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  1. The role of residents as educators is increasingly recognized, since it impacts residents, interns, medical students and other healthcare professionals. A widespread implementation of resident-as-teacher cours...

    Authors: Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola, Enrique L Graue-Wiechers, Leobardo C Ruiz-Pérez, Rocío García-Durán and Irene Durante-Montiel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:17
  2. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become standard approach in medicine. Patients and health authorities increasingly claim active patient roles in decision making. Education to cope with these roles might be u...

    Authors: Bettina Berger, Anke Steckelberg, Gabriele Meyer, Jürgen Kasper and Ingrid Mühlhauser
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:16
  3. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requires an annual evaluation of all ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs to assess program quality. The results of this evaluatio...

    Authors: Steven H Rose and Timothy R Long
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:13
  4. Peer education is an interactive method of teaching or learning which is widely used for educating school and college students, in a variety of different forms. However, there are few studies on its effectiven...

    Authors: Sakineh Mohammad-Alizadeh Charandabi, Rezagoli Vahidi, Lena Marions and Rolf Wahlström
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:11
  5. Internet-based instruction in continuing medical education (CME) has been associated with favorable outcomes. However, more direct comparative studies of different Internet-based interventions, instructional m...

    Authors: Vernon R Curran, Lisa J Fleet and Fran Kirby
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:10
  6. Clinical teaching is a complex learning situation influenced by the learning content, the setting and the participants' actions and interactions. Few empirical studies have been conducted in order to explore h...

    Authors: Maria Skyvell Nilsson, Sandra Pennbrant, Ewa Pilhammar and Claes-Göran Wenestam
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:9
  7. Psychological distress is common among medical students but manifests in a variety of forms. Currently, no brief, practical tool exists to simultaneously evaluate these domains of distress among medical studen...

    Authors: Liselotte N Dyrbye, Daniel W Szydlo, Steven M Downing, Jeff A Sloan and Tait D Shanafelt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:8
  8. Interactive methods like role play, recorded video scenarios and objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) are being regularly used to teach and assess communication skills of medical students in the western w...

    Authors: Noor F Ahsen, Syeda A Batul, Ahsen N Ahmed, Sardar Z Imam, Humaira Iqbal, Khayyam Shamshair and Hammad Ali
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:7
  9. There are growing reasons to use both information and communication functions of learning technologies as part of clinical education, but the literature offers few accounts of such implementations or evaluatio...

    Authors: Kathleen Gray and Jacinta Tobin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:6
  10. Available evidence suggests that international medical graduates have improved the availability of U.S. health care while maintaining academic standards. We wondered whether studies had been conducted to addre...

    Authors: Norman A Desbiens and Humberto J Vidaillet Jr
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:5
  11. An observed decrease of physician scientists in medical practice has generated much recent interest in increasing the exposure of research programs in medical school. The aim of this study was to review the ex...

    Authors: D Robert Siemens, Sanoj Punnen, James Wong and Nimira Kanji
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:4
  12. The present study compares the value of additional use of computer simulated heart sounds, to conventional bedside auscultation training, on the cardiac auscultation skills of 3rd year medical students at Oslo Un...

    Authors: Øystein Sverdrup, Torstein Jensen, Svein Solheim and Knut Gjesdal
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:3
  13. Recently there is a growing concern about stress during undergraduate medical training. However, studies about the same are lacking from Pakistani medical schools. The objectives of our study were to assess pe...

    Authors: Mohsin Shah, Shahid Hasan, Samina Malik and Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:2
  14. Problem-based Learning (PBL) has been suggested as a key educational method of knowledge acquisition to improve medical education. We sought to evaluate the differences in medical school education between grad...

    Authors: Christopher L Schlett, Hinnerk Doll, Janosch Dahmen, Ole Polacsek, Gero Federkeil, Martin R Fischer, Fabian Bamberg and Martin Butzlaff
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:1
  15. Lack of knowledge and skills, and negative attitudes towards patients with disabilities, may adversely affect the services available to this group and negatively affect their health outcomes. The objective of ...

    Authors: Andrew B Symons, Denise McGuigan and Elie A Akl
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:78
  16. In the UK and many other countries, many specialties have had longstanding problems with recruitment and have increasingly relied on international medical graduates to fill junior and senior posts. We aimed to...

    Authors: Seena Fazel and Klaus P Ebmeier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:77
  17. Graduate entry medicine is a recent innovation in UK medical training. Evidence is sparse at present as to progress and attainment on these programmes. Shared clinical rotations, between an established 5-year ...

    Authors: Gillian Manning and Paul Garrud
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:76
  18. Nurses and other health professionals in the U.K. can gain similar prescribing rights to doctors by undertaking a non-medical prescribing course. Non-medical prescribing students must have a thorough understan...

    Authors: Oonagh Meade, Dianne Bowskill and Joanne S Lymn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:74
  19. Lectures supported by theatrical performance may enhance learning and be an attractive alternative to traditional lectures. This study describes our experience with using theatre in education for medical stude...

    Authors: Pemra C Ünalan, Arzu Uzuner, Serap Çifçili, Mehmet Akman, Sertaç Hancıoğlu and Hans O Thulesius
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:73
  20. Leadership courses and multi-source feedback are widely used developmental tools for leaders in health care. On this background we aimed to study the additional effect of a leadership course following a multi-...

    Authors: Bente Malling, Lene Mortensen, Thomas Bonderup, Albert Scherpbier and Charlotte Ringsted
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:72
  21. Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) affects at least 4 million people in the United States, yet only 16% of people with CFS have received a diagnosis or medical care for their illness. Educating health care profess...

    Authors: Dana J Brimmer, K Kimberly McCleary, Teresa A Lupton, Katherine M Faryna and William C Reeves
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:70
  22. Portfolios, widely used in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine, have variable purposes, formats and success. A recent systematic review summarised factors necessary for successful portfolio introduction bu...

    Authors: Sarah Ross, Alison Maclachlan and Jennifer Cleland
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:69
  23. The developing world has had limited quality research and in Pakistan, research is still in its infancy. We conducted a study to assess the proportion of junior faculty involved in research to highlight their ...

    Authors: Saniya Sabzwari, Samreen Kauser and Ali Khan Khuwaja
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:68
  24. At Nottingham University more than 95% of entrants to the traditional 5-year medical course are school leavers. Since 2003 we have admitted graduate entrants (GEM) to a shortened (4-year) course to 'widen acce...

    Authors: David James, Eamonn Ferguson, David Powis, Miles Bore, Don Munro, Ian Symonds and Janet Yates
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:67
  25. The anatomy course offers important opportunities to develop professionalism at an early stage in medical education. It is an academically significant course that also engenders stress in some students.

    Authors: Johanna Shapiro, Vincent P Nguyen, Sarah Mourra, John R Boker, Marianne Ross, Trung M Thai and Robert J Leonard
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:65
  26. In 1996 The University of Liverpool reformed its medical course from a traditional lecture-based course to an integrated PBL curriculum. A project has been underway since 2000 to evaluate this change. Part of ...

    Authors: Simon Watmough, Helen O'Sullivan and David Taylor
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:64
  27. As the overall evidence for the effectiveness of teaching of evidence based medicine (EBM) is not strong, and the impact of cultural and societal influences on teaching method is poorly understood, we undertoo...

    Authors: Janice M Johnston, C Mary Schooling and Gabriel M Leung
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:63
  28. Epistemological beliefs (EB) are an individual's cognitions about knowledge and knowing. In several non-medical domains, EB have been found to contribute to the way individuals reason when faced with ill-struc...

    Authors: Ann Roex, Geraldine Clarebout, Valerie Dory and Jan Degryse
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:62
  29. Emotional intelligence (EI) is increasingly discussed as having a potential role in medicine, nursing, and other healthcare disciplines, both for personal mental health and professional practice. Stress has be...

    Authors: Yvonne Birks, Jean McKendree and Ian Watt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:61
  30. Medical students report high levels of stress related to their medical training as well as to other personal and financial factors. The aim of this study is to investigate whether there are differences in cour...

    Authors: Alexander D Lewis, Darryl A Braganza Menezes, Helen E McDermott, Louise J Hibbert, Sarah-Louise Brennan, Elizabeth E Ross and Lisa A Jones
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:60
  31. Evidence based medicine (EBM) is considered an integral part of medical training, but integration of teaching various EBM steps in everyday clinical practice is uncommon. Currently EBM is predominantly taught ...

    Authors: Shakila Thangaratinam, Gemma Barnfield, Susanne Weinbrenner, Berit Meyerrose, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Andrea R Horvath, Gianni Zanrei, Regina Kunz, Katja Suter, Jacek Walczak, Anna Kaleta, Katrien Oude Rengerink, Harry Gee, Ben WJ Mol and Khalid S Khan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:59
  32. We recently set standards for gender-specific medicine training as an integrated part of the GP training curriculum. This paper describes the programme and evaluation of this training.

    Authors: Patrick W Dielissen, Ben JAM Bottema, Petra Verdonk and Toine LM Lagro-Janssen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:58
  33. Given the looming shortage of physicians in Canada, we wished to determine how closely the career preference of students entering Canadian medical schools was aligned with the current physician mix in Canada.

    Authors: Ian M Scott, Bruce J Wright, Fraser R Brenneis and Margot C Gowans
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:57
  34. Peer-assisted learning has many purported benefits including preparing students as educators, improving communication skills and reducing faculty teaching burden. But comparatively little is known about the ef...

    Authors: Adam D Peets, Sylvain Coderre, Bruce Wright, Deirdre Jenkins, Kelly Burak, Shannon Leskosky and Kevin McLaughlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:55
  35. Osteoporosis is a serious but treatable condition. However, appropriate therapy utilization of the disease remains suboptimal. Thus, the objective of the study was to change physicians' therapy administration ...

    Authors: George Ioannidis, Alexandra Papaioannou, Lehana Thabane, Amiram Gafni, Anthony Hodsman, Brent Kvern, Aleksandra Walsh, Famida Jiwa and Jonathan D Adachi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:54
  36. A Night Float (NF) system has been implemented by many institutions to address increasing concerns about residents' work hours. The purpose of our study was to examine the perceptions of residents towards a NF...

    Authors: Harish Jasti, Barbara H Hanusa, Galen E Switzer, Rosanne Granieri and Michael Elnicki
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:52
  37. A sound knowledge of pathophysiology of a disease and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CPT) of a drug is required for safe and rational prescribing. The aim of this study was therefore to assess how ade...

    Authors: Kazeem A Oshikoya, Idowu O Senbanjo and Olufemi O Amole
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:50
  38. Both university and non-university stakeholders should be involved in the process of curriculum development in medical schools, because all are concerned with the competencies of the graduates. That may be dif...

    Authors: Luu Ngoc Hoat, Nguyen Lan Viet, GJ van der Wilt, J Broerse, EJ Ruitenberg and EP Wright
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:49
  39. Health research training is an essential component of medical education and a vital exercise to help develop physician research skills. This study was carried out to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes an...

    Authors: Hassan Khan, Sadaf Khan and Arshad Iqbal
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:46

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