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  1. Previous research has shown that Dutch medical residents feel inadequate in certain management areas: 85% had a need for management training and reported preferences on the format of such training. Our objecti...

    Authors: Lizanne Berkenbosch, Suzanne Gerdien Schoenmaker, Susannah Ahern, Charlotte Søjnæs, Linda Snell, Albert J J A Scherpbier and Jamiu O Busari
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:25
  2. The assessment of the performance of medical school graduates during their first postgraduate years provides an early indicator of the quality of the undergraduate curriculum and educational process. The objec...

    Authors: Fatima Taleb Abadel and Abdulla Saeed Hattab
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:24
  3. Currently only a few reports exist on how to prepare medical students for skills laboratory training. We investigated how students and tutors perceive a blended learning approach using virtual patients (VPs) a...

    Authors: Ronny Lehmann, Hans Martin Bosse, Anke Simon, Christoph Nikendei and Sören Huwendiek
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:23
  4. Many medical schools have embraced small group learning methods in their undergraduate curricula. Given increasing financial constraints on universities, active learning groups like seminars (with 25 students ...

    Authors: Annemarie Spruijt, Ineke Wolfhagen, Harold Bok, Eva Schuurmans, Albert Scherpbier, Peter van Beukelen and Debbie Jaarsma
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:22
  5. Language and cultural differences could be a limiting factor for the international exchange of Virtual Patients (VPs), especially for small countries and languages of limited circulation. Our research evaluate...

    Authors: Valentin Muntean, Tudor Calinici, Stefan Tigan and Uno GH Fors
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:21
  6. Nursing educators need rigorously developed instruments to assess competency in evidence based practice (EBP) at undergraduate level. This concept is defined as the capability to choose and use an integrated c...

    Authors: Maria Ruzafa-Martinez, Lidon Lopez-Iborra, Teresa Moreno-Casbas and Manuel Madrigal-Torres
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:19
  7. The ‘human resources for health’ crisis has highlighted the need for more health (care) professionals and led to an increased interest in health professional education, including master’s degree programmes. Th...

    Authors: Prisca AC Zwanikken, Marjolein Dieleman, Dulani Samaranayake, Ngozi Akwataghibe and Albert Scherpbier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:18
  8. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between American College of Radiology (ACR) in-training examination scores and performance on the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (R...

    Authors: Trent H Orton and Matthew McInnes
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:17
  9. Recent educational initiatives by both the World Health Organization and the American Association of Medical Colleges have endorsed integrating teaching of patient safety and quality improvement (QI) to medica...

    Authors: Claire L Teigland, Rachel C Blasiak, Lindsay A Wilson, Rachel E Hines, Karen L Meyerhoff and Anthony J Viera
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:16
  10. Informed consent talks are mandatory before invasive interventions. However, the patients’ information recall has been shown to be rather poor. We investigated, whether medical laypersons recalled more informa...

    Authors: Anne Werner, Friederike Holderried, Norbert Schäffeler, Peter Weyrich, Reimer Riessen, Stephan Zipfel and Nora Celebi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:15
  11. Little empirical data are available on the extent to which capacity-building programs in research ethics prepare trainees to apply ethical reasoning skills to the design, conduct, or review of research. A rand...

    Authors: Francis H Barchi, Megan Kasimatis-Singleton, Mary Kasule, Pilate Khulumani and Jon F Merz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:14
  12. Medical school attrition is important - securing a place in medical school is difficult and a high attrition rate can affect the academic reputation of a medical school and staff morale. More important, howeve...

    Authors: Bridget M Maher, Helen Hynes, Catherine Sweeney, Ali S Khashan, Margaret O’Rourke, Kieran Doran, Anne Harris and Siun O’ Flynn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:13
  13. Students regard biological science as one of the most difficult components of the nursing curriculum. However, a good understanding of this area is essential for effective nursing practice. The aim of this stu...

    Authors: Alison Mostyn, Claire M Jenkinson, Damion McCormick, Oonagh Meade and Joanne S Lymn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:12
  14. The most common teaching method used in China is lecturing, but recently, efforts have been widely undertaken to promote the transition from teacher-centered to student-centered education. The patient-oriented...

    Authors: Zhiren Zhang, Wei Liu, Junfeng Han, Sheng Guo and Yuzhang Wu
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:11
  15. Cardiology is one of the most popular of the hospital medical specialties in the UK. It is also a highly competitive specialty in respect of the availability of higher specialty training posts. Our aims are to...

    Authors: Fay Smith, Trevor W Lambert, Alex Pitcher and Michael J Goldacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:10
  16. There are an increasing number of studies reporting the efficacy of educational strategies to facilitate the development of knowledge and skills underpinning evidence based practice (EBP). To date there is no ...

    Authors: Anna C Phillips, Lucy K Lewis, Maureen P McEvoy, James Galipeau, Paul Glasziou, Marilyn Hammick, David Moher, Julie K Tilson and Marie T Williams
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:9
  17. The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) has been widely applied as a high-stakes examination for assessing physicians’ clinical competency. In 1992, OSCE was first introduced in Taiwan, and the au...

    Authors: Chi-Wei Lin, Tsuen-Chiuan Tsai, Cheuk-Kwan Sun, Der-Fang Chen and Keh-Min Liu
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:8
  18. Obesity, an increasing problem worldwide, is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. Management principally requires lifestyle (i.e. behavioural) changes. An evidence-base exists of behaviour change techni...

    Authors: Sarah Peters, Louisa Bird, Hamaira Ashraf, Sehar Ahmed, Philip McNamee, Cassandra Ng and Jo Hart
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:7
  19. The amount of information needed by doctors has exploded. The nature of knowledge (explicit and tacit) and processes of knowledge acquisition and participation are complex. Aiming to assist workplace learning,...

    Authors: Wendy Hardyman, Alison Bullock, Alice Brown, Sophie Carter-Ingram and Mark Stacey
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:6
  20. Successful cecal intubation (SCI) is not only a quality indicator but also an important marker in a colonoscopy trainee’s progress. We conducted this study to determine factors predicting SCI in colonoscopy tr...

    Authors: Hong-Jun Park, Jin-Heon Hong, Hyun-Soo Kim, Bo-Ra Kim, So-Yeon Park, Ki-Won Jo and Jae-Woo Kim
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:5
  21. Interest in global health (GH) among medical students worldwide is measurably increasing. There is a concomitant emphasis on emphasizing globally-relevant health professions education. Through a structured lit...

    Authors: Omar A Khan, Richard Guerrant, James Sanders, Charles Carpenter, Margaret Spottswood, David S Jones, Cliff O’Callahan, Timothy F Brewer, Jeffrey F Markuns, Stephen Gillam, Joseph O’Neill, Neal Nathanson and Stephen Wright
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:3
  22. Burnout and intolerance of uncertainty have been linked to low job satisfaction and lower quality patient care. While resilience is related to these concepts, no study has examined these three concepts in a co...

    Authors: Georga PE Cooke, Jenny A Doust and Michael C Steele
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:2
  23. By 2013 Palliative Care will become a mandatory examination subject in the medical curriculum in Germany. There is a pressing need for effective and well-designed curricula and assessment methods. Debates are ...

    Authors: Christian Schulz, Mischa F Möller, Daniel Seidler and Martin W Schnell
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:1
  24. Improving the quality of medical education is a key goal of government policy in Taiwan. The aim of this study was to reflect the responses of medical education from the perspective of graduating medical stude...

    Authors: Wing P Chan, Ting-Yu Wu, Ming-Shium Hsieh, Ting-Ywan Chou, Chih-Shung Wong, Ji-Tseng Fang, Nen-Chung Chang, Chuang-Ye Hong and Chii-Ruey Tzeng
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:127
  25. Web 2.0 sites such as YouTube have become a useful resource for knowledge and are used by medical students as a learning resource. This study aimed at assessing videos covering the nervous system examination o...

    Authors: Samy A Azer, Sarah M AlEshaiwi, Hala A AlGrain and Rana A AlKhelaif
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:126
  26. Technological advances have enabled the widespread use of video cases via web-streaming and online download as an educational medium. The use of real subjects to demonstrate acute pathology should aid the educ...

    Authors: Damian Roland, Tim Coats and David Matheson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:125
  27. Observation of the performance of medical students in the clinical environment is a key part of assessment and learning. To date, few authors have examined written comments provided to students and considered ...

    Authors: Jonathan Samuel White and Nishan Sharma
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:123
  28. This study aims to determine the correlation between medical education systems, medical college (MC) and medical school (MS), and empathy by investigating the changes in empathy among students with each additi...

    Authors: Minha Hong, Won Hye Lee, Jae Hyun Park, Tai Young Yoon, Duk Soo Moon, Sang Min Lee and Geon Ho Bahn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:122
  29. A strategy for reducing mental illness-related stigma in health-profession students is to include contact-based sessions in their educational curricula. In such sessions students are able to interact socially ...

    Authors: Scott B Patten, Alfred Remillard, Leslie Phillips, Geeta Modgill, Andrew CH Szeto, Aliya Kassam and David M Gardner
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:120
  30. E-learning is a common and popular mode of educational delivery, but little is known about its effectiveness in teaching practical skills. The aim of this study was to determine whether the Physiotherapy eSkills ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Preston, Louise Ada, Catherine M Dean, Rosalyn Stanton, Gordon Waddington and Colleen Canning
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:119
  31. In the world of technology, when today's student is approaching the on-line /distance learning in the open universities and doing on-line self-assessment, the classroom learning is vanishing slowly. Globally, ...

    Authors: Rajani A Dable, Babita R Pawar, Jaykumar R Gade, Prasanth M Anandan, Girish S Nazirkar and Jyoti T Karani
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:118
  32. In medical training, statistics is considered a very difficult course to learn and teach. Current studies have found that students’ attitudes toward statistics can influence their learning process. Measuring, ...

    Authors: Yuhai Zhang, Lei Shang, Rui Wang, Qinbo Zhao, Chanjuan Li, Yongyong Xu and Haixia Su
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:117
  33. Estimation of pharmacokinetic parameters after intermittent intravenous infusion (III) of antibiotics, such as aminoglycosides or vancomycin, has traditionally been a difficult subject for students in clinical...

    Authors: Reza Mehvar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:116
  34. Transformation of medical students to become medical professionals is a core competency required for physicians in the 21st century. Role modeling was traditionally the key method of transmitting this skill. Medi...

    Authors: Anna Byszewski, Walter Hendelman, Caroline McGuinty and Geneviève Moineau
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:115
  35. The use of anonymous audience response technology (ART) to actively engage students in classroom learning has been evaluated positively across multiple settings. To date, however, there has been no empirical e...

    Authors: Alison Mostyn, Oonagh Meade and Joanne S Lymn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:113
  36. During clinical placements, clinical educators facilitate student learning. Previous research has defined the skills, attitudes and practices that pertain to an ideal clinical educator. However, less attention...

    Authors: Lucinda S Chipchase, Peter J Buttrum, Ruth Dunwoodie, Anne E Hill, Allison Mandrusiak and Monica Moran
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:112
  37. A Clinical Log was introduced as part of a medical student learning portfolio, aiming to develop a habit of critical reflection while learning was taking place, and provide feedback to students and the institu...

    Authors: Judith N Hudson, Helen Rienits, Linda Corrin and Martin Olmos
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:111
  38. An innovative program, the Practice Support Program (PSP), for full-service family physicians and their medical office assistants in primary care practices was recently introduced in British Columbia, Canada. ...

    Authors: Dan MacCarthy, Liza Kallstrom, Helena Kadlec and Marcus Hollander
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:110
  39. A mission statement (MS) sets out the long-term goals of an institution and is supposed to be suited for studying learning environments. Yet, hardly any study has tested this issue so far. The aim of the prese...

    Authors: Thomas Rotthoff, Martin Stefan Ostapczuk, Judith de Bruin, Klaus-Dietrich Kröncke, Ulrich Decking, Matthias Schneider and Stefanie Ritz-Timme
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:109
  40. Although systematic use of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand internationally endorsed Clinical Practice Guideline for Perinatal Mortality (PSANZ-CPG) improves health outcomes, implementation i...

    Authors: Janet I Vaughan, Heather E Jeffery, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Adrienne Gordon, Jane Hirst, David A Hill and Susan Arbuckle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:108
  41. Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is an important competency for the healthcare professional. Experimental evidence of EBM educational interventions from rigorous research studies is limited. The main objective of...

    Authors: Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola, Luis F Kieffer-Escobar, Salvador Marín-Beltrán, Steven M Downing and Alan Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:107
  42. Medical education can affect medical students’ physical and mental health as well as their quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess medical students’ perceptions of their quality of life and its re...

    Authors: Patricia Tempski, Patricia L Bellodi, Helena BMS Paro, Sylvia C Enns, Milton A Martins and Lilia B Schraiber
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:106
  43. Admission committees are responsible for creating fair, defensible, reliable, and valid processes that assess those attributes considered important for professional success. There is evidence for the continuin...

    Authors: Peter Conlon, Kent Hecker and Susan Sabatini
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:105
  44. Preparing medical students for the takeover or the start-up of a medical practice is an important challenge in Germany today. Therefore, this paper presents a computer-aided serious game (eMedOffice) developed...

    Authors: Andreas Hannig, Nicole Kuth, Monika Özman, Stephan Jonas and Cord Spreckelsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:104
  45. Clinicians providing primary emergency medical care often receive little training in the management of dental emergencies. A multimodal educational intervention was designed to address this lack of training. S...

    Authors: Tony Skapetis, Tania Gerzina and Wendy Hu
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:103

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