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  1. Content type: Research article

    Introducing patient safety and quality improvement science to medical students is integral to improving healthcare. However, developing and implementing a patient safety curriculum can be challenging in a medi...

    Authors: R. Kutaimy, L. Zhang, D. Blok, R. Kelly, N. Kovacevic, M. Levoska, R. Gadivemula and D. Levine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:215

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    Medical schools must select students from a large pool of well-qualified applicants. A challenging issue set forward in the broader literature is that of which cognitive and (inter)personal qualities should be...

    Authors: Sanne Schreurs, Kitty B. Cleutjens, Arno M. M. Muijtjens, Jennifer Cleland and Mirjam G. A. oude Egbrink

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:214

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    The relationship between confidence and competence in clinical skills development is complex but important. This study aims to determine undergraduate paediatric student confidence in performing three common p...

    Authors: Dara O’Donoghue, Gail Davison, Laura-Jo Hanna, Ben McNaughten, Michael Stevenson and Andrew Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:211

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Despite the recognition of integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) in educational programs, there is limited research about bachelor students’ EBP profiles (EBP knowledge, attitudes and behaviour) in the hea...

    Authors: Anne Kristin Snibsøer, Birgitte Graverholt, Monica Wammen Nortvedt, Trond Riise and Birgitte Espehaug

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:210

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy is the most widely used instrument to measure empathy in the doctor-patient relationship. This work pursued cultural adaptation and validation of the original scale, in...

    Authors: José M. Blanco, Fernando Caballero, Fernando J. García, Fernando Lorenzo and Diana Monge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:209

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Digital stories are short videos that combine stand-alone and first-person narratives with multimedia. This systematic review examined the contexts and purposes for using digital storytelling in health profess...

    Authors: Katherine A. Moreau, Kaylee Eady, Lindsey Sikora and Tanya Horsley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:208

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Current postgraduate medical training programmes fall short regarding residents’ development of generic competencies (communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism) and reflective and deliberate pr...

    Authors: Kirsten Dijkhuizen, Jacqueline Bustraan, Arnout J. de Beaufort, Sophie I. Velthuis, Erik W. Driessen and Jan M. M. van Lith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:207

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Blended learning (BL) is a learning innovation that applies the concept of face-to-face learning and online learning. However, examples of these innovations are still limited in the teaching of postgraduate ed...

    Authors: Hani Salim, Ping Yein Lee, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Siew Mooi Ching, Hanifatiyah Ali, Nurainul Hana Shamsuddin, Maliza Mawardi, Puteri Shanaz Jahn Kassim and Dayangku Hayaty Awang Dzulkarnain

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:206

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  9. Content type: Research article

    There is a strong and growing interest in biomedical ethics and medical humanities (BEMH) within medical education for facilitating key components of medical professionalism and ethics, clinical communication ...

    Authors: Emily Yang Liu, Jason Neil Batten, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell and Audrey Shafer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:204

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Although patient safety is becoming widely taught in medical schools, its effect has been less rigorously evaluated. We describe a multicentre study to evaluate student changes in patient safety attitudes usin...

    Authors: Kim Oates, Ian Wilson, Wendy Hu, Ben Walker, Amanda Nagle and Janice Wiley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:205

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The 1995 Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) guidelines stated that providers may only use the review of systems and past medical, family, social history in student documentation for billing purposes; ...

    Authors: Wirachin Hoonpongsimanont, Irene Velarde, Christopher Gilani, Michael Louthan and Shahram Lotfipour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:203

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Few studies have compared the effectiveness of brief training courses on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) skill acquisition of novice attending physicians vs. trainees. The purpose of this study was to evaluat...

    Authors: Toru Yamada, Taro Minami, Nilam J. Soni, Eiji Hiraoka, Hiromizu Takahashi, Tomoya Okubo and Juichi Sato

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:202

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Medical students facing high-stakes exams want study resources that have a direct relationship with their assessments. At the same time, they need to develop the skills to think analytically about complex clin...

    Authors: Rebecca Grainger, Wei Dai, Emma Osborne and Diane Kenwright

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:201

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Few global health experiences include intentionally-directed interprofessional training. We aim to prospectively evaluate the impact of a global health elective in facilitating interprofessional education (IPE...

    Authors: James S. Leathers, Heather Davidson and Neerav Desai

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:200

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    Sierra Leone is pursuing multiple initiatives to establish in-country postgraduate medical education (PGME), as part of national efforts to strengthen the health workforce. This paper explored the career prefe...

    Authors: Aniek Woodward, Euphemia Gooding Lake, Natarajan Rajaraman and Andrew Leather

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:199

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Nursing students’ empathy and positive attitudes toward elderly people could help provide improved elderly care in their future practice. This study aimed to investigate the effects of empathy skills training ...

    Authors: Sakineh Gholamzadeh, Maryam Khastavaneh, Zahra Khademian and Soraya Ghadakpour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:198

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Significant investment has been undertaken by many countries into ‘Rural Clinical Training Placement Schemes’ for medical students in order to deal with shortages of trained health care professionals in rural ...

    Authors: George E. Johnson, Fredrick Clive Wright and Kirsty Foster

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:196

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Peer-assisted learning (PAL) increasingly features within medical school curricula. While there is evidence of its effectiveness, less is known about how it promotes learning. Cognitive and social congruence betw...

    Authors: Shameena Tamachi, James A. Giles, Tim Dornan and Elspeth J. R. Hill

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:197

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia. Over half of patients with dementia are undiagnosed in primary care. This paper describes the development, implementation and initial evaluation of t...

    Authors: Heike Schütze, Allan Shell and Henry Brodaty

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:194

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Nursing education in Iran has conventionally focused on lecture-based strategies. Improvements in teaching and learning over the years have led to an expansion of the pedagogies available to educators. Likewis...

    Authors: Mohsen Salari, Amrollah Roozbehi, Abdolvahed Zarifi and Rohani Ahmad Tarmizi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:195

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Although the American Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) mandates formal education in patient safety, there is a lack of standardized educational practice on how to conduct patient safety training. ...

    Authors: Nirvani Goolsarran, Carine E. Hamo, Susan Lane, Stacey Frawley and Wei-Hsin Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:192

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  22. Content type: Research article

    We sought to determine whether a self-training program on a high-fidelity flexible bronchoscopy (FB) simulator would allow residents who were novices in bronchoscopy to acquire competencies similar to those of...

    Authors: Martin Veaudor, Laurence Gérinière, Pierre-Jean Souquet, Loïc Druette, Xavier Martin, Jean-Michel Vergnon and Sébastien Couraud

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:191

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Research on student wellness has highlighted the importance of self-care for medical students; however, scholars have yet to identify the extent to which self-reported engagement in self-care behaviors is asso...

    Authors: Erin E. Ayala, Jeffrey S. Winseman, Ryan D. Johnsen and Hyacinth R. C. Mason

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:189

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  24. Content type: Research article

    In the highly competitive environment of academic medicine, junior faculty investigators face high attrition rates due to challenges in finding effective mentorship, securing grant funding, and obtaining resou...

    Authors: John Paul Spence, Jennifer L. Buddenbaum, Paula J. Bice, Julie L. Welch and Aaron E. Carroll

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:186

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The number of female trainees in MD and biomedical PhD programs has reached near parity with their male counterparts for several years. However, a gender disparity persists for enrollment in Medical Scientist ...

    Authors: Caitlin J. Bowen, Calvin J. Kersbergen, Olive Tang, Andrea Cox and Mary Catherine Beach

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:187

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Every curriculum needs to be reviewed, implemented and evaluated; it must also comply with the regulatory standards. This report demonstrates the value of curriculum mapping (CM), which shows the spatial relat...

    Authors: Ghaith Al-Eyd, Francis Achike, Mukesh Agarwal, Hani Atamna, Dhammika N. Atapattu, Lony Castro, John Estrada, Rajunor Ettarh, Sherif Hassan, Shaheen E. Lakhan, Fauzia Nausheen, Tsugio Seki, Matthew Stegeman, Robert Suskind, Anvar Velji, Mohsin Yakub…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:185

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Across the globe multiple mini interviews (MMIs) have rapidly replaced the use of panel interviews in the selection of medical students and other health professionals. MMIs typically demonstrate better reliabi...

    Authors: Barbara Griffin, Jaime Auton, Robbert Duvivier, Boaz Shulruf and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:190

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Human resources for eye health are inequitably distributed in most developing countries including Ghana. In spite of this, most eye care workers are concentrated in urban areas to the disadvantage of rural dwe...

    Authors: Samuel Bert Boadi-Kusi, Samuel Kyei, Vandyke Bright Okyere and Sampson Listowell Abu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:188

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Residency prepares trainees to deliver clinical care. It’s unknown if there is adequate career preparation, particularly for academic medicine. Prior literature has shown that interest in pursuing an academic ...

    Authors: Jaime Jordan, Michael Hwang and Wendy C. Coates

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:184

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Individuals with intellectual disability experience higher rates of physical and mental health conditions compared with the general population, yet have inequitable access to health care services. Improving th...

    Authors: Julian N. Trollor, Claire Eagleson, Beth Turner, Jane Tracy, Jennifer J. Torr, Seeta Durvasula, Teresa Iacono, Rachael C. Cvejic and Nicolas Lennox

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:182

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  31. Content type: Research article

    There is no ‘gold-standard’ for the evaluation of dexterity for the health professional or podiatrist populations. This has resulted in a broad array of generalised tests to evaluate dexterity. Thus, the aim w...

    Authors: Ryan Causby, Michelle McDonnell, Lloyd Reed and Susan Hillier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:181

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The collaborative working relationship of nurses with pharmacists has increasingly captured considerable attention. This study measured pharmacy and nursing students’ attitudes toward nurse-pharmacist collabor...

    Authors: Shu-ping Wang, Jun Wang, Qiu-hong Huang, Ying-hong Zhang and Juan Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:179

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  33. Content type: Research article

    This study sought to assess, using subjective (self-assessment) and objective (MCQ) methods, the efficacy of using heart models with ventricular septal defect lesions produced with three-dimensional printing t...

    Authors: Wei Su, Yunbin Xiao, Siping He, Peng Huang and Xicheng Deng

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:178

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  34. Content type: Research article

    There are two parts included in traditional imaging diagnosis teaching: theoretical lessons and experimental lessons. Most of the time, the experimental lesson is a review of the theoretical lesson. The teache...

    Authors: Jun-Yan Yue, Jie Chen, Wen-Guang Dou, Chang-Hua Liang, Qing-Wu Wu, Yi-Yong Ma, Zhi-Ping Zhu, Mei-Xia Li and Yan-Long Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:183

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Work hour restrictions in residency programs have been implemented over the last several decades in Europe, USA, and Canada. To best of our knowledge, there is no study of resident duty hours in the Kingdom of...

    Authors: Tahir Kamal Hameed, Emad Masuadi, Nejoud Ali Al Asmary, Faisal Ghayb Al-Anzi and Mohammed Saleh Al Dubayee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:180

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Despite the established interest in evidence-based practice (EBP) as a core competence for clinicians, evidence for how best to teach and evaluate EBP remains weak. We sought to systematically assess coverage ...

    Authors: Loai Albarqouni, Tammy Hoffmann and Paul Glasziou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:177

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Trainees in medical subspecialties lack validated assessment scores that can be used to prepare for their licensing examination. This paper presents the development, administration, and validity evidence of a ...

    Authors: John Johnson, Alan Schwartz, Matthew Lineberry, Faisal Rehman and Yoon Soo Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:176

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Patient feedback is considered integral to quality improvement and professional development. However, while popular across the educational continuum, evidence to support its efficacy in facilitating positive b...

    Authors: Rebecca Baines, Sam Regan de Bere, Sebastian Stevens, Jamie Read, Martin Marshall, Mirza Lalani, Marie Bryce and Julian Archer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:173

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  39. Content type: Research article

    The transition from medical student to junior doctor is one of the most challenging in medicine, affecting both doctor and patient health. Opportunities to support this transition have arisen from advances in ...

    Authors: John E. A. Shenouda, Bethany S. Davies and Inam Haq

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:175

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Major changes to the teaching of anatomy associated with the integration of basic and clinical sciences in modern medical curricula have coincided with students reporting concern over achievement of learning o...

    Authors: John E. Farey, David T. Bui, David Townsend, Premala Sureshkumar, Sandra Carr and Chris Roberts

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:174

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) is imperative for ensuring patient safety. Although teaching strategies to enhance EBP knowledge and skills are recommended, recent research indicates that nurses may not be well ...

    Authors: May-Elin T. Horntvedt, Anita Nordsteien, Torbjørg Fermann and Elisabeth Severinsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:172

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Doctors and medical students have a professional responsibility to raise concerns. Failure to raise concerns may compromise patient safety. It is widely known that medical students frequently encounter unprofe...

    Authors: Luke Johnson, Natasha Malik, Irene Gafson, Naomi Gostelow, Jayne Kavanagh, Ann Griffin and Faye Gishen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:171

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Multisource feedback (MSF), involves the collection of feedback from multiple groups of assessors, including those without a traditional hierarchal responsibility to evaluate doctors. Allied healthcare profess...

    Authors: Brie A. Yama, Michael Hodgins, Katherine Boydell and Sarah B. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:170

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  44. Content type: Research article

    A movement to include ultrasound training in undergraduate medical education is slowly taking place. However, many educational institutions are hesitant to include formal ultrasound training as a part of their...

    Authors: Alexandra Mullen, Brendan Kim, Jose Puglisi and Nena Lundgreen Mason

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:169

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  45. Content type: Research article

    This study was carried out to gauge the prevalence of academic dishonesty among academics in Malaysian universities. A direct comparison was made between academics of healthcare and non-healthcare courses to n...

    Authors: John Jeh Lung Tiong, Hui Ling Kho, Chun-Wai Mai, Hui Ling Lau and Syed Shahzad Hasan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:168

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Research on symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in medical students is rather scant. Studying the disorder in this population, especially its associations with positive psychological co...

    Authors: Meng Shi, Li Liu, Xiao Sun and Lie Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:164

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  47. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the author reported incorrect referencing in Table 1 as the references of the papers in the table don’t match with the text.

    Authors: Olawunmi Akinla, Pamela Hagan and William Atiomo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:167

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:98

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