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  1. It has been proved that basic science knowledge learned in the context of a clinical case is actually better comprehended and more easily applied by medical students than basic science knowledge learned in iso...

    Authors: Reem Abraham, Komattil Ramnarayan and Asha Kamath
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:40
  2. Skin and soft tissue infections are increasingly prevalent clinical problems, and it is important for health care practitioners to be well trained in how to treat skin abscesses. A realistic model of abscess i...

    Authors: Michael T Fitch, David E Manthey, Henderson D McGinnis, Bret A Nicks and Manoj Pariyadath
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:38
  3. Gender differences contribute to patients' health and illness. However in current healthcare practices attention to gender differences is still underdeveloped. Recognizing these differences and taking them int...

    Authors: Halime H Celik, Ineke I Klinge, Trudy T van der Weijden, Guy GAM Widdershoven and Toine ALM Lagro-Janssen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:36
  4. Continuing medical education (CME) is compulsory for physicians in Iran. Recent studies in Iran show that modifications of CME elements are necessary to improve the effectiveness of the educational programmes....

    Authors: Hamideh M Esmaily, Carl Savage, Rezagoli Vahidi, Abolghasem Amini, Mohammad Hossein Zarrintan and Rolf Wahlstrom
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:33
  5. In recent years there has been a growing appreciation of the issues of career preference in medicine as it may affect student learning and academic performance. However, no such studies have been undertaken in...

    Authors: Yousef Khader, Dema Al-Zoubi, Zouhair Amarin, Ahmad Alkafagei, Mohammad Khasawneh, Samar Burgan, Khalid El Salem and Mousa Omari
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:32
  6. We analysed the learning and professional development narratives of Hospital Consultants training junior staff ('Consultant Trainers') in order to identify impediments to successful postgraduate medical traini...

    Authors: Maria Tsouroufli and Heather Payne
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:31
  7. This needs assessment, initiated by the Academy for Healthcare Education Inc. in cooperation with AXDEV Group Inc., explored the knowledge, attitudes, behavior, and skills of community-based and academic-affil...

    Authors: Sean M Hayes, Martin Dupuis and Suzanne Murray
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:30
  8. Statistics is relevant to students and practitioners in medicine and health sciences and is increasingly taught as part of the medical curriculum. However, it is common for students to dislike and under-perfor...

    Authors: Jenny V Freeman, Steve Collier, David Staniforth and Kevin J Smith
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:28
  9. We developed and evaluated the outcomes of an e-learning course for evidence based medicine (EBM) training in postgraduate medical education in different languages and settings across five European countries.

    Authors: Regina Kulier, Julie Hadley, Susanne Weinbrenner, Berrit Meyerrose, Tamas Decsi, Andrea R Horvath, Eva Nagy, Jose I Emparanza, Sjors FPJ Coppus, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Amanda Burls, Juan B Cabello, Marcin Kaczor, Gianni Zanrei, Karen Pierer, Katarzyna Stawiarz…
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:27
  10. Most clinicians and teachers agree that knowledge about ECG is of importance in the medical curriculum. Students at Karolinska Institutet have asked for more training in ECG-interpretation during their undergr...

    Authors: Mikael Nilsson, Gunilla Bolinder, Claes Held, Bo-Lennart Johansson, Uno Fors and Jan Östergren
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:25
  11. During the last two decades, medical education in Iran has shifted from elite to mass education, with a considerable increase in number of schools, faculties, and programs. Because of this transformation, it i...

    Authors: Ali Bikmoradi, Mats Brommels, Alireza Shoghli, Zohreh Sohrabi and Italo Masiello
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:24
  12. International reports recommend the improvement in the amount and quality of training for mental health workers in low and middle income countries. The Scotland-Malawi Mental Health Education Project (SMMHEP) ...

    Authors: Benjamin J Baig, Anna Beaglehole, Robert C Stewart, Leonie Boeing, Douglas H Blackwood, Johan Leuvennink and Felix Kauye
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:23
  13. To assess the confidence, practices and perceived training needs in diabetes care of post-graduate trainee doctors in the UK.

    Authors: Jyothis T George, David A Warriner, Jeffrin Anthony, Kavitha S Rozario, Sinu Xavier, Edward B Jude and Gerard A McKay
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:22
  14. Undergraduate paramedic students undertake clinical placements in a variety of locations. These placements are considered an essential element for paramedic pre-employment education. However, anecdotal evidenc...

    Authors: Malcolm J Boyle, Brett Williams, Jennifer Cooper, Bridget Adams and Kassie Alford
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:19
  15. Skills labs provide a sheltered learning environment. As close supervision and individual feedback were proven to be important in ensuring effective skills training, we implemented a cross-year peer tutor syst...

    Authors: Peter Weyrich, Markus Schrauth, Bernd Kraus, Daniel Habermehl, Nicolai Netzhammer, Stephan Zipfel, Jana Jünger, Reimer Riessen and Christoph Nikendei
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:18
  16. Pharmacy schools across North America have been charged to ensure their students are adequately skilled in the principles and practices of pharmaceutical care. Despite this mandate, a large percentage of stude...

    Authors: Rosemin Kassam, Gary Poole and John B Collins
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:17
  17. A general education in psychiatry does not necessary lead to good diagnostic skills. Specific training programs in diagnostic coding are established to facilitate implementation of ICD-10 coding practices. How...

    Authors: Grigory Rezvyy, Alexander Parniakov, Elena Fedulova and Reidun Olstad
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:15
  18. Models and simulations are finding increased roles in medical education. The Virtual Haptic Back (VHB) is a virtual reality simulation of the mechanical properties of the human back designed as an aid to teach...

    Authors: John N Howell, Robert R Conatser, Robert L Williams II, Janet M Burns and David C Eland
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:14
  19. The National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Information offers mini-courses which entail applying concepts in biochemistry and genetics to search genomics databases and other informati...

    Authors: Craig Locatis, Anibal Vega, Medha Bhagwat, Wei-Li Liu and Jose Conde
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:12
  20. Physicians receive little education about unhealthy alcohol use and as a result patients often do not receive efficacious interventions. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether a free web-based alco...

    Authors: Daniel P Alford, Jessica M Richardson, Sheila E Chapman, Catherine E Dubé, Robert W Schadt and Richard Saitz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:11
  21. Gender issues are important to address during medical education, however research about the implementation of gender in medical curricula reports that there are obstacles. The aim of this study was to explore ...

    Authors: Gunilla Risberg, Eva E Johansson, Göran Westman and Katarina Hamberg
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:10
  22. Research programs within medical and dental schools are important vehicles for biomedical and clinical discovery, serving as effective teaching and learning tools by providing situations in which predoctoral s...

    Authors: Karl Kingsley, Susan O'Malley, Tanis Stewart and Katherine M Howard
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:9
  23. Training in communication skills for health professionals is important, but there are substantial barriers to individual in-person training for practicing clinicians. We evaluated the feasibility and desirabil...

    Authors: Kathi J Kemper, Jane M Foy, Larry Wissow and Steve Shore
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:8
  24. Basic clinical skills training in the Japanese medical education system has traditionally incorporated on-the-job training with patients. Recently, the complementary use of simulation techniques as part of thi...

    Authors: Jun-ichi Taniguchi, Kunihiko Matsui, Toshitaka Araki and Kazuhiko Kikawa
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:7
  25. Internet can serve in opening the door to a brand new world of high quality medical information. However, the chaotic size of data available in the WWW is often misleading. We sought to provide the world medic...

    Authors: Vangelis G Alexiou and Matthew E Falagas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:6
  26. The eight main Vietnamese medical schools recently cooperated to produce a book listing the knowledge, attitudes and skills expected of a graduate, including specification of the required level for each skill....

    Authors: Luu Ngoc Hoat, Nguyen Minh Son and E Pamela Wright
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:5
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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

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