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  1. Content type: Research article

    Verbal feedback plays a critical role in health professions education but it is not clear which components of effective feedback have been successfully translated from the literature into supervisory practice ...

    Authors: Christina E. Johnson, Jennifer L. Keating, Melanie K. Farlie, Fiona Kent, Michelle Leech and Elizabeth K. Molloy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:129

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Patient-centred communication and empathy are key enablers for patient-centred care. However, several studies suggest a downward trend regarding the empathic communication skills of physicians during medical r...

    Authors: J. Noordman, B. Post, A. A. M. van Dartel, J. M. A. Slits and T. C. olde Hartman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:128

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  3. Content type: Research article

    With Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias affecting approximately 7 million people in the United States, comprehension of the multitude of issues facing individuals with dementia and their families and comp...

    Authors: Jill S. Goldman and Amy E. Trommer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:127

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Objectively structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) are a stressful experience for many health care students and professionals in training. Mock OSCEs have been shown to be beneficial for student OSCE prepara...

    Authors: James Bevan, Benjamin Russell and Ben Marshall

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:126

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  5. Content type: Research article

    In order to provide faculty-wide undergraduate ultrasound training in times of scarce resources, many medical faculties employ trained peer-student tutors to oversee the hands-on training. However, data to gui...

    Authors: Nora Celebi, Jan Griewatz, Nisar Peter Malek, Tatjana Hoffmann, Carina Walter, Reinhold Muller, Reimer Riessen, Jan Pauluschke-Fröhlich, Ines Debove, Stephan Zipfel and Eckhart Fröhlich

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:125

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Promoting research capacity within public health can encourage and engage employees to undertake research, utilising their understanding of the complex needs that exist within the public health system to provi...

    Authors: Michelle McNab, Angela Berry and Tony Skapetis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:124

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Producing a sufficient quantity of quality items for use in medical school examinations is a continuing challenge in medical education. We conducted this scoping review to identify barriers and facilitators to...

    Authors: Sowmiya Karthikeyan, Elizabeth O’Connor and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:123

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Performing a psychiatric interview and documenting the recorded findings in the form of a brief psychiatric report is one of the main learning goals in the psychiatric curriculum for medical students. However,...

    Authors: Nadine Dreimüller, Stefan Schenkel, Marlene Stoll, Cora Koch, Klaus Lieb and Jana Juenger

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:121

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Although clinical teachers can often identify struggling learners readily and reliably, they can be reluctant to act upon their impressions, resulting in failure to fail. In the absence of a clear process for ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Boileau, Marie-Claude Audétat and Christina St-Onge

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:120

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Since patient-centered communication is directly connected to clinical performance, it should be integrated with medical knowledge and clinical skills. Therefore, clinical communication skills should be traine...

    Authors: M. Brouwers, J. Custers, E. Bazelmans, C. van Weel, R. Laan and E. van Weel-Baumgarten

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:118

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidenced based talking therapy designed to affect client Health Behaviour Change. Previous research indicates that Allied Health Professionals (AHP) can effectively use th...

    Authors: Meriel Norris, Gail Eva, Jennifer Fortune, Tai Frater and Jeff Breckon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:117

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Student bullying in clinical practice persists, and poor outcomes continue: for learning, academic achievement and career goals, for their mental and physical health and potentially affecting all staff and pat...

    Authors: Althea Gamble Blakey, Kelby Smith-Han, Lynley Anderson, Emma Collins, Elizabeth K. Berryman and Tim Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:116

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Scholarly Concentrations programs in U.S. medical schools aim to instill passion for critical thinking and promote careers in academic medicine. The rise of these programs has seen variable goals, structure, a...

    Authors: Stephen M. Sozio, Rümeyza Kazancıoğlu, Fatih Küçükdurmaz, Meliha Meriç Koç, Dilek Sema Arici, Rebecca M. DiBiase, Jeremy A. Greene and Mary Catherine Beach

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:115

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Stigmatising attitudes of health care professionals towards mental illness can impede treatment provided for psychiatric patients. Many studies have reported undergraduate training to be a critical period for ...

    Authors: Caro De Witt, Inge Smit, Esmè Jordaan, Liezl Koen, Dana J. H. Niehaus and Ulla Botha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:114

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Little is known about the social learning of students within community-based clinical placements and ways in which it can be supported. In an allied health service-learning program, we analysed students’ learn...

    Authors: Fabian P. Held, Chris Roberts, Michele Daly and Claire Brunero

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:113

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Broadly accessible curriculum that equips Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) with knowledge and skills to apply genomics in practice in the era of precision health is needed. Increased accessibility of genomics c...

    Authors: Elena Flowers, Margaret Martin, Hamza Abid, Sasha Binford and Lynda Mackin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:112

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Student motivation to learn has been undervalued to date though has been identified as an area influencing student success and retention at university. The transition into university has been highlighted as a ...

    Authors: Susan Edgar, Sandra E. Carr, Joanne Connaughton and Antonio Celenza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:111

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  18. Content type: Debate

    The medical education system based on principles advocated by Flexner and Osler has produced generations of scientifically grounded and clinically skilled physicians whose collective experiences and contributi...

    Authors: L. Maximilian Buja

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:110

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Many foreign students have difficulty taking histories from Chinese patients, especially in clinical context of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The efficacy of using standardized patients to prep...

    Authors: Jing Zhang, Meng Cheng, Na Guo, Aiyun Xing and Liangzhi Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:108

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Feedback can alter medical student logging practices, although most learners feel feedback is inadequate. A varied case mix in rural and urban contexts offers diverse clinical encounters. Logs are an indicator...

    Authors: Helen M. Wright, Moira A. L. Maley, Denese E. Playford, Pam Nicol and Sharon F. Evans

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:107

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  21. Content type: Correspondence

    Being medical students, and having experienced different learning approaches ourselves, here, we discuss and critically analyse the importance of the deep learning approach that Chonkar et al. have presented, ...

    Authors: Meenakshi Jhala and Jai Mathur

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:106

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    The original article was published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:17

  22. Content type: Research article

    In this research paper we report on the quality of feedback provided in the logbooks of pre-clinical undergraduate students based on a model of ‘actionable feedback’. Feedback to clinical learners about their ...

    Authors: Reina M. Abraham and Veena S. Singaram

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:105

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Negative comments from senior colleagues about specialties, such as general practice and psychiatry, are known to influence trainees’ career choice, but little is known about the extent of this influence or th...

    Authors: David Wainwright, Michael Harris and Elaine Wainwright

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:104

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2019 19:313

  24. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to identify factors influencing participation in global health electives during residency and to understand the career impact of global health electives on alumni of an Obstetrics a...

    Authors: Suha Patel, Khady Diouf, Julianna Schantz-Dunn and Nawal M. Nour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:103

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Reports of head and neck ultrasound examinations are frequently written by hand as free texts. This is a serious obstacle to the learning process of the modality due to a missing report structure and terminolo...

    Authors: Benjamin P. Ernst, Fabian Katzer, Julian Künzel, Mohamed Hodeib, Sebastian Strieth, Jonas Eckrich, Anna Tattermusch, Matthias F. Froelich, Christoph Matthias, Wieland H. Sommer and Sven Becker

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:102

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The success of interprofessional collaboration in healthcare services requires a paradigm shift in the training of future health profession practitioners. This study aimed to develop and validate an instrument...

    Authors: Siew Siang Chua, Pauline Siew Mei Lai, Si Mui Sim, Choo Hock Tan and Chan Choong Foong

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:101

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  27. Content type: Study protocol

    Simulation-based medical education (SBME) is a cornerstone for procedural skill training in residency education. Multiple studies have concluded that SBME is highly effective, superior to traditional clinical ...

    Authors: Andrew Petrosoniak, Marissa Lu, Sara Gray, Christopher Hicks, Jonathan Sherbino, Melissa McGowan and Sandra Monteiro

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:100

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  28. Content type: Research article

    One of the most important indicators of the effectiveness of teaching can be the academic achievement of learners, which can be influenced by different factors such as learning methods and individual motivatio...

    Authors: Sakineh Nabizadeh, Sepideh Hajian, Zohre Sheikhan and Fatemeh Rafiei

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:99

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Design thinking is a problem-solving framework that has been used to enhance patient experiences, improve clinical outcomes, and refine medical curricula. This study reviewed the use of design thinking in heal...

    Authors: Jacqueline E. McLaughlin, Michael D. Wolcott, Devin Hubbard, Kelly Umstead and Traci R. Rider

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:98

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  30. Content type: Research article

    A potential concern of formative testing using web-based applications (“apps”) is provision of limited feedback. Adopting a randomised controlled trial in 463 first year (bio) medical students, we explored if ...

    Authors: D. H. J. Thijssen, M. T. E. Hopman, M. T. van Wijngaarden, J. G. J. Hoenderop, R. J. M. Bindels and T. M. H. Eijsvogels

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:97

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Students use mobile devices extensively in their everyday life, and the new technology is adopted in study usage. Since 2013, the University of Helsinki has given new medical and dental students iPads for stud...

    Authors: Eeva Pyörälä, Saana Mäenpää, Leo Heinonen, Daniel Folger, Teemu Masalin and Heikki Hervonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:96

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Structured peer-led tutorial courses are widespread and indispensable teaching methods that relieve teaching staff and contribute to the development of students’ competencies. Nevertheless, despite high genera...

    Authors: Jan Hundertmark, Simone Alvarez, Svetla Loukanova and Jobst-Hendrik Schultz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:95

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing evidence of a negative impact of medical school on students’ health and well-being, little is known about protective factors for staying healthy and well during medical education. Therefore...

    Authors: Thomas Kötter, Stephan Fuchs, Marcus Heise, Henna Riemenschneider, Linda Sanftenberg, Christian Vajda and Karen Voigt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:94

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Self-handicapping is an effective defense strategy in an individual’s behavior that leads to weak performance in different situations like education. This study aimed to investigate how training problem solvin...

    Authors: Ladan Zarshenas, Leila Ashrafean Jahromi, Mohsen Faseleh Jahromi and Marieh Dehghan Manshadi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:26

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Although much has been written about structure and outcomes of medical students’ curricular research projects, less attention has been paid to the expectations on such projects. In order to foster students’ sc...

    Authors: Riitta Möller and Maria Shoshan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:93

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    As social change agents (SCAs), occupational therapists (OTs) are expected to defend the rights of their clients, advocate for and with them, and try to influence organizational and political decision-makers. ...

    Authors: Sarah Rahimaly, Michaël Beaudoin, Denis Bédard, Anne Hudon, Emmanuelle Jasmin, France Verville and Annie Carrier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:92

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  37. Content type: Research article

    A shortage of specialists in psychiatry, both in terms of psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses is evident worldwide. While there are multiple factors leading to an individual’s decision to specialize in psychi...

    Authors: Ellaisha Samari, Esmond Seow, Boon Yiang Chua, Hui Lin Ong, Ying Wen Lau, Rathi Mahendran, Swapna Kamal Verma, Huiting Xie, Jia Wang, Siow Ann Chong and Mythily Subramaniam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:91

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Emotional intelligence (EI) is a critical skill for healthcare practitioners. Minimal longitudinal research has tracked the changes in EI of therapy students over their final full-time clinical placements.

    Authors: Nigel Gribble, Richard K. Ladyshewsky and Richard Parsons

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:90

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Dual degree program MD/PhD candidates typically train extensively in basic science research and in clinical medicine, but often receive little formal experience or mentorship in clinical and translational rese...

    Authors: Jonathan A. Stefely, Erin Theisen, Chelsea Hanewall, Linda Scholl, Mark E. Burkard, Anna Huttenlocher and John-Paul J. Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:89

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Feedback is a crucial part of medical education and with on-going digitalisation, video feedback has been increasingly in use. Potentially shameful physician-patient-interactions might particularly benefit fro...

    Authors: Anne Herrmann-Werner, Teresa Loda, Rebecca Erschens, Priska Schneider, Florian Junne, Conor Gilligan, Martin Teufel, Stephan Zipfel and Katharina E. Keifenheim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:88

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Simulation-based learning plays an important role in contemporary medical education, although there are problems providing tutors. Peer-assisted learning has begun being formally adopted in medical education. ...

    Authors: Akira Yamamoto, Mikako Obika, Yasuhiro Mandai, Taku Murakami, Tomoko Miyoshi, Hideo Ino, Hitomi Kataoka and Fumio Otsuka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:87

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The internationalisation of higher level education and the profiles - nationalities, ethnicities and cultural identities - of students who migrate to undertake higher level education programmes in a different ...

    Authors: E. Byrne, R. Brugha and A. McGarvey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:86

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The Tajik medical education system is undergoing a complex reform to enhance the transition of the healthcare system from its soviet legacy of emphasizing secondary level care/specialisation to become more fam...

    Authors: Markus Schubiger, Filippo Lechthaler, Mohira Khamidova, Barbara Ann Parfitt, Helen Prytherch, Erik van Twillert and Kaspar Wyss

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:85

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  44. Content type: Technical advance

    Healthcare professionals are key informants to support individual behaviour change, and although there has been some progress in empowering clinicians to promote physical activity and health at work, an effect...

    Authors: Michael Brannan, Matteo Bernardotto, Nick Clarke and Justin Varney

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:84

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  45. Content type: Debate

    There is a worldwide shortage of health care workers. This problem is particularly severe in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries because of shortages in certain medical disciplines, due to a lack of n...

    Authors: Javaid I. Sheikh, Sohaila Cheema, Karima Chaabna, Albert B. Lowenfels and Ravinder Mamtani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:83

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  46. Content type: Technical advance

    Despite the increasing use of digital impressions in orthodontics, this technique does not usually form part of the learning objectives in dental training. The aim of this study was to determine how students a...

    Authors: Timm C. Schott, Rahima Arsalan and Katja Weimer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:81

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  47. Content type: Research article

    Though pneumatic otoscopy improves accurate diagnosis of ear disease, trainees lack proficiency. We evaluated the effect of three different training techniques on medical students’ subsequent reported use of b...

    Authors: Alanna Higgins Joyce, Maya Raman, Jennifer L. Beaumont, Heather Heiman, Mark Adler and Suzanne M. Schmidt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:79

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