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  1. Saudi Arabia is considered one of the most influential Muslim countries being as the host of the two most holy places for Muslims, namely Makkah and Madina. This was reflected in the emphasis on teaching medic...

    Authors: Abdulaziz F AlKabba, Ghaiath MA Hussein, Omar H Kasule, Jamal Jarallah, Mohamed Alrukban and Abdulaziz Alrashid
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:122
  2. Licensed physicians in Alberta are required to participate in the Physician Achievement Review (PAR) program every 5 years, comprising multi-source feedback questionnaires with confidential feedback, and pract...

    Authors: Ray Lewkonia, Nigel Flook, Michel Donoff and Jocelyn Lockyer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:121
  3. To conduct a systematic assessment of library and informatics training at accredited Western U.S. medical schools. To provide a structured description of core practices, detect trends through comparisons acros...

    Authors: Jonathan D Eldredge, Karen M Heskett, Terry Henner and Josephine P Tan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:119
  4. Psychologists have previously demonstrated that information recall is context dependent. However, how this influences the way we deliver medical education is unclear. This study aimed to determine if changing ...

    Authors: Andrew P Coveney, Timothy Switzer, Mark A Corrigan and Henry P Redmond
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:118
  5. The Trigger Review Method (TRM) is a structured approach to screening clinical records for undetected patient safety incidents (PSIs) and identifying learning and improvement opportunities. In Scotland, TRM pa...

    Authors: John McKay, Carl de Wet, Moya Kelly and Paul Bowie
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:117
  6. With regard to the growing proportion of elderly multimorbid patients, a sound undergraduate geriatric education becomes more important. Therefore we included the execution and interpretation of a comprehensiv...

    Authors: Elisabeth Igenbergs, Tobias Deutsch, Thomas Frese and Hagen Sandholzer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:116
  7. Extended duty hours for residents are associated with negative consequences. Strategies to accommodate duty hour restrictions may also have unintended impacts. To eliminate extended duty hours and potentially ...

    Authors: Gabriel Fabreau, Meghan Elliott, Suneil Khanna, Evan Minty, Jean E Wallace, Jill de Grood, Adriane Lewin, Garielle Brown, Aleem Bharwani, Janet Gilmour and Jane B Lemaire
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:115
  8. Despite rapid growth and development of medical technology, personal relationship between the patient and physician remains the basis of high quality treatment. The aim of our study was to develop, implement a...

    Authors: Nataša Mrduljaš Đujić, Edi Žitnik, Ljubica Pavelin, Dubravka Bačić, Mia Boljat, Davorka Vrdoljak, Ivančica Pavličević, Ana Radica Dvornik, Ana Marušić and Matko Marušić
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:114
  9. Medical students’ attitudes and beliefs about homeless people may be shaped by the attitudes of their teachers and one of the most common sites for learning about homeless patients is the emergency department....

    Authors: Alison G Fine, Tony Zhang and Stephen W Hwang
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:112
  10. Peer physical examination (PPE) is a method of training in medical and osteopathic curricula. The aim of this study was to compare the acceptability of PPE in two classes of medical and osteopathic students af...

    Authors: Fabrizio Consorti, Rosaria Mancuso, Annalisa Piccolo, Giacomo Consorti and Joseph Zurlo
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:111
  11. Virtual Patients (VPs) have been used in undergraduate healthcare education for many years. This project is focused on using VPs for training professionals to care for highly vulnerable patient populations. Th...

    Authors: Solvig Ekblad, Richard F Mollica, Uno Fors, Ioannis Pantziaras and James Lavelle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:110
  12. The overuse of laboratory tests and radiology imaging and their possible hazards to patients and the health care system is observed with growing concern in the medical community. With this study the authors wi...

    Authors: Sigrid Harendza, Lonneke Alofs, Jorike Huiskes and Marjo Wijnen-Meijer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:109
  13. New graduates report intense stress during the transition from school to their first work settings. Managing this transition is important to reduce turnover rates. This study compared the effects of an externs...

    Authors: Chien-Ning Tseng, Chia-Ju Hsieh, Kee-Hsin Chen and Meei-Fang Lou
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:108
  14. Distress and burnout among medical and psychology professionals are commonly reported and have implications for the quality of patient care delivered. Already in the course of university studies, medicine and ...

    Authors: Michael de Vibe, Ida Solhaug, Reidar Tyssen, Oddgeir Friborg, Jan H Rosenvinge, Tore Sørlie and Arild Bjørndal
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:107
  15. Science involves publishing results, but many scientists do not master this. We introduced dictation as a method of producing a manuscript draft, participating in writing teams and attending a writing retreat ...

    Authors: Lene Spanager, Anne Kjaergaard Danielsen, Hans-Christian Pommergaard, Jakob Burcharth and Jacob Rosenberg
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:106
  16. Asynchronous, computer based instruction is cost effective, allows self-directed pacing and review, and addresses preferences of millennial learners. Current research suggests there is no significant differenc...

    Authors: Jaime Jordan, Azadeh Jalali, Samuel Clarke, Pamela Dyne, Tahlia Spector and Wendy Coates
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:105
  17. Increasing challenges to recruit hospital sites with full-time on-site pharmacy preceptors for institutional-based Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experiences (APPE) has made it necessary to consider alternate expe...

    Authors: Rosemin Kassam, Mona Kwong and John B Collins
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:104
  18. Bias of clinical examiners against some types of candidate, based on characteristics such as sex or ethnicity, would represent a threat to the validity of an examination, since sex or ethnicity are ‘construct-...

    Authors: I C McManus, Andrew T Elder and Jane Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:103
  19. Continuous development and use of new technologies and methodologies are key features in improving the learning, performance, and skills of medical students and students of all health care professions. Althoug...

    Authors: Che-Wei Lin, Daniel L Clinciu, Mark H Swartz, Chien-Chih Wu, Gi-Shih Lien, Cho-Yu Chan, Fei-Peng Lee and Yu-Chuan Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:102
  20. Since 2007 a portfolio of learning has become a requirement for assessment of postgraduate family medicine training by the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa. A uniform portfolio of learning has been develop...

    Authors: Louis Jenkins, Bob Mash and Anselme Derese
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:101
  21. It is not known whether the characteristics of a good clinical teacher as perceived by resident physicians are the same in Western countries as in non-Western countries including Japan. The objective of this s...

    Authors: Makoto Kikukawa, Hiromi Nabeta, Maiko Ono, Sei Emura, Yasutomo Oda, Shunzo Koizumi and Takanobu Sakemi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:100
  22. Influenza vaccination coverage in medical students is usually low. Unlike health care workers, there is little information on the attitudes to and predictors of vaccination among medical students, and their at...

    Authors: Guillermo Mena, Anna Llupià, Alberto L García-Basteiro, Victor-Guillermo Sequera, Marta Aldea, José María Bayas and Antoni Trilla
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:99
  23. Currently, one of the main interventions that are widely expected to contribute to teachers’ professional development is confronting teachers with feedback from resident evaluations of their teaching performan...

    Authors: Thea van Roermund, Marie-Louise Schreurs, Henk Mokkink, Ben Bottema, Albert Scherpbier and Chris van Weel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:98
  24. Standardized doctor’s orders are replacing traditional order writing in teaching hospitals. The impact of this shift in practice on medical education is unknown. It is possible that preprinted orders interfere...

    Authors: Yuna Lee, Ophyr Mourad, Daniel Panisko, Robert Sargeant and Rodrigo B Cavalcanti
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:97
  25. It is generally understood that trainees experience periods of heightened stress during first year residency, yet there is little information on variations in stress and well-being over the transition period o...

    Authors: Christopher Hurst, Deborah Kahan, Mariela Ruetalo and Susan Edwards
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:96
  26. The doctor’s ability to communicate effectively (with patients, relatives, advocates and healthcare colleagues) relates directly to health outcomes, and so is core to clinical practice. The remediation of medi...

    Authors: Connie Wiskin, Eva M Doherty, Martin von Fragstein, Anita Laidlaw and Helen Salisbury
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:95
  27. Teacher feedback on student reflective writing is recommended to improve learners’ reflective competence. To be able to improve teacher feedback on reflective writing, it is essential to gain insight into whic...

    Authors: Hanke Dekker, Johanna Schönrock-Adema, Jos W Snoek, Thys van der Molen and Janke Cohen-Schotanus
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:94
  28. Aphasia is an acquired language disorder that can present a significant barrier to patient involvement in healthcare decisions. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are viewed as experts in the field of communi...

    Authors: Emma Finch, Jennifer Fleming, Kyla Brown, Jennifer Lethlean, Ashley Cameron and Steven M McPhail
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:92
  29. Links between the demanding nature of studies in the health sciences, students’ personality traits and psychological distress have been well-established. While considerable amount of work has been done in medi...

    Authors: Kimon Divaris, Ana Cristina Mafla, Laura Villa-Torres, Marisol Sánchez-Molina, Clara Liliana Gallego-Gómez, Luis Fernando Vélez-Jaramillo, Julián Andrés Tamayo-Cardona, David Pérez-Cepeda, Martha Ligia Vergara-Mercado, Miguel Ángel Simancas-Pallares and Argy Polychronopoulou
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:91
  30. Medical schools are currently charged with a lack of education as far as empathic/relational skills and the meaning of being a health-care provider are concerned, thus leading to increased interest in medical ...

    Authors: Carla Gramaglia, Amalia Jona, Fredrica Imperatori, Eugenio Torre and Patrizia Zeppegno
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:90
  31. Writing exam questions can be a valuable learning tool. We asked students to construct multiple choice questions for curricular exams in Internal Medicine. The questions for the particular exams were chosen fr...

    Authors: Alexander Jobs, Christoph Twesten, Anna Göbel, Hendrik Bonnemeier, Hendrik Lehnert and Gunther Weitz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:89
  32. There is growing interest in global health among medical trainees. Medical schools and residencies are responding to this trend by offering global health opportunities within their programs. Among United State...

    Authors: Cinnamon A Dixon, Jonathan Castillo, Heidi Castillo, Katherine A Hom and Charles Schubert
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:88
  33. Students enter the medical study with internally generated motives like genuine interest (intrinsic motivation) and/or externally generated motives like parental pressure or desire for status or prestige (cont...

    Authors: Rashmi A Kusurkar, Gerda Croiset, Francisca Galindo-Garré and Olle Ten Cate
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:87
  34. Building on a series of higher educational arts/medicine initiatives, an interdisciplinary drawing module themed on the human body was developed for both year 3 Craft students and year 3 Medicine degree studen...

    Authors: Philippa Lyon, Patrick Letschka, Tom Ainsworth and Inam Haq
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:86
  35. Most assessments of the quality of postgraduate training are based on anonymised questionnaires of trainees. We report a comprehensive assessment of the quality of training at a large postgraduate psychiatry t...

    Authors: Mukhtar Bizrah, Eduardo Iacoponi, Elizabeth Parker, Janice Rymer, Amy Iversen and Simon Wessely
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:85
  36. As a non-invasive and readily available diagnostic tool, ultrasound is one of the most important imaging techniques in medicine. Ultrasound is usually trained during residency preferable according to German So...

    Authors: Hauke S Heinzow, Hendrik Friederichs, Philipp Lenz, Andre Schmedt, Jan C Becker, Karin Hengst, Bernhard Marschall and Dirk Domagk
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:84
  37. Curricula in most western medical universities include teaching in the primary care setting as core elements. This affects GP-teachers, their patients and their interaction. Therefore, it was the aim of this s...

    Authors: Otto Pichlhöfer, Hans Tönies, Wolfgang Spiegel, Andree Wilhelm-Mitteräcker and Manfred Maier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:83
  38. There has been considerable interest in Emotional Intelligence (EI) in undergraduate medical education, with respect to student selection and admissions, health and well-being and academic performance. EI is a...

    Authors: Keiko Abe, Phillip Evans, Elizabeth J Austin, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Kazuhiko Fujisaki, Masayuki Niwa and Muneyoshi Aomatsu
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:82
  39. Despite increasing attention to providing preclinical medical students with early patient experiences, little is known about associated outcomes for students. The authors compared three early patient experienc...

    Authors: Marjorie D Wenrich, Molly B Jackson, Ineke Wolfhagen, Paul G Ramsey and Albert JJ Scherpbier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:80
  40. Learning to provide feedback on a peer’s performance in formative clinical assessments can be a valuable way of enriching the students’ own learning experience. Students are often reluctant to provide honest, ...

    Authors: Annette W Burgess, Chris Roberts, Kirsten I Black and Craig Mellis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:79
  41. Teaching the steps of evidence-based medicine (EBM) to undergraduate as well as postgraduate health care professionals is crucial for implementation of effective, beneficial health care practices and abandonme...

    Authors: Anke Rohwer, Taryn Young and Susan van Schalkwyk
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:77
  42. Little is known about the gains and losses associated with the implementation of undergraduate competency-based medical education. Therefore, we compared knowledge acquisition, clinical performance and perceiv...

    Authors: Wouter Kerdijk, Jos W Snoek, Elisabeth A van Hell and Janke Cohen-Schotanus
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:76
  43. Few studies have evaluated satisfaction with medical residency programs from the perspective of residents or recent graduates. Knowledge of current conditions of teaching might help to identify deficiencies an...

    Authors: Tatiana Millán and Keila Monteiro de Carvalho
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:75
  44. Clinical skills tests have been added to the national medical licensure examinations in Canada, the U.S., Korea and Switzerland. Adding a clinical skills test to the Japanese national medical licensure examina...

    Authors: Junji Otaki, Shizuko Nagata-Kobayashi, Ayumi Takayashiki, Maiko Ono, Motoharu Fukushi and Shinji Matsumura
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:74
  45. Simulation as a pedagogical approach has been used in health professional education to address the need to safely develop effective clinical skills prior to undertaking clinical practice. However, evidence for...

    Authors: Susannah Brady, Fiona Bogossian, Kristen Gibbons, Andrew Wells, Pauline Lyon, Donna Bonney, Melanie Barlow and Anne Jackson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2013 13:72

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