Expectations and perceptions of primary healthcare professionals regarding their own continuous education in Catalonia (Spain): a qualitative study
The objectives, learning sequences, and implementation strategies should all be oriente... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Xavier Mundet-Tuduri, Ramon Crespo, Ma. Luisa Fernandez-Coll, Montserrat Saumell, Flor Millan-Mata, Àngels Cardona and Núria Codern-Bové Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Am I getting an accurate picture: a tool to assess clinical handover in remote settings?
Good clinical handover is critical to safe medical care. Little research has investigated handover in rural settings. In a remote setting where nurses and medical students give telephone handover to an aeromed... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Malcolm Moore, Chris Roberts, Jonathan Newbury and Jim Crossley Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The development of the PARENTS: a tool for parents to assess residents ’ non-technical skills in pediatric emergency departments
Parents can assess residents ’ non-technical skills (NTS) in pediatric emergency departments (EDs). There are no assessment tools, with validity evidence, for parental use in pediatric EDs. The purpose of this ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Katherine A. Moreau, Kaylee Eady, Kenneth Tang, Mona Jabbour, Jason R. Frank, Meaghan Campbell and Stanley J. Hamstra Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Application of latent class analysis in assessing the competency of physicians in China
The physicians ’ competency is an important public health issue around the world. Several international organizations have taken the lead in examining the competencies required to be a physician. The purpose of... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Zhuang Liu, Yue Zhang, Lei Tian, Baozhi Sun, Qing Chang and Yuhong Zhao Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Is perfect good? – Dimensions of perfectionism in newly admitted medical students
This study investigated whether medical students admitted to medic... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Helen Seeliger and Sigrid Harendza Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The role of controllable lifestyle in the choice of specialisation among Hungarian medical doctors
Hungary has been serious facing human resources crisis in health care, as a result of a massive emigration of health workers. The resulting shortage is unevenly distributed among medical specialisations. The f... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Edmond Girasek, Mikl ós Szócska, Eszter Kovács and Péter Gaál Tags: Research article Source Type: research

What do Japanese residents learn from treating dying patients? The implications for training in end-of-life care
How medical residents ’ experiences with care for dying patients affect their emotional well-being, their learning outcomes, and the formation of their professional identities is not fully understood. We examin... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kazuko Arai, Takuya Saiki, Rintaro Imafuku, Chihiro Kawakami, Kazuhiko Fujisaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Explaining variance in self-directed learning readiness of first year students in health professional programs
Self-directed learning (SDL) is expected of health science graduates; it is thus a learning outcome in many pre-certification programs. Previous research identified age, gender, discipline and prior education ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Craig E. Slater, Anne Cusick and Jimmy C. Y. Louie Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: Flipping for success: evaluating the effectiveness of a novel teaching approach in a graduate level setting
Following publication of the original article [1], author 2 pointed out that his name has since changed from Adiba Islam to Adiba Ashrafi. (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: John Moraros, Adiba Ashrafi, Stan Yu, Ryan Banow and Barbara Schindelka Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Electronic portfolio use in pediatric residency and perceived efficacy as a tool for teaching lifelong learning
Residency programs use electronic portfolios (efolios) to organize data, track resident performance, and sometimes teach and assess lifelong learning (LLL) skills. Published studies on efolios in graduate medi... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Annabel Frank and Kimberly Gifford Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using social media to support small group learning
Medical curricula are increasingly using small group learning and less didactic lecture-based teaching. This creates new challenges and opportunities in how students are best supported with information technol... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Duncan Cole, Emma Rengasamy, Shafqat Batchelor, Charles Pope, Stephen Riley and Anne Marie Cunningham Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Perceptions of the 2011 ACGME duty hour requirements among residents in all core programs at a large academic medical center
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) implemented revisions to resident duty hour requirements (DHRs) in 2011 to improve patient safety and resident well-being. Perceptions of DHRs h... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Benjamin J. Sandefur, Diana M. Shewmaker, Christine M. Lohse, Steven H. Rose and James E. Colletti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

More than visual literacy: art and the enhancement of tolerance for ambiguity and empathy
Comfort with ambiguity, mostly associated with the acceptance of multiple meanings, is a core characteristic of successful clinicians. Yet past studies indicate that medical students and junior physicians feel... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Miriam Ethel Bentwich and Peter Gilbey Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Comparison of formula and number-right scoring in undergraduate medical training: a Rasch model analysis
Progress testing is an assessment tool used to periodically assess all students at the end-of-curriculum level. Because students cannot know everything, it is important that they recognize their lack of knowle... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dario Cecilio-Fernandes, Harro Medema, Carlos Fernando Collares, Lambert Schuwirth, Janke Cohen-Schotanus and Ren é A. Tio Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Conference presentation to publication: a retrospective study evaluating quality of abstracts and journal articles in medical education research
There is little evidence regarding the comparative quality of abstracts and articles in medical education research. The Medical Education Research Study Quality Instrument (MERSQI), which was developed to eval... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Christopher R. Stephenson, Brianna E. Vaa, Amy T. Wang, Darrell R. Schroeder, Thomas J. Beckman, Darcy A. Reed and Adam P. Sawatsky Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Diagnostic errors by medical students: results of a prospective qualitative study
Diagnostic errors occur frequently in daily clinical practice and put patients ’ safety at risk. There is an urgent need to improve education on clinical reasoning to reduce diagnostic errors. However, little i... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Leah T. Braun, Laura Zwaan, Jan Kiesewetter, Martin R. Fischer and Ralf Schmidmaier Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A model for the use of blended learning in large group teaching sessions
Although blended learning has the potential to enhance the student experience, both in terms of engagement and flexibility, it can be difficult to effectively restructure existing courses. To achieve these goa... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cristan Herbert, Gary M. Velan, Wendy M. Pryor and Rakesh K. Kumar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Online or face-to-face instruction? A qualitative study on the electrocardiogram course at the University of Ulm to examine why students choose a particular format
Since the introduction of the e-learning electrocardiogram (ECG) course ‘ECG Online’ into the curriculum at the University of Ulm, a small but relatively constant number of students have decided not to partici... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Oliver Keis, Claudia Grab, Achim Schneider and Wolfgang Öchsner Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The relationship between resident burnout and safety-related and acceptability-related quality of healthcare: a systematic literature review
There has been increasing interest in examining the relationship between physician wellbeing and quality of patient care. However, few reviews have specifically focused on resident burnout and quality of patie... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 9, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Carolyn S. Dewa, Desmond Loong, Sarah Bonato, Lucy Trojanowski and Margaret Rea Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Reliability of Multiple Mini-Interviews and traditional interviews within and between institutions: a study of five California medical schools
Many medical schools use admissions Multiple Mini-Interviews (MMIs) rather than traditional interviews (TIs), partly because MMIs are thought to be more reliable. Yet prior studies examined single-school sampl... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anthony Jerant, Mark C. Henderson, Erin Griffin, Julie A. Rainwater, Theodore R. Hall, Carolyn J. Kelly, Ellena M. Peterson, David Wofsy and Peter Franks Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Validation of the 5-item doctor-patient communication competency instrument for medical students (DPCC-MS) using two years of assessment data
Medical students on clinical rotations have to be assessed on several competencies at the end of each clinical rotation, pointing to the need for short, reliable, and valid assessment instruments of each compe... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jean-S ébastien Renaud and Luc Côté Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Self-reported needs for improving the supervision competence of PhD supervisors from the medical sciences in Denmark
Quality of supervision is a major predictor for successful PhD projects. A survey showed that almost all PhD students in the Health Sciences in Denmark indicated that good supervision was important for the com... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Rie Raffing, Thor Bern Jensen and Hanne T ønnesen Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Correction to: medical students can teach communication skills – a mixed methods study of cross-year peer tutoring
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Source: BMC Medical Education - October 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Osamu Nomura, Hirotaka Onishi and Hiroyuki Kato Tags: Correction Source Type: research

Research involvement among undergraduate health sciences students: a cross-sectional study
The development of research capacity among undergraduates is an important intervention in countering the documented decrease in medical and health sciences researchers. The literature on undergraduate research... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: J. Bovijn, N. Kajee, T. M. Esterhuizen and S. C. Van Schalkwyk Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Enhanced hospital-based learning at a medical school through application of management principles – a case study
A hospital with all its brimming activity constitutes a unique learning environment for medical students. However, to organise high-quality education within this context is a task of great complexity. This pap... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anna Kiessling, Martin Roll and Peter Henriksson Tags: Research article Source Type: research

An integrative review of e-learning in the delivery of self-management support training for health professionals
E-learning involves delivery of education through Information and Communication Technology (ITC) using a wide variety of instructional designs, including synchronous and asynchronous formats. It can be as effe... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sharon Lawn, Xiaojuan Zhi and Andrea Morello Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Depression in medical students: insights from a longitudinal study
Factors associated with depression of medical students are poorly understood. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of depression in medical students, its change during the course, if depres... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Vanessa Silva, Patr ício Costa, Inês Pereira, Ricardo Faria, Ana P. Salgueira, Manuel J. Costa, Nuno Sousa, João J. Cerqueira and Pedro Morgado Tags: Research article Source Type: research

A novel bedside cardiopulmonary physical diagnosis curriculum for internal medicine postgraduate training
Physicians spend less time at the bedside in the modern hospital setting which has contributed to a decline in physical diagnosis, and in particular, cardiopulmonary examination skills. This trend may be a sou... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Brian Thomas Garibaldi, Timothy Niessen, Allan Charles Gelber, Bennett Clark, Yizhen Lee, Jose Alejandro Madrazo, Reza Sedighi Manesh, Ariella Apfel, Brandyn D. Lau, Gigi Liu, Jenna VanLiere Canzoniero, C. John Sperati, Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Daniel J. Brotman, Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Indigenous health: designing a clinical orientation program valued by learners
Indigenous health programs are seen as a curriculum response to addressing health disparities and social accountability. Several interrelated teaching approaches to cultural competency curricula have been reco... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tania Huria, Suetonia Palmer, Lutz Beckert, Cameron Lacey and Suzanne Pitama Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Critical care rotation impact on pediatric resident mental health and burnout
Burnout and depression are common among medical trainees and intensive care unit providers, negatively impacting both providers and patients. We hypothesized that at the end of the pediatric intensive care uni... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Katie K. Wolfe and Sharon M. Unti Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Holistic feedback approach with video and peer discussion under teacher supervision
High quality feedback is vital to learning in medical education but many students and teachers have expressed dissatisfaction on current feedback practices. Lack of teachers ’ insight into students’ feedback re... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Agra Dilshani Hunukumbure, Susan F Smith and Saroj Das Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Facilitators of high-quality teaching in medical school: findings from a nation-wide survey among clinical teachers
Clinical teachers in medical schools are faced with the challenging task of delivering high-quality patient care, producing high-impact research and contributing to undergraduate medical education all at the s... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 29, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: S. Schiekirka-Schwake, S. Anders, N. von Steinb üchel, J. C. Becker and T. Raupach Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Repeated testing improves achievement in a blended learning approach for risk competence training of medical students: results of a randomized controlled trial
Adequate estimation and communication of risks is a critical competence of physicians. Due to an evident lack of these competences, effective training addressing risk competence during medical education is nee... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: C. Spreckelsen and J. Juenger Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Emotional intelligence and academic performance of medical undergraduates: a cross-sectional study in a selected university in Sri Lanka
This study was conducted to describe the pattern of EI, to determine its predictors and to... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chandrani Nirmala Wijekoon, Heshan Amaratunge, Yashica de Silva, Solith Senanayake, Pradeepa Jayawardane and Upul Senarath Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Do virtual patients prepare medical students for the real world? Development and application of a framework to compare a virtual patient collection with population data
An important aspect of virtual patients (VPs), which are interactive computer-based patient scenarios, is authenticity. This includes design aspects, but also how a VP collection represents a patient populatio... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: M. Urresti-Gundlach, D. Tolks, C. Kiessling, M. Wagner-Menghin, A. H ärtl and I. Hege Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Examining patterns in medication documentation of trade and generic names in an academic family practice training centre
Studies in the United States have shown that physicians commonly use brand names when documenting medications in an outpatient setting. However, the prevalence of prescribing and documenting brand name medicat... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alexander Summers, Carly Ruderman, Fok-Han Leung and Morgan Slater Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Psychological distress among medical students in conflicts: a cross-sectional study from Syria
Medical education can be a time of great psychological distress for students. The ongoing Syrian conflict represents an additional factor potentially contributing to poor mental health among medical students. ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tareq Al Saadi, Sarah Zaher Addeen, Tarek Turk, Fatima Abbas and Mahmoud Alkhatib Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Using peer review to distribute group work marks equitably between medical students
Although peer assessment has been used for evaluating performance of medical students and practicing doctors, it has not been studied as a method to distribute a common group work mark equitably to medical stu... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alex R Cook, Mikael Hartman, Nan Luo, Judy Sng, Ngan Phoon Fong, Wei Yen Lim, Mark I-Cheng Chen, Mee Lian Wong, Natarajan Rajaraman, Jeannette Jen-Mai Lee and Gerald Choon-Huat Koh Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Blended learning with Moodle in medical statistics: an assessment of knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to e-learning
Blended learning that combines a modular object-oriented dynamic learning environment (Moodle) with face-to-face teaching was applied to a medical statistics course to improve learning outcomes and evaluate th... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Li Luo, Xiaohua Cheng, Shiyuan Wang, Junxue Zhang, Wenbo Zhu, Jiaying Yang and Pei Liu Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Goleman ’s Leadership styles at different hierarchical levels in medical education
With current emphasis on leadership in medicine, this study explores Goleman ’s leadership styles of medical education leaders at different hierarchical levels and gain insight into factors that contribute to t... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Anurag Saxena, Loni Desanghere, Kent Stobart and Keith Walker Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Frontline learning of medical teaching: “you pick up as you go through work and practice”
Few medical teachers have received formal teaching education. Along with individual and organizational barriers to participation in teacher training programs, increasing numbers and altered distribution of phy... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: W. Hartford, L. Nimmon and T. Stenfors Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Short-duration podcasts as a supplementary learning tool: perceptions of medical students and impact on assessment performance
Use of podcasts has several advantages in medical education. Podcasts can be of different types based on their length: short (1 –5 min), moderate (6–15 min) and long (>15  min) duration. Short-duration podcasts ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: S.S. Prakash, N. Muthuraman and R. Anand Tags: Research article Source Type: research

The potential of a self-assessment tool to identify healthcare professionals ’ strengths and areas in need of professional development to aid effective facilitation of group-based, person-centered diabetes education
Healthcare professionals ’ person-centered communication skills are pivotal for successful group-based diabetes education. However, healthcare professionals are often insufficiently equipped to facilitate perso... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Vibeke Stenov, Gitte Wind, Timothy Skinner, Susanne Reventlow and Nana Folmann Hempler Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Implementation of a Smartphone application in medical education: a randomised trial (iSTART)
Smartphones are popular technologies that combine telephone communications and informatics in portable devices. Limited evidence exists regarding their effectiveness in improving academic performance among med... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Felipe Mart ínez, Catalina Tobar and Carla Taramasco Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Virtual patients in the acquisition of clinical reasoning skills: does presentation mode matter? A quasi-randomized controlled trial
The objective of this study is to compare two different instructional methods in the curricular use of computerized virtual patients in undergraduate medical education. We aim to investigate whether using many... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fabian Schubach, Matthias Goos, G ötz Fabry, Werner Vach and Martin Boeker Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Descriptors for unprofessional behaviours of medical students: a systematic review and categorisation
Developing professionalism is a core task in medical education. Unfortunately, it has remained difficult for educators to identify medical students ’ unprofessionalism, because, among other reasons, there are no c... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Marianne Mak-van der Vossen, Walther van Mook, St éphanie van der Burgt, Joyce Kors, Johannes C.F. Ket, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi Kusurkar Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Increasing confidence and changing behaviors in primary care providers engaged in genetic counselling
Screening and counseling for genetic conditions is an increasingly important part of primary care practice, particularly given the paucity of genetic counselors in the United States. However, primary care phys... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Michael S. Wilkes, Frank C. Day, Tonya L. Fancher, Haley McDermott, Erik Lehman, Robert A. Bell and Michael J. Green Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Hotspots in research on the measurement of medical students ’ clinical competence from 2012-2016 based on co-word analysis
This study aimed to identify hotspots in research on clinical competence measurements from 2012 to 2016. (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Xing Chang, Xin Zhou, Linzhi Luo, Chengjia Yang, Hui Pan and Shuyang Zhang Tags: Research article Source Type: research

Paediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation training program in Latin-America: the RIBEPCI experience
To describe the design and to present the results of a paediatric and neonatal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training program adapted to Latin-America. (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jes ús López-Herce, Martha M. Matamoros, Luis Moya, Enma Almonte, Diana Coronel, Javier Urbano, Ángel Carrillo, Jimena del Castillo, Santiago Mencía, Ramón Moral, Flora Ordoñez, Carlos Sánchez, Lina Lagos, María Johnson, Ovidio Mendoza and Sandra Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research

Prevalence rates of childhood trauma in medical students: a systematic review
It is known that medical students suffer from high rates of mental health difficulties. In recent years there has been an increasing focus on the need to improve support and treatment services for those in dif... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - September 12, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eimear King, Claire Steenson, Ciaran Shannon and Ciaran Mulholland Tags: Research article Source Type: research