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  1. Worldwide, primary care is for most people the gateway into many health systems. Offering solutions to the demands of the communities served requires the constant preparation of professionals, especially docto...

    Authors: José Roberto Bittencourt Costa, Luiz Anastacio Alves, Anael Viana Pinto Alberto and Cristina Alves Magalhães de Souza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:296

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Microsurgical techniques are an important part of clinical and experimental research. Here we present our step-by-step microsurgery training course developed at the Münster University Hospital. The goal of thi...

    Authors: Mazen A. Juratli, Felix Becker, Daniel Palmes, Sandra Stöppeler, Ralf Bahde, Linus Kebschull, Hans-Ullrich Spiegel and Jens P. Hölzen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:295

    Content type: Research

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  3. It remains unclear to what extent the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the normal progression of biomedical and medical science graduate programs and if there was a lasting impact on the quality and quan...

    Authors: Emma Börgeson, Matus Sotak, Jamie Kraft, Grace Bagunu, Christina Biörserud and Stephan Lange

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:294

    Content type: Research

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  4. Stress and burnout commonly threaten the mental health of medical students in Malaysia and elsewhere. This study aimed to explore the interrelations of psychological distress, emotional intelligence, personali...

    Authors: Muhamad Saiful Bahri Yusoff, Siti Nurma Hanim Hadie and Mohd Azhar Mohd Yasin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:293

    Content type: Research

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  5. Empathy is pivotal to effective clinical care. Yet, the art of nurturing and assessing empathy in medical schools is rarely consistent and poorly studied. To inform future design of programs aimed at nurturing...

    Authors: Yi Cheng Zhou, Shien Ru Tan, Chester Guan Hao Tan, Matthew Song Peng Ng, Kia Hui Lim, Lorraine Hui En Tan, Yun Ting Ong, Clarissa Wei Shuen Cheong, Annelissa Mien Chew Chin, Min Chiam, Elisha Wan Ying Chia, Crystal Lim, Limin Wijaya, Anupama Roy Chowdhury, Jin Wei Kwek, Warren Fong…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:292

    Content type: Research

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  6. Medical school curricula are constantly evolving and change has potential positive and negative effects. At East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine, a broader understanding of the effects o...

    Authors: Blair A. Reece, K. Ramsey McGowen, Kenneth E. Olive and Catherine R. Peeples

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:291

    Content type: Technical advance

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  7. Interacting with patients can elicit a myriad of emotions in health-care providers. This may result in satisfaction or put providers at risk for stress-related conditions such as burnout. The present study att...

    Authors: Sonja Weilenmann, Ulrich Schnyder, Nina Keller, Claudio Corda, Tobias R. Spiller, Fabio Brugger, Brian Parkinson, Roland von Känel and Monique C. Pfaltz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:290

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Student evaluation is an essential component in feedback processes in faculty and learner development. Ease of use and low cost have made paper evaluation forms a popular method within teaching programmes, but...

    Authors: Agra Dilshani Hunukumbure, Philippa Jane Horner, Jonathan Fox and Viral Thakerar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:289

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Assessment of emergent, rare or complex medical conditions in Endocrinology and Metabolism (E&M) is an integral component of training. However, data is lacking on how this could be best achieved. The purpose o...

    Authors: Stephanie Dizon, Janine C Malcolm, Jan-Joost Rethans and Debra Pugh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:288

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Healthcare and other professionals are expected to support behaviour change in people living with chronic disease. However, effective behaviour change interventions are largely absent in routine encounters. Th...

    Authors: Mara Pereira Guerreiro, Judith Strawbridge, Afonso Miguel Cavaco, Isa Brito Félix, Marta Moreira Marques and Cathal Cadogan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:287

    Content type: Research

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  11. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the surgical training of residents. There is a real concern that trainees will not be able to meet their training requirements. Low-fidelity surgical simulation appe...

    Authors: Maxime Fieux, Antoine Gavoille, Fabien Subtil, Sophie Bartier and Stéphane Tringali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:284

    Content type: Research

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  12. In 2014, the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine implemented a 4-week “Orthogeriatrics” rotation for orthopaedic surgery residents. We sought to assess the rotation’s impact on trainees’ knowledge, attit...

    Authors: Adrian C H Chan, Victoria Chuen, Andrew Perrella, Guillaume Limfat, Karen Ng and Vicky Chau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:283

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Communities of Practice (CoPs) focus on learning, knowledge sharing, and creation, and research indicates they can improve healthcare performance. This article describes the development of a CoP that focused o...

    Authors: Jennifer L. Moore, Cato Bjørkli, Richard Tidemann Havdahl, Linn Lien Lømo, Mari Midthaug, Marita Skjuve, Mari Klokkerud and Jan E. Nordvik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:282

    Content type: Research article

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  14. To explore the impact of an educational tool designed to streamline resident learning during their pediatric intensive care (PICU) rotations.

    Authors: Adrian D. Zurca, Conrad Krawiec, Daniel McKeone, Adil Z. Solaiman, Brandon M. Smith and Gary D. Ceneviva

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Poor-quality diet is associated with one in five deaths globally. In the United States, it is the leading cause of death, representing a bigger risk factor than even smoking. For many, education on a healthy d...

    Authors: Nathan I. Wood, Rebecca D. Gleit and Diane L. Levine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:280

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Rare diseases may be defined as occurring in less than 1 in 2000 patients. Such conditions are, however, so numerous that up to 5.9% of the population is afflicted by a rare disease. The gambling industry atte...

    Authors: Babak Sarrafpour, Shwetha Hegde, Eduardo Delamare, Ruth Weeks, Rebecca A. Denham, Alix Thoeming and Hans Zoellner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:279

    Content type: Research article

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  17. A good understanding of the bi-directional relationship between diabetes and periodontitis is essential to ensure the successful management of both diseases. This study aimed to develop and evaluate an integra...

    Authors: Nor Aini Jamil, Shin Hwa Chau, Nabihah Iman Abdul Razak, Iffa Izzwani Shamsul Kamar, Shahida Mohd-Said, Haslina Rani and Mohd Jamil Sameeha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:278

    Content type: Research

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  18. As is common across the health professions, training of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) requires experiential learning for interns/students to gain skills and demonstrate entry-level competency. Prec...

    Authors: Andrea M. Hutchins, Donna M. Winham, Jinette P. Fellows and Michelle M. Heer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:277

    Content type: Research

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  19. Professional satisfaction of health professional students can impact on their medical professional achievement. Understanding the professional satisfaction of health professional students and identifying its r...

    Authors: Yatian Liu, Xiaofeng Sun, Yuqi Yuan, Ye Zhang, Jieru Liu, Yufan Duan and Longmei Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:275

    Content type: Research

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  20. As most health professions in the United States have adopted clinical or practice doctorates, there has been an ongoing debate on whether physician assistants (PAs) should transition from a master’s to a docto...

    Authors: Violet Kulo, Shani Fleming, Karen L. Gordes, Hyun-Jin Jun, James F. Cawley and Gerald Kayingo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:274

    Content type: Research

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  21. Encouraging professional integrity is vital for providing a standard of excellence in quality medical care and education and in promoting a culture of respect and responsibility. The primary objective of this ...

    Authors: Cristina M Beltran-Aroca, Rafael Ruiz-Montero, Fernando Labella and Eloy Girela-López

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:273

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Simulation is an educational method which has several modalities and applications. In the last few decades Simulation-Based Medical Education (SBME) has become a significant influence in medical education. Des...

    Authors: Laila Alsuwaidi, Jorgen Kristensen, Amar HK and Saba Al Heialy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:271

    Content type: Research

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  23. Virtual patients are educational tools that may be described as case-based interactive computer simulations of clinical scenarios. In terms of learning outcomes, improved clinical reasoning skills and knowledg...

    Authors: Erica Rothlind, Uno Fors, Helena Salminen, Per Wändell and Solvig Ekblad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:270

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Adequate communication and maintaining a patient-centered approach throughout patient encounters are important skills for medical students to develop. Feedback is often provided by clinical teachers. Patients ...

    Authors: Karin Björklund, Terese Stenfors, Gunnar H. Nilsson, Hassan Alinaghizadeh and Charlotte Leanderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:269

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Research engagement plays an integral role in developing clinicians that practice effective, evidence-based medicine. Research participation by clinicians, however, is declining. Given the link between researc...

    Authors: Jaidyn Muhandiramge, Tony Vu, Megan J. Wallace and Eva Segelov

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:267

    Content type: Research

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  26. China is experiencing major medical education reforms that include establishing national training standards, standards for health professionals, and advanced health delivery system requirements. Graduate medic...

    Authors: Xiaoning Zhang, Chong Li, Cailing Yue, Xue Jiang, Junli Cao and Olle ten Cate

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:266

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Professional reasoning provides a firm basis for the development of teaching and assessment strategies to support the acquisition of skills by healthcare students. Nevertheless, occupational therapy educators ...

    Authors: Luis-Javier Márquez-Álvarez, José-Ignacio Calvo-Arenillas, Estíbaliz Jiménez-Arberas, Miguel-Ángel Talavera-Valverde, Ana-Isabel Souto-Gómez and Pedro Moruno-Miralles

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:264

    Content type: Research

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  28. Competency-based education has been shown to enhance clinical skills, improve patient care, and reduce number of complications resulting in a better return on investments. Residents constitute an important wor...

    Authors: Claus Hedebo Bisgaard, Svein Aage Rodt, Peter Musaeus, Jens Aage Kølsen Petersen and Sune Leisgaard Mørck Rubak

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:262

    Content type: Research

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  29. Role modeling has been significantly considered in medical education in recent decades. In the clinical course, students learn necessary skills and accordingly their professional identity is formed by observin...

    Authors: Elaheh Mohammadi, Azim Mirzazadeh, Hooman Shahsavari and Amir Ali Sohrabpour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:261

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Graduating from medical school and beginning independent practice appears to be a major transition for medical students across the world. It is often reported that medical graduates are underprepared for indep...

    Authors: Chung-Hsien Chaou, Shiuan-Ruey Yu, Yu-Che Chang, Shou-De Ma, Hsu-Min Tseng, Ming-Ju Hsieh and Ji-Tseng Fang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:260

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Between 2008 and 2013, the West African Health Organisation (WAHO) conducted a series of post-graduate capacity building in research methodology in West Africa. This work evaluated the contribution of these tr...

    Authors: Issiaka Sombié, Sophie Fatoumata Bamouni, Donmozoun Télesphore Somé, Ermel Johnson and Jude Aidam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:259

    Content type: Research

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  32. The clinical learning environment (CLE) influences students’ achievement of learning outcomes and the development of their professional behaviors. However, CLEs are not always optimal for learning because of c...

    Authors: Malin Sellberg, Per J. Palmgren and Riitta Möller

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:258

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The COVID-19 pandemic has required governments around the world to suspend face-to-face learning for school and university students. Colleges of pharmacy are faced with the challenge of training students in ho...

    Authors: Omar A. Almohammed, Lama H. Alotaibi and Shatha A. Ibn Malik

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:257

    Content type: Research

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  34. Between 2013 and 2018 Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly Pacific College of Oriental Medicine) trained faculty and developed curriculum in evidence informed practice (EIP), with support from a gra...

    Authors: Belinda J. Anderson, Saikaew Dudla, Paul R. Marantz, Benjamin E. Kligler, Brent D. Leininger and Roni Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:256

    Content type: Research

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  35. United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 will transition from numeric grading to pass/fail, sometime after January 2022. The aim of this study was to compare how program directors in orthopaedics and...

    Authors: Frederick Mun, Alyssa R. Scott, David Cui, Erik B. Lehman, Seong Ho Jeong, Alia Chisty, Paul J. Juliano, William L. Hennrikus and Eileen F. Hennrikus

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:255

    Content type: Research

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  36. Grant funding often drives innovative programming in efforts to enhance diversity in biomedical fields, yet strategies for sustainability of grant-funded biomedical intervention are not well understood. Additi...

    Authors: Krystle Palma Cobian and Hector V. Ramos

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:254

    Content type: Research

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  37. More and more female residents enter postgraduate medical training (PGMT). Meanwhile, women are still underrepresented in academic medicine, in leadership positions and in most surgical specialties. This sugge...

    Authors: Maud Kramer, Ide C. Heyligers and Karen D. Könings

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:253

    Content type: Research

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  38. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and the second leading cause of cancer death globally. Since early diagnosis is crucial to reducing mortality, high levels of knowledge regarding general inf...

    Authors: Hlma Ismail, Mosa Shibani, Hanaa Wael Zahrawi, Ali Fouad Slitin, Mhd Amin Alzabibi, Fatema Mohsen, Humam Armashi, Aliaa Bakr, Khaled Turkmani and Bisher Sawaf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:251

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Acquisition of Basic Surgical Skills (BSS) are essential for medical students. The objective was to determine it’s fidelity impact.

    Authors: Alejandro Rafael Gonzalez-Navarro, Alejandro Quiroga-Garza, Adriana Sharai Acosta-Luna, Yolanda Salinas-Alvarez, Javier Humberto Martinez-Garza, Oscar de la Garza-Castro, Jorge Gutierrez-de la O, David de la Fuente-Villarreal, Rodrigo Enrique Elizondo-Omaña and Santos Guzman-Lopez

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:250

    Content type: Research

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  40. Active learning strategies such as formative assessment through clinical cases may help to get a deeper learning. We have studied the effect of this kind of online formative assessment in pathophysiology teach...

    Authors: Nerea Fernández Ros, Felipe Lucena, Mercedes Iñarrairaegui, Manuel F. Landecho, Patricia Sunsundegui, Carlota Jordán-Iborra, Iñigo Pineda, Jorge Quiroga and Jose Ignacio Herrero

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:249

    Content type: Research

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  41. With the emergence of the new coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), distance learning, especially that mediated by information and digital communication technologies, has been adopted in all areas of knowledge and ...

    Authors: Nayze Lucena Sangreman Aldeman, Keylla Maria de Sá Urtiga Aita, Vinícius Ponte Machado, Luiz Claudio Demes da Mata Sousa, Antonio Gilberto Borges Coelho, Adalberto Socorro da Silva, Ana Paula da Silva Mendes, Francisco Jair de Oliveira Neres and Semíramis Jamil Hadad do Monte

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:248

    Content type: Software

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  42. Undergraduate medical education recognises that patient feedback is potentially valuable for student learning and development as a component of multi-source feedback. However greater exploration of how patient...

    Authors: Jennifer Barr, Kathryn Ogden, Iain Robertson and Jenepher Martin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:246

    Content type: Research article

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