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  1. Portfolios, widely used in undergraduate and postgraduate medicine, have variable purposes, formats and success. A recent systematic review summarised factors necessary for successful portfolio introduction bu...

    Authors: Sarah Ross, Alison Maclachlan and Jennifer Cleland
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:69
  2. The developing world has had limited quality research and in Pakistan, research is still in its infancy. We conducted a study to assess the proportion of junior faculty involved in research to highlight their ...

    Authors: Saniya Sabzwari, Samreen Kauser and Ali Khan Khuwaja
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:68
  3. At Nottingham University more than 95% of entrants to the traditional 5-year medical course are school leavers. Since 2003 we have admitted graduate entrants (GEM) to a shortened (4-year) course to 'widen acce...

    Authors: David James, Eamonn Ferguson, David Powis, Miles Bore, Don Munro, Ian Symonds and Janet Yates
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:67
  4. The anatomy course offers important opportunities to develop professionalism at an early stage in medical education. It is an academically significant course that also engenders stress in some students.

    Authors: Johanna Shapiro, Vincent P Nguyen, Sarah Mourra, John R Boker, Marianne Ross, Trung M Thai and Robert J Leonard
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:65
  5. In 1996 The University of Liverpool reformed its medical course from a traditional lecture-based course to an integrated PBL curriculum. A project has been underway since 2000 to evaluate this change. Part of ...

    Authors: Simon Watmough, Helen O'Sullivan and David Taylor
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:64
  6. As the overall evidence for the effectiveness of teaching of evidence based medicine (EBM) is not strong, and the impact of cultural and societal influences on teaching method is poorly understood, we undertoo...

    Authors: Janice M Johnston, C Mary Schooling and Gabriel M Leung
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:63
  7. Epistemological beliefs (EB) are an individual's cognitions about knowledge and knowing. In several non-medical domains, EB have been found to contribute to the way individuals reason when faced with ill-struc...

    Authors: Ann Roex, Geraldine Clarebout, Valerie Dory and Jan Degryse
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:62
  8. Emotional intelligence (EI) is increasingly discussed as having a potential role in medicine, nursing, and other healthcare disciplines, both for personal mental health and professional practice. Stress has be...

    Authors: Yvonne Birks, Jean McKendree and Ian Watt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:61
  9. Medical students report high levels of stress related to their medical training as well as to other personal and financial factors. The aim of this study is to investigate whether there are differences in cour...

    Authors: Alexander D Lewis, Darryl A Braganza Menezes, Helen E McDermott, Louise J Hibbert, Sarah-Louise Brennan, Elizabeth E Ross and Lisa A Jones
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:60
  10. Evidence based medicine (EBM) is considered an integral part of medical training, but integration of teaching various EBM steps in everyday clinical practice is uncommon. Currently EBM is predominantly taught ...

    Authors: Shakila Thangaratinam, Gemma Barnfield, Susanne Weinbrenner, Berit Meyerrose, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Andrea R Horvath, Gianni Zanrei, Regina Kunz, Katja Suter, Jacek Walczak, Anna Kaleta, Katrien Oude Rengerink, Harry Gee, Ben WJ Mol and Khalid S Khan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:59
  11. We recently set standards for gender-specific medicine training as an integrated part of the GP training curriculum. This paper describes the programme and evaluation of this training.

    Authors: Patrick W Dielissen, Ben JAM Bottema, Petra Verdonk and Toine LM Lagro-Janssen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:58
  12. Given the looming shortage of physicians in Canada, we wished to determine how closely the career preference of students entering Canadian medical schools was aligned with the current physician mix in Canada.

    Authors: Ian M Scott, Bruce J Wright, Fraser R Brenneis and Margot C Gowans
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:57
  13. Peer-assisted learning has many purported benefits including preparing students as educators, improving communication skills and reducing faculty teaching burden. But comparatively little is known about the ef...

    Authors: Adam D Peets, Sylvain Coderre, Bruce Wright, Deirdre Jenkins, Kelly Burak, Shannon Leskosky and Kevin McLaughlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:55
  14. Osteoporosis is a serious but treatable condition. However, appropriate therapy utilization of the disease remains suboptimal. Thus, the objective of the study was to change physicians' therapy administration ...

    Authors: George Ioannidis, Alexandra Papaioannou, Lehana Thabane, Amiram Gafni, Anthony Hodsman, Brent Kvern, Aleksandra Walsh, Famida Jiwa and Jonathan D Adachi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:54
  15. A Night Float (NF) system has been implemented by many institutions to address increasing concerns about residents' work hours. The purpose of our study was to examine the perceptions of residents towards a NF...

    Authors: Harish Jasti, Barbara H Hanusa, Galen E Switzer, Rosanne Granieri and Michael Elnicki
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:52
  16. A sound knowledge of pathophysiology of a disease and clinical pharmacology and therapeutics (CPT) of a drug is required for safe and rational prescribing. The aim of this study was therefore to assess how ade...

    Authors: Kazeem A Oshikoya, Idowu O Senbanjo and Olufemi O Amole
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:50
  17. Both university and non-university stakeholders should be involved in the process of curriculum development in medical schools, because all are concerned with the competencies of the graduates. That may be dif...

    Authors: Luu Ngoc Hoat, Nguyen Lan Viet, GJ van der Wilt, J Broerse, EJ Ruitenberg and EP Wright
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:49
  18. Health research training is an essential component of medical education and a vital exercise to help develop physician research skills. This study was carried out to assess the level of knowledge, attitudes an...

    Authors: Hassan Khan, Sadaf Khan and Arshad Iqbal
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:46
  19. There is some evidence that medical students consider population health issues less important than other domains in the health sciences and attitudes to this field may become more negative as training progress...

    Authors: Elinor Millar, Michael G Baker, Philippa Howden-Chapman, Nick Wilson and Nigel Dickson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:45
  20. Measuring professionalism in undergraduate medical students is a difficult process, and no one method has currently emerged as the definitive means of assessment in this field. Student skills in reflection hav...

    Authors: David Hodges, John C McLachlan and Gabrielle M Finn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:44
  21. The Medical Student Research Programme is a national education and grant scheme for medical students who wish to carry out research in parallel with their studies. The purpose of the programme is to increase r...

    Authors: Steinar Hunskaar, Jarle Breivik, Maje Siebke, Karin Tømmerås, Kristian Figenschau and John-Bjarne Hansen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:43
  22. IMGs constitute about a third of the United States (US) internal medicine graduates. US residency training programs face challenges in selection of IMGs with varied background features. However data on this to...

    Authors: Balavenkatesh Kanna, Ying Gu, Jane Akhuetie and Vihren Dimitrov
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:42
  23. Information about web-based education outcomes in comparison with a face-to-face format can help researchers and tutors prepare and deliver future web-based or face-to-face courses more efficiently. The aim of...

    Authors: Alireza Khatony, Nahid Dehghan Nayery, Fazlolaah Ahmadi, Hamid Haghani and Katri Vehvilainen-Julkunen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:41
  24. Four- or five-option multiple choice questions (MCQs) are the standard in health-science disciplines, both on certification-level examinations and on in-house developed tests. Previous research has shown, howe...

    Authors: Marie Tarrant, James Ware and Ahmed M Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:40
  25. There has been comparatively little consideration of the impact that the changes to undergraduate curricula might have on postgraduate academic performance. This study compares the performance of graduates by ...

    Authors: Andrew R Bowhay and Simon D Watmough
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:38
  26. Most medical schools use simulated patients (SPs) for teaching. In this context the authenticity of role play and quality of feedback provided by SPs is of paramount importance. The available literature on SP ...

    Authors: Jennifer Perera, Joachim Perera, Juriah Abdullah and Nagarajah Lee
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:37
  27. Ethnic minority (EM) medical students and doctors underperform academically, but little evidence exists on how to ameliorate the problem. Psychologists Cohen et al. recently demonstrated that a written self-affir...

    Authors: Katherine Woolf, I Chris McManus, Deborah Gill and Jane Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:35
  28. The current project undertook a province-wide survey and environmental scan of educational opportunities available to future health care providers on the topic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women.

    Authors: C Nadine Wathen, Masako Tanaka, Cristina Catallo, Adrianne C Lebner, M Kinneret Friedman, Mark D Hanson, Clare Freeman, Susan M Jack, Ellen Jamieson and Harriet L MacMillan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:34
  29. Standardizing the experiences of medical students in a community preceptorship where clinical sites vary by geography and discipline can be challenging. Computer-assisted learning is prevalent in medical educa...

    Authors: Linda Orkin Lewin, Mamta Singh, Betzi L Bateman and Pamela Bligh Glover
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:33
  30. Collaboration between physicians in different specialties is often taken for granted. However, poor interactions between family physicians and specialists contribute significantly to the observed discontinuity...

    Authors: Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, Louise Samson, Guy Rocher, Marc Rioux, Laurier Boucher and Claudio Del Grande
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:31
  31. Medical programmes that implement problem-based learning (PBL) face several challenges when introducing this innovative learning method. PBL relies on small group as the foundation of study, and tutors facilit...

    Authors: Valdes R Bollela, Manoel HC Gabarra, Caetano da Costa and Rita CP Lima
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:30
  32. Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) employs eight regional basic science campuses, where half of the students complete their first two years of medical school. The other half complete all four years a...

    Authors: James J Brokaw, Christina A Mandzuk, Michael E Wade, Dennis W Deal, Mary T Johnson, Gary W White, Jeffrey S Wilson and Terrell W Zollinger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:29
  33. This study was completed as part of a project for the Quality Assurance Agency on the enhancement theme of 'Research teaching linkages: enhancing graduate attributes' in the disciplines of Medicine, Dentistry ...

    Authors: Anita Laidlaw, Simon Guild and Julie Struthers
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:28
  34. Writing plays a central role in the communication of scientific ideas and is therefore a key aspect in researcher education, ultimately determining the success and long-term sustainability of their careers. De...

    Authors: Amruta Phadtare, Anu Bahmani, Anand Shah and Ricardo Pietrobon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:27
  35. Efforts to redress racial and gender inequalities in the training of medical specialists has been a central part of a dedicated programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT)....

    Authors: Leslie London, Sebastiana Kalula and Bonga Xaba
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:26
  36. Clinical experience has traditionally been highly valued in medical education and clinical healthcare. On account of its multi-faceted nature, clinical experience is mostly difficult to articulate, and is main...

    Authors: Maria Skyvell Nilsson and Ewa Pilhammar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:25
  37. To compare medical students on a modern MBChB programme who did an optional intercalated degree with their peers who did not intercalate; in particular, to monitor performance in subsequent undergraduate degre...

    Authors: Jennifer A Cleland, Andrew Milne, Hazel Sinclair and Amanda J Lee
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:24
  38. Communication skills are essential for physicians to practice Medicine. Evidence for the validity and domain specificity of communication skills in physicians is equivocal and requires further research. This r...

    Authors: Lubna A Baig, Claudio Violato and Rodney A Crutcher
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:22
  39. To evaluate the educational effects of a clinically integrated e-learning course for teaching basic evidence-based medicine (EBM) among postgraduates compared to a traditional lecture-based course of equivalen...

    Authors: Regina Kulier, Sjors FPJ Coppus, Javier Zamora, Julie Hadley, Sadia Malick, Kausik Das, Susanne Weinbrenner, Berrit Meyerrose, Tamas Decsi, Andrea R Horvath, Eva Nagy, Jose I Emparanza, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Amanda Burls, Juan B Cabello, Marcin Kaczor…
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:21
  40. It is widely recognised that deficiencies in fetal surveillance practice continue to contribute significantly to the burden of adverse outcomes. This has prompted the development of evidence-based clinical pra...

    Authors: Nathan Zoanetti, Patrick Griffin, Mark Beaves and Euan M Wallace
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:20

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