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  1. Until recently, students at UMC Utrecht Faculty of Medicine prepared for practical skills training sessions by studying recommended literature and making written assignments, which was considered unsatisfactor...

    Authors: Kelly J. Kwant, Eugene J. F. M. Custers, Femke J. Jongen-Hermus and Manon Kluijtmans
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:102
  2. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada mandate that faculty members demonstrate they are evaluating residents on all CanMEDS (Canadian Medical Edu...

    Authors: Derek Puddester, Colla J. MacDonald, Debbie Clements, Jane Gaffney and Lorne Wiesenfeld
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:100
  3. Ongoing course evaluation is a key component of quality improvement in higher education. The complexities associated with delivering high quality medical education programs involving multiple lecturers can mak...

    Authors: Patrick Fleming, Olga Heath, Alan Goodridge and Vernon Curran
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:99
  4. Collaborative interprofessional practice is an important means of providing effective care to people with complex health problems. Interprofessional education (IPE) is assumed to enhance interprofessional prac...

    Authors: Ben Darlow, Karen Coleman, Eileen McKinlay, Sarah Donovan, Louise Beckingsale, Ben Gray, Hazel Neser, Meredith Perry, James Stanley and Sue Pullon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:98
  5. Mentoring has been employed in medical education in recent years, but there is extensive variation in the published literature concerning the goals of mentoring and the role of the mentor. Therefore, there is ...

    Authors: Susanne Kalén, Sari Ponzer, Astrid Seeberger, Anna Kiessling and Charlotte Silén
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:97
  6. Although the General Medical Council recommends that United Kingdom medical students are taught ‘whole person medicine’, spiritual care is variably recognised within the curriculum. Data on teaching delivery a...

    Authors: Mark T. Harbinson and David Bell
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:96
  7. Pathology is a discipline that provides the basis of the understanding of disease in medicine. The past decades have seen a decline in the emphasis laid on pathology teaching in medical schools and outdated pa...

    Authors: Florian E. M. Herrmann, Markus Lenski, Julius Steffen, Magdalena Kailuweit, Marc Nikolaus, Rajasekaran Koteeswaran, Andreas Sailer, Anna Hanszke, Maximilian Wintergerst, Sissi Dittmer, Doris Mayr, Orsolya Genzel-Boroviczény, Diann S. Eley and Martin R. Fischer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:94
  8. Simulators have been widely used to train operational skills in urology, how to improve its effectiveness deserves further investigation. In this paper, we evaluated training using a novel transparent anatomic...

    Authors: Wen-Gang Hu, Jia-Yu Feng, Jin Wang, Ya-Jun Song, Xiao-Ting Xu, Hong Zhou and Chi-Bing Huang
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:93
  9. Higher education students have positive attitudes about the use of audience response systems (ARS), but even technology-enhanced lessons can become tiresome if the pedagogical approach is exactly the same with...

    Authors: Robin K Pettit, Lise McCoy, Marjorie Kinney and Frederic N Schwartz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:92
  10. Smartphones and related applications are increasingly gaining relevance in the healthcare domain. We previously assessed the demands and preferences of medical students towards an application accompanying them...

    Authors: Maximilian Sandholzer, Tobias Deutsch, Thomas Frese and Alfred Winter
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:91
  11. This paper describes a pioneering effort to introduce tobacco cessation into India’s undergraduate medical college curriculum. This is the first ever attempt to fully integrate tobacco control across all years...

    Authors: T. R. Yamini, Mark Nichter, Mimi Nichter, P. Sairu, S. Aswathy, K. Leelamoni, B. Unnikrishnan, Prasanna Mithra P., Rekha Thapar, S. R. Basha, A. K. Jayasree, T. R. Mayamol, Myra Muramoto, G. K Mini and K. R. Thankappan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:90
  12. Shared decision–making requires doctors to be competent in exchanging views with patients to identify the appropriate course of action. In this paper we focus on the potential of a course in argumentation as a...

    Authors: Claudia Zanini, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Fabiola Atzeni, Manuela Di Franco and Sara Rubinelli
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:89
  13. Critical thinking is an essential ability for medical students. However, the relationship between parental rearing styles and medical students’ critical thinking disposition has rarely been considered. The aim...

    Authors: Lei Huang, Zhaoxin Wang, Yuhong Yao, Chang Shan, Haojie Wang, Mengyi Zhu, Yuan Lu, Pengfei Sun and Xudong Zhao
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:88
  14. Health professionals with the level of competency necessary to provide high-quality patient education are central to meeting patients’ needs. However, research on how competencies in patient education should b...

    Authors: Margrét Hrönn Svavarsdóttir, Árún K. Sigurðardóttir and Aslak Steinsbekk
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:87
  15. Failing a high-stakes assessment at medical school is a major event for those who go through the experience. Students who fail at medical school may be more likely to struggle in professional practice, therefo...

    Authors: R.S. Patel, C. Tarrant, S. Bonas and R.L. Shaw
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:86
  16. The percentage of Saudi physicians practicing in the public health sector did not exceed 22.6% in 2009, and did not reach 20% in 2006. This is despite the fact that more than 80% of the Saudi population seeks ...

    Authors: Khalid A Bin Abdulrahman and Farid Saleh
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:85
  17. In problem-based learning, a tutor, the quality of the problems and group functioning play a central role in stimulating student learning. This study is conducted in a hybrid medical curriculum where problem-b...

    Authors: Ruth Boelens, Bram De Wever, Yves Rosseel, Alain G Verstraete and Anselme Derese
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:84
  18. Professional self-identity [PSI] can be defined as the degree to which an individual identifies with his or her professional group. Several authors have called for a better understanding of the processes by wh...

    Authors: Pirashanthie Vivekananda-Schmidt, James Crossley and Deborah Murdoch-Eaton
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:83
  19. Although practice guidelines are important tools to improve quality of care, implementation remains challenging. To improve adherence to an evidence-based guideline for the management of mental health problems...

    Authors: Margot CW Joosen, Karlijn M van Beurden, Berend Terluin, Jaap van Weeghel, Evelien PM Brouwers and Jac JL van der Klink
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:82
  20. The General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise investigations may involve a test of competence for doctors with performance concerns. Concern has been raised about the suitability of the test format for doc...

    Authors: Leila Mehdizadeh, Alison Sturrock and Jane Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:80
  21. Little is known about the state of education research within family medicine. As family medicine education models develop, it is important to develop an understanding of the current state of this research and ...

    Authors: Fiona Webster, Paul Krueger, Heather MacDonald, Douglas Archibald, Deanna Telner, Jessica Bytautas and Cynthia Whitehead
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:79
  22. Mental illness is a significant and growing problem in Canadian healthcare organizations, leading to tremendous personal, social and financial costs for individuals, their colleagues, their employers and their...

    Authors: Sandra Moll, Scott Burton Patten, Heather Stuart, Bonnie Kirsh and Joy Christine MacDermid
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:78
  23. Culturally secure health care settings enhance accessibility by Aboriginal Australians and improve their satisfaction with service delivery. A culturally secure health service recognises and responds to the le...

    Authors: Rosalie D Thackrah, Sandra C Thompson and Angela Durey
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:77
  24. The Multiple Mini-Interview (MMI) mostly uses ‘Situational’ Questions (SQs) as an interview format within a station, rather than ‘Past-Behavioural’ Questions (PBQs), which are most frequently adopted in tradit...

    Authors: Hiroshi Yoshimura, Hidetaka Kitazono, Shigeki Fujitani, Junji Machi, Takuya Saiki, Yasuyuki Suzuki and Gominda Ponnamperuma
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:75
  25. We have previously demonstrated that both coming from a rural background and spending a year-long clinical rotation in our Rural Clinical School (RCS) have independent and additive effects to increase the like...

    Authors: Ian B Puddey, Annette Mercer, Denese E Playford and Geoffrey J Riley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:74
  26. Students get their first experiences of dissecting human cadavers in the practical classes of anatomy and pathology courses, core components of medical education. These experiences form an important part of th...

    Authors: Imola Sándor, Emma Birkás and Zsuzsa Győrffy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:73
  27. Formative testing can increase knowledge retention but students often underuse available opportunities. Applying modern technology to make the formative tests more attractive for students could enhance the imp...

    Authors: Anke L Lameris, Joost GJ Hoenderop, René JM Bindels and Thijs MH Eijsvogels
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:72
  28. The transition from medical school to the workplace can be demanding, with high expectations placed on newly qualified doctors. The provision of up-to-date and accurate information is essential to support doct...

    Authors: Alison Bullock, Rebecca Dimond, Katie Webb, Joseph Lovatt, Wendy Hardyman and Mark Stacey
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:71
  29. The proportion of women in medicine is approaching that of men, but female physicians are still in the minority as regards positions of power. Female physicians are struggling to reach the highest positions in...

    Authors: Ann Fridner, Alexandra Norell, Gertrud Åkesson, Marie Gustafsson Sendén, Lise Tevik Løvseth and Karin Schenck-Gustafsson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:67
  30. Despite there being a concerted effort in recent years to influence what doctors can do to tackle health inequalities in the UK, there has been limited policy focus on what undergraduate students need to learn...

    Authors: Andrea E Williamson, Richard Ayres, Jessica Allen and Una Macleod
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:66
  31. Biomedical Informatics (BMI) education in medical schools is developing a sound curricular base, but there are few published reports of their educational usefulness. The goal of this paper is to assess knowled...

    Authors: Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola, Adrián I Martínez-Franco, Marlette Lobato-Valverde, Fabián Fernández-Saldívar, Tania Vives-Varela and Adrián Martínez-González
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:64
  32. Differential diagnosis is a crucial skill for primary care physicians. General practice plays an increasing important role in undergraduate medical education. Via general practice, students may be presented wi...

    Authors: Stefan Bösner, Julia Pickert and Tina Stibane
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:63
  33. During the four-month internal medicine clerkship in their final year, undergraduate medical students are closely involved in patient care. Little is known about what constitutes their typical learning experie...

    Authors: Simon Melderis, Jan-Philipp Gutowski and Sigrid Harendza
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:62
  34. Monitoring graduates’ views of their learning experiences is important to ensure programme standards and further improvement. This study evaluated graduates’ satisfaction with and attitudes towards a Master pr...

    Authors: Jaskiran Kahlon, Elsa Karina Delgado-Angulo and Eduardo Bernabé
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:61
  35. The completion rates for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) generally are low (5-10%) and have been reported to favour participants with higher (typically tertiary-level) education. Despite these factors, the...

    Authors: Lynette R Goldberg, Erica Bell, Carolyn King, Ciaran O’Mara, Fran McInerney, Andrew Robinson and James Vickers
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:60
  36. Personal qualities have been shown to affect students’ exam results. We studied the effect of experience, and level, of public performance in music, drama, dance, sport, and debate at the time of admission to ...

    Authors: Michael Chan, Nigel Bax, Caroline Woodley, Michael Jennings, Rod Nicolson and Philip Chan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:59
  37. July 2011 saw the implementation of the newest duty hour restrictions, further limiting the working hours of first year residents and necessitating a variety of adaptations on the part of residency programs. T...

    Authors: William S Tierney, Rachel L Elkin and Craig D Nielsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:57
  38. Underutilization of dialogue among students during small-group work is a threat to active meaningful learning. To encourage small-group learning, we challenged students to generate written questions during a s...

    Authors: Marleen Olde Bekkink, A R T Rogier Donders, Jan G Kooloos, Rob MW de Waal and Dirk J Ruiter
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:56
  39. Extended rural clerkships clearly increase the likelihood of rural practice post-graduation. What has not been determined is whether such rural interventions increase the likelihood of graduates practicing in ...

    Authors: Denese E Playford, Asha Nicholson, Geoffrey J Riley and Ian B Puddey
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:55
  40. Physician-scientists play key roles in biomedical research across the globe, yet prior studies have found that it is increasingly difficult to recruit and retain physician-scientists in research careers. Acces...

    Authors: Ken Sakushima, Hiroki Mishina, Shunichi Fukuhara, Kenei Sada, Junji Koizumi, Takashi Sugioka, Naoto Kobayashi, Masaharu Nishimura, Junichiro Mori, Hirofumi Makino and Mitchell D Feldman
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2015 15:54

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