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  1. Content type: Research article

    Radiology is an important aspect of medicine to which medical students often do not receive sufficient exposure. The aim of this project was to determine whether the integration of an innovative e-learning mod...

    Authors: S. Wentzell, L. Moran, J. Dobranowski, A. Levinson, A. Hannigan, C. P. Dunne and D. McGrath

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:256

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    Recent studies have shown that clinical tasks only represent a small percentage in the scope of final-year medical students’ activities and often lack sufficient supervision. It appears that final-year medical...

    Authors: Till Johannes Bugaj, Christoph Nikendei, Jan Benedikt Groener, Jan Stiepak, Julia Huber, Andreas Möltner, Wolfgang Herzog and Ansgar Koechel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:257

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    Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASIS) are associated with anal incontinence, dyspareunia and perineal pain. Bimanual perineal support technique (bPST) prevents OASIS. The aim of this study was to assess th...

    Authors: Hadil Ali-Masri, Sahar Hassan, Erik Fosse, Kaled M. Zimmo, Mohammed Zimmo, Khaled M. K. Ismail, Åse Vikanes and Katariina Laine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:258

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    It has been well reported that the emotional experiences of medical students in the gross anatomy laboratory could have significant impacts on their professional identity formation. This qualitative study aime...

    Authors: Hyung-Joo Chang, Hyun Jung Kim, Im Joo Rhyu, Young-Mee Lee and Chang-Sub Uhm

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:255

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  5. Content type: Research article

    There is currently an absence of valid and relevant instruments to evaluate how Evidence-based Practice (EBP) training improves, beyond knowledge, physicians’ skills. Our aim was to develop and test a tool to ...

    Authors: Nicolas Rousselot, Thomas Tombrey, Drissa Zongo, Evelyne Mouillet, Jean-Philippe Joseph, Bernard Gay and Louis Rachid Salmi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:254

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Multiple choice questions are commonly used in summative assessment. It is still common practice for tertiary institutions and accrediting bodies to use five-option single best answer multiple choice questions...

    Authors: Nicolette Fozzard, Andrew Pearson, Eugene du Toit, Helen Naug, William Wen and Ian R. Peak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:252

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Little research has compared the profile, success, or specialty destinations of graduates entering UK medical schools via accelerated, 4-yr, standard 5-yr and 6-yr programmes. Four research questions directed ...

    Authors: Paul Garrud and I. C. McManus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:250

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  8. Content type: Research article

    In 2005, in response to a decline in residency applications in obstetrics and gynecology (OB GYN), the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Presidential Task Force outlined strategies for attracting m...

    Authors: Isabel C. Green, Alessandra J. Ainsworth, Julia Riddle, Dawn M. Finnie and Betty Chou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:251

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Handoff education is both formal and informal and varies widely across medical school and residency training programs. Despite many efforts to improve clinical handoffs, little evidence has shown meaningful im...

    Authors: Nicholas A. Rattray, Patricia Ebright, Mindy E. Flanagan, Laura G. Militello, Paul Barach, Zamal Franks, Shakaib U. Rehman, Howard S. Gordon and Richard M. Frankel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:249

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools have a critical need to develop roles for students that are “value-added,” defined as “…experiential roles that can positively impact health outcomes while also enhancing student knowledge, attitu...

    Authors: Jed D. Gonzalo, Daniel Wolpaw, Deanna Graaf and Britta M. Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:248

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Access to continuing education opportunities is limited for Ukrainian healthcare workers, and the need is acute in order to support healthcare reform efforts currently underway in Ukraine. Online learning is a...

    Authors: Ann Downer, Anna Shapoval, Olga Vysotska, Iryna Yuryeva and Tetiana Bairachna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:247

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Achieving an academic section’s educational mission and vision is difficult, particularly when individual faculty contributions may be self-directed and uncoordinated. Balanced scorecards have been used in oth...

    Authors: Jonathan Huntington, John F. Dick III and Hilary F. Ryder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:245

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Physical examination courses are an essential part of the education of medical students. The aim of this study was to ascertain the factors influencing students’ motivation and willingness to participate in a ...

    Authors: Manuel Burggraf, Julia Kristin, Alexander Wegner, Sascha Beck, Stephanie Herbstreit, Marcel Dudda, Marcus Jäger and Max Daniel Kauther

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:246

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Student-run clinics (SRCs) are outpatient clinics run and organized by undergraduate medical students. While these clinics offer participating students multiple learning opportunities, little is known about ho...

    Authors: Tim Schutte, Jelle Tichelaar, Erik Donker, Milan C. Richir, Michiel Westerman and Michiel A. van Agtmael

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:244

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    Finnish permanent residents are covered by social security insurance administered by the Social Insurance Institution of Finland. The procedure of insurance is initiated with medical certificate written by the...

    Authors: Nina Tusa, Erkko Sointu, Helena Kastarinen, Teemu Valtonen, Anna Kaasinen, Laura Hirsto, Markku Saarelainen, Kati Mäkitalo and Pekka Mäntyselkä

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:243

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To examine the psychometric properties of a Chinese translation of the Jefferson Scale of Empathy (Student-version, JSE-S), and to study differences in empathy scores among eight-year undergraduate medical stu...

    Authors: Dongju Li, Huiming Xu, Mingyi Kang and Shulan Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:241

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  17. Content type: Research article

    To deliver high quality of care for the growing population of older patients more geriatricians are needed. However, the interest of medical students for a career in geriatrics is lagging behind due to a lack ...

    Authors: Ariadne A. Meiboom, Henk de Vries, Fedde Scheele and Cees M. P. M. Hertogh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:238

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Paramedics are required to provide care to an aging population with multidimensional and complex issues. As such educators need to prepare undergraduate paramedics to recognise, assess and manage a broad range...

    Authors: Linda J Ross, Paul A Jennings, Cameron McR Gosling and Brett Williams

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:239

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Health professions’ education programs are undergoing enormous changes, including increasing use of online and intensive, or time reduced, courses. Although evidence is mounting for online and intensive course...

    Authors: Kenneth J. Harwood, Paige L. McDonald, Joan T. Butler, Daniela Drago and Karen S. Schlumpf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:240

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  20. Content type: Research article

    This study assessed the impact of medical students’ emotion recognition ability and extraversion on their empathic communication, as perceived by simulated patients in a training context.

    Authors: Teresa Schreckenbach, Falk Ochsendorf, Jasmina Sterz, Miriam Rüsseler, Wolf Otto Bechstein, Bernd Bender and Myriam N. Bechtoldt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:237

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Promoting cultural competence of health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities is key to improving health outcomes. Cultural Educators and Cultural Mentors (CE/ CMs) have ...

    Authors: Jennifer Reath, Penelope Abbott, Linda Kurti, Ruth Morgan, Mary Martin, Ada Parry, Elaine Gordon, Julian Thomas and Marlene Drysdale

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:236

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    Questionnaires and surveys are used throughout medical education. Nevertheless, measuring psychological attributes such as perceptions of a phenomenon among individuals may be difficult. The aim of this paper ...

    Authors: Per J Palmgren, Ulf Brodin, Gunnar H Nilsson, Roger Watson and Terese Stenfors

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:235

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Development assistance for health (DAH) is an important component of foreign assistance. International health consultants usually play a key role in the international DAH field. However, there is still a short...

    Authors: Pan Gao, Hao Xiang, Suyang Liu, Yisi Liu, Shengjie Dong, Feifei Liu, Wenyuan Yu, Xiangyu Li, Li Guan, Yuanyuan Chu, Zongfu Mao, Shu Chen and Shenglan Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:234

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Scientific and professional development opportunities for early career scientists in low- and middle- income countries (LMICs) are limited and not consistent. There is a disproportionately low number of biomed...

    Authors: Goonaseelan Pillai, Kelly Chibale, Edwin C. Constable, Akiko N. Keller, Marcelo M. Gutierrez, Fareed Mirza, Christian Sengstag, Collen Masimirembwa, Paolo Denti, Gary Maartens, Michèle Ramsay, Bernhards Ogutu, Eyasu Makonnen, Richard Gordon, Carlos Gil Ferreira, Fernando Alberto Goldbaum…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:233

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Lack of sufficient preparation of physicians for the provision of breastfeeding support and counselling has been well-documented. The development of training in breastfeeding medicine for medical students is c...

    Authors: Fouzia Al-Hreashy, Hanan Al-Kadri, Abduelah Al-Mobeirek and Albert Scherpbier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:232

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Empathy is beneficial for patients and physicians. It facilitates treatment and improves physical and psychosocial outcomes. The therapeutic relevance of empathy emphasizes the need to help medical students de...

    Authors: N J Pohontsch, A Stark, M Ehrhardt, T Kötter and M Scherer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:231

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Understanding patients’ narratives has been associated with methods of improving care that go beyond what may be regarded as a “narrow” view of scientific medicine. Medical interview training in which medical ...

    Authors: Noriyuki Takahashi, Muneyoshi Aomatsu, Takuya Saiki, Takashi Otani and Nobutaro Ban

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:229

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  28. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate whether a training programme is a feasible approach to facilitate occupational health professionals’ (OHPs) use of knowledge and skills provided by a guideline.

    Authors: Marloes Vooijs, Daniël Bossen, Jan L. Hoving, Haije Wind and Monique H. W. Frings-Dresen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:226

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Pain is a leading cause of disability and accounts for many hospital and physical therapy visits. Current pain science understanding has evolved and changed substantially in the past 20 years; however, univers...

    Authors: Faris Alodaibi, Ahmed Alhowimel and Hana Alsobayel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:228

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Clinical feedback is an important part of residency training, yet literature suggests this complex interaction is not completely understood. In particular, little is known about what resident versus attending ...

    Authors: Brendan M. Carr, Amy O’Neil, Christine Lohse, Stephanie Heller and James E. Colletti

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:225

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Neonatal intubation is a stressful procedure taught to trainees. This procedure can attract additional observers. The impact of observers on neonatal intubation performance by trainees has not been studied. Ou...

    Authors: Brahim Bensouda, Romain Mandel, Abdelwaheb Mejri, Jean Lachapelle, Marie St-Hilaire and Nabeel Ali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:230

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  32. Content type: Research article

    The potential role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in improving maternal and child health outcomes, particularly in low and middle-income countries and in disadvantaged communities, is receiving increased a...

    Authors: Tereza Rebecca de Melo e Lima, Paula Ferdinanda Conceição de Mascena Diniz Maia, Emanuelle Pessa Valente, Francesca Vezzini and Giorgio Tamburlini

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:224

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  33. Content type: Research article

    At well-established academic university settings, retaining faculty remains a pressing challenge due to competing market forces, decreasing institutional support, and changing personal expectations. There is a...

    Authors: Fauzia Nausheen, Mukesh M Agarwal, John J Estrada and Dhammika N Atapattu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:223

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  34. Content type: Research article

    E-learning allows delivery of education in many diverse settings and researchers have demonstrated it can be as effective as learning conducted in traditional face-to-face settings. However, there are particul...

    Authors: Virginia Munro, Andrea Morello, Candice Oster, Christine Redmond, Anna Vnuk, Sheila Lennon and Sharon Lawn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:219

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Adequate information-provision forms a crucial component of optimal cancer care. However, information-provision is particularly challenging in an oncology setting. It is therefore imperative to help oncologica...

    Authors: Sebastiaan M. Stuij, Nanon H. M. Labrie, Sandra van Dulmen, Marie José Kersten, Noor Christoph, Robert L. Hulsman and Ellen Smets

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:220

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  36. Content type: Research article

    For academic physicians, teaching represents an essential skill. The proliferation of educator training programs aimed at residents and medical students signals the increasing commitment of training programs t...

    Authors: Jakob I. McSparron, Grace C. Huang and Eli M. Miloslavsky

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:221

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Workplace based assessment (WBA) is crucial to competency-based education. The majority of healthcare is delivered in the ambulatory setting making the ability to run an entire clinic a crucial core competency...

    Authors: Samantha Halman, Janelle Rekman, Timothy Wood, Andrew Baird, Wade Gofton and Nancy Dudek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:218

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Significant gaps currently exist in the Canadian internal medicine point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum. From a learner’s perspective, it remains unknown what key POCUS skills should be prioritized. Thi...

    Authors: Kathryn Watson, Ada Lam, Shane Arishenkoff, Samantha Halman, Neil E. Gibson, Jeffrey Yu, Kathryn Myers, Marcy Mintz and Irene W. Y. Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:217

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Introducing patient safety and quality improvement science to medical students is integral to improving healthcare. However, developing and implementing a patient safety curriculum can be challenging in a medi...

    Authors: R. Kutaimy, L. Zhang, D. Blok, R. Kelly, N. Kovacevic, M. Levoska, R. Gadivemula and D. Levine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:215

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools must select students from a large pool of well-qualified applicants. A challenging issue set forward in the broader literature is that of which cognitive and (inter)personal qualities should be...

    Authors: Sanne Schreurs, Kitty B. Cleutjens, Arno M. M. Muijtjens, Jennifer Cleland and Mirjam G. A. oude Egbrink

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:214

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  41. Content type: Research article

    The relationship between confidence and competence in clinical skills development is complex but important. This study aims to determine undergraduate paediatric student confidence in performing three common p...

    Authors: Dara O’Donoghue, Gail Davison, Laura-Jo Hanna, Ben McNaughten, Michael Stevenson and Andrew Thompson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:211

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Despite the recognition of integrating evidence-based practice (EBP) in educational programs, there is limited research about bachelor students’ EBP profiles (EBP knowledge, attitudes and behaviour) in the hea...

    Authors: Anne Kristin Snibsøer, Birgitte Graverholt, Monica Wammen Nortvedt, Trond Riise and Birgitte Espehaug

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:210

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The Jefferson Scale of Physician Empathy is the most widely used instrument to measure empathy in the doctor-patient relationship. This work pursued cultural adaptation and validation of the original scale, in...

    Authors: José M. Blanco, Fernando Caballero, Fernando J. García, Fernando Lorenzo and Diana Monge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:209

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