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  1. Information about web-based education outcomes in comparison with a face-to-face format can help researchers and tutors prepare and deliver future web-based or face-to-face courses more efficiently. The aim of...

    Authors: Alireza Khatony, Nahid Dehghan Nayery, Fazlolaah Ahmadi, Hamid Haghani and Katri Vehvilainen-Julkunen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:41
  2. Four- or five-option multiple choice questions (MCQs) are the standard in health-science disciplines, both on certification-level examinations and on in-house developed tests. Previous research has shown, howe...

    Authors: Marie Tarrant, James Ware and Ahmed M Mohammed
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:40
  3. There has been comparatively little consideration of the impact that the changes to undergraduate curricula might have on postgraduate academic performance. This study compares the performance of graduates by ...

    Authors: Andrew R Bowhay and Simon D Watmough
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:38
  4. Most medical schools use simulated patients (SPs) for teaching. In this context the authenticity of role play and quality of feedback provided by SPs is of paramount importance. The available literature on SP ...

    Authors: Jennifer Perera, Joachim Perera, Juriah Abdullah and Nagarajah Lee
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:37
  5. Ethnic minority (EM) medical students and doctors underperform academically, but little evidence exists on how to ameliorate the problem. Psychologists Cohen et al. recently demonstrated that a written self-affir...

    Authors: Katherine Woolf, I Chris McManus, Deborah Gill and Jane Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:35
  6. The current project undertook a province-wide survey and environmental scan of educational opportunities available to future health care providers on the topic of intimate partner violence (IPV) against women.

    Authors: C Nadine Wathen, Masako Tanaka, Cristina Catallo, Adrianne C Lebner, M Kinneret Friedman, Mark D Hanson, Clare Freeman, Susan M Jack, Ellen Jamieson and Harriet L MacMillan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:34
  7. Standardizing the experiences of medical students in a community preceptorship where clinical sites vary by geography and discipline can be challenging. Computer-assisted learning is prevalent in medical educa...

    Authors: Linda Orkin Lewin, Mamta Singh, Betzi L Bateman and Pamela Bligh Glover
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:33
  8. Collaboration between physicians in different specialties is often taken for granted. However, poor interactions between family physicians and specialists contribute significantly to the observed discontinuity...

    Authors: Marie-Dominique Beaulieu, Louise Samson, Guy Rocher, Marc Rioux, Laurier Boucher and Claudio Del Grande
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:31
  9. Medical programmes that implement problem-based learning (PBL) face several challenges when introducing this innovative learning method. PBL relies on small group as the foundation of study, and tutors facilit...

    Authors: Valdes R Bollela, Manoel HC Gabarra, Caetano da Costa and Rita CP Lima
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:30
  10. Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) employs eight regional basic science campuses, where half of the students complete their first two years of medical school. The other half complete all four years a...

    Authors: James J Brokaw, Christina A Mandzuk, Michael E Wade, Dennis W Deal, Mary T Johnson, Gary W White, Jeffrey S Wilson and Terrell W Zollinger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:29
  11. This study was completed as part of a project for the Quality Assurance Agency on the enhancement theme of 'Research teaching linkages: enhancing graduate attributes' in the disciplines of Medicine, Dentistry ...

    Authors: Anita Laidlaw, Simon Guild and Julie Struthers
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:28
  12. Writing plays a central role in the communication of scientific ideas and is therefore a key aspect in researcher education, ultimately determining the success and long-term sustainability of their careers. De...

    Authors: Amruta Phadtare, Anu Bahmani, Anand Shah and Ricardo Pietrobon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:27
  13. Efforts to redress racial and gender inequalities in the training of medical specialists has been a central part of a dedicated programme in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town (UCT)....

    Authors: Leslie London, Sebastiana Kalula and Bonga Xaba
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:26
  14. Clinical experience has traditionally been highly valued in medical education and clinical healthcare. On account of its multi-faceted nature, clinical experience is mostly difficult to articulate, and is main...

    Authors: Maria Skyvell Nilsson and Ewa Pilhammar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:25
  15. To compare medical students on a modern MBChB programme who did an optional intercalated degree with their peers who did not intercalate; in particular, to monitor performance in subsequent undergraduate degre...

    Authors: Jennifer A Cleland, Andrew Milne, Hazel Sinclair and Amanda J Lee
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:24
  16. Communication skills are essential for physicians to practice Medicine. Evidence for the validity and domain specificity of communication skills in physicians is equivocal and requires further research. This r...

    Authors: Lubna A Baig, Claudio Violato and Rodney A Crutcher
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:22
  17. To evaluate the educational effects of a clinically integrated e-learning course for teaching basic evidence-based medicine (EBM) among postgraduates compared to a traditional lecture-based course of equivalen...

    Authors: Regina Kulier, Sjors FPJ Coppus, Javier Zamora, Julie Hadley, Sadia Malick, Kausik Das, Susanne Weinbrenner, Berrit Meyerrose, Tamas Decsi, Andrea R Horvath, Eva Nagy, Jose I Emparanza, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Amanda Burls, Juan B Cabello, Marcin Kaczor…
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:21
  18. It is widely recognised that deficiencies in fetal surveillance practice continue to contribute significantly to the burden of adverse outcomes. This has prompted the development of evidence-based clinical pra...

    Authors: Nathan Zoanetti, Patrick Griffin, Mark Beaves and Euan M Wallace
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:20
  19. Faculty evaluations can identify needs to be addressed in effective development programs. Generic evaluation models exist, but these require adaptation to a particular context of interest. We report on one app...

    Authors: Soleiman Ahmady, Tahereh Changiz, Mats Brommels, F Andrew Gaffney, Johan Thor and Italo Masiello
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:18
  20. In Germany, like many other countries, general practice clerkships have only recently become mandatory during medical education. The biggest challenges for the organisation of such clerkships are achieving a m...

    Authors: Jean-François Chenot, Michael M Kochen and Wolfgang Himmel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:17
  21. The development of self-assessment and self-directed learning skills is essential to lifelong learning and becoming an effective physician. Pediatric residents in the United States are now required to use Indi...

    Authors: Su-Ting T Li, Michele A Favreau and Daniel C West
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:16
  22. There are growing numbers of refugees throughout the world. Refugee health is a relatively unstudied and rarely taught component of medical education. In response to this need, a Refugee Health Elective was be...

    Authors: Kathleen Bronson Dussán, Erin M Galbraith, Mary Grzybowski, Bonnie Motyka Vautaw, Linda Murray and Kim A Eagle
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:15
  23. Dysphagia is common after stroke. Fiberoptic endoscopic evaluation of swallowing (FEES) is a powerful tool for dysphagia assessment. The purpose of this study was to assess whether a previously established end...

    Authors: Tobias Warnecke, Inga Teismann, Stephan Oelenberg, Christina Hamacher, E Bernd Ringelstein, Wolf R Schäbitz and Rainer Dziewas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:13
  24. Effective doctor-patient communication has been linked to numerous benefits for both patient and physician. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the University of Toronto's Therapeuti...

    Authors: Solomon M Shapiro, William J Lancee and Christopher M Richards-Bentley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:11
  25. Despite Hong Kong government's official commitment to the development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) over the last ten years, there appears to have been limited progress in public sector initiated caree...

    Authors: Vincent CH Chung, Michelle PM Law, Samuel YS Wong, Stewart W Mercer and Sian M Griffiths
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:10
  26. The Internet has changed contemporary workplace skills, resulting in a need for proficiency with specific digital, online and web-based technologies within the fields of medicine, dentistry and public health. ...

    Authors: Karla V Kingsley and Karl Kingsley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:7
  27. Increasing numbers of medical schools are providing videos of lectures to their students. This study sought to analyze utilization of lecture videos by medical students in their basic science courses and to de...

    Authors: John A McNulty, Amy Hoyt, Gregory Gruener, Arcot Chandrasekhar, Baltazar Espiritu, Ron Price Jr and Ross Naheedy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:6
  28. It has been suggested that studying non-science subjects at A-level should be compulsory for medical students. Our admissions criteria specify only Biology, Chemistry and one or more additional subjects. This ...

    Authors: Janet Yates, Jennifer Smith, David James and Eamonn Ferguson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:5
  29. Most medical professionals are expected to possess basic electrocardiogram (EKG) interpretation skills. But, published data suggests that residents' and physicians' EKG interpretation skills are suboptimal. Le...

    Authors: Jack Rubinstein, Abhijeet Dhoble and Gary Ferenchick
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:4
  30. While ultrasound (US) has continued to expedite diagnosis and therapy for critical care physicians inside the hospital system, the technology has been slow to diffuse into the pre-hospital system. Given the di...

    Authors: Vicki E Noble, Lionel Lamhaut, Roberta Capp, Nichole Bosson, Andrew Liteplo, Jean-Sebastian Marx and Pierre Carli
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:3
  31. Medical doctors routinely undertake a number of practical procedures and these should be performed competently. The UK Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) curriculum lists the procedures ...

    Authors: Rona M Connick, Peter Connick, Angelos E Klotsas, Petroula A Tsagkaraki and Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:2
  32. Effective communication skills and professionalism are critical for physicians in order to provide optimum care and achieve better health outcomes. The aims of this study were to evaluate residents' self-asses...

    Authors: Andrew B Symons, Andrew Swanson, Denise McGuigan, Susan Orrange and Elie A Akl
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2009 9:1
  33. An assumption of clinical competency is no longer acceptable or feasible in routine clinical practice. We sought to determine the feasibility, practicability and efficacy of undertaking a formal assessment of ...

    Authors: Christopher S Gray, Anthony J Hildreth, Catherine Fisher, Andrew Brown, Anita Jones, Ruth Turner and Leslie Boobis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:61
  34. Medical education and training can contribute to the development of depressive symptoms that might lead to possible academic and professional consequences. We aimed to investigate the characteristics of depres...

    Authors: Sergio Baldassin, Tânia Correa de Toledo Ferraz Alves, Arthur Guerra de Andrade and Luiz Antonio Nogueira Martins
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:60
  35. With recent changes in both the Chinese medical system and compensation of medical doctors, the career aspirations of Chinese medical students have become more diverse. Shantou University Medical College has c...

    Authors: LingBing She, BingLi Wu, LiYan Xu, JianYi Wu, PiXian Zhang and EnMin Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:59
  36. Although the reliability of admission interviews has been improved through the use of objective and structured approaches, there still remains the issue of identifying and measuring relevant attributes or nonc...

    Authors: Tyrone Donnon and Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:58
  37. The introduction of non-medical prescribing for professions such as pharmacy and nursing in recent years offers additional responsibilities and opportunities but attendant training issues. In the UK and in con...

    Authors: Richard J Cooper, Joanne Lymn, Claire Anderson, Anthony Avery, Paul Bissell, Louise Guillaume, Allen Hutchinson, Elizabeth Murphy, Julie Ratcliffe and Paul Ward
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:57
  38. Today, medical students are introduced to patient contact, communication skills, and clinical examination in the preclinical years of the curriculum with the purpose of gaining clinical experience. These cours...

    Authors: Bernhard von Below, Gunilla Hellquist, Stig Rödjer, Ronny Gunnarsson, Cecilia Björkelund and Mats Wahlqvist
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:56
  39. Universidade Cidade de São Paulo adopted a problem-based learning (PBL) strategy as the predominant method for teaching and learning medicine. Self-, peer- and tutor marks of the educational process are taken ...

    Authors: José Lúcio Martins Machado, Valéria Menezes Peixeiro Machado, Waldir Grec, Valdes Roberto Bollela and Joaquim Edson Vieira
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:55
  40. The Program for the Promotion of Changes in Medical School Curricula (PROMED) was developed by the Brazilian Ministries of Health and Education. The objective of this program was to finance the implementation ...

    Authors: Patrícia Alves de Souza, Angélica Maria Bicudo Zeferino and Marco Da Aurélio Ros
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:54
  41. Online formative assessments have a sound theoretical basis, and are prevalent and popular in higher education settings, but data to establish their educational benefits are lacking. This study attempts to det...

    Authors: Gary M Velan, Philip Jones, H Patrick McNeil and Rakesh K Kumar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:52

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