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  1. There is increasing interest in online collaborative learning tools in health education, to reduce costs, and to offer alternative communication opportunities. Patients and students often have extensive experi...

    Authors: Janet Smithson, Ray B Jones and Emily Ashurst
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:12
  2. The Public Health (PH) course at the medical college of Cairo University is based on traditional lectures. Large enrollment limits students' discussions and interactions with instructors.

    Authors: Rehab Abdelhai, Sahar Yassin, Mohamad F Ahmad and Uno GH Fors
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:11
  3. Health care professionals with positive attitudes towards the functional abilities of patients with low back pain are more likely to encourage activity and avoidance of rest as per recommended guidelines. This...

    Authors: Hayley Morris, Cormac Ryan, Douglas Lauchlan and Max Field
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:10
  4. No validated model exists to explain the learning effects of assessment, a problem when designing and researching assessment for learning. We recently developed a model explaining the pre-assessment learning e...

    Authors: Francois J Cilliers, Lambert WT Schuwirth and Cees PM van der Vleuten
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:9
  5. This exploratory study investigated the motives of medical students (N = 63) for using indirect questions of the type I don't know if [you have already heard about chemotherapies], I don't know how [you are], or

    Authors: Céline Bourquin, Friedrich Stiefel, Alexandre Berney and Pascal Singy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:8
  6. Several studies have found a positive effect on the learning curve as well as the improvement of basic psychomotor skills in the operating room after virtual reality training. Despite this, the majority of sur...

    Authors: Jeanett Oestergaard, Flemming Bjerrum, Mathilde Maagaard, Per Winkel, Christian Rifbjerg Larsen, Charlotte Ringsted, Christian Gluud, Teodor Grantcharov, Bent Ottesen and Jette Led Soerensen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:7
  7. In the training of healthcare professionals, one of the advantages of communication training with simulated patients (SPs) is the SP's ability to provide direct feedback to students after a simulated clinical ...

    Authors: Claudia Schlegel, Ulrich Woermann, Jan-Joost Rethans and Cees van der Vleuten
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:6
  8. The compressed curriculum in modern knowledge-intensive medicine demands useful tools to achieve approved learning aims in a limited space of time. Web-based learning can be used in different ways to enhance l...

    Authors: Mikael Nilsson, Jan Östergren, Uno Fors, Anette Rickenlund, Lennart Jorfeldt, Kenneth Caidahl and Gunilla Bolinder
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:5
  9. Psychosocial competence and frustration tolerance are important characteristics of skilled medical professionals. In the present study we explored the usefulness of applying a comprehensive motivational theory...

    Authors: Nir Madjar, Yaacov G Bachner and Talma Kushnir
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:4
  10. To ascertain good and appropriate healthcare for both women and men implementation of gender perspectives in medical education is needed. For a successful implementation, knowledge about students' attitudes an...

    Authors: Jenny Andersson, Petra Verdonk, Eva E Johansson, Toine Lagro-Janssen and Katarina Hamberg
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:3
  11. The quality of the Educational environment is a key determinant of a student centred curriculum. Evaluation of the educational environment is an important component of programme appraisal. In order to conduct ...

    Authors: Sean M Hammond, Margaret O'Rourke, Martina Kelly, Deirdre Bennett and Siun O'Flynn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:2
  12. Mobile technology is increasingly being used by clinicians to access up-to-date information for patient care. These offer learning opportunities in the clinical setting for medical students but the underlying ...

    Authors: Bethany S Davies, Jethin Rafique, Tim R Vincent, Jil Fairclough, Mark H Packer, Richard Vincent and Inam Haq
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:1
  13. Reflection on experience is an increasingly critical part of professional development and lifelong learning. There is, however, continuing uncertainty about how best to put principle into practice, particularl...

    Authors: Sebastiaan Koole, Tim Dornan, Leen Aper, Albert Scherpbier, Martin Valcke, Janke Cohen-Schotanus and Anselme Derese
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:104
  14. Burnout has been traditionally defined in relation to the dimensions of "exhaustion", "cynicism", and "inefficiency". More recently, the Burnout Clinical Subtype Questionnaire (BCSQ-12) further established thr...

    Authors: Jesus Montero-Marin, Francesca Monticelli, Marina Casas, Amparo Roman, Inmaculada Tomas, Margarita Gili and Javier Garcia-Campayo
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:103
  15. In many academic settings teaching a particular topic is applied to every student enrolled in the same academic year, it is a difficult task for researchers to design a randomized control group study. This res...

    Authors: Huy V Nguyen, An TM Dao and Dzung V Do
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:102
  16. Training in the five steps of evidence-based practice (EBP) has been recommended for inclusion in entry-level health professional training. The effectiveness of EBP education has been explored predominantly in...

    Authors: Maureen P McEvoy, Marie T Williams, Timothy S Olds, Lucy K Lewis and John Petkov
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:100
  17. Prior to 1999 students entering our MBBS course were selected on academic performance alone. We have now evaluated the impact on the demographics of subsequent cohorts of our standard entry students (those ent...

    Authors: Ian B Puddey, Annette Mercer, Sandra E Carr and William Louden
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:97
  18. Clinical activities that trainees can be trusted to perform with minimal or no supervision have been labelled as Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). We sought to examine what activities could be entrus...

    Authors: Philip Boyce, Christine Spratt, Mark Davies and Prue McEvoy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:96
  19. An earlier study at Nottingham suggested that 10-15% of the medical student intake was likely to fail completely or have substantial problems on the course. This is a problem for the students, the Faculty, and...

    Authors: Janet Yates
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:95
  20. In the diagnostic reasoning process medical students and novice physicians need to be made aware of the diagnostic values of the clinical findings (including history, signs, and symptoms) to make an appropriat...

    Authors: Hamideh Moosapour, Mohsin Raza, Mehdi Rambod and Akbar Soltani
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:94
  21. There is a growing acknowledgement that doctors need to develop leadership and management competences to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of patient services. We under...

    Authors: Mark R Abbas, Thelma A Quince, Diana F Wood and John A Benson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:93
  22. Team-based learning (TBL), a new active learning method, has not been reported for neurology education. We aimed to determine if TBL was more effective than passive learning (PL) in improving knowledge outcome...

    Authors: Nigel CK Tan, Nagaendran Kandiah, Yiong Huak Chan, Thirugnanam Umapathi, Sze Haur Lee and Kevin Tan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:91
  23. Computer-based examinations (CBE) ensure higher efficiency with respect to producibility and assessment compared to paper-based examinations (PBE). However, students often have objections against CBE and are a...

    Authors: Achim Hochlehnert, Konstantin Brass, Andreas Moeltner and Jana Juenger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:89
  24. Despite there being considerable literature documenting learner distress and perceptions of mistreatment in medical education settings, these concerns have not been explored in-depth in Canadian family medicin...

    Authors: Rodney A Crutcher, Olga Szafran, Wayne Woloschuk, Fatima Chatur and Chantal Hansen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:88
  25. It has long been acknowledged that medical students frequently focus their learning on that which will enable them to pass examinations, and that they use a range of study approaches and resources in preparing...

    Authors: Jianzhen Zhang, Raymond F Peterson and Ieva Z Ozolins
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:87
  26. There is increasing attention to online learning as a convenient way of getting professional training. The number and popularity of online nursing continuing education programs are increasing rapidly in many c...

    Authors: Selcuk Karaman
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:86
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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

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