A systematic review of the literature describing the outcomes of near-peer mentoring programs for first year medical students
Transition into higher education has been identified as one of the most stressful periods for learners. Interventions targeting the transition phase such as near- peer mentoring might help address some of thes... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Olawunmi Akinla, Pamela Hagan and William Atiomo Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Work shadowing in dental teaching practices: evaluation results of a collaborative study between university and general dental practices
The aim of this study was to investigate the acceptance and assessment of work shadowing carried out by students and dentists in dental practices. Furthermore, the extent to which students perceive an improvem... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 8, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Stefan J. Heitkamp, Stefan R üttermann and Susanne Gerhardt-Szép Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Pharmacy students ’ provision of health promotion counseling services during a community pharmacy clerkship: a cross sectional study, Northwest Ethiopia
This study was intended to investigate pharmacy students ’ provision of health promotion (HP) coun... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dessalegn Asmelashe Gelayee and Gashaw Binega Mekonnen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Emotional intelligence among medical students: a mixed methods study from Chennai, India
Emotional Intelligence is the ability of a person to understand and respond to one ’s own and others’ emotions and use this understanding to guide one’s thoughts and actions. To assess the level of emotional in... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Subashini Sundararajan and Vijayaprasad Gopichandran Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What can we learn from problem-based learning tutors at a graduate entry medical school? A mixed method approach
Problem-based learning (PBL) has been adopted by many medical schools as an innovative method to deliver an integrated medical curriculum since its inception at McMaster University (Dornan et al., Med Educ 39(... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Diane O Doherty, Helena Mc Keague, Sarah Harney, Gerard Browne and Deirdre McGrath Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Tools and resources for neuroanatomy education: a systematic review
The aim of this review was to identify studies exploring neuroanatomy teaching tools and their impact in learning, as a basis towards the implementation of a neuroanatomy program in the context of a curricular... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: M. Arantes, J. Arantes and M. A. Ferreira Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The ability of ‘non-cognitive’ traits to predict undergraduate performance in medical schools: a national linkage study
In addition to the evaluation of educational attainment and intellectual ability there has been interest in the potential to select medical school applicants on non-academic qualities. Consequently, a battery ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gabrielle M. Finn, Lazaro Mwandigha, Lewis W. Paton and Paul A. Tiffin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using the multiple mini interview as an assessment strategy within the first year of a health professions curriculum
The multiple mini-interview (MMI) is a common assessment strategy used in student selection. The MMI as an assessment strategy within a health professions curriculum, however, has not been previously studied. ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Michael D. Wolcott, Jacqueline M. Zeeman, Wendy C. Cox and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of self-educational training methods to learn laparoscopic skills - a randomized controlled trial
Evaluation of two different self-educational methods (video assisted learning versus video assisted learning plus a nodal point operation primer) on learning laparoscopic suturing and intracorporal knotting. (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Steffen Axt, Pirmin Storz, Carolin Ehrenberg, Claudius Falch, Marc Immenroth, Andreas Kirschniak and Sven Muller Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Integrating student feedback during “Dental Curriculum Hack-A-thon”
This study used the parameter of the 2016 Dental Curriculum Hack-a-Thon to assess intra- and inter-institutional agreement between student and faculty views reg... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Shawheen S. Saffari, R. Frederick Lambert, Lucy Dang, Sarah Pagni and Irina F. Dragan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How to define core entrustable professional activities for entry into residency?
Institutions considering to employ core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) for entry into postgraduate training as outcomes for their undergraduate medical programs can partly build on published exampl... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ylva Holzhausen, Asja Maaz, Anna Renz, Josefin Bosch and Harm Peters Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Effects of summer internship and follow-up distance mentoring programs on middle and high school student perceptions and interest in health careers
Minorities are underrepresented in health professions and efforts to recruit minority students into health careers are considered a way to reduce health disparities. There is little research about the effectiv... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Emma Fernandez-Repollet, Craig Locatis, Wilfredo E. De Jesus-Monge, Richard Maisiak and Wei-Li Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Remediating lapses in professionalism among undergraduate pre-clinical medical students in an Asian Institution: a multimodal approach
Fostering personal identity formation and professional development among undergraduate medical students is challenging. Based on situated learning, experiential learning and role-modelling frameworks, a six-we... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ardi Findyartini and Nani Cahyani Sudarsono Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Psychosocial issues discovered through reflective group dialogue between medical students
Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that they had had mistakenly put the wrong IRB number in the last paragraph of the Methods section (as IRB NO.: IRB101 –80 instead of IRB102–... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Shao-Yin Chu, Chi-Wei Lin, Meei-Ju Lin and Chin-Chen Wen Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Can elearning be used to teach palliative care? – medical students’ acceptance, knowledge, and self-estimation of competence in palliative care after elearning
Undergraduate palliative care education (UPCE) was mandatorily incorporated in medical education in Germany in 2009. Implementation of the new cross-sectional examination subject of palliative care (QB13) cont... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Christian Schulz-Quach, Ursula Wenzel-Meyburg and Katharina Fetz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Would changing the selection process for GP trainees stem the workforce crisis? A cohort study using multiple-imputation and simulation
There is currently a shortage of qualified GPs in the UK and not all of the training posts available each year are filled. Changing the way in which GP trainees are selected could help increase the training po... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Celia Taylor, I. C. McManus and Ian Davison Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Standard setting in Australian medical schools
Standard setting of assessment is critical in quality assurance of medical programs. The aims of this study were to identify and compare the impact of methods used to establish the passing standard by the 13 m... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 23, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Helena Ward, Neville Chiavaroli, James Fraser, Kylie Mansfield, Darren Starmer, Laura Surmon, Martin Veysey and Deborah O ’Mara Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Clinical workplace learning: perceived learning value of individual and group feedback in a collectivistic culture
This study was conducted to... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 19, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Yoyo Suhoyo, Johanna Sch önrock-Adema, Ova Emilia, Jan B. M. Kuks and Janke Cohen-Schotanus Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Ethical learning on international medical electives: a case-based analysis of medical student learning experiences
Students on international medical electives face complex ethical issues when undertaking clinical work. The variety of elective destinations and the culturally specific nature of clinical ethical issues sugges... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 11, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gemma Bowsher, Laura Parry-Billings, Anna Georgeson and Paula Baraitser Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Meta-analysis on the effectiveness of team-based learning on medical education in China
This study aims to... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Minjian Chen, Chunhui Ni, Yanhui Hu, Meilin Wang, Lu Liu, Xiaoming Ji, Haiyan Chu, Wei Wu, Chuncheng Lu, Shouyu Wang, Shoulin Wang, Liping Zhao, Zhong Li, Huijuan Zhu, Jianming Wang, Yankai Xia & hellip; Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The effect of multitasking on the communication skill and clinical skills of medical students
Mental workload is an abstract concept that perceives cognition as the brain having a small and finite capacity to process information, with high levels of workload associated with poor performance and error. ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bryony Woods, Aidan Byrne and Owen Bodger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation of modified team-based learning within a problem based learning medical curriculum: a focus group study
While Problem Based Learning (PBL) has long been established internationally, Team-based learning (TBL) is a relatively new pedagogy in medical curricula. Both PBL and TBL are designed to facilitate a learner-... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Tom Ayton and Craig Mellis Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A survey of cariology teaching in Australia and New Zealand
The Australian and New Zealand chapter of the Alliance for a Cavity Free Future was launched in 2013 and one of its primary aims was to conduct a survey of the local learning and teaching of cariology in denti... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 10, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sarah L. Raphael, Lyndie A. Foster Page, Matthew S. Hopcraft, Peter J. Dennison, Richard P. Widmer and R. Wendell Evans Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Risk factors associated with academic difficulty in an Australian regionally located medical school
Following publication of the original article [1], one of the authors reported that prior to publication her surname had changed from ‘Kerlen’ to ‘van der Kruk’, but that this change had not been incorporated ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 9, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Teresa O ’Connor, Robin A. Ray, Yolanda van der Kruk, Michelle Bellingan and Peta-Ann Teague Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Standardized patients in psychiatry – the best way to learn clinical skills?
Standardized patients (SP) have been successfully utilized in medical education to train students ’ communication skills. At the Medical University of Vienna communication training with SPs in psychiatry is a m... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Monika Himmelbauer, Tamara Seitz, Charles Seidman and Henriette L öffler-Stastka Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Design and Implementation of a postgraduate curriculum to support Ethiopia's first emergency medicine residency training program: the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration in Emergency Medicine (TAAAC-EM)
To design and implement an emergency medicine (EM) postgraduate training curriculum to support the establishment of the first EM residency program at Addis Ababa University (AAU). (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nazanin Meshkat, Sisay Teklu and Cheryl Hunchak Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Passing MRCP (UK) PACES: a cross-sectional study examining the performance of doctors by sex and country
There is much discussion about the sex differences that exist in medical education. Research from the United Kingdom (UK) and United States has found female doctors earn less, and are less likely to be senior ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Emily Unwin, Henry W. W. Potts, Jane Dacre, Andrew Elder and Katherine Woolf Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Empathy is proprioceptive: the bodily fundament of empathy – a philosophical contribution to medical education
The current philosophical debate on empathy entails accounts of theory of mind and simulation as well as a phenomenological opposition. The first focuses on a detached observation of others from a 3rd person p... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Florian Schmidsberger and Henriette L öffler-Stastka Tags: Debate Source Type: research

Predictors of fitness to practise declarations in UK medical undergraduates
Misconduct during medical school predicts subsequent fitness to practise (FtP) events in doctors, but relatively little is known about which factors are associated with such issues during undergraduate educati... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lewis W. Paton, Paul A. Tiffin, Daniel Smith, Jon S. Dowell and Lazaro M. Mwandigha Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Changing hearts and minds: examining student nurses ’ experiences and perceptions of a general practice placement through a ‘community of practice’ lens
The recent UK Government paper ‘Five year forward view’ describes the need to move much patient management from secondary to primary care, and this will require a significant increase in the numbers of General... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Robin Lewis and Shona Kelly Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Undergraduate medical students ’ perceptions and intentions regarding patient safety during clinical clerkship
The purpose of this study was to examine undergraduate medical students ’ perceptions and intentions regarding patient safety during clinical clerkships. (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Hoo-Yeon Lee, Myung-Il Hahm and Sang Gyu Lee Tags: Research article Source Type: research

How well are Swiss French physicians prepared for future practice in primary care?
Moving from postgraduate training into independent practice represents a major transition in physicians ’ professional life. Little is known about how Swiss primary care graduates experience such a transition. ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: N. Junod Perron, M. C. Audetat, S. Mazouri, M. Schindler, D. M. Haller and J. Sommer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using differential item functioning to evaluate potential bias in a high stakes postgraduate knowledge based assessment
Fairness is a critical component of defensible assessment. Candidates should perform according to ability without influence from background characteristics such as ethnicity or sex. However, performance differ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 3, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: David Hope, Karen Adamson, I. C. McManus, Liliana Chis and Andrew Elder Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Differences in opinions of occupational physicians on the required competencies by field of practice: results of an international Delphi study
The activities and work demands of medical professionals, including occupational physicians (OPs), fall into three categories: clinical, academic, and administrative. Work demands of an OP consist of these thr... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Evangelia Demou, Drushca Lalloo and Ewan B. Macdonald Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Free text adversity statements as part of a contextualised admissions process: a qualitative analysis
Medical schools globally are encouraged to widen access and participation for students from less privileged backgrounds. Many strategies have been implemented to address this inequality, but much still needs t... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lysa E. Owen, Stephanie Ann Anderson and Johnathan S. Dowell Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Can education improve clinical practice concerning delirium in older hospitalised patients? Results of a pre-test post-test study on an educational intervention for nursing staff
Delirium is a common and serious complication of hospitalisation in older adults. It can lead to prolonged hospital stay, institutionalisation, and even death. However, it often remains unrecognised or is not ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eveline L. van Velthuijsen, Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen, Ron M. J. Warnier, Ton Ambergen, Wubbo J. Mulder, Frans R. J. Verhey and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of a flipped classroom approach to learning introductory epidemiology
This study describes the design, implementation, and ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Stephanie Shiau, Linda G. Kahn, Jonathan Platt, Chihua Li, Jason T. Guzman, Zachary G. Kornhauser, Katherine M. Keyes and Silvia S. Martins Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Training community healthcare workers on the use of information and communication technologies: a randomised controlled trial of traditional versus blended learning in Malawi, Africa
Despite the increasing uptake of information and communication technologies (ICT) within healthcare services across developing countries, community healthcare workers (CHWs) have limited knowledge to fully uti... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 2, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nikolaos Mastellos, Tammy Tran, Kanika Dharmayat, Elizabeth Cecil, Hsin-Yi Lee, Cybele C. Peng Wong, Winnie Mkandawire, Emmanuel Ngalande, Joseph Tsung-Shu Wu, Victoria Hardy, Baxter Griphin Chirambo and John Martin O ’Donoghue Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Strengthening medical training programmes by focusing on professional transitions: a national bridging programme to prepare medical school graduates for their role as medical interns in Botswana
Forllowing publication of the original article [1], the first author reported that there was a typographical error in the name of one of his co-authors. The correct spelling is Alemayehu Bedada, not Alemayhu B... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Michael J. Peluso, Rebecca Luckett, Savara Mantzor, Alemayehu G. Bedada, Paul Saleeb, Miriam Haverkamp, Mosepele Mosepele, Cecil Haverkamp, Rosa Maoto, Detlef Prozesky, Neo Tapela, Oathokwa Nkomazana and Tomer Barak Tags: Correction Source Type: research

A communication-focused curriculum for dental students – an experiential training approach
Successful interaction and communication with patients is as vital for dentists as it is for physicians. Therefore, the aim of this study was the development and evaluation of an interactive, experiential trai... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Simone Alvarez and Jobst-Hendrik Schultz Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Resident burnout: evaluating the role of the learning environment
Although burnout is viewed as a syndrome rooted in the working environment and organizational culture, the role of the learning environment in the development of resident burnout remains unclear. We aimed to e... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Stefan N. van Vendeloo, Lode Godderis, Paul L. P. Brand, Kees C. P. M. Verheyen, Suria A. Rowell and Harm Hoekstra Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between long working hours and depression among first-year residents in Japan
In Japan, some residents develop mental health problems. In previous studies, it was reported that long working hours might be a cause of stress reaction such as depression. There were some reports that compar... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ryoko Ogawa, Emiko Seo, Takami Maeno, Makoto Ito, Masaru Sanuki and Tetsuhiro Maeno Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Do students from public schools fare better in medical school than their colleagues from private schools? If so, what can we learn from this?
Internal grade inflation is a documented practice in secondary schools (mostly in private schools) that jeopardises fairness with regard to access to medical school. However, it is frequently assumed that the ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cristina Costa-Santos, Pedro Vieira-Marques, Altamiro Costa-Pereira, Maria Am élia Ferreira and Alberto Freitas Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Early musculoskeletal classroom education confers little advantage to medical student knowledge and competency in the absence of clinical experiences: a retrospective comparison study
The objective of ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Derek Khorsand, Ansab Khwaja and Gregory A. Schmale Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Applying interprofessional Team-Based Learning in patient safety: a pilot evaluation study
Interprofessional education (IPE) interventions are not always successful in achieving learning outcomes. Team-Based Learning (TBL) would appear to be a suitable pedagogical method for IPE, as it focuses on te... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lukas Lochner, Sandra Girardi, Alessandra Pavcovich, Horand Meier, Franco Mantovan and Dietmar Ausserhofer Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Personality traits and career choices among physicians in Finland: employment sector, clinical patient contact, specialty and change of specialty
Personality influences an individual ’s adaptation to a specific job or organization. Little is known about personality trait differences between medical career and specialty choices after graduating from medical ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sari Mullola, Christian Hakulinen, Justin Presseau, David Gimeno Ruiz de Porras, Markus Jokela, Taina Hintsa and Marko Elovainio Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A pilot randomised controlled study of the mental health first aid eLearning course with UK medical students
Medical students face many barriers to seeking out professional help for their mental health, including stigma relating to mental illness, and often prefer to seek support and advice from fellow students. Impr... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 21, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: E. Bethan Davies, Emmeline Beever and Cris Glazebrook Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Factors influencing training transfer in nursing profession: a qualitative study
There is a growing recognition that training is not translated into performance and the ‘transfer problem’ exists in organization training today. Although factors contributing to training transfer have been id... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fang Ma, Yangjing Bai, Yangjuan Bai, Weiguang Ma, Xiangyu Yang and Jiping Li Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Self-efficacy reduces the impact of social isolation on medical student ’s rural career intent
Social isolation in medical students is a subjective experience that may influence medical career decision making. Rural self-efficacy has been shown to influence rural career intentions following a rural clin... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Vivian Isaac, Sabrina Winona Pit and Craig S. McLachlan Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Evaluation of the utility of teaching joint relocations using cadaveric specimens
Like other procedural skills, the ability to relocate a joint is an important aspect of junior doctor education. Changes in the approach to teaching and learning from the traditional apprenticeship-style model... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 20, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: John Au, Edward Palmer, Ian Johnson and Mellick Chehade Tags: Research article Source Type: research