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  1. Content type: Research article

    The rapidly rising rates of brain diseases due to the growing ageing population and the explosion in treatment options for many neurological conditions increase the demand for neurologists. We report trends in...

    Authors: Atena Barat, Michael J. Goldacre and Trevor W. Lambert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:257

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    Education in Japan and other Asian countries advocates the stereotypical passive learning style where students are limited in their breadth of knowledge dismissing anything not imparted by their teachers. With...

    Authors: Omar M. M. Rodis and Rozzano C. Locsin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:256

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    In 1997 the “Wessex Research Network (WReN) Spider” was developed and validated to assess the research experience of general practice based researchers. This bibliometric study traces the use and development o...

    Authors: Lidia Luna Puerta, Christian Apfelbacher and Helen Smith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:255

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    Primary care has a significant role in AKI management: two-thirds of AKI originates in the community. Through academic detailing (an evidence-based educational approach) we aimed to implement and measure the e...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Noble, Joanna C. McKinnell, Sue Shaw, Sally Bassett, Lynn Woods, Mufaza Asrar, Nitin V. Kolhe and Nicholas M. Selby

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:253

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    Providing feedback on student performance in the clinical performance assessment (CPA) is meaningful in that it helps students understand their strengths and weaknesses. This study compared students’ perceptio...

    Authors: Bee Sung Kam, So Jung Yune, Sang Yeoup Lee, Sun Ju Im and Sun Yong Baek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:252

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  6. Content type: Research article

    In South Africa it is compulsory to submit a satisfactory portfolio of learning to gain entrance to the national exit examination of the College of Family Physicians and to qualify as a family physician. A pap...

    Authors: Magdaleen De Swardt, Louis S. Jenkins, Klaus B. Von Pressentin and Robert Mash

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:251

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Investment in research is high on the agenda of many countries in recognition of the fact that research is important for the development of society. Doctoral students have a vital role and represent a substant...

    Authors: Lena Ljungkrona Falk, Hanna Augustin, Kjell Torén and Maria Magnusson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:250

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Medical school faculty members have been reported to be highly likely to suffer burnout. Research is being conducted on professional self-concepts as a factor that relieves burnout in many professions. However...

    Authors: Jihye Yu, Sukyung Lee, Miran Kim, Kiyoung Lim, Kihong Chang and Sujin Chae

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:248

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In Australia, the number of medical graduates per year has increased at a greater rate than the increase in the number of specialist training places. Consequently, competition for training positions is intensi...

    Authors: Daniel Thompson, Colin Thompson, Natasha Nassar and Annette Katelaris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:247

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Community-based education (CBE) involves educating the head (cognitive), heart (affective), and the hand (practical) by utilizing tools that enable us to broaden and interrogate our value systems. This article...

    Authors: Mpho S. Mogodi, Masego B. Kebaetse, Mmoloki C. Molwantwa, Detlef R. Prozesky and Dominic Griffiths

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:246

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This study, undertaken in Bangkok, Thailand, explored the extent to which paediatric residents in a non-Western setting experienced burnout and the potential association with factors in the medical educational...

    Authors: Pongtong Puranitee, Fred F. C. J. Stevens, Samart Pakakasama, Adisak Plitponkarnpim, Sakda Arj-Ong Vallibhakara, Jamiu O. Busari, Sylvia Heeneman and Walther N. K. A. van Mook

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:245

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:296

  12. Content type: Research article

    Many western countries have problems recruiting and retaining medical specialists. In Sweden there is a lack of primary care doctors and psychiatrists. Despite much research on the topic the shortage remains. ...

    Authors: Caroline Olsson, Hans Järnbert-Pettersson, Sari Ponzer, Marie Dahlin and Tomas Bexelius

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:244

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Sociodemographic subgroup differences in multiple mini-interview (MMI) performance have been extensively studied within the MMI research literature, but heterogeneous findings demand a closer look at how speci...

    Authors: Mirjana Knorr, Hubertus Meyer, Susanne Sehner, Wolfgang Hampe and Stefan Zimmermann

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:243

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  14. Content type: Research article

    In addition to administering vaccinations, healthcare professionals (HCPs) also play a crucial role in providing education and advocacy to the public regarding immunizations. Yet, many current and future HCPs ...

    Authors: Lauren L. Dybsand, Kylie J. Hall and Paul J. Carson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:242

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    Although specific specialties and residency programs have investigated student performance factors affecting matching, there is a paucity of information from medical schools. Furthermore, factors contributing ...

    Authors: Katherine Mitsouras, Fanglong Dong, Marian N. Safaoui and Scott C. Helf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:241

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  16. Content type: Research article

    For promoting autonomous learning motivation, the learning effect of community-oriented service is beneficial, because through community participation and service, students can transfer their implicit cognitio...

    Authors: Guanhua Fan, Zhenhua Lin, Yizhen Luo, Maohuai Chen and Liping Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:240

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Professionalism instruction and assessment is a core component of medical education, and essential for professional identity formation (PIF). Thus, understanding the socialization of medical students to the va...

    Authors: Danielle Reimer, Ross Russell, Bertha Ben Khallouq, Christine Kauffman, Caridad Hernandez, Juan Cendán and Analia Castiglioni

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:239

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Procurement of bone allograft must be performed by trained personnel. Improper handling and lack of knowledge during bone procurement will lead to contamination hence jeopardizing quality of the procured bones...

    Authors: Suhaili Mohd, Norimah Yusof, Lee-Lee Lai, Md. Golam Hossain, Saravana Ramalingam, Suzina Sheikh AB Hamid, Wuey Min Ng and Azura Mansor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:238

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The implementation of competency-based intrinsic roles in undergraduate medical education remains a challenge. Faculties in transition need to be provided with generalizable curricular data in order to facilit...

    Authors: Jan Griewatz and Maria Lammerding-Koeppel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:237

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Bronchoscopy involves exploration of a three-dimensional (3D) bronchial tree environment using just two-dimensional (2D) images, visual cues and haptic feedback. Sound knowledge and understanding of tracheobro...

    Authors: Brian Han Khai Ho, Cecilia Jiayu Chen, Gerald Jit Shen Tan, Wai Yee Yeong, Heang Kuan Joel Tan, Albert Yick Hou Lim, Michael Alan Ferenczi and Sreenivasulu Reddy Mogali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:236

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Low back pain (LBP) is common, affecting 58–84% of adults at some point. In benign cases, misinformation can lead to harmful coping strategies and prolonged recovery time. Deyo has identified seven ‘Myths of B...

    Authors: Eva McCabe, Dima Jadaan, Sudharshan Munigangaiah, Navya Basavaraju and John P. McCabe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:235

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  22. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to compare the effect of virtual and traditional education on theoretical knowledge and reporting skills of dental students in radiographic interpretation of bony lesions of the jaw.

    Authors: Elham Soltanimehr, Ehsan Bahrampour, Mohammad Moslem Imani, Farshad Rahimi, Banafsheh Almasi and Marzieh Moattari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:233

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  23. Content type: Research article

    We believe junior doctors are in a unique position in relation to reporting of incidents and safety culture. They are still in training and are also ‘fresh eyes’ on the system providing valuable insights into ...

    Authors: Marie Ward, Éidín Ní Shé, Aoife De Brún, Christian Korpos, Moayed Hamza, Elaine Burke, Ann Duffy, Karen Egan, Una Geary, Catherine Holland, Julie O’Grady, Karen Robinson, Alan Smith, Alan Watson and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:232

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  24. Content type: Research article

    An important barrier to smoking-cessation counseling for physicians is a lack of education at the undergraduate level. Interactive methods such as peer role-play (RP) or modules utilizing standardized patients...

    Authors: Kye-Yeung Park, Hoon-Ki Park and Hwan-Sik Hwang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:231

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Gamification is an increasingly common phenomenon in education. It is a technique to facilitate formative assessment and to promote student learning. It has been shown to be more effective than traditional met...

    Authors: Muhd Al-Aarifin Ismail, Anisa Ahmad, Jamilah Al-Muhammady Mohammad, Nik Mohd Rizal Mohd Fakri, Mohd Zarawi Mat Nor and Mohamad Najib Mat Pa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:230

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Uncontrolled hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients, with or without diabetes mellitus, is associated with many adverse outcomes. Resident physicians are the primary managers of inpatient glycemic control (IGC...

    Authors: William B. Horton, Sidney Law, Monika Darji, Mark R. Conaway, Nancy T. Kubiak, Jennifer L. Kirby and S. Calvin Thigpen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:228

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Communication with healthcare professionals is challenging for those with hearing loss. This study aimed to determine the impact dedicated deaf awareness training could have on medical student’s attitudes to a...

    Authors: Michelle Gilmore, Anna Sturgeon, Clare Thomson, David Bell, Sophie Ryan, James Bailey, Kieran McGlade and Jayne V. Woodside

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:227

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  28. Content type: Research article

    New educational approaches may be necessary to enhance competency in the new generation of students. Self-directed learning and blended coaching have been effective strategies to meet this challenge. However, ...

    Authors: Gie-Ok Noh and Dong Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:225

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  29. Content type: Research article

    In-patient postgraduate teaching suffers with issues like long and unstructured presentations inclusive of a lot of historical information and time constraints due to increasing workload. A six-step pneumonic ...

    Authors: Vishakha Jain, Siddharth Rao and Mariya Jinadani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:224

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Osteoporosis is inadequately treated in primary care settings. Under-recognition of the condition among male Veterans may contribute to this problem. In order to improve understanding of bone health in older m...

    Authors: Richard E. Nelson, Junjie Ma, Karla Miller, Phillip Lawrence, Joanne LaFleur, Marissa Grotzke, Andrea Barker, Grant W. Cannon and Michael J. Battistone

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:223

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Implementing a patient safety curriculum for medical students requires to identify their needs and current awareness of the topic. Several tools have been developed to measure patient safety culture, but none ...

    Authors: Stéphanie Larramendy-Magnin, Emmanuelle Anthoine, Barbara L’Heude, Brice Leclère and Leïla Moret

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:222

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The learning climate within a learning environment is a key factor to determine the potential quality of learning. There are different groups of postgraduate trainees who study primarily in the operating theat...

    Authors: Kasana Raksamani and Renée E. Stalmeijer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:221

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  33. Content type: Review

    Student bullying in the clinical environment continues to have a substantial impact, despite numerous attempts to rectify the situation. However, there are significant gaps in the literature about intervention...

    Authors: Althea Gamble Blakey, Kelby Smith-Han, Lynley Anderson, Emma Collins, Elizabeth Berryman and Tim J. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:220

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Little is known regarding the psychometric properties of computerized long-menu formats in comparison to classic formats. We compared single-best-answer (Type A) and long-menu formats using identical question ...

    Authors: Bernard Cerutti, Fabiola Stollar, Monica Escher, Katherine Blondon, Susanne Aujesky, Mathieu Nendaz and Annick Galetto-Lacour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:219

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Ethical behavior and professionalism is an ideal characteristic required of medical students and included as ‘must achieve’ and critical aspect of medical students’ curriculum. This study proposes to determine...

    Authors: Hematram Yadav, Ravindran Jegasothy, Sowmya Ramakrishnappa, Jaiprakash Mohanraj and Prathapa Senan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:218

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Rwanda is the only African country to use the pediatric International In-Training Examination (I-ITE). The objectives of this study were to use the scores from the I-ITE to outline the baseline level of knowle...

    Authors: Natalie McCall, Christian Umuhoza, Cliff O’Callahan, Tanya Rogo, Diane Stafford, Aimable Kanyamuhunga and Peter T. Cartledge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:217

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Achieving universal health care coverage will require greater investment in primary health care, particularly in rural and underserved populations in low and middle-income countries. South Africa has invested ...

    Authors: Xincheng Sui, Priscilla Reddy, Anam Nyembezi, Pamela Naidoo, Kalipso Chalkidou, Neil Squires and Shah Ebrahim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:216

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Recent advances in medicine and an increasingly demanding healthcare environment are causing various complicated ethical problems. Nursing students need to prepare to deal with ethical issues in their future r...

    Authors: Taeko Muramatsu, Mieko Nakamura, Eisaku Okada, Harumi Katayama and Toshiyuki Ojima

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:215

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Transthoracic echocardiograms (TTE) performed and interpreted by cardiology fellows during off-duty hours are critical to patient care, however limited data exist on their interpretive accuracy. Our aims were ...

    Authors: Aferdita Spahillari, Ian McCormick, Jesse X. Yang, Gene R. Quinn and Warren J. Manning

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:213

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  40. Content type: Research article

    A breadth of evidence supports that academic dishonesty is prevalent among higher education students, including students in health sciences educational programs. Research suggest individuals who engage in acad...

    Authors: Tina Antill Keener, Marina Galvez Peralta, Melinda Smith, Lauren Swager, James Ingles, Sijin Wen and Mariette Barbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:209

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Lectures are still an important part of today’s medical education at many medical schools. The pediatric lecture series at the Center for Pediatrics, Medical Center, University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine...

    Authors: Marco S. Spehl, Christine Straub, Andrea Heinzmann and Sebastian F. N. Bode

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:206

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Preceptorship fulfills the requirements of International Guidelines regarding the training of health care professionals as a method of teaching in clinical settings, during the daily work routine. This study a...

    Authors: Letícia Cabrini Girotto, Sylvia Claassen Enns, Marilda Siriani de Oliveira, Fernanda Brenneisen Mayer, Bruno Perotta, Itamar Souza Santos and Patricia Tempski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:203

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  43. Content type: Research article

    A balance between autonomy and supervision can be difficult to obtain in medical education. In this study, we sought to determine whether the presence and level of supervision of ophthalmology resident outpati...

    Authors: Eric L. Singman, Michael V. Boland, Jing Tian, Laura K. Green and Divya Srikumaran

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:202

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Direct ophthalmoscopy (DO) is an essential skill for medical graduates but there are multiple barriers to learning this. Medical students and junior doctors typically lack confidence in DO. Most students do no...

    Authors: J. A. Gilmour-White, A. Picton, A. Blaikie, A. K. Denniston, R. Blanch, J. Coleman and P. I. Murray

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:201

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