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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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

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  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. Colonoscopy is a difficult cognitive-perceptual-motor task. Designing an appropriate instructional program for such a task requires an understanding of the knowledge, skills and attitudes underpinning the comp...

    Authors: Christine M. Zupanc, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Andrew Hill, Stephan Riek, Guy M. Wallis, Annaliese M. Plooy, Mark S. Horswill, Marcus O. Watson and David G. Hewett
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:216
  31. Prognosis is a critical consideration in caring for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, or “multimorbidity”. Clinicians are not adequately trained in this area. We describe an innovative curriculum ...

    Authors: Nancy L. Schoenborn, Cynthia Boyd, Danelle Cayea, Kelly Nakamura, Qian-Li Xue, Anushree Ray and Matthew McNabney
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:215
  32. Constructive feedback is an essential element of the educational process, helping trainees reach their maximum potential and increasing their skill level. Video-based feedback has been described as highly effe...

    Authors: JB Groener, TJ Bugaj, R. Scarpone, A. Koechel, J. Stiepak, S. Branchereau, M. Krautter, W. Herzog and C. Nikendei
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:163
  33. In 2007, a first survey on undergraduate palliative care teaching in Switzerland has revealed major heterogeneity of palliative care content, allocation of hours and distribution throughout the 6 year curricul...

    Authors: S. Eychmüller, M. Forster, H. Gudat, U. M. Lütolf and G. D. Borasio
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:213
  34. Enhancing a medical school curriculum with new men’s health teaching and learning requires an understanding of the local capacity and the facilitators and barriers to implementing new content, and an approach ...

    Authors: Carol A. Holden, Veronica R. Collins, Christopher J. Anderson, Sylvia Pomeroy, Richard Turner, Benedict J. Canny, Bu B. Yeap, Gary Wittert and Rob I. McLachlan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:210
  35. In order to address and support biostatistics for health research, the Health Sciences Research Office of the University of the Witwatersrand sought to introduce training in biomedical statistics to sustain re...

    Authors: Tobias Chirwa, Beverley Kramer and Elena Libhaber
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:209
  36. In contrast to objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), mini-clinical evaluation exercises (mini-CEXs) take place at the clinical workplace. As both mini-CEXs and OSCEs assess clinical skills, but w...

    Authors: Anja Rogausch, Christine Beyeler, Stephanie Montagne, Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Christoph Berendonk, Sören Huwendiek, Armin Gemperli and Wolfgang Himmel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:208
  37. China adopted a Flexnerian model as its medical institutions developed over the recent past but the political, social, and economic environment has changed significantly since then. This has generated the need...

    Authors: Li Zhao, Tao Sun, Bao-Zhi Sun, Yu-Hong Zhao, John Norcini and Lincoln Chen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:207
  38. Overdose is the most common cause of fatalities among opioid users. Naloxone is a life-saving medication for reversing opioid overdose. In Ireland, it is currently available to ambulance and emergency care ser...

    Authors: Jan Klimas, Mairead Egan, Helen Tobin, Neil Coleman and Gerard Bury
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:206
  39. Pharmacy education and pharmacy practice are facing remarkable changes following new scientific discoveries, evolving patient needs and the requirements of advanced pharmacy competency for practices. Many coun...

    Authors: Teeraporn Chanakit, Bee Yean Low, Payom Wongpoowarak, Summana Moolasarn and Claire Anderson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:205
  40. Clinical practice guidelines are intended to improve the process and outcomes of patient care. However, their implementation remains a challenge. We designed an implementation strategy, based on peer assessmen...

    Authors: Marjo J. M. Maas, Simone A. van Dulmen, Margaretha H. Sagasser, Yvonne F. Heerkens, Cees P. M. van der Vleuten, Maria W. G. Nijhuis-van der Sanden and Philip J. van der Wees
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:203
  41. Despite the widespread recognition of the importance of mentoring in medical education, valid and reliable instruments for evaluating the relationship of mentors and protégés are lacking. The aim of this study...

    Authors: Matthias Schäfer, Tanja Pander, Severin Pinilla, Martin R. Fischer, Philip von der Borch and Konstantinos Dimitriadis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:201

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