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  1. Distance learning may be useful for building health research capacity. However, evidence that it can improve knowledge and skills in health research, particularly in resource-poor settings, is limited. We comp...

    Authors: Rakesh Aggarwal, Nikhil Gupte, Nancy Kass, Holly Taylor, Joseph Ali, Anant Bhan, Amita Aggarwal, Stephen D Sisson, Sukon Kanchanaraksa, Jane McKenzie-White, John McGready, Paolo Miotti and Robert C Bollinger
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:37
  2. Methods for the dissemination, understanding and implementation of clinical guidelines need to be examined for their effectiveness to help doctors integrate guidelines into practice. The objective of this rand...

    Authors: Sara Schroter, Richard D Jenkins, Rebecca A Playle, Kieran M Walsh, Courtenay Probert, Thomas Kellner, Gerhard Arnhofer and David R Owens
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:35
  3. Cultural competence, the ability to work in cross-cultural situations, has been acknowledged as a core skill for physiotherapists and other health professionals. Literature in this area has focused on the rati...

    Authors: Andrea Bialocerkowski, Cherie Wells and Karen Grimmer-Somers
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:34
  4. To reduce harm caused by health care is a global priority. Medical students should be able to recognize unsafe conditions, systematically report errors and near misses, investigate and improve such systems wit...

    Authors: Yanli Nie, Lin Li, Yurong Duan, Peixian Chen, Bruce H Barraclough, Mingming Zhang and Jing Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:33
  5. Concerns have been raised as to whether the current postgraduate training programme for gynaecological surgery is being detrimentally affected by changes in working practices, in particular the European Workin...

    Authors: Esther L Moss, Foteini E Bredaki, Peter W Jones, James Hollingworth, David M Luesley and Kiong K Chan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:32
  6. Young scientists rarely have extensive international connections that could facilitate their mobility. They often rely on their doctoral supervisors and other senior academics, who use their networks to genera...

    Authors: Dario Sambunjak and Matko Marušić
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:31
  7. Several residency program characteristics have been suggested as measures of program quality, but associations between these measures are unknown. We set out to determine associations between these potential m...

    Authors: Stephen D Sisson, Sarah S Casagrande, Deepan Dalal and Hsin-Chieh Yeh
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:30
  8. Programmatic assessment that looks across a whole year may contribute to better decisions compared with those made from isolated assessments alone. The aim of this study is to describe and evaluate a programma...

    Authors: Tim J Wilkinson, Mike J Tweed, Tony G Egan, Anthony N Ali, Jan M McKenzie, MaryLeigh Moore and Joy R Rudland
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:29
  9. Physicians require specific communication skills, because the face-to-face contact with their patients is an important source of information. Although physicians who perform work disability assessments attend ...

    Authors: H Jolanda van Rijssen, Antonius JM Schellart, Johannes R Anema, Wout EL de Boer and Allard J van der Beek
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:28
  10. Patients with limited English proficiency (LEP) represent a growing proportion of the US population and are at risk of receiving suboptimal care due to difficulty communicating with healthcare providers who do...

    Authors: Fatima Rodriguez, Amy Cohen, Joseph R Betancourt and Alexander R Green
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:26
  11. Previous studies report various degrees of agreement between self-perceived competence and objectively measured competence in medical students. There is still a paucity of evidence on how the two correlate in ...

    Authors: Nai Ming Lai and Cheong Lieng Teng
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:25
  12. A global effort has been made in the last years to establish a set of core competences that define the essential professional competence of a physician. Regardless of the environment, culture or medical educat...

    Authors: Joselina Barbosa, Milton Severo, Mário Fresta, Mamudo Ismail, Maria Amélia Ferreira and Henrique Barros
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:24
  13. Traditional Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are psychometrically sound but have the limitation of fragmenting complex clinical cases into brief stations. We describe a pilot study of a modif...

    Authors: Rose Hatala, Sharon Marr, Cary Cuncic and C Maria Bacchus
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:23
  14. Students can be classified into three categories depending on their approaches to studying; namely, deep approach (DA), strategic approach (SA) and surface apathetic or superficial approach (SAA). The aim of t...

    Authors: Dakshitha P Wickramasinghe and Dharmabandu N Samarasekera
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:22
  15. Learner satisfaction assessment is critical in the design and improvement of training programs. However, little is known about what influences satisfaction and whether trainee specialty is correlated. A nation...

    Authors: Catherine P Kaminetzky, Sheri A Keitz, T Michael Kashner, David C Aron, John M Byrne, Barbara K Chang, Christopher Clarke, Stuart C Gilman, Gloria J Holland, Annie Wicker and Grant W Cannon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:21
  16. Community-based education has been introduced in many medical schools around the globe, but evaluation of instructional quality has remained a critical issue. Community-based education is an approach that aims...

    Authors: Masanobu Okayama and Eiji Kajii
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:19
  17. All healthcare students are taught the principles of evidence based practice on their courses. The ability to understand the procedures used in systematically reviewing evidence reported in studies, such as me...

    Authors: Fiona Bath-Hextall, Heather Wharrad and Jo Leonardi-Bee
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:18
  18. Few issues in higher education are as fundamental as the ability to search for, evaluate, and synthesize information. The need to develop information literacy, the process of finding, retrieving, organizing, a...

    Authors: Karl Kingsley, Gillian M Galbraith, Matthew Herring, Eva Stowers, Tanis Stewart and Karla V Kingsley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:17
  19. Interprofessional Education (IPE) is now spreading worldwide and many universities are now including IPE in their curricula. The aim of this study was to investigate whether or not such student characteristics...

    Authors: Margaretha Wilhelmsson, Sari Ponzer, Lars-Ove Dahlgren, Toomas Timpka and Tomas Faresjö
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:15
  20. Evidence implementation continues to challenge health professionals most especially those from developing countries. Filipino physiotherapists represent a group of health professionals in a developing country ...

    Authors: Janine Margarita Dizon, Karen Grimmer-Somers and Saravana Kumar
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:14
  21. The professional development of under-represented faculty may be enhanced by mentorship, but we understand very little about the mechanisms by which mentoring brings about change. Our study posed the research ...

    Authors: Rina Dutta, Sarah L Hawkes, Elizabeth Kuipers, David Guest, Nicola T Fear and Amy C Iversen
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:13
  22. The General Medical Council states that teaching doctors and students is important for the care of patients. Our aim was to deliver a structured teaching program to final year medical students, evaluate the ef...

    Authors: Mustafa S Rashid, Oluwaseun Sobowale and David Gore
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:11
  23. Online learning is increasingly popular in medical education and sense of presence has been posited as a factor contributing to its success. Communication media influences on sense of presence and learning out...

    Authors: Craig Locatis, Eta S Berner, Glenn Hammack, Steve Smith, Richard Maisiak and Michael Ackerman
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:10
  24. Paintings have been used in Medical Humanities modules in Nepal at Manipal College of Medical Sciences and KIST Medical College. Detailed participant feedback about the paintings used, the activities carried o...

    Authors: P Ravi Shankar, Rano M Piryani and Kshitiz Upadhyay-Dhungel
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:9
  25. In 2004 the adoption of a modular curriculum at the medical faculty in Muenster led to the introduction of centralized examinations based on multiple-choice questions (MCQs). We report on how organizational ch...

    Authors: Dennis Toddenroth, Martin Dugas and Thomas Frankewitsch
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:8
  26. Community-based education (CBE) can provide contextual learning that addresses manpower scarcity by enabling trainees acquire requisite experiences, competence, confidence and values. In Uganda, many health pr...

    Authors: Dan K Kaye, Wilson W Muhwezi, Ann N Kasozi, Steven Kijjambu, Scovia N Mbalinda, Isaac Okullo, Rose C Nabirye, Hussein Oria, Lynn Atuyambe, Sarah Groves, Gilbert Burnham and Andrew Mwanika
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:7
  27. Little is known about whether and how medical knowledge relates to interest in subspecialty fellowship training. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between residents' interest in subspe...

    Authors: Uchenna R Ofoma, Erik E Lehman, Paul Haidet and Andrew C Yacht
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:5
  28. Curricular reform efforts and a desire to use novel educational strategies that foster student collaboration are challenging the traditional microscope-based teaching of histology. Computer-based histology tea...

    Authors: Marc M Triola and William J Holloway
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:4
  29. Community learning and e-mentoring, learning methods used in higher education, are not used to any extent in residency education. Yet both have the potential to enhance resident learning and, in the case of co...

    Authors: Timona Obura, William E Brant, Fiona Miller and I John Parboosingh
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:3
  30. There is growing research on student use of podcasts in academic settings. However, there is little in-depth research focusing on student experience of podcasts, in particular in terms of barriers to, and faci...

    Authors: Oonagh Meade, Dianne Bowskill and Joanne S Lymn
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2011 11:2
  31. Physicians today are increasingly faced with healthcare challenges that require an understanding of global health trends and practices, yet little is known about what constitutes appropriate global health trai...

    Authors: Robert Battat, Gillian Seidman, Nicholas Chadi, Mohammed Y Chanda, Jessica Nehme, Jennifer Hulme, Annie Li, Nazlie Faridi and Timothy F Brewer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:94
  32. The increasing burden of illness related to musculoskeletal diseases makes it essential that attention be paid to musculoskeletal education in medical schools. This case study examines the undergraduate muscul...

    Authors: Marcia L Clark, Carol R Hutchison and Jocelyn M Lockyer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:93
  33. Little is known about the perceived learning needs of Australian general practice (GP) registrars in relation to the quality use of medicines (QUM) or the difficulties experienced when learning to prescribe. T...

    Authors: Rola Ajjawi, Jill E Thistlethwaite, Parisa Aslani and Nick B Cooling
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:92
  34. Estimates suggest that approximately 1 in 10 patients admitted to hospital experience an adverse event resulting in harm. Methods to improve patient safety have concentrated on developing safer systems of care...

    Authors: Anna E Winterbottom, Vikram Jha, Colin Melville, Oliver Corrado, Jools Symons, David Torgerson, Ian Watt and John Wright
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:90
  35. Clinical and research electives abroad offer medical students many unique experiences. However, participating in an unfamiliar health-care setting combined with limited medical experience may place students at...

    Authors: Elhadi Sharafeldin, Darius Soonawala, Jan P Vandenbroucke, Evelien Hack and Leo G Visser
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:89
  36. Knowledge & attitudes of healthcare providers (HCP) have significant impact on frequency with which vaccines are offered & accepted but many HCP are ill equipped to make informed recommendations about vaccine ...

    Authors: Lorine P Pelly, Donna M Pierrynowski MacDougall, Beth A Halperin, Robert A Strang, Susan K Bowles, Darlene M Baxendale and Shelly A McNeil
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:86
  37. Many medical exams use 5 options for multiple choice questions (MCQs), although the literature suggests that 3 options are optimal. Previous studies on this topic have often been based on non-medical examinati...

    Authors: Anja Rogausch, Rainer Hofer and René Krebs
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:85
  38. Many medical students are negatively disposed toward the elderly and chronic sick. The present study assessed the impact of a community-based teaching initiative, the Life History Project, on students' attitud...

    Authors: Kenneth Mullen, Malcolm Nicolson and Philip Cotton
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:84
  39. Much has been written in the educational literature on the value of communities of practise in enhancing student learning. Here, we take the experience of senior undergraduate medical students involved in shor...

    Authors: Margaret MacDougall and Simon C Riley
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:83
  40. Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is one of the leading causes of cancer death in Indonesia. At initial diagnosis, 80% of the patients present with advanced stage disease. In Indonesia, primary medical care is ge...

    Authors: Renske Fles, Maarten A Wildeman, Beni Sulistiono, Sofia Mubarika Haryana and I Bing Tan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:81

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