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  1. A number of protected learning time schemes have been set up in primary care across the United Kingdom but there has been little published evidence of their impact on processes of care. We undertook a qualitat...

    Authors: Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena, Jo B Middlemass, Kate Ward and Carol Wilkinson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:4
  2. Physicians and medical educators have repeatedly acknowledged the inadequacy of communication skills training in the medical school curriculum and opportunities to improve these skills in practice. This study ...

    Authors: Hector P Rodriguez, Michael P Anastario, Richard M Frankel, Esosa G Odigie, William H Rogers, Ted von Glahn and Dana G Safran
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:3
  3. Health-related quality of life is increasingly recognised as an important outcome measure that complements existing measures of clinical effectiveness. The education available on this subject for different hea...

    Authors: Melanie J Calvert and John R Skelton
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:2
  4. New technologies that emerge at the interface of computational and biomedical science could drive new advances in global health, therefore more training in technology is needed among health care workers. To as...

    Authors: Walter H Curioso, Jacquelyn R Hansen, Arturo Centurion-Lara, Patricia J Garcia, Fredric M Wolf, Sherrilynne Fuller, King K Holmes and Ann Marie Kimball
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:1
  5. There is an apparent disjuncture between the requirements of the medical spiral curriculum and the practice of replacing previous online material in undergraduate courses. This paper investigates the extent to...

    Authors: Kenneth Masters and Trevor Gibbs
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:52
  6. Teaching the principles of scientific research in a comprehensive way is important at medical and dental schools. In many countries medical and dental training is not complete until the candidate has presented...

    Authors: Pentti Nieminen, Kirsi Sipilä, Hanna-Mari Takkinen, Marjo Renko and Leila Risteli
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:51
  7. Anecdotes abound about doctors' personal illness experiences and the effect they have on their empathy and care of patients. We formally investigated the relationship between doctors' and medical students' per...

    Authors: Katherine Woolf, Judith Cave, I Chris McManus and Jane E Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:50
  8. Reliable and valid written tests of higher cognitive function are difficult to produce, particularly for the assessment of clinical problem solving. Modified Essay Questions (MEQs) are often used to assess the...

    Authors: Edward J Palmer and Peter G Devitt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:49
  9. Anaesthetic pre-registration house officer posts have been available since 1997. With the change to postgraduate medical training introduced in 2005, these posts have become vital building blocks for Foundatio...

    Authors: Alexander W Phillips, Abhinav Kant, James P Chinery, Sean Williamson and David M Murray
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:48
  10. Over the last years key stake holders in the healthcare sector have increasingly recognised evidence based medicine (EBM) as a means to improving the quality of healthcare. However, there is considerable uncer...

    Authors: Sjors FPJ Coppus, Jose I Emparanza, Julie Hadley, Regina Kulier, Susanne Weinbrenner, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Amanda Burls, Juan B Cabello, Tamas Decsi, Andrea R Horvath, Marcin Kaczor, Gianni Zanrei, Karin Pierer, Katarzyna Stawiarz, Regina Kunz, Ben WJ Mol…
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:46
  11. An integrated sense of professionalism enables health professionals to draw on relevant knowledge in context and to apply a set of professional responsibilities and ethical principles in the midst of changing ...

    Authors: Lorna Olckers, Trevor J Gibbs and Madeleine Duncan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:45
  12. In this study, we wanted to investigate the relationship between background variables, communication skills, and the bio-psychosocial content of a medical consultation in a general practice setting with a stan...

    Authors: Tore Gude, Per Vaglum, Tor Anvik, Anders Baerheim, Hilde Eide, Ole B Fasmer, Peter Graugaard, Hilde Grimstad, Per Hjortdahl, Are Holen, Tone Nordoy, Helge Skirbekk and Arnstein Finset
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:43
  13. To manage the voluminous formal curriculum content in a limited amount of structured teaching time, we describe the development and evaluation of a curriculum map for academic half days (AHD) in a core interna...

    Authors: Roger Y Wong and J Mark Roberts
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:42
  14. Respiratory disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality not only in the United Kingdom, but globally. A good understanding of respiratory disease and its treatment is essential for all medical graduate...

    Authors: Susan F Smith, Nicola J Roberts and Martyn R Partridge
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:41
  15. Optimal training required for proficiency in bedside ultrasound is unknown. In addition, the value of proctored training is often assumed but has never been quantified.

    Authors: Vicki E Noble, Bret P Nelson, A Nicholas Sutingco, Keith A Marill and Hilarie Cranmer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:40
  16. With rapid advances in functional imaging methods, human studies that feature functional neuroimaging techniques are increasing exponentially and have opened a vast arena of new possibilities for understanding...

    Authors: Daniel J Kelley and Sterling C Johnson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:39
  17. A survey of newly qualified doctors in the UK in 2000/2001 found that 42% of them felt unprepared for their first year of employment in clinical posts. We report on how UK qualifiers' preparedness has changed ...

    Authors: Judith Cave, Michael Goldacre, Trevor Lambert, Kath Woolf, Alison Jones and Jane Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:38
  18. The efficacy of academic detailing in changing physicians' knowledge and practice has been the subject of many primary research publications and systematic reviews. However, there is little written about the f...

    Authors: Michael Allen, Suzanne Ferrier, Nicolette O'Connor and Isobel Fleming
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:36
  19. Communication training builds on the assumption that understanding of the concepts related to professional communication facilitates the training. We know little about whether students' knowledge of clinical c...

    Authors: Anders Baerheim, Per Hjortdahl, Are Holen, Tor Anvik, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Hilde Grimstad, Tore Gude, Terje Risberg and Per Vaglum
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:35
  20. Residents play an important role in teaching of medical undergraduate students. Despite their importance in teaching undergraduates they are not involved in any formal training in teaching and leadership skill...

    Authors: Wasim Jafri, Khalid Mumtaz, William P Burdick, Page S Morahan, Rosslynne Freeman and Tabassum Zehra
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:34
  21. Podcasting is currently a popular means of delivery of information with a large number of podcasts specifically tailored for educational purposes. It can be argued that the passive nature of this teaching meth...

    Authors: Edward J Palmer and Peter G Devitt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:32
  22. Little research addresses how medical students develop their choice of specialty training in Japan. The purpose of this research was to elucidate factors considered by Japanese medical students when formulatin...

    Authors: Priya Saigal, Yousuke Takemura, Takashi Nishiue and Michael D Fetters
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:31
  23. Different teaching-learning methods have been used in teaching endocrine physiology for the medical students, so as to increase their interest and enhance their learning. This paper describes the pros and cons...

    Authors: Solomon Sathishkumar, Nihal Thomas, Elizabeth Tharion, Nithya Neelakantan and Rashmi Vyas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:30
  24. Several studies during the last decades have shown that answer changing in multiple choice examinations is generally beneficial for examinees. In spite of this the common misbelief still prevails that answer c...

    Authors: Daniel Bauer, Veronika Kopp and Martin R Fischer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:28
  25. In recent years there has been a growing appreciation of the issues of quality of life and stresses involved medical training as this may affect their learning and academic performance. However, such studies a...

    Authors: Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy, Pathiyil R Shankar, VS Binu, Chiranjoy Mukhopadhyay, Biswabina Ray and Ritesh G Menezes
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:26
  26. Empathy is frequently cited as an important attribute in physicians and some groups have expressed a desire to measure empathy either at selection for medical school or during medical (or postgraduate) trainin...

    Authors: Joanne M Hemmerdinger, Samuel DR Stoddart and Richard J Lilford
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:24
  27. At postgraduate level evidence based medicine (EBM) is currently taught through tutor based lectures. Computer based sessions fit around doctors' workloads, and standardise the quality of educational provision...

    Authors: James Davis, Evi Chryssafidou, Javier Zamora, David Davies, Khalid Khan and Arri Coomarasamy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:23
  28. Evidence suggests that attendance at medical grand rounds at academic medical centers is waning. The present study examined whether attendance at medical grand rounds increased after providing complimentary fo...

    Authors: Colin M Segovis, Paul S Mueller, Melissa L Rethlefsen, Nicholas F LaRusso, Scott C Litin, Ayalew Tefferi and Thomas M Habermann
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:22
  29. Development of students' teaching skills is increasingly recognised as an important component of UK undergraduate medical curricula and, in consequence, there is renewed interest in the potential benefits of c...

    Authors: Sharon Buckley and Javier Zamora
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:20
  30. In developing countries the ability to conduct locally-relevant health research and high quality education are key tools in the fight against poverty. The objective of our study was to evaluate the effectivene...

    Authors: Imelda Bates, Daniel Ansong, George Bedu-Addo, Tsiri Agbenyega, Alex Yaw Osei Akoto, Anthony Nsiah-Asare and Patrick Karikari
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:18
  31. Although General Practice (GP) was recognized as a medical specialty in Greece in 1986, the number of GPs is insufficient to cover needs and only few medical graduates choose GP as a career option. In the pres...

    Authors: Anargiros Mariolis, Constantinos Mihas, Alevizos Alevizos, Vasilis Gizlis, Theodoros Mariolis, Konstantinos Marayiannis, Yiannis Tountas, Christodoulos Stefanadis, Anastas Philalithis and George Creatsas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:15
  32. Little research has been conducted to investigate role stress experienced by faculty members in medical schools in developing countries. This becomes even more important when the process of reform in medical e...

    Authors: Soleiman Ahmady, Tahereh Changiz, Italo Masiello and Mats Brommels
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:14
  33. We undertook a needs assessment exercise using questionnaire survey of junior doctors' knowledge and beliefs concerning evidence-based medicine (EBM) and critical literature appraisal, as this is a core compet...

    Authors: Julie A Hadley, David Wall and Khalid S Khan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:11
  34. The stress associated with residency training may place house officers at risk for poorer health. We sought to determine the level of self-reported health among resident physicians and to ascertain factors tha...

    Authors: Michael S Yi, Joseph M Mrus, Caroline V Mueller, Sara E Luckhaupt, Amy H Peterman, Christina M Puchalski and Joel Tsevat
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:9
  35. As more integrative medicine educational content is integrated into conventional family medicine teaching, the need for effective evaluation strategies grows. Through the Integrative Family Medicine program, a...

    Authors: Benjamin Kligler, Mary Koithan, Victoria Maizes, Meg Hayes, Craig Schneider, Patricia Lebensohn and Susan Hadley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:7

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