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  1. In the United States, the Accreditation Council of graduate medical education (ACGME) requires all accredited Internal medicine residency training programs to facilitate resident scholarly activities. However,...

    Authors: Balavenkatesh Kanna, Changchun Deng, Savil N Erickson, Jose A Valerio, Vihren Dimitrov and Anita Soni
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:52
  2. Communication training is a central part of medical education. The aim of this article is to explore the positions and didactic functions of the fourth wall in medical communication training, using a role-play...

    Authors: Torild Jacobsen, Anders Baerheim, Margret Rose Lepp and Edvin Schei
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:51
  3. Long-menu questions (LMQs) are viewed as an alternative method for answering open-ended questions (OEQs) in computerized assessment. So far this question type and its influence on examination scores have not b...

    Authors: Thomas Rotthoff, Thomas Baehring, Hans-Dieter Dicken, Urte Fahron, Bernd Richter, Martin R Fischer and Werner A Scherbaum
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:50
  4. This study assessed the feasibility, self-efficacy and cost of providing a high fidelity medical simulation experience in the difficult environment of an air ambulance helicopter.

    Authors: Stewart W Wright, Christopher J Lindsell, William R Hinckley, Annette Williams, Carolyn Holland, Christopher H Lewis and Gail Heimburger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:49
  5. This study examined the relationship between life satisfaction among medical students and a basic model of personality, stress and coping. Previous studies have shown relatively high levels of distress, such a...

    Authors: Kari Kjeldstadli, Reidar Tyssen, Arnstein Finset, Erlend Hem, Tore Gude, Nina T Gronvold, Oivind Ekeberg and Per Vaglum
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:48
  6. The outcome of assessments is determined by the standard-setting method used. There is a wide range of standard – setting methods and the two used most extensively in undergraduate medical education in the UK ...

    Authors: Sanju George, M Sayeed Haque and Femi Oyebode
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:46
  7. The Script Concordance test (SC) test is an assessment tool that measures the capacity to solve ill-defined problems, that is, reasoning in a context of uncertainty. This study assesses the feasibility, reliab...

    Authors: Louis Sibert, Stefan J Darmoni, Badisse Dahamna, Marie-France Hellot, Jacques Weber and Bernard Charlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:45
  8. Suicide is a major public health problem and treating suicidal patients represents one of the most challenging and complex clinical situations for young physicians. Education of physicians is considered an imp...

    Authors: Tordis Sørensen Høifødt and Anne-Grethe Talseth
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:44
  9. A potential problem of clinical examinations is known as the hawk-dove problem, some examiners being more stringent and requiring a higher performance than other examiners who are more lenient. Although the pr...

    Authors: IC McManus, M Thompson and J Mollon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:42
  10. We have witnessed a rapid increase in the use of Web-based 'collaborationware' in recent years. These Web 2.0 applications, particularly wikis, blogs and podcasts, have been increasingly adopted by many online...

    Authors: Maged N Kamel Boulos, Inocencio Maramba and Steve Wheeler
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:41
  11. Most of the many computer resources used in clinical teaching of dermatology and venereology for medical undergraduates are information-oriented and focus mostly on finding a "correct" multiple-choice alternat...

    Authors: Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren, Samuel Edelbring, Uno Fors, Hans Hindbeck and Mona Ståhle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:40
  12. Previous research has shown that internet education can lead to short-term improvements in clinicians' knowledge, confidence and communication practices. We wished to better understand the duration of these im...

    Authors: Tiffany Beal, Kathi J Kemper, Paula Gardiner and Charles Woods
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:39
  13. During evolution from novice to expert, knowledge structure develops into an abridged network organized around pathophysiological concepts. The objectives of this study were to examine the change in knowledge ...

    Authors: Kerry Novak, Henry Mandin, Elizabeth Wilcox and Kevin McLaughlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:37
  14. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's (ACGME) new requirements raise multiple challenges for academic medical centers. We sought to evaluate career satisfaction, emotional states, positive...

    Authors: Donald E Girard, Dongseok Choi, Jamie Dickey, Kristen Wessel and Donald Austin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:36
  15. Despite recent residency workload and hour limitations, little research on the relationship between workload and learning has been done. We sought to define residents' perceptions of the optimal patient worklo...

    Authors: Elizabeth M Haney, Christina Nicolaidis, Alan Hunter, Benjamin KS Chan, Thomas G Cooney and Judith L Bowen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:35
  16. The extent of clinical exposure needed to ensure quality care has not been well determined during internal medicine training. We aimed to determine the association between clinical exposure (number of cases se...

    Authors: Yasuaki Hayashino, Shunich Fukuhara, Kunihiko Matsui, Yoshinori Noguchi, Taro Minami, Dan Bertenthal, John W Peabody, Yoshitomo Mutoh, Yoshihiko Hirao, Kazuhiko Kikawa, Yohei Fukumoto, Junichiro Hayano, Teruo Ino, Umihiko Sawada, Jin Seino, Norio Higuma…
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:33
  17. Radiation, for either diagnosis or treatment, is used extensively in the field of oncology. An understanding of oncology radiation safety principles and how to apply them in practice is critical for nursing pr...

    Authors: Lawrence T Dauer, Joanne F Kelvin, Christopher L Horan and Jean St Germain
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:32
  18. The evidence is mixed regarding the efficacy of cultural competence curricula in developing learners' knowledge, attitudes and skills. More research is needed to better understand both the strengths and shortc...

    Authors: Johanna Shapiro, Desiree Lie, David Gutierrez and Gabriella Zhuang
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:31
  19. We sought to assess self-rated importance of the medical interview to clinical practice and competence in physician-patient communication among new internal medicine faculty at an academic medical center.

    Authors: Paul S Mueller, Patricia A Barrier, Timothy G Call, Alan K Duncan, Daniel L Hurley, Adamarie Multari, Jeffrey T Rabatin and James TC Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:30
  20. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is gaining more importance for medical students. There were many attempts to improve the basic life support (BLS) skills in medical students, some being rather succ...

    Authors: Oliver Robak, Johannes Kulnig, Fritz Sterz, Thomas Uray, Moritz Haugk, Andreas Kliegel, Michael Holzer, Harald Herkner, Anton N Laggner and Hans Domanovits
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:27
  21. Although there is published research on the methods markers use in marking various types of assessment, there is relatively little information on the processes markers use in approaching a marking exercise. Th...

    Authors: Kamila Hawthorne, Fiona Wood, Kerenza Hood, Rebecca Cannings-John and Helen Houston
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:25
  22. In medical education, feedback from students is helpful in course evaluation. However, the impact of medical students' feedback on long-term course development is seldom reported. In this project we studied th...

    Authors: Mats Wahlqvist, Annika Skott, Cecilia Björkelund, Gösta Dahlgren, Kirsti Lonka and Bengt Mattsson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:24
  23. Effective health care depends on multidisciplinary collaboration and teamwork, yet little is known about how well medical students and nurses interact in the hospital environment, where physicians-in-training ...

    Authors: Gregory J Nadolski, Mary A Bell, Barbara B Brewer, Richard M Frankel, Herbert E Cushing and James J Brokaw
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:23
  24. Mock oral board exams, fashioned after the live patient hour of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology exam, are commonly part of resident assessment during residency training. Exams using real patient...

    Authors: Brett Kissela, Steven Harris, Dawn Kleindorfer, Christopher Lindsell, Robert Pascuzzi, Daniel Woo, Jerzy Szaflarski, Daniel Kanter, Alex Schneider, Michael Sostok and Joseph Broderick
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:22
  25. The purpose of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) is to make the best possible summary of the evidence regarding specific health interventions in order to influence health care and policy decisions. The need f...

    Authors: Saifudin Rashiq, Pamela Barton, Christa Harstall, Donald Schopflocher and Paul Taenzer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:21
  26. Resident-led morning report is an integral part of most residency programs and is ranked among the most valuable of educational experiences. The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effect of a reside...

    Authors: Matthew T James, Marcy J Mintz and Kevin McLaughlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:20
  27. Although training and education have long been accepted as integral to disaster preparedness, many currently taught practices are neither evidence-based nor standardized. The need for effective evidence-based ...

    Authors: Edbert B Hsu, Tamara L Thomas, Eric B Bass, Dianne Whyne, Gabor D Kelen and Gary B Green
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:19
  28. The benefits of Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) are well established with positive effects on examination scores, student satisfaction and personal and professional development reported. PAL is increasingly utili...

    Authors: Liam G Glynn, Anne MacFarlane, Maureen Kelly, Peter Cantillon and Andrew W Murphy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:18
  29. Today, there is a trend towards establishing the medical humanities as a component of medical education. However, medical humanities programs that exist within the context of a medical school can be problemati...

    Authors: Caroline Wachtler, Susanne Lundin and Margareta Troein
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:16
  30. The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) devised the electronic surgical logbook (version 2.4) for higher trainees in General Surgery enabling trainees to compile a uniform data set of ...

    Authors: R Achuthan, K Grover and J MacFie
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:15
  31. Cervical cancer is the commonest cancer of women in Uganda. Over 80% of women diagnosed in Mulago national referral and teaching hospital, the biggest hospital in Uganda, have advanced disease. Pap smear scree...

    Authors: Twaha Mutyaba, Francis A Mmiro and Elisabete Weiderpass
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:13
  32. To reduce inter-rater variability in evaluations and the demand on physician time, standardized patients (SP) are being used as examiners in OSCEs. There is concern that SP have insufficient training to provid...

    Authors: Kevin McLaughlin, Laura Gregor, Allan Jones and Sylvain Coderre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:12
  33. The motivational and other factors used by medical students in making their career choices for specific medical specialities have been looked at in a number of studies in the literature. There are however few ...

    Authors: IC McManus, G Livingston and Cornelius Katona
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:11
  34. The Web-based Simulation of Patients (Web-SP) project was initiated in order to facilitate the use of realistic and interactive virtual patients (VP) in medicine and healthcare education. Web-SP focuses on mov...

    Authors: Nabil Zary, Gunilla Johnson, Jonas Boberg and Uno GH Fors
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:10
  35. Misuse of alcohol is second only to tobacco as a leading cause of preventable death in Australia. There is an opportunity in family practice to detect problems and intervene with people at risk of alcohol-rela...

    Authors: Elizabeth M Proude, Katherine M Conigrave and Paul S Haber
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:8
  36. The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that personality preference, which can be related to learning style, influences individual utilization of CAI applications developed specifically for the ...

    Authors: John A McNulty, Baltazar Espiritu, Martha Halsey and Michelle Mendez
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:7
  37. Recent reforms to the training grades have provoked debate about both quality and quantity of training. The bulk of previous research into this area has been qualitative, and little is known about the quantity...

    Authors: Iain Varley, James Keir and Phillip Fagg
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:6
  38. Electronic evaluation portfolios may play a role in learning and evaluation in clinical settings and may complement other traditional evaluation methods (bedside evaluations, written exams and tutor-led evalua...

    Authors: Gustavo Duque, Adam Finkelstein, Ayanna Roberts, Diana Tabatabai, Susan L Gold and Laura R Winer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:4
  39. Patient-provider relationships in primary care are characterized by greater continuity and depth than in non-primary care specialties. We hypothesized that relationship styles of medical students based on atta...

    Authors: Paul S Ciechanowski, Linda LM Worley, Joan E Russo and Wayne J Katon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2006 6:3

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