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  1. Learning in small group tutorials is appreciated by students and effective in the acquisition of clinical problem-solving skills but poses financial and resource challenges. Interactive seminars, which accommo...

    Authors: Zuzana de Jong, Jessica AB van Nies, Sonja WM Peters, Sylvia Vink, Friedo W Dekker and Albert Scherpbier
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:79
  2. The transition from medical student to junior doctor in postgraduate training is a critical stage in career progression. We report junior doctors' views about the extent to which their medical school prepared ...

    Authors: Michael J Goldacre, Kathryn Taylor and Trevor W Lambert
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:78
  3. Anecdotal evidence shows that unprofessional conduct is becoming a common occurrence amongst health workers in Uganda. The development of appropriate professional values, attitudes and behaviors is a continuum...

    Authors: Rhona K Baingana, Noeline Nakasujja, Moses Galukande, Kenneth Omona, David K Mafigiri and Nelson K Sewankambo
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:76
  4. The General Medical Council expects UK medical graduates to gain some statistical knowledge during their undergraduate education; but provides no specific guidance as to amount, content or teaching method. Pub...

    Authors: Susan Miles, Gill M Price, Louise Swift, Lee Shepstone and Sam J Leinster
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:75
  5. Clinical supervision and feedback are important for the development of competency in junior doctors. This study aimed to determine the adequacy of supervision of junior medical staff in Australian emergency de...

    Authors: George A Jelinek, Tracey J Weiland and Claire Mackinlay
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:74
  6. Computer-based teaching (CBT) is a well-known educational device, but it has never been applied systematically to the teaching of a complex, rare, genetic disease, such as Hunter disease (MPS II).

    Authors: Fatma Al-Jasmi, Laura Moldovan and Joe TR Clarke
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:72
  7. There is a long history of certain medical conditions being associated with stigma, stereotypes, and negative attitudes. Research has shown that such attitudes can have a detrimental effect on patients present...

    Authors: Malcolm J Boyle, Brett Williams, Ted Brown, Andrew Molloy, Lisa McKenna, Elizabeth Molloy and Belinda Lewis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:71
  8. Effective teaching requires an understanding of both what (content knowledge) and how (process knowledge) to teach. While previous studies involving medical students have compared preceptors with greater or lesse...

    Authors: Adam D Peets, Lara Cooke, Bruce Wright, Sylvain Coderre and Kevin McLaughlin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:70
  9. Information technology is finding an increasing role in the training of medical students. We compared information recall and student experience and preference after live lectures and video podcasts in undergra...

    Authors: Benjamin E Schreiber, Junaid Fukuta and Fabiana Gordon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:68
  10. In Germany, educational deficits or potential benefits involved in global health education have not been analysed till now.

    Authors: Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Johannes Menzel-Severing, Kirsten Schubert and Peter Tinnemann
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:67
  11. In recent years, education and training in global health has been the subject of recurring debate in many countries. However, in Germany, there has been no analysis of the educational needs or demands of medic...

    Authors: Kayvan Bozorgmehr, Kirsten Schubert, Johannes Menzel-Severing and Peter Tinnemann
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:66
  12. In 1996 Liverpool reformed its medical curriculum from a traditional lecture based course to a curriculum based on the recommendations in Tomorrow's Doctors. A project has been underway since 2000 to evaluate ...

    Authors: Simon D Watmough, Helen O'Sullivan and David CM Taylor
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:65
  13. Teaching of evidence-based medicine (EBM) has become widespread in medical education. Teaching the teachers (TTT) courses address the increased teaching demand and the need to improve effectiveness of EBM teac...

    Authors: Jacek Walczak, Anna Kaleta, Elżbieta Gabryś, Krzysztof Kloc, Shakila Thangaratinam, Gemma Barnfield, Susanne Weinbrenner, Berit Meyerrose, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Andrea R Horvath, Gianni Zanrei, Regina Kunz, Katja Suter, Bernard Burnand, Chantal Arditi, Katrien Oude Rengerink…
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:64
  14. There are few published reports of research training needs assessments and research training programs. In an effort to expand this nascent field of study and to bridge the gap between research and practice, we so...

    Authors: Patricia J Garcia, Armando Cotrina, Eduardo Gotuzzo, Elsa Gonzalez and Anne L Buffardi
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:63
  15. The educational climate is crucial in postgraduate medical education. Although leaders are in the position to influence the educational climate, the relationship between leadership skills and educational clima...

    Authors: Bente Malling, Lene S Mortensen, Albert JJ Scherpbier and Charlotte Ringsted
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:62
  16. A learning strategy underutilized in medical education is mind mapping. Mind maps are multi-sensory tools that may help medical students organize, integrate, and retain information. Recent work suggests that u...

    Authors: Anthony V D'Antoni, Genevieve Pinto Zipp, Valerie G Olson and Terrence F Cahill
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:61
  17. During the last 5 years a fundamental curriculum reform was realized at the medical school of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University. In contrast to those efforts, the learning objectives were not defined consisten...

    Authors: Inga Hege, Dennis Nowak, Stefanie Kolb, Martin R Fischer and Katja Radon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:60
  18. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been widely integrated into residency curricula, although results of randomized controlled trials and long term outcomes of EBM educational interventions are lacking. We sough...

    Authors: David A Feldstein, Matthew J Maenner, Rachaya Srisurichan, Mary A Roach and Bennett S Vogelman
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:59
  19. Mobile learning (ML) is an emerging educational method with success dependent on many factors including the ML device, physical infrastructure and user characteristics. At Gippsland Medical School (GMS), stude...

    Authors: Debra Nestel, Andre Ng, Katherine Gray, Robyn Hill, Elmer Villanueva, George Kotsanas, Andrew Oaten and Chris Browne
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:57
  20. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) was introduced in 2006 as an additional tool for the selection of medical students. It tests mental ability in four distinct domains (Quantitative Reasoning, Verbal Reason...

    Authors: Janet Yates and David James
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:55
  21. As the incidence and prevalence of diabetes increases across the world, resource pressures require doctors without specialist training to provide care for people with diabetes. In the UK, national standards ha...

    Authors: Jyothis T George, David J McGrane, David Warriner, Kavitha S Rozario, Hermione C Price, Emma G Wilmot, Partha Kar, Edward B Jude and Gerard A McKay
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:54
  22. Ward rounds form an integral part of Internal Medicine teaching. This study aimed to determine the trainees' opinions regarding various aspects of their ward rounds, including how well they cover their learnin...

    Authors: Muhammad Tariq, Afaq Motiwala, Syed Umer Ali, Mehmood Riaz, Safia Awan and Jaweed Akhter
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:53
  23. In problem-based learning (PBL), tutors play an essential role in facilitating and efficiently structuring tutorials to enable students to construct individual cognitive networks, and have a significant impact...

    Authors: Hans M Bosse, Soeren Huwendiek, Silvia Skelin, Michael Kirschfink and Christoph Nikendei
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:52
  24. Surgical education is evolving under the dual pressures of an enlarging body of knowledge required during residency and mounting work-hour restrictions. Changes in surgical residency training need to be based ...

    Authors: Paul T Engels and Chris de Gara
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:51
  25. Studies in K-12 and college students show that their learning preferences have been strongly shaped by new media technologies like video games, virtual reality environments, the Internet, and social networks. ...

    Authors: Frederick W Kron, Craig L Gjerde, Ananda Sen and Michael D Fetters
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:50
  26. Several studies in the United Kingdom and Asia have suggested that medical students and residents have particular difficulty in diagnosing and managing patients with neurological problems. Little recent inform...

    Authors: Andrey V Zinchuk, Eoin P Flanagan, Niall J Tubridy, Wendy A Miller and Louise D McCullough
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:49
  27. The UK General Medical Council recommends that medical students have the opportunity of shadowing the outgoing new doctor whose post they will soon undertake. At the University of Nottingham the two-week shado...

    Authors: Catherine B Matheson, David J Matheson, John H Saunders and Claire Howarth
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:48
  28. Uganda has an acute problem of inadequate human resources partly due to health professionals' unwillingness to work in a rural environment. One strategy to address this problem is to arrange health professiona...

    Authors: Dan K Kaye, Andrew Mwanika, Patrick Sekimpi, Joshua Tugumisirize and Nelson Sewankambo
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:47
  29. Many countries have recently reformed their postgraduate medical education (PGME). New pedagogic initiatives and blueprints have been introduced to improve quality and effectiveness of the education. Yet it is...

    Authors: Lene Mortensen, Bente Malling, Charlotte Ringsted and Sune Rubak
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:46
  30. Validated instruments are needed to evaluate the programmatic impact of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) training and to document the competence of individual trainees. This study aimed to translate the Fresno te...

    Authors: Josep M Argimon-Pallàs, Gemma Flores-Mateo, Josep Jiménez-Villa and Enriqueta Pujol-Ribera
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:45
  31. Recently introduced regulatory changes have expanded the Tutor role to include their primary responsibility for Postgraduate Medical Training (PMT). However, accreditation and recognition of that role has been...

    Authors: Jose Galcerá-Tomás, Carmen Botella-Martínez, José Saura-Llamas and Fernando Navarro-Mateu
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:44
  32. Training in palliative care is frequently requested by health care professionals. However, little is known in detail about the subject matters and the educational preferences of physicians and staff or assista...

    Authors: Gerhild Becker, Felix Momm, Peter Deibert, Carola Xander, Annemarie Gigl, Brigitte Wagner and Johann Baumgartner
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:43
  33. The amount of medical education offered through the Internet continues to increase, providing unprecedented access for physicians nationwide. However, the process of evaluating these activities is ongoing. Thi...

    Authors: Linda Casebeer, Jennifer Brown, Nancy Roepke, Cyndi Grimes, Blake Henson, Ryan Palmore, U Shanette Granstaff and Gregory D Salinas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:42
  34. Cronbach's alpha is widely used as the preferred index of reliability for medical postgraduate examinations. A value of 0.8-0.9 is seen by providers and regulators alike as an adequate demonstration of accepta...

    Authors: Jane Tighe, IC McManus, Neil G Dewhurst, Liliana Chis and John Mucklow
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:40
  35. The ability to write clearly and effectively is of central importance to the scientific enterprise. Encouraged by the success of simulation environments in other biomedical sciences, we developed WriteSim TCEx...

    Authors: Jatin Shah, Dimple Rajgor, Meenakshi Vaghasia, Amruta Phadtare, Shreyasee Pradhan, Elias Carvalho and Ricardo Pietrobon
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:39
  36. Fellowships are a component of many professional education programs. They provide opportunities to develop skills and competencies in an environment where time is protected and resources and technical support ...

    Authors: Jacki Short, Steve McDonald, Tari Turner and Ruth Martis
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:37
  37. We investigated the views of newly graduating physicians on their preparedness for postgraduate clinical training, and evaluated the relationship of preparedness with the educational environment and the pass r...

    Authors: Yasuharu Tokuda, Eiji Goto, Junji Otaki, Joshua Jacobs, Fumio Omata, Haruo Obara, Mina Shapiro, Kumiko Soejima, Yasushi Ishida, Sachiko Ohde, Osamu Takahashi and Tsuguya Fukui
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:35
  38. In the era of evidence based medicine, biostatistics and epidemiology are considered as the main elements aiding the health professional to design a research study, understand the literature, and make decision...

    Authors: Aqil M Daher and Farzana Amin
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:34
  39. This article, developed for the Betty Ford Institute Consensus Conference on Graduate Medical Education (December, 2008), presents a model curriculum for Family Medicine residency training in substance abuse.

    Authors: J Paul Seale, Sylvia Shellenberger and Denice Crowe Clark
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2010 10:33

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