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  1. Cronbach's alpha is widely used as the preferred index of reliability for medical postgraduate examinations. A value of 0.8-0.9 is seen by providers and regulators alike as an adequate demonstration of accepta...

    Authors: Jane Tighe, IC McManus, Neil G Dewhurst, Liliana Chis and John Mucklow
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:40
  2. The ability to write clearly and effectively is of central importance to the scientific enterprise. Encouraged by the success of simulation environments in other biomedical sciences, we developed WriteSim TCEx...

    Authors: Jatin Shah, Dimple Rajgor, Meenakshi Vaghasia, Amruta Phadtare, Shreyasee Pradhan, Elias Carvalho and Ricardo Pietrobon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:39
  3. Fellowships are a component of many professional education programs. They provide opportunities to develop skills and competencies in an environment where time is protected and resources and technical support ...

    Authors: Jacki Short, Steve McDonald, Tari Turner and Ruth Martis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:37
  4. We investigated the views of newly graduating physicians on their preparedness for postgraduate clinical training, and evaluated the relationship of preparedness with the educational environment and the pass r...

    Authors: Yasuharu Tokuda, Eiji Goto, Junji Otaki, Joshua Jacobs, Fumio Omata, Haruo Obara, Mina Shapiro, Kumiko Soejima, Yasushi Ishida, Sachiko Ohde, Osamu Takahashi and Tsuguya Fukui
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:35
  5. In the era of evidence based medicine, biostatistics and epidemiology are considered as the main elements aiding the health professional to design a research study, understand the literature, and make decision...

    Authors: Aqil M Daher and Farzana Amin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:34
  6. This article, developed for the Betty Ford Institute Consensus Conference on Graduate Medical Education (December, 2008), presents a model curriculum for Family Medicine residency training in substance abuse.

    Authors: J Paul Seale, Sylvia Shellenberger and Denice Crowe Clark
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:33
  7. The Internet provides a means of disseminating medical education curricula, allowing institutions to share educational resources. Much of what is published online is poorly planned, does not meet learners' nee...

    Authors: Stephen D Sisson, Felicia Hill-Briggs and David Levine
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:30
  8. Residents are one of the key stakeholders of specialty training. The Turkish Board of Family Medicine wanted to pursue a realistic and structured approach in the design of the specialty training programme. Thi...

    Authors: Arzu Uzuner, Pinar Topsever, Ilhami Unluoglu, Ayse Caylan, Nezih Dagdeviren, Yesim Uncu, Mumtaz Mazıcıoğlu, Alis Ozçakır, Hakan Ozdemir and Fusun Ersoy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:29
  9. Studies have shown that medical students experience the transition between preclinical and clinical training as a stressful period. They are generally frustrated by their inability to apply their knowledge to ...

    Authors: Merijn B Godefrooij, Agnes D Diemers and Albert JJA Scherpbier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:28
  10. To assess the student perspective on acceptability, realism, and perceived effect of communication training with peer role play (RP) and standardised patients (SP).

    Authors: Hans M Bosse, Martin Nickel, Sören Huwendiek, Jana Jünger, Jobst H Schultz and Christoph Nikendei
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:27
  11. The evidence supporting the effectiveness of educational games in graduate medical education is limited. Anecdotal reports suggest their popularity in that setting. The objective of this study was to explore t...

    Authors: Elie A Akl, Sameer Gunukula, Reem Mustafa, Mark C Wilson, Andrew Symons, Amir Moheet and Holger J Schünemann
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:26
  12. At some medical schools, students can opt to undertake a 1 year intercalated degree, usually a BSc, in addition to their medical course. Over the last few years the numbers of students who have opted to undert...

    Authors: Jamie A Nicholson, Jennifer Cleland, John Lemon and Helen F Galley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:25
  13. A number of recent developments in medical and nursing education have highlighted the importance of communication and consultation skills (CCS). Although such skills are taught in all medical and nursing under...

    Authors: C Anthony Ryan, Nuala Walshe, Robert Gaffney, Andrew Shanks, Louise Burgoyne and Connie M Wiskin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:24
  14. Unhealthy substance use is the spectrum from use that risks harm, to use associated with problems, to the diagnosable conditions of substance abuse and dependence, often referred to as substance abuse disorder...

    Authors: Angela H Jackson, Daniel P Alford, Catherine E Dubé and Richard Saitz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:22
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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

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