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  1. There is general consent that empathy is crucial for the physician-patient relationship and thus an important issue in medical education. This comparative study was designed to examine the differences in empat...

    Authors: Sandra Dehning, Eshetu Girma, Sarah Gasperi, Sebastian Meyer, Markos Tesfaye and Matthias Siebeck
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:34
  2. In 2003 the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education mandated work hour restrictions. Violations can results in a residency program being cited or placed on probation. Recurrent violations could re...

    Authors: Christopher G Maloney, Armand H Matheny Antommaria, James F Bale, Jian Ying, Tom Greene and Rajendu Srivastava
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:33
  3. The present study aimed at determining if the addition of spaced education to traditional face-to-face lectures increased the time students kept busy with the learning content of a theoretical radiological sci...

    Authors: Emeka Nkenke, Elefterios Vairaktaris, Anne Bauersachs, Stephan Eitner, Alexander Budach, Christian Knipfer and Florian Stelzle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:32
  4. The application of new technologies to the education of health professionals is both a challenge and a necessity. Virtual worlds are increasingly being explored as a support for education. Aim: The aim of this...

    Authors: Elena Melús-Palazón, Cruz Bartolomé-Moreno, Juan Carlos Palacín-Arbués, Antonio Lafuente-Lafuente, Inmaculada García García, Sara Guillen, Ana B Esteban, Silvia Clemente, Ángeles M Marco, Pilar M Gargallo, Carlos López and Rosa Magallón-Botaya
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:30
  5. The Script Concordance Test (SCT) has not been reported in summative assessment of students across the multiple domains of a medical curriculum. We report the steps used to build a test for summative assessmen...

    Authors: Paul Duggan and Bernard Charlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:29
  6. Peer observation of Teaching involves observers providing descriptive feedback to their peers on learning and teaching practice as a means to improve quality of teaching. This study employed and assessed peer ...

    Authors: Peter B Sullivan, Alexandra Buckle, Gregg Nicky and Sarah H Atkinson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:26
  7. With recent emphasis placed on workplace based assessment (WBA) as a method of formative performance assessment, there is limited evidence in the current literature regarding the role of feedback in improving ...

    Authors: Habiba Saedon, Shizalia Salleh, Arun Balakrishnan, Christopher HE Imray and Mahmud Saedon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:25
  8. Hospital doctors face constantly increasing workloads. Besides caring for patients, their duties also comprise the education of future colleagues. The aim of this study was to objectively investigate whether t...

    Authors: Nora Celebi, Rodoula Tsouraki, Corinna Engel, Friederike Holderried, Reimer Riessen and Peter Weyrich
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:24
  9. Reflection is a meta-cognitive process, characterized by: 1. Awareness of self and the situation; 2. Critical analysis and understanding of both self and the situation; 3. Development of new perspectives to in...

    Authors: Sebastiaan Koole, Tim Dornan, Leen Aper, Bram De Wever, Albert Scherpbier, Martin Valcke, Janke Cohen-Schotanus and Anselme Derese
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:22
  10. An assessment programme, a purposeful mix of assessment activities, is necessary to achieve a complete picture of assessee competence. High quality assessment programmes exist, however, design requirements for...

    Authors: Joost Dijkstra, Robert Galbraith, Brian D Hodges, Pauline A McAvoy, Peter McCrorie, Lesley J Southgate, Cees PM Van der Vleuten, Val Wass and Lambert WT Schuwirth
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:20
  11. The management of medical conditions is influenced by whether clinicians regard them as "disease" or "not a disease". The aim of the survey was to determine how medical students classify a range of conditions ...

    Authors: Chrissy Erueti, Paul Glasziou, Chris Del Mar and Mieke L van Driel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:19
  12. Technology-enhanced learning (TEL) gives a view to improved education. However, there is a need to clarify how TEL can be used effectively. The study compared students' attitudes and opinions towards a traditi...

    Authors: Emeka Nkenke, Elefterios Vairaktaris, Anne Bauersachs, Stephan Eitner, Alexander Budach, Christoph Knipfer and Florian Stelzle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:18
  13. There has been little study of the role of the essay question in selection for medical school. The purpose of this study was to obtain a better understanding of how applicants approached the essay questions us...

    Authors: Jonathan White, Keith Brownell, Jean-Francois Lemay and Jocelyn M Lockyer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:17
  14. There is a relative lack of current research on the effects of specific communication training offered at the beginning of the medical degree program. The newly developed communication training "Basics and Pra...

    Authors: Maria C Hausberg, Anika Hergert, Corinna Kröger, Monika Bullinger, Matthias Rose and Sylke Andreas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:16
  15. The UK general practitioner (GP) appraisal system is deemed to be an inadequate source of performance evidence to inform a future medical revalidation process. A long-running voluntary model of external peer r...

    Authors: Esther Curnock, Paul Bowie, Lindsey Pope and John McKay
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:15
  16. In academic medicine, women physicians lag behind their male counterparts in advancement and promotion to leadership positions. Lack of mentoring, among other factors, has been reported to contribute to this d...

    Authors: Prathibha Varkey, Aminah Jatoi, Amy Williams, Anita Mayer, Marcia Ko, Julia Files, Janis Blair and Sharonne Hayes
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:14
  17. There is increasing interest in online collaborative learning tools in health education, to reduce costs, and to offer alternative communication opportunities. Patients and students often have extensive experi...

    Authors: Janet Smithson, Ray B Jones and Emily Ashurst
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:12
  18. The Public Health (PH) course at the medical college of Cairo University is based on traditional lectures. Large enrollment limits students' discussions and interactions with instructors.

    Authors: Rehab Abdelhai, Sahar Yassin, Mohamad F Ahmad and Uno GH Fors
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:11
  19. Health care professionals with positive attitudes towards the functional abilities of patients with low back pain are more likely to encourage activity and avoidance of rest as per recommended guidelines. This...

    Authors: Hayley Morris, Cormac Ryan, Douglas Lauchlan and Max Field
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:10
  20. No validated model exists to explain the learning effects of assessment, a problem when designing and researching assessment for learning. We recently developed a model explaining the pre-assessment learning e...

    Authors: Francois J Cilliers, Lambert WT Schuwirth and Cees PM van der Vleuten
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:9
  21. This exploratory study investigated the motives of medical students (N = 63) for using indirect questions of the type I don't know if [you have already heard about chemotherapies], I don't know how [you are], or

    Authors: Céline Bourquin, Friedrich Stiefel, Alexandre Berney and Pascal Singy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:8
  22. Several studies have found a positive effect on the learning curve as well as the improvement of basic psychomotor skills in the operating room after virtual reality training. Despite this, the majority of sur...

    Authors: Jeanett Oestergaard, Flemming Bjerrum, Mathilde Maagaard, Per Winkel, Christian Rifbjerg Larsen, Charlotte Ringsted, Christian Gluud, Teodor Grantcharov, Bent Ottesen and Jette Led Soerensen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:7
  23. In the training of healthcare professionals, one of the advantages of communication training with simulated patients (SPs) is the SP's ability to provide direct feedback to students after a simulated clinical ...

    Authors: Claudia Schlegel, Ulrich Woermann, Jan-Joost Rethans and Cees van der Vleuten
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:6
  24. The compressed curriculum in modern knowledge-intensive medicine demands useful tools to achieve approved learning aims in a limited space of time. Web-based learning can be used in different ways to enhance l...

    Authors: Mikael Nilsson, Jan Östergren, Uno Fors, Anette Rickenlund, Lennart Jorfeldt, Kenneth Caidahl and Gunilla Bolinder
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:5
  25. Psychosocial competence and frustration tolerance are important characteristics of skilled medical professionals. In the present study we explored the usefulness of applying a comprehensive motivational theory...

    Authors: Nir Madjar, Yaacov G Bachner and Talma Kushnir
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:4
  26. To ascertain good and appropriate healthcare for both women and men implementation of gender perspectives in medical education is needed. For a successful implementation, knowledge about students' attitudes an...

    Authors: Jenny Andersson, Petra Verdonk, Eva E Johansson, Toine Lagro-Janssen and Katarina Hamberg
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:3
  27. The quality of the Educational environment is a key determinant of a student centred curriculum. Evaluation of the educational environment is an important component of programme appraisal. In order to conduct ...

    Authors: Sean M Hammond, Margaret O'Rourke, Martina Kelly, Deirdre Bennett and Siun O'Flynn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:2
  28. Mobile technology is increasingly being used by clinicians to access up-to-date information for patient care. These offer learning opportunities in the clinical setting for medical students but the underlying ...

    Authors: Bethany S Davies, Jethin Rafique, Tim R Vincent, Jil Fairclough, Mark H Packer, Richard Vincent and Inam Haq
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2012 12:1
  29. Reflection on experience is an increasingly critical part of professional development and lifelong learning. There is, however, continuing uncertainty about how best to put principle into practice, particularl...

    Authors: Sebastiaan Koole, Tim Dornan, Leen Aper, Albert Scherpbier, Martin Valcke, Janke Cohen-Schotanus and Anselme Derese
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:104
  30. Burnout has been traditionally defined in relation to the dimensions of "exhaustion", "cynicism", and "inefficiency". More recently, the Burnout Clinical Subtype Questionnaire (BCSQ-12) further established thr...

    Authors: Jesus Montero-Marin, Francesca Monticelli, Marina Casas, Amparo Roman, Inmaculada Tomas, Margarita Gili and Javier Garcia-Campayo
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:103
  31. In many academic settings teaching a particular topic is applied to every student enrolled in the same academic year, it is a difficult task for researchers to design a randomized control group study. This res...

    Authors: Huy V Nguyen, An TM Dao and Dzung V Do
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:102
  32. Training in the five steps of evidence-based practice (EBP) has been recommended for inclusion in entry-level health professional training. The effectiveness of EBP education has been explored predominantly in...

    Authors: Maureen P McEvoy, Marie T Williams, Timothy S Olds, Lucy K Lewis and John Petkov
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:100
  33. Prior to 1999 students entering our MBBS course were selected on academic performance alone. We have now evaluated the impact on the demographics of subsequent cohorts of our standard entry students (those ent...

    Authors: Ian B Puddey, Annette Mercer, Sandra E Carr and William Louden
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:97
  34. Clinical activities that trainees can be trusted to perform with minimal or no supervision have been labelled as Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs). We sought to examine what activities could be entrus...

    Authors: Philip Boyce, Christine Spratt, Mark Davies and Prue McEvoy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:96
  35. An earlier study at Nottingham suggested that 10-15% of the medical student intake was likely to fail completely or have substantial problems on the course. This is a problem for the students, the Faculty, and...

    Authors: Janet Yates
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:95
  36. In the diagnostic reasoning process medical students and novice physicians need to be made aware of the diagnostic values of the clinical findings (including history, signs, and symptoms) to make an appropriat...

    Authors: Hamideh Moosapour, Mohsin Raza, Mehdi Rambod and Akbar Soltani
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:94
  37. There is a growing acknowledgement that doctors need to develop leadership and management competences to become more actively involved in the planning, delivery and transformation of patient services. We under...

    Authors: Mark R Abbas, Thelma A Quince, Diana F Wood and John A Benson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:93
  38. Team-based learning (TBL), a new active learning method, has not been reported for neurology education. We aimed to determine if TBL was more effective than passive learning (PL) in improving knowledge outcome...

    Authors: Nigel CK Tan, Nagaendran Kandiah, Yiong Huak Chan, Thirugnanam Umapathi, Sze Haur Lee and Kevin Tan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:91
  39. Computer-based examinations (CBE) ensure higher efficiency with respect to producibility and assessment compared to paper-based examinations (PBE). However, students often have objections against CBE and are a...

    Authors: Achim Hochlehnert, Konstantin Brass, Andreas Moeltner and Jana Juenger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:89
  40. Despite there being considerable literature documenting learner distress and perceptions of mistreatment in medical education settings, these concerns have not been explored in-depth in Canadian family medicin...

    Authors: Rodney A Crutcher, Olga Szafran, Wayne Woloschuk, Fatima Chatur and Chantal Hansen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:88

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