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  1. The Wilmer General Eye Services (GES) at the Johns Hopkins Hospital is the clinic where residents provide supervised comprehensive medical and surgical care to ophthalmology patients. The clinic schedule and s...

    Authors: Eric Singman, Divya Srikumaran, Kathy Hackett, Brian Kaplan, Albert Jun, Derek Preece and Pradeep Ramulu
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:29
  2. A foundational assessment of learning needs is missing from previous reports of telepsychiatry curricula. We used an in-depth needs assessment to identify specific skills required for the practice of effective...

    Authors: Allison Crawford, Nadiya Sunderji, Jenna López and Sophie Soklaridis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:28
  3. Much of a General Practitioner’s (GP) workload consists of managing patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS). GP trainees are often taking responsibility for looking after people with MUS for the fir...

    Authors: Mary Howman, Kate Walters, Joe Rosenthal, Rola Ajjawi and Marta Buszewicz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:27
  4. Career maturity is an important parameter as nursing undergraduates prepare for their future careers. However, little is known regarding the relationships between attributions, future time perspective and care...

    Authors: Cheng Cheng, Liu Yang, Yuxia Chen, Huijing Zou, Yonggang Su and Xiuzhen Fan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:26
  5. Simulation-based education (SBE) has seen a dramatic uptake in health professions education over the last decade. SBE offers learning opportunities that are difficult to access by other methods. Competent facu...

    Authors: Debra Nestel, Margaret Bearman, Peter Brooks, Dylan Campher, Kirsty Freeman, Jennene Greenhill, Brian Jolly, Leanne Rogers, Cobie Rudd, Cyle Sprick, Beverley Sutton, Jennifer Harlim and Marcus Watson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:25
  6. Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) is a professional and regulatory expectation of general practitioners (GPs). Traditionally, CPD activity was undertaken face-to-face in educational se...

    Authors: Gordon MacWalter, John McKay and Paul Bowie
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:24
  7. This review provides a critical overview of problem-based learning (PBL) practices in Chinese pharmacy education. PBL has yet to be widely applied in pharmaceutical education in China. The results of those stu...

    Authors: Jiyin Zhou, Shiwen Zhou, Chunji Huang, Rufu Xu, Zuo Zhang, Shengya Zeng and Guisheng Qian
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:23
  8. Both research and clinical medicine requires similar attributes of efficiency, diligence and effective teamwork. Furthermore, residents must succeed at scholarship and patient care to be competitive for fellow...

    Authors: Luke A. Seaburg, Amy T. Wang, Colin P. West, Darcy A. Reed, Andrew J. Halvorsen, Gregory Engstler, Amy S. Oxentenko and Thomas J. Beckman
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:22
  9. The present study was conducted in a multi service-learning, student managed and operated, community-based clinic. Its aim was to measure the direct and indirect effects of how proximal factors (i.e., ‘managem...

    Authors: Yelena Bird, Adiba Islam and John Moraros
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:21

    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2017 17:203

  10. Student engagement is an important domain for medical education, however, it is difficult to quantify. The goal of this study was to investigate the utility of virtual patient simulations (VPS) for increasing ...

    Authors: Lise McCoy, Robin K. Pettit, Joy H. Lewis, J. Aaron Allgood, Curt Bay and Frederic N. Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:20
  11. Health sciences programs are increasingly expanding their curricula to bridge foundational scientific knowledge with needed skills to practice and patient care. The primary objectives of this study are to 1) a...

    Authors: Elsy Ramia, Pascale Salameh, Imad F. Btaiche and Aline Hanna Saad
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:19
  12. There is an increasingly growing trend towards integrating scientific research training into undergraduate medical education. Communication, research and organisational/learning skills are core competences acq...

    Authors: Laura Ribeiro, Milton Severo and Maria Amélia Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:18
  13. Studies investigating the effectiveness of delirium e-learning tools in clinical practice are scarce. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of a delirium e-learning tool on healthcare workers’ delir...

    Authors: Elke Detroyer, Fabienne Dobbels, Deborah Debonnaire, Kate Irving, Andrew Teodorczuk, Donna M. Fick, Etienne Joosten and Koen Milisen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:17
  14. Assessment of consulting skills using simulated patients is widespread in medical education. Most research into such assessment is sited in a statistical paradigm that focuses on psychometric properties or rep...

    Authors: Sarah Atkins, Celia Roberts, Kamila Hawthorne and Trisha Greenhalgh
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:16
  15. Learning of procedural skills is an essential component in the education of future health professionals. There is little evidence on how procedural skills are best learnt and practiced in education. There is a...

    Authors: Martin Sattelmayer, Simone Elsig, Roger Hilfiker and Gillian Baer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:15
  16. It is still unclear to what extent the PBL tutor affects learning in PBL-sessions. This mixed-methods study (Part 1 and 2) evaluated the effects of facilitative (f) versus non-facilitative (nf) tutoring roles ...

    Authors: Susanne Gerhardt-Szep, Florian Kunkel, Andreas Moeltner, Miriam Hansen, Anja Böckers, Stefan Rüttermann and Falk Ochsendorf
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:14
  17. Health professionals need to be integrated more effectively in clinical research to ensure that research addresses clinical needs and provides practical solutions at the coal face of care. In light of limited ...

    Authors: Marie L. Misso, Dragan Ilic, Terry P. Haines, Alison M. Hutchinson, Christine E. East and Helena J. Teede
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:13
  18. Various techniques have been developed to enable preceptors to teach residents effectively in outpatient settings to promote active learning, including SNAPPS and the One-Minute Preceptor (OMP). This study aim...

    Authors: Masayasu Seki, Junji Otaki, Raoul Breugelmans, Takayuki Komoda, Shizuko Nagata-Kobayashi, Yu Akaishi, Jun Hiramoto, Iwao Ohno, Yoshimi Harada, Yoji Hirayama and Miki Izumi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:12
  19. Medical students have historically largely come from more affluent parts of society, leading many countries to seek to broaden access to medical careers on the grounds of social justice and the perceived benef...

    Authors: Kathryn Steven, Jon Dowell, Cathy Jackson and Bruce Guthrie
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:11
  20. Internship, the transition period from medical student to junior doctor, is highly stressful for interns in the West; however, little is known about the experience of interns in coping with stress in Taiwan. T...

    Authors: Chun-Hao Liu, Woung-Ru Tang, Wei-Hung Weng, Yu-Hsuan Lin and Ching-Yen Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:10
  21. Patients’ knowledge of their atrial fibrillation (AF) and anticoagulation therapy are determinants of the efficacy of thromboprophylaxis. Nurses may be well placed to provide counselling and education to patie...

    Authors: Caleb Ferguson, Sally C. Inglis, Phillip J. Newton, Sandy Middleton, Peter S. Macdonald and Patricia M. Davidson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:9
  22. Unsafe abortions are estimated to cause eight per-cent of maternal mortality in India. Lack of providers, especially in rural areas, is one reason unsafe abortions take place despite decades of legal abortion....

    Authors: Susanne Sjöström, Birgitta Essén, Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson and Marie Klingberg-Allvin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:8
  23. Students often strategically adopt surface approaches to learning anatomy in order to pass this necessarily content-heavy subject. The consequence of this approach, without understanding and contextualisation,...

    Authors: Leslie L. Nicholson, Darren Reed and Cliffton Chan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:7
  24. Feedback delivery within a Problem Based Learning tutorial is a key activity for facilitators in order to enhance student learning. The purpose of this study was to explore students’ experiences of feedback de...

    Authors: Aloysius Gonzaga Mubuuke, Alwyn J. N. Louw and Susan Van Schalkwyk
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:6
  25. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommended physician to population ratio is 23:10,000. Kenya has a physician to population ratio of 1.8:10,000 and is among 57 countries listed as having a serious shortage...

    Authors: Hussein Dossajee, Nchafatso Obonyo and Syed Masud Ahmed
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:5
  26. Student mentoring is an important aspect of undergraduate medical education. While medical schools often assign faculty advisors to medical students as mentors to support their educational experience, it is po...

    Authors: Jay J. H. Park, Paul Adamiak, Deirdre Jenkins and Doug Myhre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:4
  27. Medical schools have been making efforts to develop their own problem-based learning (PBL) approaches based on their educational conditions, human resources and existing curriculum structures. This study aimed...

    Authors: Qing Wang, Huiping Li, Weiguo Pang, Shuo Liang and Yiliang Su
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:2
  28. The goal of the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in Competency-based Medical Education (CBME) is to establish a minimal level of competence. The purpose of this study was to 1) to determine the...

    Authors: Tim Dwyer, Sarah Wright, Kulamakan Mahan Kulasegaram, John Theodoropoulos, Jaskarndip Chahal, David Wasserstein, Charlotte Ringsted, Brian Hodges and Darrell Ogilvie-Harris
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2016 16:1
  29. Evaluations of clinical assessments that use judgement-based methods have frequently shown them to have sub-optimal reliability and internal validity evidence for their interpretation and intended use. The aim...

    Authors: D. A. McGill, C. P. M. van der Vleuten and M. J. Clarke
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:237
  30. Performance of qualified professionals committed to cancer care on a global scale is critical. Nevertheless there is a deficit in Cancer Education in Brazilian medical schools (MS). Projects called Academic Le...

    Authors: Diogo Antonio Valente Ferreira, Renata Nunes Aranha and Maria Helena Faria Ornellas de Souza
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:236
  31. Adverse drug reactions are a leading cause of death in the United States. Safe and effective management of complex medication regimens is a skill for which recent medical school graduates may be unprepared whe...

    Authors: Kelly D. Karpa, Lindsay L. Hom, Paul Huffman, Erik B. Lehman, Vernon M. Chinchilli, Paul Haidet and Shou Ling Leong
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:234
  32. In recent years, increasing emphasis has been placed on the importance of collaboration within multi-disciplinary healthcare teams, so as to facilitate holistic patient care and thus allow improved treatment o...

    Authors: Amelia ZE Chua, Daryl YK Lo, Wilbert HH Ho, Yun Qing Koh, Daniel SY Lim, John KC Tam, Sok Ying Liaw and Gerald CH Koh
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:233
  33. International Service Learning Trips (ISLT) provide health professional students the opportunity to provide healthcare, under the direction of trained faculty, to underserved populations in developing countrie...

    Authors: Chih Chuang, Siddique H. Khatri, Manpal S. Gill, Naveen Trehan, Silpa Masineni, Vineela Chikkam, Guillaume G. Farah, Amber Khan and Diane L. Levine
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:232
  34. Anatomy in medical curricula is typically taught via pedagogy consisting of didactic lectures combined with a practical component. The practical component often includes traditional cadaveric dissection classe...

    Authors: David G Gonsalvez, Matthew Ovens and Jason Ivanusic
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:231
  35. The Physician Quality Improvement Initiative (PQII) uses a well-established multi-source feedback program, and incorporates an additional facilitated feedback review with their department chief. The purpose of...

    Authors: Kirsten Wentlandt, Andrea Bracaglia, James Drummond, Lindsay Handren, Joshua McCann, Catherine Clarke, Niki Degendorfer and Charles K. Chan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:230
  36. Medical curricula become more and more vertically integrated (VI) to prepare graduates better for clinical practice. VI curricula show early clinical education, integration of biomedical sciences and focus on ...

    Authors: Marjo Wijnen-Meijer, Olle ten Cate, Marieke van der Schaaf, Chantalle Burgers, Jan Borleffs and Sigrid Harendza
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:229
  37. Many undergraduate and graduate-entry health science curricula have incorporated training in motivational interviewing (MI). However, to effectively teach skills that will remain with students after they gradu...

    Authors: Schoo A. M., Lawn S., Rudnik E. and Litt J. C.
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:228
  38. Clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) aim to improve patient care, but their use remains variable. We explored attitudes that influence CPG use amongst newly qualified doctors.

    Authors: Logan Manikam, Andrew Hoy, Hannah Fosker, Martin Ho Yin Wong, Jay Banerjee, Monica Lakhanpaul, Alec Knight and Peter Littlejohns
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:227

    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2016 16:50

  39. The Tuning Project is an initiative funded by the European Commission that developed core competences for primary medical degrees in Europe. Students' grouped self-assessments are used for program evaluation a...

    Authors: Pedro Grilo Diogo, Joselina Barbosa and Maria Amélia Ferreira
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:226
  40. In medical education, teaching methods offering intensive practice without high utilization of faculty resources are needed. We investigated whether simulated patients’ (SPs’) satisfaction with a consultation ...

    Authors: T. Gude, H. Grimstad, A. Holen, T. Anvik, A. Baerheim, O. B. Fasmer, P Hjortdahl and P. Vaglum
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:225
  41. The issue of collaboration in medical education is becoming prominent. Some faculty development programs have suggested an approach for promoting collaboration on a global level. However, non-English-speaking ...

    Authors: Do-Hwan Kim, Hyun Bae Yoon, Minsun Sung, Dong-Mi Yoo, Jinyoung Hwang, Eun Jung Kim, Seunghee Lee and Jwa-Seop Shin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:224
  42. In previous studies, deficiencies in nursing students’ medication competence have been highlighted. However, the focus of research has been limited especially to medication calculation competence and factors a...

    Authors: Virpi Sulosaari, Risto Huupponen, Maija Hupli, Pauli Puukka, Kirsti Torniainen and Helena Leino-Kilpi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:223
  43. A time-honored strategy for keeping up to date in medicine and improving critical appraisal skills is the Journal Club (JC). There are several reports of its use in medicine and allied health sciences but almo...

    Authors: Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola, Daniel Morales-Castillo, Uri Torruco-García and Margarita Varela-Ruiz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:222
  44. Evidence-based practice (EBP) has been widely implemented in differing areas of physiotherapy. Nevertheless, few studies have investigated EBP-related barriers amongst Latin-American physical therapists workin...

    Authors: Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, M. Caridad Bagur-Calafat, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista and Montserrat Girabent-Farrés
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:220
  45. This is the first study of its kind to provide data regarding the self-reported career choice motivation and intentions after graduation of dental and dental hygiene students in Nepal. The findings of this stu...

    Authors: Ron J. M. Knevel, Mark G. Gussy, Jane Farmer and Leila Karimi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:219
  46. Workplace-based formative assessments using consultation observation are currently conducted during the Australian general practice training program. Assessment reliability is improved by using multiple assess...

    Authors: Gerard Ingham, Jennifer Fry, Simon Morgan and Bernadette Ward
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:218
  47. According to the updated concept of oral microbiology, the School of Stomatology, Wuhan University, has carried out oral microbiology teaching reforms during the last 5 years. There was no lab curriculum befor...

    Authors: Min Nie, Zhen Y. Gao, Xin Y. Wu, Chen X. Jiang and Jia H. Du
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:217

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