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  1. Knowledge in natural sciences generally predicts study performance in the first two years of the medical curriculum. In order to reduce delay and dropout in the preclinical years, Hamburg Medical School decide...

    Authors: Johanna C Hissbach, Dietrich Klusmann and Wolfgang Hampe
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:83
  2. Yearly surveys among the undergraduate students in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Karolinska Institutet have conveyed a wish for increased clinical training, and in particular, in surgical removal of mandib...

    Authors: Bodil Lund, Uno Fors, Ronny Sejersen, Eva-Lotta Sallnäs and Annika Rosén
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:82
  3. Learning styles determine how people manage new information. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) involves the management of information in clinical practice. As a consequence, the way in which a person uses EBM can ...

    Authors: Sandra E Zwolsman, Nynke van Dijk, Anita AH Verhoeven, Wouter de Ruijter and Margreet Wieringa-de Waard
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:81
  4. A framework for high quality in post graduate training has been defined by the World Federation of Medical Education (WFME). The objective of this paper is to perform a systematic review of reviews to find cur...

    Authors: Annelies Damen, Roy Remmen, Johan Wens and Dominique Paulus
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:80
  5. Clinical contact in the early curriculum and workplace learning with active tutorship are important parts of modern medical education. In a previously published study, we found that medical students' tutors ex...

    Authors: Bernhard von Below, Stig Rödjer, Mats Wahlqvist and Annika Billhult
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:79
  6. Teaching the steps of evidence-based practice (EBP) has become standard curriculum for health professions at both student and professional levels. Determining the best methods for evaluating EBP learning is ha...

    Authors: Julie K Tilson, Sandra L Kaplan, Janet L Harris, Andy Hutchinson, Dragan Ilic, Richard Niederman, Jarmila Potomkova and Sandra E Zwolsman
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:78
  7. Health educators need rigorously developed instruments to evaluate cognitive skills relating to evidence based practice (EBP). Previous EBP evaluation instruments have focused on the acquisition and appraisal ...

    Authors: Lucy K Lewis, Marie T Williams and Timothy S Olds
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:77
  8. The choice of whether to undertake an intercalated Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree is one of the most important decisions that students must make during their time at medical school. An effect on exam perform...

    Authors: Nishanthan Mahesan, Siobhan Crichton, Hannah Sewell and Simon Howell
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:76
  9. Few internal medicine residency programs provide formal ultrasound training. This study sought to assess the feasibility of simulation based ultrasound training among first year internal medicine residents and...

    Authors: Mira T Keddis, Michael W Cullen, Darcy A Reed, Andrew J Halvorsen, Furman S McDonald, Paul Y Takahashi and Anjali Bhagra
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:75
  10. One of the toughest tasks in any profession is the deliverance of death notification. Marathon Death is an exercise conducted during the fourth year of medical school in northern Sweden to prepare students for...

    Authors: Anna Nordström, Anncristine Fjellman-Wiklund and Tomas Grysell
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:74
  11. Improper catheterization can lead to urethral injury. Yet research from four continents suggests training of junior doctors in catheterization is insufficient. European research suggests a majority of catheter...

    Authors: Manuel Manalo Jr, Marie Carmela M Lapitan and Brian S Buckley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:73
  12. The objectives of this study were to characterize the satisfaction of Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellows with their training and to understand how opinions about training have changed over time.

    Authors: Miltiadis Douvoyiannis, Nathan Litman, Peter F Belamarich and David L Goldman
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:72
  13. There is concern about the adequacy of operative exposure in surgical training programmes, in the context of changing work practices. We aimed to quantify the operative exposure of all trainees on the National...

    Authors: Peter E Lonergan, Jurgen Mulsow, W Arthur Tanner, Oscar Traynor and Sean Tierney
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:70
  14. The literature on simulated or standardized patient (SP) methodology is expanding. However, at the level of the program, there are several gaps in the literature. We seek to fill this gap through documenting e...

    Authors: Debra Nestel, Diana Tabak, Tanya Tierney, Carine Layat-Burn, Anja Robb, Susan Clark, Tracy Morrison, Norma Jones, Rachel Ellis, Cathy Smith, Nancy McNaughton, Kerry Knickle, Jenny Higham and Roger Kneebone
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:69
  15. Despite increasing recognition that mentoring is essential early in medical careers, little is known about the prevalence of mentoring programs for medical students. We conducted this study to survey all medic...

    Authors: Felix G Meinel, Konstantinos Dimitriadis, Philip von der Borch, Sylvère Störmann, Sophie Niedermaier and Martin R Fischer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:68
  16. Self-reflection and reflective practice are increasingly considered as essential attributes of competent professionals functioning in complex and ever-changing healthcare systems of the 21st century. The aim of t...

    Authors: Rani Kanthan and Jenna-Lynn B Senger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:67
  17. Research evidence suggests that journal clubs (JCs) are one approach which can be used to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice. However, there are issues which potentially threaten their viabi...

    Authors: Lucylynn M Lizarondo, Karen Grimmer-Somers and Saravana Kumar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:66
  18. Despite the high burden of musculoskeletal (MSK) diseases, few generalists are comfortable teaching MSK physical examination (PE) skills. Patient Partners® in Arthritis (PP®IA) is a standardized patient educator ...

    Authors: Anna E Oswald, Mary J Bell, Jeffrey Wiseman and Linda Snell
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:65
  19. The transition from veterinary student to member of the veterinary profession is known to be challenging. This study aimed to determine and compare the opinions of final year veterinary students and recent gra...

    Authors: Susan M Rhind, Sarah Baillie, Tierney Kinnison, Darren J Shaw, Catriona E Bell, Richard J Mellanby, Jenny Hammond, Neil PH Hudson, Rachel E Whittington and Ruth Donnelly
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:64
  20. Physicians working with multicultural populations need to know how to elicit the patient's understanding of the illness; determine the patient's sociocultural context and identify any issues that might affect ...

    Authors: Patricia Hudelson, Noelle Junod Perron and Thomas Perneger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:63
  21. Seven years after implementing a new curriculum an evaluation was performed to explore possibilities for improvements.

    Authors: Sophia Mueller, Nina Weichert, Veit Stoecklein, Ariane Hammitzsch, Giulia Pascuito, Christian Krug, Matthias Holzer, Mona Pfeiffer, Matthias Siebeck and Ralf Schmidmaier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:62
  22. In Canada, graduating medical students consider many factors, including geographic, social, and academic, when ranking residency programs through the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). The relative s...

    Authors: Tao Wang, Benson Wong, Alexander Huang, Prateek Khatri, Carly Ng, Melissa Forgie, Joel H Lanphear and Peter J O'Neill
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:61
  23. Professionalism topics are usually not covered as a separate lesson within formal curriculum, but in subtler and less officially recognized educational activities, which makes them difficult to teach and asses...

    Authors: Zalika Klemenc-Ketis and Janko Kersnik
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:60
  24. To develop and evaluate a continuing medical education (CME) course aimed at improving healthcare provider knowledge about breast cancer health disparities and the importance of cross-cultural communication in...

    Authors: Richard C Palmer, Raquel Samson, Maria Triantis and Irene D Mullan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:59
  25. Effective use of the laryngeal mask airway (LMA) requires learning proper insertion technique in normal patients undergoing routine surgical procedures. However, there is a move towards simulation training for...

    Authors: Elpiniki Laiou, Thomas H Clutton-Brock, Richard J Lilford and Celia A Taylor
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:57
  26. Retaining health workers in rural areas is challenging for a number of reasons, ranging from personal preferences to difficult work conditions and low remuneration. This paper assesses the influence of intrins...

    Authors: Peter Agyei-Baffour, S Rani Kotha, Jennifer C Johnson, Mawuli Gyakobo, Kwesi Asabir, Janet Kwansah, Emmanuel Nakua, Mawuli Dzodzomenyo, Rachel C Snow and Margaret E Kruk
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:56
  27. Good communication is a crucial element of good clinical care, and it is important to provide appropriate consultation skills teaching in undergraduate medical training to ensure that doctors have the necessar...

    Authors: Alexia Papageorgiou, Susan Miles, Michelle Fromage, Julie Kemmy and Sam J Leinster
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:55
  28. Mentoring is a core component of medical education and career success. There is increasing global emphasis on mentorship of young scientists in order to train and develop the next leaders in global health. How...

    Authors: Damalie Nakanjako, Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Kenneth Kintu, Jim Aizire, Fred Nakwagala, Simon Luzige, Charles Namisi, Harriet Mayanja-Kizza and Moses R Kamya
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:53
  29. The evidence base for mental illness related stigma interventions in health care professionals and trainees is underdeveloped. This study aimed to examine the impact of mental illness related stigma training o...

    Authors: Aliya Kassam, Nick Glozier, Morven Leese, Joanne Loughran and Graham Thornicroft
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:51
  30. Two of the key steps in evidence based medicine (EBM) are being able to construct a clinical question and effectively search the literature to source relevant information. No evidence currently exists that inf...

    Authors: Dragan Ilic, Katrina Tepper and Marie Misso
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:49
  31. Big-fish-little-pond effect (BFLPE) research has demonstrated that students in high-ability environments have lower academic self-concepts than equally able students in low-ability settings. Research has shown...

    Authors: Kirsty Jackman, Ian G Wilson, Marjorie Seaton and Rhonda G Craven
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:48
  32. The complicity of the South African health sector in apartheid and the international relevance of human rights as a professional obligation prompted moves to include human rights competencies in the curricula ...

    Authors: Elena G Ewert, Laurel Baldwin-Ragaven and Leslie London
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:47
  33. Recognizing the growing demand from medical students and residents for more comprehensive global health training, and the paucity of explicit curricula on such issues, global health and curriculum experts from...

    Authors: Lynda Redwood-Campbell, Barry Pakes, Katherine Rouleau, Colla J MacDonald, Neil Arya, Eva Purkey, Karen Schultz, Reena Dhatt, Briana Wilson, Abdullahel Hadi and Kevin Pottie
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:46
  34. In Australia, training for general practice (GP) occurs within private practices and their involvement in teaching can have significant financial costs. At the same time there are growing demands for clinical ...

    Authors: Caroline O Laurence, Linda E Black, Carolyn Cheah and Jonathan Karnon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:45
  35. Professionalism is a difficult construct to define in medical students but aspects of this concept may be important in predicting the risk of postgraduate misconduct. For this reason attempts are being made to...

    Authors: Paul A Tiffin, Gabrielle M Finn and John C McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:43
  36. When innovations are introduced in medical education, teachers often have to adapt to a new concept of what being a good teacher includes. These new concepts do not necessarily match medical teachers' own, oft...

    Authors: Thea CM van Roermund, Fred Tromp, Albert JJA Scherpbier, Ben JAM Bottema and Herman J Bueving
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:42
  37. This study investigated whether the introduction of professional development teaching in the first two years of a medical course improved students' observed communication skills with simulated patients. Studen...

    Authors: Katherine Joekes, Lorraine M Noble, Angela M Kubacki, Henry WW Potts and Margaret Lloyd
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:41
  38. Simulation-based medical education has been widely used in medical skills training; however, the effectiveness and long-term outcome of simulation-based training in thoracentesis requires further investigation...

    Authors: Guanchao Jiang, Hong Chen, Shan Wang, Qinghuan Zhou, Xiao Li, Kezhong Chen and Xizhao Sui
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:39
  39. Educators in allied health and medical education programs utilize instructional multimedia to facilitate psychomotor skill acquisition in students. This study examines the effects of instructional multimedia o...

    Authors: A Russell Smith Jr, Cathy Cavanaugh and W Allen Moore
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:38
  40. Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We comp...

    Authors: Rakesh Aggarwal, Nikhil Gupte, Nancy Kass, Holly Taylor, Joseph Ali, Anant Bhan, Amita Aggarwal, Stephen D Sisson, Sukon Kanchanaraksa, Jane McKenzie-White, John McGready, Paolo Miotti and Robert C Bollinger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:37
  41. Cultural competence, the ability to work in cross-cultural situations, has been acknowledged as a core skill for physiotherapists and other health professionals. Literature in this area has focused on the rati...

    Authors: Andrea Bialocerkowski, Cherie Wells and Karen Grimmer-Somers
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:34

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