article

    Traditional medical education in much of the world has historically relied on passive learning. Although active learning has been in the medical education literature for decades, its incorporation into practic...

    Authors: Stephen Mehanni, Lena Wong, Bibhav Acharya, Pawan Agrawal, Anu Aryal, Madhur Basnet, David Citrin, Binod Dangal, Grace Deukmedjian, Santosh Kumar Dhungana, Bikash Gauchan, Tula Krishna Gupta, Scott Halliday, S. P. Kalaunee, Uday Kshatriya, Anirudh Kumar…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:61

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    Monitoring and management of undergraduate medical education (UME) curricula are crucial contributors to successful medical education. This systematized review explores the different approaches that medical sc...

    Authors: Tahereh Changiz, Nikoo Yamani, Shahram Tofighi, Fatemeh Zoubin and Batool Eghbali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:60

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Rising numbers of patients with multiple-conditions and complex care needs mean that it is increasingly important for doctors from different specialty areas to work together, alongside other members of the mul...

    Authors: E. Muddiman, A. D. Bullock, J. M. Hampton, L. Allery, J. MacDonald, K. L. Webb and L. Pugsley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:59

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  4. Content type: Study protocol

    Suicide is a national public health crisis and a critical patient safety issue. It is the 10th leading cause of death overall and the second leading cause of death among adolescents and young adults (15–34 yea...

    Authors: Wendi F. Cross, Jennifer C. West, Anthony R. Pisani, Hugh F. Crean, Jessica L. Nielsen, Amanda H. Kay and Eric D. Caine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:58

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Given the influence that personality can have on empathy, this study explores the relationship between empathy and personality, using three different measures of empathy, and taking into account gender and spe...

    Authors: Teresa Guilera, Iolanda Batalla, Carles Forné and Jorge Soler-González

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:57

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Ensuring physiotherapy students are well prepared to work safely and effectively in culturally diverse societies upon graduation is vital. Therefore, determining whether physiotherapy programs are effectively ...

    Authors: Maxine Te, Felicity Blackstock, Caroline Fryer, Peter Gardner, Louise Geary, Suzanne Kuys, Kerstin McPherson, Irmina Nahon, Clarice Tang, Lynne Taylor, Gisela Van Kessel, Kelly van der Zwan and Lucy Chipchase

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:56

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  7. Content type: Research article

    During professional identity formation (PIF), medical students and young doctors enter the process of socialization in medicine with their preexisting personal identities. Here, the authors focused on how gend...

    Authors: Tomoko Matsui, Motoki Sato, Yoko Kato and Hiroshi Nishigori

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:55

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Nurses are responsible for implementing appropriate measures to reduce hospital infections, especially with multidrug resistant bacteria, so nursing students should learn about microbiology. This helps them to...

    Authors: Rika Yano, Torahiko Okubo, Tomoko Shimoda, Junji Matsuo and Hiroyuki Yamaguchi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:53

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Frontline healthcare workers are critical to meeting the maternal, newborn and child health Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries. The World Health Organization has identified leade...

    Authors: Erin Pfeiffer, Medge Owen, Christie Pettitt-Schieber, Romeck Van Zeijl, Emmanuel Srofenyoh, Adeyemi Olufolabi and Rohit Ramaswamy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:52

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Feedback is regarded a key element in teaching communication skills. However, specific aspects of feedback have not been systematically investigated in this context. Therefore, the aim of this study was to inv...

    Authors: Cosima Engerer, Pascal O. Berberat, Andreas Dinkel, Bärbel Rudolph, Heribert Sattel and Alexander Wuensch

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:51

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  11. Content type: Research article

    There is a concern that traditional instruction based methods of learning do not adequately prepare students for the challenges of physical therapy practice. Self-directed learning is considered to be the most...

    Authors: Wim van Lankveld, Marjo Maas, Joost van Wijchen, Volcmar Visser and J. Bart Staal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:50

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Clinical teaching plays a crucial role in the transition of medical students into the world of professional practice. Faculty development initiatives contribute to strengthening clinicians’ approach to teachin...

    Authors: Julia Blitz, Marietjie de Villiers and Susan van Schalkwyk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:49

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  13. Content type: Study protocol

    To meet the patients’ needs and to provide adequate health care, students need to be prepared for interprofessional collaborative practice during their undergraduate education. On interprofessional training wa...

    Authors: Johanna Mink, Anika Mitzkat, André L. Mihaljevic, Birgit Trierweiler-Hauke, Burkhard Götsch, Jochen Schmidt, Katja Krug and Cornelia Mahler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:48

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  14. Content type: Research article

    We sought to determine whether the Reflective Practice Questionnaire (RPQ) is a reliable measure of reflective capacity and related characteristics in medical students. We also planned to learn how the RPQ cou...

    Authors: Shane L. Rogers, Lynn E. Priddis, Nicole Michels, Michael Tieman and Lon J. Van Winkle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:47

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Physicians need a set of specific competences to perform well in interprofessional teams in their first year of residency. These competences should be achieved with graduation from medical school. Assessments ...

    Authors: Sarah Prediger, Sophie Fürstenberg, Pascal O. Berberat, Martina Kadmon and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:46

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  16. Content type: Research article

    There is a lack of studies on factors in the curriculum, study environment and individual differences that can promote well-being among medical students as a response to the frequent reports on the negative he...

    Authors: Christian Sletta, Reidar Tyssen and Lise Tevik Løvseth

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:45

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Chinese dentists are obliged to provide reliable guidance to patients about tooth brushing. However, attitudes and behaviours of Chinese dental students regarding oral health have been insufficient. Traditiona...

    Authors: Rui Zhang, Bin Zhang, Mingming Li, Jinfeng He, Tao Hu and Ran Cheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:44

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Writing multiple choice questions may be a valuable tool for medical education. We asked medical students to generate multiple choice questions and studied its effect on their exams. We hypothesized that stude...

    Authors: Jose Ignacio Herrero, Felipe Lucena and Jorge Quiroga

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:42

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:72

  19. Content type: Study protocol

    Stigma and discrimination are a significant public health concern and cause great distress to people with mental illness. Healthcare professionals have been identified as one source of this discrimination. In ...

    Authors: Tanya Deb, Heidi Lempp, Ioannis Bakolis, Tushar Vince, William Waugh and Claire Henderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:41

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The 5-item non-technical skills scale for trauma (T-NOTECHS) with five response categories is developed to assess non-technical skills in trauma team resuscitations. This validated instrument assesses behavior...

    Authors: Jussi P. Repo, Eerika Rosqvist, Seppo Lauritsalo and Juha Paloneva

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:40

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The shift from a more didactic to student-centred pedagogical approach has led to the implementation of new information communication technology (ICT) innovations and curricula. Consequently, analysis of the d...

    Authors: Diane O’Doherty, Justan Lougheed, Ailish Hannigan, Jason Last, Marie Dromey, Colm O’Tuathaigh and Deirdre McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:39

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  22. Content type: Correspondence

    This letter serves to respond to the article from the point of view of medical students. It offers critical perspectives on how to take the research further in certain areas and alternatives that can be invest...

    Authors: Omkar Rajesh Deodhar and Jai Mathur

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:38

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2017 17:201

  23. Content type: Research article

    Effective communication between patients and practitioners is fundamental to the delivery of high-quality care. This is particularly important in the complex and challenging nature of working in palliative and...

    Authors: Jane Dowson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:37

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The number of resources available to medical students studying a degree in medicine is growing exponentially. In addition to traditional learning resources such as lectures and textbooks, students are increasi...

    Authors: Lucinda Wynter, Annette Burgess, Eszter Kalman, Jack Edward Heron and Jane Bleasel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:36

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Compassion is an essential component of good quality care. Compassion towards people with dementia in health systems is often suboptimal, which can have negative impacts on clinical outcomes and patient experi...

    Authors: Ben Bickford, Stephanie Daley, Gillian Sleater, Molly Hebditch and Sube Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:35

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, many undergraduate general practice curricula include community-based courses at general practitioners’ (GPs’) offices. Usually the academic general practice departments collaborate with networks of...

    Authors: Tobias Deutsch, Marcus Winter, Stefan Lippmann, Anne-Kathrin Geier, Kristin Braun and Thomas Frese

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:33

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Reliable interpretation of the Assessment of Physiotherapy Practice (APP) tool is necessary for consistent assessment of physiotherapy students in the clinical setting. However, since the APP was implemented, ...

    Authors: Garry W. Kirwan, Courtney R. Clark and Megan Dalton

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:32

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Case-based teaching with real patient cases provides benefit of simulating real-world cognition. However, while clinical practice involves a prospective approach to cases, preclinical instruction typically inv...

    Authors: Sarah Waliany, Wendy Caceres, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell, Sonoo Thadaney, Noelle Johnstone and Lars Osterberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:31

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Simulation has become integral to the training of both undergraduate medical students and medical professionals. Due to the increasing degree of realism and range of features, the latest mannequins are referre...

    Authors: Christina Massoth, Hannah Röder, Hendrik Ohlenburg, Michael Hessler, Alexander Zarbock, Daniel M. Pöpping and Manuel Wenk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:29

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Over the past decades, the health sector in general has increasingly acknowledged the effectiveness of interprofessional clinical training in enhancing teamwork. In psychiatry, however, knowledge of the benefi...

    Authors: Michael Marcussen, Birgitte Nørgaard, Karen Borgnakke and Sidse Arnfred

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:27

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The educational environment is critical to learning and is determined by social interactions. Trainee satisfaction translates to career commitment, retention and a positive professional attitude as well as bei...

    Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Faith Alele, Carlos Fernando Collares, Carole Reeve, Cees Van der Vleuten, Marcy Holdsworth, Paula Heggarty and Peta-Ann Teague

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:25

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The “Second Stage of the Physician Exam” at the end of the 5th year of medical school in Germany is the final step before the “Practical Year.” An exam preparatory class can cover the complete content of Obste...

    Authors: Fabian Riedel, Maximilian Riedel, Alexander Freis, Joerg Heil, Michael Golatta, Florian Schuetz, Christof Sohn and André Hennigs

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:24

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  33. Content type: Research article

    There are currently training gaps, primarily procedural and teamwork skills, for pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellows. Simulation-based learning (SBL) has been suggested as an educational modality to hel...

    Authors: Justin M. Jeffers and Shannon Poling

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:22

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Europe is becoming more social and cultural diverse as a result of the increasing migration, but the medical doctors are largely unprepared. The medical education programmes and teachers have not evolved in li...

    Authors: Janne Sorensen, Marie Norredam, Jeanine Suurmond, Olivia Carter-Pokras, Manuel Garcia-Ramirez and Allan Krasnik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:21

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The development and assessment of clinical judgment ability are essential in nursing education. The Lasater Clinical Judgment Rubric (LCJR) was shown to be valid in evaluating nursing students’ learning outcom...

    Authors: Fen Yang, Yuncui Wang, Chongming Yang, M Huifang Zhou, Jing Shu, Bei Fu and Hui Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:20

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Advances in genetics and genomics require that healthcare professionals manage and incorporate new technologies into the appropriate clinical practice. The aim of this study was to identify core competencies i...

    Authors: Alessia Tognetto, Maria Benedetta Michelazzo, Walter Ricciardi, Antonio Federici and Stefania Boccia

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:19

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Establishing a diagnosis is a complex, iterative process involving patient data gathering, integration and interpretation. Premature closure is a fallacious cognitive tendency of closing the diagnostic process...

    Authors: Keng Sheng Chew, Jeroen J. G. van Merrienboer and Steven J. Durning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:18

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  38. Content type: Research article

    An integrated curriculum is designed to be repetitive yet progressive and the concept has rapidly established itself within medical education. National organizations have recommended a shift to a spiral curric...

    Authors: Sarah Fraser, Alexander D. Wright, Paul van Donkelaar and Jonathan D. Smirl

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:17

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The self-efficacy of educators plays a crucial role in their professional competence and subsequent provision of care. The present study aims to explain the main sources contributing to the development of self...

    Authors: Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh, Marzieh Araban, Tayebeh Fasihi Harandy, Fatemeh Bastami and Mohammad Almasian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:16

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Increasingly, non-English speaking countries use English as the medium of instruction (EMI) to teach academic subjects. This study investigated the challenges and adaptation strategies of teachers and students...

    Authors: Miao Yang, Patricia S. O’Sullivan, David M. Irby, Zexin Chen, Chun Lin and Changmin Lin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:15

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Although program directors judge residents’ performance for summative decisions, little is known about how they do this. This study examined what information program directors use and how they value this infor...

    Authors: Marrigje E. Duitsman, Cornelia R. M. G. Fluit, Wieke E. van der Goot, Marianne ten Kate-Booij, Jacqueline de Graaf and Debbie A. D. C. Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:13

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Junior doctors lack confidence and competence in handling the critically ill patient including diagnostic skills, decision-making and team working with other health care professionals. Simulation-based trainin...

    Authors: Søren Marker, Marlene Mohr and Doris Østergaard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:11

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