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  1. In medical training, statistics is considered a very difficult course to learn and teach. Current studies have found that students’ attitudes toward statistics can influence their learning process. Measuring, ...

    Authors: Yuhai Zhang, Lei Shang, Rui Wang, Qinbo Zhao, Chanjuan Li, Yongyong Xu and Haixia Su
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:117
  2. Estimation of pharmacokinetic parameters after intermittent intravenous infusion (III) of antibiotics, such as aminoglycosides or vancomycin, has traditionally been a difficult subject for students in clinical...

    Authors: Reza Mehvar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:116
  3. Transformation of medical students to become medical professionals is a core competency required for physicians in the 21st century. Role modeling was traditionally the key method of transmitting this skill. Medi...

    Authors: Anna Byszewski, Walter Hendelman, Caroline McGuinty and Geneviève Moineau
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:115
  4. The use of anonymous audience response technology (ART) to actively engage students in classroom learning has been evaluated positively across multiple settings. To date, however, there has been no empirical e...

    Authors: Alison Mostyn, Oonagh Meade and Joanne S Lymn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:113
  5. During clinical placements, clinical educators facilitate student learning. Previous research has defined the skills, attitudes and practices that pertain to an ideal clinical educator. However, less attention...

    Authors: Lucinda S Chipchase, Peter J Buttrum, Ruth Dunwoodie, Anne E Hill, Allison Mandrusiak and Monica Moran
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:112
  6. A Clinical Log was introduced as part of a medical student learning portfolio, aiming to develop a habit of critical reflection while learning was taking place, and provide feedback to students and the institu...

    Authors: Judith N Hudson, Helen Rienits, Linda Corrin and Martin Olmos
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:111
  7. An innovative program, the Practice Support Program (PSP), for full-service family physicians and their medical office assistants in primary care practices was recently introduced in British Columbia, Canada. ...

    Authors: Dan MacCarthy, Liza Kallstrom, Helena Kadlec and Marcus Hollander
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:110
  8. A mission statement (MS) sets out the long-term goals of an institution and is supposed to be suited for studying learning environments. Yet, hardly any study has tested this issue so far. The aim of the prese...

    Authors: Thomas Rotthoff, Martin Stefan Ostapczuk, Judith de Bruin, Klaus-Dietrich Kröncke, Ulrich Decking, Matthias Schneider and Stefanie Ritz-Timme
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:109
  9. Although systematic use of the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand internationally endorsed Clinical Practice Guideline for Perinatal Mortality (PSANZ-CPG) improves health outcomes, implementation i...

    Authors: Janet I Vaughan, Heather E Jeffery, Camille Raynes-Greenow, Adrienne Gordon, Jane Hirst, David A Hill and Susan Arbuckle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:108
  10. Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is an important competency for the healthcare professional. Experimental evidence of EBM educational interventions from rigorous research studies is limited. The main objective of...

    Authors: Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola, Luis F Kieffer-Escobar, Salvador Marín-Beltrán, Steven M Downing and Alan Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:107
  11. Medical education can affect medical students’ physical and mental health as well as their quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess medical students’ perceptions of their quality of life and its re...

    Authors: Patricia Tempski, Patricia L Bellodi, Helena BMS Paro, Sylvia C Enns, Milton A Martins and Lilia B Schraiber
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:106
  12. Admission committees are responsible for creating fair, defensible, reliable, and valid processes that assess those attributes considered important for professional success. There is evidence for the continuin...

    Authors: Peter Conlon, Kent Hecker and Susan Sabatini
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:105
  13. Preparing medical students for the takeover or the start-up of a medical practice is an important challenge in Germany today. Therefore, this paper presents a computer-aided serious game (eMedOffice) developed...

    Authors: Andreas Hannig, Nicole Kuth, Monika Özman, Stephan Jonas and Cord Spreckelsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:104
  14. Clinicians providing primary emergency medical care often receive little training in the management of dental emergencies. A multimodal educational intervention was designed to address this lack of training. S...

    Authors: Tony Skapetis, Tania Gerzina and Wendy Hu
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:103
  15. Electrochemotherapy is a local treatment that utilizes electric pulses in order to achieve local increase in cytotoxicity of some anticancer drugs. The success of this treatment is highly dependent on paramete...

    Authors: Samo Mahnič-Kalamiza, Tadej Kotnik and Damijan Miklavčič
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:102
  16. Focused emergency echocardiography performed by non-cardiologists has been shown to be feasible and effective in emergency situations. During resuscitation a short focused emergency echocardiography has been s...

    Authors: Matthias Kühl, Robert Wagner, Markus Bauder, Yelena Fenik, Reimer Riessen, Maria Lammerding-Köppel, Meinrad Gawaz, Suzanne Fateh-Moghadam, Peter Weyrich and Nora Celebi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:101
  17. Script Concordance Test (SCT) is a new assessment tool that reliably assesses clinical reasoning skills. Previous descriptions of developing SCT-question banks were merely subjective. This study addresses two ...

    Authors: Salah A Aldekhayel, Nahar A ALselaim, Mohi Eldin Magzoub, Mohammad M AL-Qattan, Abdullah M Al-Namlah, Hani Tamim, Abdullah Al-Khayal, Sultan I Al-Habdan and Mohammed F Zamakhshary
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:100
  18. Medical students as future clinicians will apply their anatomy knowledge in medical imaging. There are various radiological resources available for the medical students to learn anatomy and contextualise it to...

    Authors: Meenakshi Swamy and Roger F Searle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:99
  19. The advantages of using simulators in skills training are generally recognized, but simulators are often too expensive for medical schools in developing countries. Cheaper locally-made models (or part-task tra...

    Authors: Trung Q Tran, Albert Scherpbier, Jan Van Dalen and Pamela E Wright
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:98
  20. Research has shown that narrative feedback, (self) reflections and a plan to undertake and evaluate improvements are key factors for effective feedback on clinical performance. We investigated the quantity of ...

    Authors: Elisabeth AM Pelgrim, Anneke WM Kramer, Henk GA Mokkink and Cees PM Van der Vleuten
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:97
  21. Many medical schools express a commitment to social accountability. However there are significant short comings in the ways doctors are educated with respect to the social contract between medicine and society...

    Authors: Moses Galukande, Noeline Nakasujja and Nelson K Sewankambo
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:96
  22. In light of the increasing recognition of the importance of physician scientists, and given the association between undergraduate research experiences with future scientific activity, it is important to identi...

    Authors: Ana Salgueira, Patrício Costa, Mónica Gonçalves, Eunice Magalhães and Manuel João Costa
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:95
  23. The American Board of Internal Medicine Certification Examination (ABIM-CE) is one of several methods used to assess medical knowledge, an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core comp...

    Authors: Victoria K Shanmugam, Katina Tsagaris, Amber Schilling, Sean McNish, Sameer Desale, Mihriye Mete and Michael Adams
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:94
  24. The traditional role of the faculty inpatient attending providing clinical care and effectively teaching residents and medical students is threatened by increasing documentation requirements, pressures to incr...

    Authors: Michael A Barone, Robert A Dudas, Rosalyn W Stewart, Julia A McMillan, George J Dover and Janet R Serwint
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:92
  25. Assessment of fitness-to-practice of health professionals trained overseas and who wish to practice in Australia is undertaken by a range of organisations. These organisations conduct assessments using a range...

    Authors: Brett Vaughan, Vivienne Sullivan, Cameron Gosling, Patrick McLaughlin, Gary Fryer, Margaret Wolff and Roger Gabb
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:91
  26. Advances in healthcare such as virtual dental implant planning have the capacity to result in greater accuracy, speed, and efficiencies leading to improvement in patient care. It has been suggested that the ac...

    Authors: Emeka Nkenke, Elefterios Vairaktaris, Anne Bauersachs, Stephan Eitner, Alexander Budach, Christian Knipfer and Florian Stelzle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:90
  27. Various problems concerning the introduction of personal health records in everyday healthcare practice are reported to be associated with physicians’ unfamiliarity with systematic means of electronically coll...

    Authors: Dimokratis A Karamanlis, Panagiotis M Tzitzis, Charalampos A Bratsas and Panagiotis D Bamidis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:88
  28. In 2004, the Malawian Ministry of Health declared a human resource crisis and launched a six year Emergency Human Resources Programme. This included salary supplements for key health workers and a tripling of ...

    Authors: Nicola Bailey, Kate L Mandeville, Tim Rhodes, Mwapatsa Mipando and Adamson S Muula
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:87
  29. During workplace based learning students develop professional competences and an appropriate performance. To gain insight in the learning process and to evaluate competences and performance, assessment tools a...

    Authors: Nele RM Michels, Joke Denekens, Erik W Driessen, Luc F Van Gaal, Leo L Bossaert and Benedicte Y De Winter
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:86
  30. The exponential growth of image-based diagnostic and minimally invasive interventions requires a detailed three-dimensional anatomical knowledge and increases the demand towards the undergraduate anatomical cu...

    Authors: Matthias Knobe, John Bennet Carow, Miriam Ruesseler, Benjamin Moritz Leu, Melanie Simon, Stefan K Beckers, Alireza Ghassemi, Tolga T Sönmez and Hans-Christoph Pape
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:85
  31. In Japan, few community-based approaches have been adopted in health-care professional education, and the appropriate content for such approaches has not been clarified. In establishing community-based educati...

    Authors: Kazumasa Nakagawa, Yasuyoshi Asakawa, Keiko Yamada, Mitsuko Ushikubo, Tohru Yoshida and Haruyasu Yamaguchi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:84
  32. During the last decade medical students from most Western countries have shown little interest in family practice. Understanding the factors that influence medical students to choose family medicine is crucial.

    Authors: Anna Selva Olid, Amando Martín Zurro, Josep Jiménez Villa, Antonio Monreal Hijar, Xavier Mundet Tuduri, Ángel Otero Puime, Gemma Mas Dalmau and Pablo Alonso‐ Coello
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:81
  33. As life expectancy increases, dementia incidence will also increase, creating a greater need for physicians well-trained to provide integrated geriatric care. However, research suggests medical students have l...

    Authors: Angela L Jefferson, Nicole G Cantwell, Laura K Byerly and Darby Morhardt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:80
  34. Medical students in clerkship are continuously confronted with real and relevant patient problems. To support clinical problem solving skills, students perform a Critical Appraisal of a Topic (CAT) task, often...

    Authors: Willem JM Koops, Cees PM van der Vleuten, Bas A de Leng and Luc HEH Snoeckx
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:79
  35. According to recent surveys, 59% of British medical schools and 90% of US medical schools have courses or content on spirituality and health (S/H). There is little research, however, on the teaching of S/H in ...

    Authors: Giancarlo Lucchetti, Alessandra Lamas Granero Lucchetti, Daniele Corcioli Mendes Espinha, Leandro Romani de Oliveira, José Roberto Leite and Harold G Koenig
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:78
  36. Patients are particularly susceptible to medical error during transitions from inpatient to outpatient care. We evaluated discharge summaries produced by incoming postgraduate year 1 (PGY-1) internal medicine ...

    Authors: Kimberly Legault, Jacqueline Ostro, Zahira Khalid, Parveen Wasi and John J You
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:77
  37. Reflection on professional experience is increasingly accepted as a critical attribute for health care practice; however, evidence that it has a positive impact on performance remains scarce. This study invest...

    Authors: Sebastiaan Koole, Tim Dornan, Leen Aper, Albert Scherpbier, Martin Valcke, Janke Cohen-Schotanus and Anselme Derese
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:75
  38. Empathy is a central characteristic of medical professionalism and has recently gained attention in medical education research. The Jefferson Scale of Empathy is the most commonly used measure of empathy world...

    Authors: Helena BMS Paro, Renata M Daud-Gallotti, Iolanda C Tibério, Rogério MC Pinto and Mílton A Martins
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:73
  39. Healthcare providers’ attitudes toward sexual minorities influence patient comfort and outcomes. This study characterized medical student attitudes toward gay men, focusing on behavior, personhood, gay civil r...

    Authors: Kabir Matharu, Richard L Kravitz, Graham T McMahon, Machelle D Wilson and Faith T Fitzgerald
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:71
  40. At present, what students read after an outpatient encounter is largely left up to them. Our objective was to evaluate the education efficacy of a clinical education model in which the student moves through a ...

    Authors: Martin V Pusic, Wendy A MacDonald, Harley O Eisman and John B Black
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:70
  41. Over two-thirds of UK medical schools are augmenting their selection procedures for medical students by using the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), which employs tests of cognitive and non-cogniti...

    Authors: Jane Adam, Miles Bore, Jean McKendree, Don Munro and David Powis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:69
  42. Self-regulation is essential for professional development. It involves monitoring of performance, identifying domains for improvement, undertaking learning activities, applying newly learned knowledge and skil...

    Authors: Margaretha H Sagasser, Anneke WM Kramer and Cees PM van der Vleuten
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:67

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