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    The implementation of a quality system in the Dutch GP specialty training: barriers and facilitators; a qualitative study

    Quality assurance programs in medical education are introduced to gain insight into the quality of such programs and to trigger improvements. Although of utmost importance, research on the implementation of su...

    Nienke Buwalda, Jozé Braspenning, Sanne van Roosmalen, Nynke van Dijk and Mechteld Visser

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:127

    Published on: 21 July 2017

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    Learning intraprofessional collaboration by participating in a consultation programme: what and how did primary and secondary care trainees learn?

    A growing number of patients require overview and management in both primary and secondary care. This situation requires that primary and secondary care professionals have well developed collaborative skills. ...

    Marijn Janssen, Margaretha H. Sagasser, Elisabeth A. M. Laro, Jacqueline de Graaf and Nynke D. Scherpbier-de Haan

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:125

    Published on: 19 July 2017

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    Enhancing medical students’ reflectivity in mentoring groups for professional development – a qualitative analysis

    Professional competence is important in delivering high quality patient care, and it can be enhanced by reflection and reflective discourse e.g. in mentoring groups. However, students are often reluctant thoug...

    Gabriele Lutz, Nina Pankoke, Hadass Goldblatt, Marzellus Hofmann and Michaela Zupanic

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:122

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    Developing mentorship in a resource-limited context: a qualitative research study of the experiences and perceptions of the makerere university student and faculty mentorship programme

    The aim of mentorship is to build the mentees capacity, enhance their skills and improve their ability to produce desired outcomes. However, the mentoring relationship is vulnerable to a number of challenges t...

    Andrew S. Ssemata, Sophia Gladding, Chandy C. John and Sarah Kiguli

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:123

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    Development and pilot testing of an interprofessional patient-centered team training programme in medical rehabilitation clinics in Germany: a process evaluation

    Interprofessional teamwork is considered to be a key component of patient-centred treatment in healthcare, and especially in the rehabilitation sector. To date, however, no interventions exist for improving te...

    Sonja Becker, Mirjam Körner, Christian Müller, Corinna Lippenberger, Manfred Rundel and Linda Zimmermann

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:120

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    “No patient should die of PPH just for the lack of training!” Experiences from multi-professional simulation training on postpartum hemorrhage in northern Tanzania: a qualitative study

    Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is a major cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. In Tanzania, PPH causes 25% of maternal deaths. Skilled attendance is crucial to saving the lives of mothers and their newborns...

    Signe Egenberg, Bjørg Karlsen, Deodatus Massay, Happiness Kimaro and Lars Edvin Bru

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:119

    Published on: 14 July 2017

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    Assessing colonoscopic inspection skill using a virtual withdrawal simulation: a preliminary validation of performance metrics

    The effectiveness of colonoscopy for diagnosing and preventing colon cancer is largely dependent on the ability of endoscopists to fully inspect the colonic mucosa, which they achieve primarily through skilled...

    Christine M. Zupanc, Guy M. Wallis, Andrew Hill, Robin Burgess-Limerick, Stephan Riek, Annaliese M. Plooy, Mark S. Horswill, Marcus O. Watson, Hans de Visser, David Conlan and David G. Hewett

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:118

    Published on: 12 July 2017

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    Effectiveness of distance learning strategies for continuing professional development (CPD) for rural allied health practitioners: a systematic review

    Allied health professionals working in rural areas face unique challenges, often with limited access to resources. Accessing continuing professional development is one of those challenges and is related to ret...

    Angela Berndt, Carolyn M. Murray, Kate Kennedy, Mandy J. Stanley and Susan Gilbert-Hunt

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:117

    Published on: 12 July 2017

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    E-learning in graduate medical education: survey of residency program directors

    E-learning—the use of Internet technologies to enhance knowledge and performance—has become a widely accepted instructional approach. Little is known about the current use of e-learning in postgraduate medical...

    Christopher M. Wittich, Anoop Agrawal, David A. Cook, Andrew J. Halvorsen, Jayawant N. Mandrekar, Saima Chaudhry, Denise M. Dupras, Amy S. Oxentenko and Thomas J. Beckman

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:114

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Exploring intentions of physician-scientist trainees: factors influencing MD and MD/PhD interest in research careers

    Prior studies have described the career paths of physician-scientist candidates after graduation, but the factors that influence career choices at the candidate stage remain unclear. Additionally, previous wor...

    Jennifer M. Kwan, Dania Daye, Mary Lou Schmidt, Claudia Morrissey Conlon, Hajwa Kim, Bilwaj Gaonkar, Aimee S. Payne, Megan Riddle, Sharline Madera, Alexander J. Adami and Kate Quinn Winter

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:115

    Published on: 11 July 2017

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    Performance of International Medical Students In psychosocial medicine

    Particularly at the beginning of their studies, international medical students face a number of language-related, social and intercultural challenges. Thus, they perform poorer than their local counterparts in...

    D. Huhn, J. Lauter, D. Roesch Ely, E. Koch, A. Möltner, W. Herzog, F. Resch, S. C. Herpertz and C. Nikendei

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:111

    Published on: 10 July 2017

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    The effect of patient death on medical students in the emergency department

    The emotional consequences of patient deaths on physicians have been studied in a variety of medical settings. Reactions to patient death include distress, guilt, and grief. Comparatively, there are few studie...

    Nicholas J. Batley, Rinad Bakhti, Ali Chami, Elsy Jabbour, Rana Bachir, Christopher El Khuri and Afif J. Mufarrij

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:110

    Published on: 10 July 2017

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    Does the unexpected death of the manikin in a simulation maintain the participants’ perceived self-efficacy? An observational prospective study with medical students

    The death of a simulated patient is controversial. Some educators feel that having a manikin die is prejudicial to learning; others feel it is a way of better preparing students for these situations. Perceived...

    Anne Weiss, Morgan Jaffrelot, Jean-Claude Bartier, Thierry Pottecher, Isabelle Borraccia, Gilles Mahoudeau, Eric Noll, Véronique Brunstein, Chloé Delacour and Thierry Pelaccia

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:109

    Published on: 6 July 2017

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    Do medical students and young physicians assess reliably their self-efficacy regarding communication skills? A prospective study from end of medical school until end of internship

    This prospective study from end of medical school through internship investigates the course and possible change of self- reported self-efficacy in communication skills compared with observers’ ratings of such...

    Tore Gude, Arnstein Finset, Tor Anvik, Anders Bærheim, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Hilde Grimstad and Per Vaglum

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:107

    Published on: 30 June 2017

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    Supervision and autonomy of ophthalmology residents in the outpatient Clinic in the United States: a survey of ACGME-accredited programs

    The development and demonstration of incremental trainee autonomy is required by the ACGME. However, there is scant published research concerning autonomy of ophthalmology residents in the outpatient clinic se...

    Eric L. Singman, Divya Srikumaran, Laura Green, Jing Tian and Peter McDonnell

    BMC Medical Education 2017 17:105

    Published on: 26 June 2017

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