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  1. Career choices and placements of healthcare professionals in rural areas are a major problem worldwide, and their recruitment and retention to these areas have become a challenge to the health sector. The purp...

    Authors: Anthony Amalba, Walther Nicolaas Karel Anton van Mook, Victor Mogre and Albert Jakob Johannus Antonius Scherpbier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:79
  2. The uptake of evidence in practice by physicians, even if they are trained in the systematic method of evidence-based medicine (EBM), remains difficult to improve. The aim of this study was to explore percepti...

    Authors: Jan L. Hoving, Rob Kok, Sarah M. Ketelaar, Paul B. A. Smits, Frank J. H. van Dijk and Jos H. Verbeek
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:77
  3. As health care exists to alleviate patients’ suffering it is unacceptable that it inflicts unnecessary suffering on patients. We therefore have developed and evaluated a drama pedagogical model for staff inter...

    Authors: Barbro Wijma, Anke Zbikowski and A. Jelmer Brüggemann
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:75
  4. Clinical placements in acute hospitals present challenges for students with vision impairment who are being educated as health care professionals. Legislation in Australia supports reasonable adjustments to ed...

    Authors: Kylie N. Johnston, Shylie Mackintosh, Matthew Alcock, Amy Conlon-Leard and Stephen Manson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:74
  5. Advanced communication skills are vital for allied health professionals, yet students often have limited opportunities in which to develop them. The option of increasing clinical placement hours is unsustainab...

    Authors: Michelle Quail, Shelley B Brundage, Josh Spitalnick, Peter J Allen and Janet Beilby
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:73
  6. Patient-physician communication should be based on plain and simple language. Despite communication skill trainings in undergraduate medical curricula medical students and physicians are often still not aware ...

    Authors: Anja Bittner, Johannes Bittner, Ansgar Jonietz, Christoph Dybowski and Sigrid Harendza
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:72
  7. Health care professionals are expected to build decisions upon evidence. This implies decisions based on the best available, current, valid and relevant evidence, informed by clinical expertise and patient val...

    Authors: Grete Oline Hole, Sissel Johansson Brenna, Birgitte Graverholt, Donna Ciliska and Monica Wammen Nortvedt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:71
  8. Neurogenic dysphagia is one of the most frequent and prognostically relevant neurological deficits in a variety of disorders, such as stroke, parkinsonism and advanced neuromuscular diseases. Flexible endoscop...

    Authors: Rainer Dziewas, Jörg Glahn, Christine Helfer, Guntram Ickenstein, Jochen Keller, Christian Ledl, Beate Lindner-Pfleghar, Darius G. Nabavi, Mario Prosiegel, Axel Riecker, Sriramya Lapa, Sönke Stanschus, Tobias Warnecke and Otto Busse
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:70
  9. The majority of studies on prevalence and characteristics of residents in difficulty have been conducted in English-speaking countries and the existing literature may not reflect the prevalence and characteris...

    Authors: Mette K. Christensen, Lotte O’Neill, Dorthe H. Hansen, Karen Norberg, Lene S. Mortensen and Peder Charles
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:69
  10. In order to consolidate their educational knowledge and skills and develop their educational role, many clinicians undertake professional development in clinical education and supervision. It is well establish...

    Authors: Koshila Kumar and Jennene Greenhill
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:68
  11. Social media use by physicians offers potential benefits but may also be associated with professionalism problems. The objectives of this study were: 1) to examine and compare characteristics of social media u...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Kitsis, Felise B. Milan, Hillel W. Cohen, Daniel Myers, Patrick Herron, Mimi McEvoy, Jacqueline Weingarten and Martha S. Grayson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:67
  12. A portfolio of supporting information (SI) reflecting a doctor’s entire medical practice is now a central aspect of UK appraisal for revalidation. Medical revalidation, introduced in 2012, is an assessment of ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Furmedge, Ann Griffin, Catherine O’Keeffe, Anju Verma, Laura-Jane Smith and Deborah Gill
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:66
  13. Reviewing program educational efforts is an important component of postgraduate medical education program accreditation. The post-graduate review process has evolved over time to include centralized oversight ...

    Authors: Monica L. Lypson, Mark E. P. Prince, Steven J. Kasten, Nicholas H. Osborne, Richard H. Cohan, Terry Kowalenko, Paul J. Dougherty, R. Kevin Reynolds, M. Catherine Spires, Jeffrey H. Kozlow and Scott D. Gitlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:65
  14. Systematic evaluations of clinical placements are rare, especially when offered alongside academic postgraduate courses. An evidence-based approach is important to allow pedagogically-driven provision, rather ...

    Authors: Jenny Yiend, Derek K. Tracy, Brian Sreenan, Valentina Cardi, Tina Foulkes, Katerina Koutsantoni, Eugenia Kravariti, Kate Tchanturia, Lucy Willmott, Sukhi Shergill and Gabriel Reedy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:64
  15. Global health rotations are increasingly popular amongst medical students. The training abroad is highly variable and there is a recognized need for global health curriculum development. We sought to create an...

    Authors: Jaime Jordan, Risa Hoffman, Gitanjli Arora and Wendy Coates
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:63
  16. To qualitatively explore physiotherapy students’ perceptions of online e-learning for chronic disease management using a previously developed, innovative and interactive, evidence-based, e-learning package: Rh...

    Authors: Peter Gardner, Helen Slater, Joanne E. Jordan, Robyn E. Fary, Jason Chua and Andrew M. Briggs
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:62
  17. Improved research ability is a core competency to achieve in health professionals. The Selectives is a three-year, longitudinal, community-based programme within the undergraduate curriculum which aims to deve...

    Authors: Stephen E. Knight, Jacqueline M. Van Wyk and Saajida Mahomed
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:61
  18. Shared learning activities aim to enhance the collaborative skills of health students and professionals in relation to both colleagues and patients. The Readiness for Interprofessional Learning Scale is used t...

    Authors: Birgitte Nørgaard, Eva Draborg and Jan Sørensen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:60
  19. This study aims to map the learned curriculum based on students’ feedback regarding the biomedical literature evaluation competencies in a pharmacy curriculum, to evaluate teaching methods and to report studen...

    Authors: Soumana C. Nasser, Aline Hanna Saad and Lamis R. Karaoui
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:59
  20. Intelligence theory research has illustrated that people hold either “fixed” (intelligence is immutable) or “growth” (intelligence can be improved) mindsets and that these views may affect how people learn thr...

    Authors: Mithila Jegathesan, Yaffa M. Vitberg and Martin V. Pusic
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:58
  21. Graduating medical students enter the workforce with substantial medical knowledge and experience, yet little is known about how well they are prepared for the transition to medical practice in diverse setting...

    Authors: Sameer S. Kassim, Yvonne McGowan, Hannah McGee and David L. Whitford
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:56
  22. Like many sub-Saharan African countries, Malawi is facing a critical shortage of skilled healthcare workers. In response to this crisis, a formal cadre of lay health workers (LHW) has been established and now ...

    Authors: Lisa M. Puchalski Ritchie, Monique van Lettow, Jan Barnsley, Adrienne K. Chan, Michael J. Schull, Alexandra L. C. Martiniuk, Austine Makwakwa and Merrick Zwarenstein
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:54
  23. There has been a substantial body of research examining feedback practices, yet the assessment and feedback landscape in higher education is described as ‘stubbornly resistant to change’. The aim of this paper...

    Authors: Karen L. Barton, Susie J. Schofield, Sean McAleer and Rola Ajjawi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:53
  24. Medical education research in general, and those focusing on clinical settings in particular, have been a low priority in South Asia. This explorative study from 3 medical schools in Sri Lanka, a South Asian c...

    Authors: Vathsala Jayasuriya-Illesinghe, Ishra Nazeer, Lathika Athauda and Jennifer Perera
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:52
  25. Mal-distribution of health care workers is a global health challenge that exacerbates health disparities, especially in resource-limited settings. Interventions to mitigate the problem have targeted qualified ...

    Authors: Gibson Erick Kapanda, Charles Muiruri, Ahaz T. Kulanga, Chrispina N. Tarimo, Esther Lisasi, Lucy Mimano, Kien Mteta and John A. Bartlett
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:51
  26. Peer assisted learning (PAL) has been described as “the development of knowledge and skill through active help and support among status equals or matched companions”. To enhance the learning experience of heal...

    Authors: Sandra E. Carr, Gabrielle Brand, Li Wei, Helen Wright, Pam Nicol, Helene Metcalfe, Julie Saunders, John Payne, Liza Seubert and Laurie Foley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:48
  27. The main factor that determines the selection of a medical specialty in Spain after obtaining a medical degree is the MIR (“médico interno residente”, internal medical resident) exam. This exam consists of 235 mu...

    Authors: María Cristina Rodríguez-Díez, Manuel Alegre, Nieves Díez, Leire Arbea and Marta Ferrer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:47
  28. The ability to interpret an X-Ray is a vital skill for graduating medical students which guides clinicians towards accurate diagnosis and treatment of the patient. However, research has suggested that radiolog...

    Authors: Ali Salajegheh, Alborz Jahangiri, Elliot Dolan-Evans and Sahar Pakneshan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:46
  29. In recent years the focus on practical skills in the German curriculum of medical school has increased greatly. In this study we evaluate the value of a practical surgery course for medical students as a tool ...

    Authors: Dominik S. Schoeb, Eva Brennecke, Anne Andert, Jochen Grommes, Klaus T. von Trotha, Andreas Prescher, Ulf P. Neumann and Marcel Binnebösel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:45
  30. The shortage of surgeon is one of the serious problems in Japan. To solve the problem, various efforts have been undertaken to improve surgical education and training. However, appropriate teaching methods in ...

    Authors: Takayuki Nakayama, Noboru Numao, Soichiro Yoshida, Junichiro Ishioka, Yoh Matsuoka, Kazutaka Saito, Yasuhisa Fujii and Kazunori Kihara
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:44
  31. Stress is associated with poorer academic performance but identifying vulnerable students is less clear. A series of earthquakes and disrupted learning environments created an opportunity to explore the relati...

    Authors: Tim J. Wilkinson, Jan M. McKenzie, Anthony N. Ali, Joy Rudland, Frances A. Carter and Caroline J. Bell
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:43
  32. Investigating and understanding how students learn on their own is essential to effective teaching, but studies are rarely conducted in this context. A major aim within medical education is to foster procedura...

    Authors: Magalie Chéron, Mirlinda Ademi, Felix Kraft and Henriette Löffler-Stastka
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:41
  33. To reduce nursing shortages, accelerated nursing programs are available for domestic and international students. However, the withdrawal and failure rates from these programs may be different than for the trad...

    Authors: Sheila Anne Doggrell and Sally Schaffer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:40
  34. In Western clinical training, formulation of a summary statement (SS) is a core exercise for articulation, evaluation, and improvement of clinical reasoning (CR). In Japanese clinical training, structured guid...

    Authors: Brian S. Heist, Naoki Kishida, Gautam Deshpande, Sugihiro Hamaguchi and Hiroyuki Kobayashi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:39
  35. Although influenza vaccination has been demonstrated to be safe and effective, vaccination coverage rates among health care workers and among medical residents appear generally low. Several investigations have...

    Authors: Claudio Costantino, Emanuele Amodio, Giuseppe Calamusa, Francesco Vitale and Walter Mazzucco
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:38
  36. Medical schools try to implement selection procedures that will allow them to select the most motivated students for their programs. Though there is a general feeling that selection stimulates student motivati...

    Authors: Anouk Wouters, Gerda Croiset, Francisca Galindo-Garre and Rashmi A. Kusurkar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:37
  37. A caring, compassionate practitioner of the medical arts is the idealized version of what makes a good doctor. If asked to think of a painting of a doctor we most likely conjure an image of a physician sitting...

    Authors: Nicholas J. Batley, Zeina Nasreddine, Ali Chami, Dina Zebian, Rana Bachir and Hussein A. Abbas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:36
  38. The discrepancy between the extensive impact of musculoskeletal complaints and the common deficiencies in musculoskeletal examination skills lead to increased emphasis on structured teaching and assessment. Ho...

    Authors: Martin Perrig, Christoph Berendonk, Anja Rogausch and Christine Beyeler
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:35
  39. Fixed mark grade boundaries for non-linear assessment scales fail to account for variations in assessment difficulty. Where assessment difficulty varies more than ability of successive cohorts or the quality o...

    Authors: Steven A. Burr, John Whittle, Lucy C. Fairclough, Lee Coombes and Ian Todd
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:34
  40. The number of international students has increased substantially within the last decade. Due to cultural barriers, this specific group faces diverse challenges. In comparison to German colleagues, internationa...

    Authors: Daniel Huhn, Julia Huber, Franziska M. Ippen, Wolfgang Eckart, Florian Junne, Stephan Zipfel, Wolfgang Herzog and Christoph Nikendei
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:33
  41. Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is a core component of undergraduate medical student assessment. With increased emphasis on integrated programmes, more courses include OSCEs in the traditional...

    Authors: Daniel S. Furmedge, Laura-Jane Smith and Alison Sturrock
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:32
  42. The clinical training of medical students in clerkship is crucial to their future practice in healthcare services. This study investigates burnout during a 2-year clerkship training period as well as the role ...

    Authors: Cheng-Chieh Lin, Blossom Yen-Ju Lin and Chia-Der Lin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:30

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