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  1. The current study aimed to evaluate the previously unexplored correlation between undergraduate medical students’ attendance during their surgical clerkship and their academic performance. It also aimed to exp...

    Authors: Hamdi Al Shenawi, Rami Yaghan, Amer Almarabheh and Noor Al Shenawi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:396

    Content type: Research

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  2. Reflective writing provides an opportunity for health professionals and students to learn from their mistakes, successes, anxieties, and worries that otherwise would remain disjointed and worthless. This syste...

    Authors: Giovanna Artioli, Laura Deiana, Francesco De Vincenzo, Margherita Raucci, Giovanna Amaducci, Maria Chiara Bassi, Silvia Di Leo, Mark Hayter and Luca Ghirotto

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:394

    Content type: Research article

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  3. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) brought several challenges in medical education. The aim of our study was to investigate whether virtual distance trainings (VDT) organized during the COVID-19 pandemic at ou...

    Authors: Enikő Kovács, András Kállai, Gábor Fritúz, Zsolt Iványi, Vivien Mikó, Luca Valkó, Balázs Hauser and János Gál

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:393

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Despite its long-established importance, diagnostic reasoning (DR) education has suffered uneven implementation in medical education. The Clinical Problem Solvers (CPSolvers) podcast has emerged as a novel strate...

    Authors: Gregory M. Ow, Lindsey C. Shipley, Saman Nematollahi and Geoffrey V. Stetson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:392

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Narrative medicine (NM) is an approach involving narrative skills and is regarded as a model for medical humanism and effective medical practice. This study aims to explore how NM impacts medical trainees’ lea...

    Authors: Chien-Da Huang, Chang-Chyi Jenq, Kuo-Chen Liao, Shu-Chung Lii, Chi-Hsien Huang and Tsai-Yu Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:391

    Content type: Research

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  6. Technological advances have previously been hailed as a new dawn in Higher Education, with the advent of ‘massive open online courses’ (MOOCs) and online learning. Virtual platforms have potential advantages s...

    Authors: P. E. Brewer, M. Racy, M. Hampton, F. Mushtaq, J. E. Tomlinson and F. M. Ali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:390

    Content type: Research

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  7. Professional identity formation is nurtured through socialization, driven by interaction with role models, and supported through early clinical exposure (ECE) programmes. Non-healthcare professionals form part...

    Authors: Yayoi Shikama, Yasuko Chiba, Megumi Yasuda, Maham Stanyon and Koji Otani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:389

    Content type: Research

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  8. Conventional classroom lectures continue to represent a major component of the dental education system to ensure optimum delivery of knowledge. Certain number of students are less compliant and likely to skip ...

    Authors: Waleed A. Alamoudi, Azza F. Alhelo, Soulafa A. Almazrooa, Osama M. Felemban, Nada O. Binmadi, Nada A. Alhindi, Sarah A. Ali, Sara K. Akeel, Sana A. Alhamed, Ghadah M. Mansour and Hani H. Mawardi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:388

    Content type: Research

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2021 21:427

  9. Clinical placement models that require students to relocate frequently can cause stress, which may impact the student experience and development of work-readiness skills. A blended placement, where placements ...

    Authors: Narelle T Greenlees, Sabrina W. Pit, Lynda J Ross, Jo J McCormack, Lana J Mitchell and Lauren T. Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:387

    Content type: Research

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  10. History courses are “required” elements among the didactic elements of the medical and pharmacy curricula in many schools around the world. The aim of this study was to develop consensus-based aims, contents, ...

    Authors: Ramzi Shawahna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:386

    Content type: Research

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  11. Critical thinking (CT) is an essential competency for medical students. This study’s aim was to evaluate Chinese medical students’ disposition for CT and to explore the impact of current trends in medical educ...

    Authors: Lei Huang, Angela Pei-Chen Fan, Na Su, Jessica Thai, Russell Olive Kosik and Xudong Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:385

    Content type: Research article

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  12. An increasing number of medical trainees across specialties desire and expect Global Health (GH) experiences during training. It is useful for residency programs to know the impact that offering GH opportuniti...

    Authors: Caitlin Kaeppler, Peter Holmberg, Reena P. Tam, Kelsey Porada, Shanna D. Stryker, Kate Conway and Charles Schubert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:384

    Content type: Research article

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  13. New medical graduates are significantly unprepared to manage acutely unwell patients due to limited first-hand clinical exposure in the undergraduate curriculum. Supporting undergraduate learning in the acute ...

    Authors: Charlotte Hayden, Jedd Raidan, Jonathan Rees and Abhishek Oswal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:383

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Face-to-face feedback plays an important role in health professionals’ workplace learning. The literature describes guiding principles regarding effective feedback but it is not clear how to enact these. We ai...

    Authors: Christina E. Johnson, Jennifer L. Keating, Michelle Leech, Peter Congdon, Fiona Kent, Melanie K. Farlie and Elizabeth K. Molloy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:382

    Content type: Research

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  15. Despite a rapid rise of use of social media in medical disciplines, uncertainty prevails among healthcare professionals for providing medical content on social media. There are also growing concerns about unpr...

    Authors: Shaista Salman Guraya, Salman Yousuf Guraya and Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:381

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Cardiac auscultation remains an efficient and accessible diagnostic tool, especially in resource-limited countries where modern diagnostic devices like cardiac ultrasound are expensive and difficult to access....

    Authors: Fred-Cyrille Goethe Doualla, Georges Bediang and Chris Nganou-Gnindjio

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:380

    Content type: Study protocol

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  17. Group processes in inter-professional Problem-Based Learning (iPBL) groups have not yet been studied in the health-care educational context. In this paper we present findings on how group-dynamics, collaborati...

    Authors: Eva Hammar Chiriac, Endre Sjøvold and Alexandra Björnstjerna Hjelm

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:379

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Among Chinese medical students, there is a high prevalence of mental health-related issues and low empathy. Effective strategies to improve this situation are lacking. This study aims to investigate the effica...

    Authors: Rong Rong, Wei Chen, Zihao Dai, Jingli Gu, Weiying Chen, Yanbin Zhou, Ming Kuang and Haipeng Xiao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:378

    Content type: Research article

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  19. In High-income countries, many academic institutions are using E-learning during COVID 19 Pandemic. However, in limited-resource countries, like Sudan, shifting towards E-learning requires many adjustments to ...

    Authors: Mohamed Daffalla-Awadalla Gismalla, Mohamed Soud Mohamed, Omaima Salah O Ibrahim, Moawia Mohammed Ali Elhassan and Mohamed NaserEldeen Mohamed

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:377

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Online learning is an attractive option for educators, especially as means of overcoming the challenges posed by the global pandemic. Although it is best to evaluate student readiness prior to commencement of ...

    Authors: Harikrishnan Ranganathan, Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh, Saravana Kumar, Shobha Sharma, Siew Kuan Chua, Nabilah Binti Ahmad and Kamalambal Harikrishnan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:376

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Low back pain (LBP) is a condition with a high global prevalence, which is getting health professionals’ attention, including physiotherapists as they must have the skills to provide treatment that increases t...

    Authors: Carolina Sandoval-Cuellar, Margareth Lorena Alfonso-Mora, Adriana Lucia Castellanos-Garrido, Angélica del Pilar Villarraga-Nieto, Ruth Liliana Goyeneche-Ortegón, Martha Lucia Acosta-Otalora, Rocío del Pilar Castellanos-Vega and Elisa Andrea Cobo-Mejía

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:375

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2021 21:423

  22. The learning opportunities for global health professionals have expanded rapidly in recent years. The diverse array of learners and wide range in course quality underscore the need for an improved course vetti...

    Authors: Meike Schleiff, Elizabeth Hahn, Caroline Dolive, Lillian James, Anant Mishra and Bhakti Hansoti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:374

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Academic reading and writing are seen as self-evident literacy competences in most contemporary higher educations, however, whether students also are introduced to professional literacy of relevance for dentis...

    Authors: Viveca Lindberg, Sofia Louca Jounger, Maria Christidis and Nikolaos Christidis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:373

    Content type: Research

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  24. The undergraduate five-year MBChB programme at the University of Glasgow has a high volume of pathology teaching integrated into the course. The ability to better understand what pathology is taught and when, ...

    Authors: Ryan Clark, Sarah Bell, Jennifer Roccisana, Karin A. Oien and Sharon F. Sneddon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:371

    Content type: Research

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  25. No consensus exists on whether medical students develop towards more deep (DA) or surface learning approaches (SA) during medical training and how this impacts learning outcomes. We investigated whether subgro...

    Authors: Giovanni Piumatti, Sissel Guttormsen, Barbara Zurbuchen, Milena Abbiati, Margaret W. Gerbase and Anne Baroffio

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:370

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Service satisfaction ratings from clients are a good indicator of service quality. The present study aimed to investigate the impact of communication skills and self-efficacy training for healthcare workers on...

    Authors: Hossein Shahnazi, Marzieh Araban, Mahmood Karimy, Mansooreh Basiri, Ali Ghazvini and LAR Stein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:369

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Appropriate training of health professionals has been recommended to increase organ donation rates. Some studies have shown insufficient knowledge among medical students. This survey aims to describe their kno...

    Authors: Philippe Robert, Félix Bégin, Sasha Ménard-Castonguay, Anne-Julie Frenette, Hector Quiroz-Martinez, François Lamontagne, Emilie-Prudence Belley-Côté and Frédérick D’Aragon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:368

    Content type: Research

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  28. Dyad learning has been shown to be an effective tool for teaching procedural skills, but little is known about how dyad learning may impact the stress, anxiety, and cognitive load that a student experiences wh...

    Authors: Eduardo F. Abbott, Torrey A. Laack, Lauren K. Licatino, Christina M. Wood-Wentz, Paul A. Warner, Laurence C. Torsher, James S. Newman and Katie M. Rieck

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:367

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Teamwork is an important success factors for patient treatment. The willingness of a healthcare provider to work in a team can be descripted with the construct of “Collective Orientation” (CO). The level of CO...

    Authors: M Flentje, V Hagemann, G Breuer, P Bintaro and H Eismann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:365

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Dental students have encountered changes in the teaching format amid the SARS CoV-2 pandemic. This study aims to evaluate the attitudes of dental students of one medical university toward online courses and co...

    Authors: Hsin-Chung Cheng, Sao-Lun Lu, Yu-Chun Yen, Pallop Siewchaisakul, Amy Ming-Fang Yen and Sam Li-Sheng Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:364

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Guided self-study (G-SS) can be used as a self-directed learning method or self-determined learning that fosters changes in knowledge and skills in a higher physiotherapy education setting. Until now, there ha...

    Authors: Slavko Rogan, Jan Taeymans, Stefan Zuber and Evert Zinzen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:362

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Adaptive training is an approach in which training variables change with the needs and traits of individual trainees. It has potential to mitigate the effect of personality traits such as impulsiveness on surg...

    Authors: Bas Kengen, Wouter M. IJgosse, Harry van Goor and Jan-Maarten Luursema

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:361

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Inverted classroom approaches and the use of vignettes have been suggested in health care education. The objective of this study was to use an educational vignette to discuss issues of stigma around substance ...

    Authors: Mario Brondani, Rana Alan and Leeann Donnelly

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:360

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Professionalism represents a cornerstone of the medical profession, prompting medical educators to actively develop instruments to measure professional identity formation among medical students. A quantitative...

    Authors: Toben Daan, Mak-van der Vossen Marianne, Wouters Anouk and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:359

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Although the value of DACA medical students has been hypothesized, no data are available on their contribution to US healthcare. While the exact number of DACA recipients in medical school is unknown, DACA med...

    Authors: Christina Gillezeau, Wil Lieberman-Cribbin, Kristin Bevilacqua, Julio Ramos, Naomi Alpert, Raja Flores, Rebecca M. Schwartz and Emanuela Taioli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:358

    Content type: Research article

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  36. With the implementation of competency-based education in family medicine, there is a need for summative end-of-rotation assessments that are criterion-referenced rather than normative. Laval University’s famil...

    Authors: Jean-Sébastien Renaud, Miriam Lacasse, Luc Côté, Johanne Théorêt, Christian Rheault and Caroline Simard

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:357

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Initiatives employing medical students’ volunteerism and idealism, such as the Student-Run Free Clinics (SRFC) program, are prevalent in US medical schools. Many studies evaluated various aspects of volunteeri...

    Authors: Fadi W. Adel, Ruth E. Berggren, Robert M. Esterl Jr. and John T. Ratelle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:356

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Global health education (GHE) in Italy has spread since the first decade of 21st century. The presence of global health (GH) courses in Italy was monitored from 2007 to 2013. In 2019, a new survey was proposed...

    Authors: Giulia Civitelli, Gianfranco Tarsitani, Veronica Censi, Alessandro Rinaldi and Maurizio Marceca

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:355

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Feedback is essential in a self-regulated learning environment such as medical education. When feedback channels are widely spread, the need arises for a system of integrating this information in a single plat...

    Authors: Yadira Roa Romero, Hannah Tame, Ylva Holzhausen, Mandy Petzold, Jan-Vincent Wyszynski, Harm Peters, Mohammed Alhassan-Altoaama, Monika Domanska and Martin Dittmar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:354

    Content type: Software

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  40. Many efforts of the past years aimed to build a safer health care system and hereby, non-technical skills (NTS) have been recognised to be responsible for over 70 % of preventable medical mishaps. In order to ...

    Authors: Parisa Moll-Khosrawi, Christian Zöllner, Nadine Cencin and Leonie Schulte-Uentrop

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:353

    Content type: Research

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  41. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has boosted medical students’ vulnerability to various problems. Given the stressful nature of medical disciplines, considerable attention must be paid to stude...

    Authors: Ali Ardekani, Seyed Ali Hosseini, Parinaz Tabari, Zahra Rahimian, Afrooz Feili, Mitra Amini and Arash Mani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:352

    Content type: Research article

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  42. The availability and popularity of laptops, tablet PCs and smartphones in private and work environments offers considerable potential for reasonably integrating blended learning formats into structured medical...

    Authors: Judith Wehling, Stefan Volkenstein, Stefan Dazert, Christian Wrobel, Konstantin van Ackeren, Katharina Johannsen and Tobias Dombrowski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:351

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Moulages can greatly extend the possibilities of simulation in teaching and assessment. Since moulages that fit an educator’s exact needs are often unavailable commercially, this paper explains how 2-dimension...

    Authors: Daniel Bauer, Andrea C. Lörwald, Sandra Wüst, Helmut Beltraminelli, Miria Germano, Adrian Michel and Kai P. Schnabel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:350

    Content type: Technical advance

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  44. Analyzing the previous research literature in the field of clinical teaching has potential to show the trend and future direction of this field. This study aimed to visualize the co-authorship networks and sci...

    Authors: Hakimeh Hazrati, Shoaleh Bigdeli, Seyed Kamran Soltani Arabshahi, Vahideh Zarea Gavgani and Nafiseh Vahed

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:349

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Training in psychiatry requires specific knowledge, attitudes, and skills that are obtainable by simulation, of which the use is only recent and still needs further development. Evidence is accumulating on its...

    Authors: Nadia Younes, Anne Laure Delaunay, M. Roger, Pierre Serra, France Hirot, Frédéric Urbain, Nathalie Godart, Mario Speranza, Christine Passerieux and Paul Roux

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:348

    Content type: Research

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  46. COVID-19 has disrupted medical education in the United Kingdom (UK). The pandemic may result in a long-term disproportionate negative impact to students applying to Medical School from a low-socioeconomic back...

    Authors: Emily R Bligh, Ellie Courtney, Rebecca Stirling and Asveny Rajananthanan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:344

    Content type: Research

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