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  1. Undergraduate paramedic students undertake clinical placements in a variety of locations. These placements are considered an essential element for paramedic pre-employment education. However, anecdotal evidenc...

    Authors: Malcolm J Boyle, Brett Williams, Jennifer Cooper, Bridget Adams and Kassie Alford
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:19
  2. Skills labs provide a sheltered learning environment. As close supervision and individual feedback were proven to be important in ensuring effective skills training, we implemented a cross-year peer tutor syst...

    Authors: Peter Weyrich, Markus Schrauth, Bernd Kraus, Daniel Habermehl, Nicolai Netzhammer, Stephan Zipfel, Jana Jünger, Reimer Riessen and Christoph Nikendei
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:18
  3. Pharmacy schools across North America have been charged to ensure their students are adequately skilled in the principles and practices of pharmaceutical care. Despite this mandate, a large percentage of stude...

    Authors: Rosemin Kassam, Gary Poole and John B Collins
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:17
  4. A general education in psychiatry does not necessary lead to good diagnostic skills. Specific training programs in diagnostic coding are established to facilitate implementation of ICD-10 coding practices. How...

    Authors: Grigory Rezvyy, Alexander Parniakov, Elena Fedulova and Reidun Olstad
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:15
  5. Models and simulations are finding increased roles in medical education. The Virtual Haptic Back (VHB) is a virtual reality simulation of the mechanical properties of the human back designed as an aid to teach...

    Authors: John N Howell, Robert R Conatser, Robert L Williams II, Janet M Burns and David C Eland
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:14
  6. The National Library of Medicine's National Center for Biotechnology Information offers mini-courses which entail applying concepts in biochemistry and genetics to search genomics databases and other informati...

    Authors: Craig Locatis, Anibal Vega, Medha Bhagwat, Wei-Li Liu and Jose Conde
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:12
  7. Physicians receive little education about unhealthy alcohol use and as a result patients often do not receive efficacious interventions. The objective of this study is to evaluate whether a free web-based alco...

    Authors: Daniel P Alford, Jessica M Richardson, Sheila E Chapman, Catherine E Dubé, Robert W Schadt and Richard Saitz
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:11
  8. Gender issues are important to address during medical education, however research about the implementation of gender in medical curricula reports that there are obstacles. The aim of this study was to explore ...

    Authors: Gunilla Risberg, Eva E Johansson, Göran Westman and Katarina Hamberg
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:10
  9. Research programs within medical and dental schools are important vehicles for biomedical and clinical discovery, serving as effective teaching and learning tools by providing situations in which predoctoral s...

    Authors: Karl Kingsley, Susan O'Malley, Tanis Stewart and Katherine M Howard
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:9
  10. Training in communication skills for health professionals is important, but there are substantial barriers to individual in-person training for practicing clinicians. We evaluated the feasibility and desirabil...

    Authors: Kathi J Kemper, Jane M Foy, Larry Wissow and Steve Shore
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:8
  11. Basic clinical skills training in the Japanese medical education system has traditionally incorporated on-the-job training with patients. Recently, the complementary use of simulation techniques as part of thi...

    Authors: Jun-ichi Taniguchi, Kunihiko Matsui, Toshitaka Araki and Kazuhiko Kikawa
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:7
  12. Internet can serve in opening the door to a brand new world of high quality medical information. However, the chaotic size of data available in the WWW is often misleading. We sought to provide the world medic...

    Authors: Vangelis G Alexiou and Matthew E Falagas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:6
  13. The eight main Vietnamese medical schools recently cooperated to produce a book listing the knowledge, attitudes and skills expected of a graduate, including specification of the required level for each skill....

    Authors: Luu Ngoc Hoat, Nguyen Minh Son and E Pamela Wright
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:5
  14. A number of protected learning time schemes have been set up in primary care across the United Kingdom but there has been little published evidence of their impact on processes of care. We undertook a qualitat...

    Authors: Aloysius Niroshan Siriwardena, Jo B Middlemass, Kate Ward and Carol Wilkinson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:4
  15. Physicians and medical educators have repeatedly acknowledged the inadequacy of communication skills training in the medical school curriculum and opportunities to improve these skills in practice. This study ...

    Authors: Hector P Rodriguez, Michael P Anastario, Richard M Frankel, Esosa G Odigie, William H Rogers, Ted von Glahn and Dana G Safran
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:3
  16. Health-related quality of life is increasingly recognised as an important outcome measure that complements existing measures of clinical effectiveness. The education available on this subject for different hea...

    Authors: Melanie J Calvert and John R Skelton
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:2
  17. New technologies that emerge at the interface of computational and biomedical science could drive new advances in global health, therefore more training in technology is needed among health care workers. To as...

    Authors: Walter H Curioso, Jacquelyn R Hansen, Arturo Centurion-Lara, Patricia J Garcia, Fredric M Wolf, Sherrilynne Fuller, King K Holmes and Ann Marie Kimball
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2008 8:1
  18. There is an apparent disjuncture between the requirements of the medical spiral curriculum and the practice of replacing previous online material in undergraduate courses. This paper investigates the extent to...

    Authors: Kenneth Masters and Trevor Gibbs
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:52
  19. Teaching the principles of scientific research in a comprehensive way is important at medical and dental schools. In many countries medical and dental training is not complete until the candidate has presented...

    Authors: Pentti Nieminen, Kirsi Sipilä, Hanna-Mari Takkinen, Marjo Renko and Leila Risteli
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:51
  20. Anecdotes abound about doctors' personal illness experiences and the effect they have on their empathy and care of patients. We formally investigated the relationship between doctors' and medical students' per...

    Authors: Katherine Woolf, Judith Cave, I Chris McManus and Jane E Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:50
  21. Reliable and valid written tests of higher cognitive function are difficult to produce, particularly for the assessment of clinical problem solving. Modified Essay Questions (MEQs) are often used to assess the...

    Authors: Edward J Palmer and Peter G Devitt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:49
  22. Anaesthetic pre-registration house officer posts have been available since 1997. With the change to postgraduate medical training introduced in 2005, these posts have become vital building blocks for Foundatio...

    Authors: Alexander W Phillips, Abhinav Kant, James P Chinery, Sean Williamson and David M Murray
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:48
  23. Over the last years key stake holders in the healthcare sector have increasingly recognised evidence based medicine (EBM) as a means to improving the quality of healthcare. However, there is considerable uncer...

    Authors: Sjors FPJ Coppus, Jose I Emparanza, Julie Hadley, Regina Kulier, Susanne Weinbrenner, Theodoros N Arvanitis, Amanda Burls, Juan B Cabello, Tamas Decsi, Andrea R Horvath, Marcin Kaczor, Gianni Zanrei, Karin Pierer, Katarzyna Stawiarz, Regina Kunz, Ben WJ Mol…
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:46
  24. An integrated sense of professionalism enables health professionals to draw on relevant knowledge in context and to apply a set of professional responsibilities and ethical principles in the midst of changing ...

    Authors: Lorna Olckers, Trevor J Gibbs and Madeleine Duncan
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:45
  25. In this study, we wanted to investigate the relationship between background variables, communication skills, and the bio-psychosocial content of a medical consultation in a general practice setting with a stan...

    Authors: Tore Gude, Per Vaglum, Tor Anvik, Anders Baerheim, Hilde Eide, Ole B Fasmer, Peter Graugaard, Hilde Grimstad, Per Hjortdahl, Are Holen, Tone Nordoy, Helge Skirbekk and Arnstein Finset
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:43
  26. To manage the voluminous formal curriculum content in a limited amount of structured teaching time, we describe the development and evaluation of a curriculum map for academic half days (AHD) in a core interna...

    Authors: Roger Y Wong and J Mark Roberts
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:42
  27. Respiratory disease is a major cause of morbidity and mortality not only in the United Kingdom, but globally. A good understanding of respiratory disease and its treatment is essential for all medical graduate...

    Authors: Susan F Smith, Nicola J Roberts and Martyn R Partridge
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:41
  28. Optimal training required for proficiency in bedside ultrasound is unknown. In addition, the value of proctored training is often assumed but has never been quantified.

    Authors: Vicki E Noble, Bret P Nelson, A Nicholas Sutingco, Keith A Marill and Hilarie Cranmer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:40
  29. With rapid advances in functional imaging methods, human studies that feature functional neuroimaging techniques are increasing exponentially and have opened a vast arena of new possibilities for understanding...

    Authors: Daniel J Kelley and Sterling C Johnson
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:39
  30. A survey of newly qualified doctors in the UK in 2000/2001 found that 42% of them felt unprepared for their first year of employment in clinical posts. We report on how UK qualifiers' preparedness has changed ...

    Authors: Judith Cave, Michael Goldacre, Trevor Lambert, Kath Woolf, Alison Jones and Jane Dacre
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:38
  31. The efficacy of academic detailing in changing physicians' knowledge and practice has been the subject of many primary research publications and systematic reviews. However, there is little written about the f...

    Authors: Michael Allen, Suzanne Ferrier, Nicolette O'Connor and Isobel Fleming
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:36
  32. Communication training builds on the assumption that understanding of the concepts related to professional communication facilitates the training. We know little about whether students' knowledge of clinical c...

    Authors: Anders Baerheim, Per Hjortdahl, Are Holen, Tor Anvik, Ole Bernt Fasmer, Hilde Grimstad, Tore Gude, Terje Risberg and Per Vaglum
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:35
  33. Residents play an important role in teaching of medical undergraduate students. Despite their importance in teaching undergraduates they are not involved in any formal training in teaching and leadership skill...

    Authors: Wasim Jafri, Khalid Mumtaz, William P Burdick, Page S Morahan, Rosslynne Freeman and Tabassum Zehra
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:34
  34. Podcasting is currently a popular means of delivery of information with a large number of podcasts specifically tailored for educational purposes. It can be argued that the passive nature of this teaching meth...

    Authors: Edward J Palmer and Peter G Devitt
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:32
  35. Little research addresses how medical students develop their choice of specialty training in Japan. The purpose of this research was to elucidate factors considered by Japanese medical students when formulatin...

    Authors: Priya Saigal, Yousuke Takemura, Takashi Nishiue and Michael D Fetters
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:31
  36. Different teaching-learning methods have been used in teaching endocrine physiology for the medical students, so as to increase their interest and enhance their learning. This paper describes the pros and cons...

    Authors: Solomon Sathishkumar, Nihal Thomas, Elizabeth Tharion, Nithya Neelakantan and Rashmi Vyas
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:30
  37. Several studies during the last decades have shown that answer changing in multiple choice examinations is generally beneficial for examinees. In spite of this the common misbelief still prevails that answer c...

    Authors: Daniel Bauer, Veronika Kopp and Martin R Fischer
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:28
  38. In recent years there has been a growing appreciation of the issues of quality of life and stresses involved medical training as this may affect their learning and academic performance. However, such studies a...

    Authors: Chandrashekhar T Sreeramareddy, Pathiyil R Shankar, VS Binu, Chiranjoy Mukhopadhyay, Biswabina Ray and Ritesh G Menezes
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:26
  39. Empathy is frequently cited as an important attribute in physicians and some groups have expressed a desire to measure empathy either at selection for medical school or during medical (or postgraduate) trainin...

    Authors: Joanne M Hemmerdinger, Samuel DR Stoddart and Richard J Lilford
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:24
  40. At postgraduate level evidence based medicine (EBM) is currently taught through tutor based lectures. Computer based sessions fit around doctors' workloads, and standardise the quality of educational provision...

    Authors: James Davis, Evi Chryssafidou, Javier Zamora, David Davies, Khalid Khan and Arri Coomarasamy
    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2007 7:23

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