Vienna Summer School on Oncology: how to teach clinical decision making in a multidisciplinary environment
Clinical decision making in oncology is based on both inter- and multidisciplinary approach. Hence teaching future doctors involved in oncology or general health practice is crucial. The aim of the Vienna Summ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - June 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Carola L ütgendorf-Caucig, Philipp A. Kaiser, Alexandra Machacek, Cora Waldstein, Richard Pötter and Henriette Löffler-Stastka Source Type: research

“On the same page”? The effect of GP examiner feedback on differences in rating severity in clinical assessments: a pre/post intervention study
Robust and defensible clinical assessments attempt to minimise differences in student grades which are due to differences in examiner severity (stringency and leniency). Unfortunately there is little evidence ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - June 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nancy Sturman, Remo Ostini, Wai Yee Wong, Jianzhen Zhang and Michael David Source Type: research

“Location is surprisingly a lot more important than you think”: a critical thematic analysis of push and pull factor messaging used on Caribbean offshore medical school websites
Offshore medical schools are for-profit, private enterprises located in the Caribbean that provide undergraduate medical education to students who must leave the region for postgraduate training and also typic... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - June 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jeffrey Morgan, Valorie A. Crooks, Carla Jackie Sampson and Jeremy Snyder Source Type: research

How changing quality management influenced PGME accreditation: a focus on decentralization and quality improvement
Evaluating the quality of postgraduate medical education (PGME) programs through accreditation is common practice worldwide. Accreditation is shaped by educational quality and quality management. An appropriat... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - June 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nesibe Akdemir, Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts, Emma Paternotte, Bas Schreuder and Fedde Scheele Source Type: research

Health care professionals from developing countries report educational benefits after an online diabetes course
Medical education is a cornerstone in the global combat against diseases such as diabetes and obesity which together affect more than 500 million humans. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are educational too... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 31, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nicolai J. Wewer Albrechtsen, Kristina W. Poulsen, L ærke Ø. Svensson, Lasse Jensen, Jens J. Holst and Signe S. Torekov Source Type: research

Medical students ’ career choices, preference for placement, and attitudes towards the role of medical instruction in Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, the health care delivery and the system of medical education have been expanding rapidly. However, in spite of the expansion, no studies have been carried out among medical students to identify th... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tsion Assefa, Damen Haile Mariam, Wubegzier Mekonnen and Miliard Derbew Source Type: research

The feasibility and efficacy of implementing a focused cardiac ultrasound course into a medical school curriculum
Teaching cardiac ultrasound to medical students in a brief course is a challenge. We aimed to evaluate the feasibility of teaching large groups of medical students the acquisition and interpretation of cardiac... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sergio L. Kobal, Yotam Lior, Alon Ben-Sasson, Noah Liel-Cohen, Ori Galante and Lior Fuchs Source Type: research

Enhanced knowledge of spontaneous reporting with structured educational programs in Korean community pharmacists: a cross-sectional study
While spontaneous reporting (SR) is one of the important public health activities for community pharmacists to guard patients ’ safety, very few studies examined educational activities and its effects on knowle... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 30, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Yun Mi Yu and Euni Lee Source Type: research

“A steep learning curve”: junior doctor perspectives on the transition from medical student to the health-care workplace
The transition from medical student to hospital-based first year junior doctor (termed “intern” in Australia) is known to be challenging, and recent changes in clinical learning environments may reduce graduat... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nancy Sturman, Zachary Tan and Jane Turner Source Type: research

The effect of white coats and gender on medical students ’ perceptions of physicians
Despite the fact that medical schools spend a considerable effort to rate clinical instructors, there is limited evidence regarding the effect of physical characteristics on instructor ratings. White coats hav... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Malika Ladha, Aleem Bharwani, Kevin McLaughlin, Henry T. Stelfox and Adam Bass Source Type: research

Is the delivery of a quality improvement education programme in obstetrics and gynaecology for final year medical students feasible and still effective in a shortened time frame?
Teaching clinical audit skills to nascent health professionals is one strategy to improve frontline care. The undergraduate medical curriculum at the University of Auckland provides improvement science theory ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 26, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bridget Kool, Michelle R. Wise, Roshini Peiris-John, Lynn Sadler, Faith Mahony and Susan Wells Source Type: research

Structured feedback on students ’ concept maps: the proverbial path to learning?
Good conceptual knowledge is an essential requirement for health professions students, in that they are required to apply concepts learned in the classroom to a variety of different contexts. However, the use ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 25, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Conran Joseph, David Conradsson, Lena Nilsson Wikmar and Michael Rowe Source Type: research

A descriptive, cross-sectional study of medical student preferences for vodcast design, format and pedagogical approach
Vodcasts (video podcasts) are becoming increasingly popular in medical education. At A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU SOMA), vodcasts are an essential component of our blen... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 19, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Robin K. Pettit, Marjorie Kinney and Lise McCoy Source Type: research

Development of a written assessment for a national interprofessional cardiotocography education program
To reduce the incidence of hypoxic brain injuries among newborns a national cardiotocography (CTG) education program was implemented in Denmark. A multiple-choice question test was integrated as part of the pr... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 18, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Line Thellesen, Thomas Bergholt, Morten Hedegaard, Nina Palmgren Colov, Karl Bang Christensen, Kristine Sylvan Andersen and Jette Led Sorensen Source Type: research

A preliminary investigation to explore the cognitive resources of physicians experiencing difficulty in training
Treating patients is complex, and research shows that there are differences in cognitive resources between physicians who experience difficulties, and those who do not. It is possible that differences in  some ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 15, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Fiona Patterson, Fran Cousans, Iain Coyne, Jo Jones, Sheona Macleod and Lara Zibarras Source Type: research

Physician job satisfaction related to actual and preferred job size
Job satisfaction is essential for physicians ’ well-being and patient care. The work ethic of long days and hard work that has been advocated for decades is acknowledged as a threat for physicians’ job satisfac... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lodewijk J. Schmit Jongbloed, Janke Cohen-Schotanus, Jan C. C. Borleffs, Roy E. Stewart and Johanna Sch önrock-Adema Source Type: research

Different perceptions of narrative medicine between Western and Chinese medicine students
Western medicine is an evidence-based science, whereas Chinese medicine is more of a healing art. To date, there has been no research that has examined whether students of Western and Chinese medicine differen... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chien-Da Huang, Kuo-Chen Liao, Fu-Tsai Chung, Hsu-Min Tseng, Ji-Tseng Fang, Shu-Chung Lii, Han-Pin Kuo, San-Jou Yeh and Shih-Tseng Lee Source Type: research

Influence of motivation, self-efficacy and situational factors on the teaching quality of clinical educators
Being exposed to good teachers has been shown to enhance students ’ knowledge and their clinical performance, but little is known about the underlying psychological mechanisms that provide the basis for being a... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Christoph Dybowski, Susanne Sehner and Sigrid Harendza Source Type: research

Internal medicine board certification and career pathways in Japan
Establishing and managing a board certification system is a common concern for many countries. In Japan, the board certification system is under revision. The purpose of this study was to describe present stat... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hiroo Ide, Hideaki Kawaguchi, Masahisa Shimpo and Hideo Yasunaga Source Type: research

Influence of motivation, self-efficacy and situational factors on the teaching quality of clinical educators
Being exposed to good teachers has been shown to enhance students ’ knowledge and their clinical performance, but little is known about the underlying psychological mechanisms that provide the basis for being a... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Christoph Dybowski, Susanne Sehner and Sigrid Harendza Source Type: research

Internal medicine board certification and career pathways in Japan
Establishing and managing a board certification system is a common concern for many countries. In Japan, the board certification system is under revision. The purpose of this study was to describe present stat... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Soichi Koike, Masatoshi Matsumoto, Hiroo Ide, Hideaki Kawaguchi, Masahisa Shimpo and Hideo Yasunaga Source Type: research

Multiple strategy peer-taught evidence-based medicine course in a poor resource setting
Teaching Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) is becoming a priority in the healthcare process. For undergraduates, it has been proved that integrating multiple strategies in teaching EBM yields better results than a... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ammar Sabouni, Yamama Bdaiwi, Saad L. Janoudi, Lubaba O. Namous, Tarek Turk, Mahmoud Alkhatib, Fatima Abbas and Ruba Zuhri Yafi Source Type: research

A qualitative thematic content analysis of medical students ’ essays on professionalism
Physicians in both Western and Eastern countries are being confronted by changes in health care delivery systems and medical professionalism values. The traditional concept of “In-Sul” (benevolent art) and the... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: So-Youn Park, Changwoo Shon, Oh Young Kwon, Tai Young Yoon and Ivo Kwon Source Type: research

Norwegian midwives ’ opinion of their midwifery education – a mixed methods study
Midwifery education in Norway has undergone radical reforms in the past few decades. In 2004, the compulsory year of paid internship was removed from the requirement to become an authorised midwife. Since then... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mirjam Lukasse, Anne Marie Lilleengen, Anne Margrethe Fylkesnes and Lena Henriksen Source Type: research

Unto the third generation: evidence for strong familial aggregation of physicians, psychologists, and psychotherapists among first-year medical and psychology students in a nationwide Austrian cohort census
Medical students present higher numbers of physician relatives than expectable from the total population prevalence of physicians. Evidence for such a familial aggregation effect of physicians has emerged in i... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ulrich S. Tran, Nina Berger, Martin E. Arendasy, Tobias Greitemeyer, Monika Himmelbauer, Florian Hutzler, Hans-Georg Kraft, Karl Oettl, Ilona Papousek, Oliver Vitouch and Martin Voracek Source Type: research

A real-world approach to Evidence-Based Medicine in general practice: a competency framework derived from a systematic review and Delphi process
Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) skills have been included in general practice curricula and competency frameworks. However, GPs experience numerous barriers to developing and maintaining EBM skills, and some GPs... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kevin Galbraith, Alison Ward and Carl Heneghan Source Type: research

A qualitative thematic content analysis of medical students ’ essays on professionalism
Physicians in both Western and Eastern countries are being confronted by changes in health care delivery systems and medical professionalism values. The traditional concept of “In-Sul” (benevolent art) and the... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: So-Youn Park, Changwoo Shon, Oh Young Kwon, Tai Young Yoon and Ivo Kwon Source Type: research

Communication skills of medical students during the OSCE: Gender-specific differences in a longitudinal trend study
Communication skills are essential in a patient-centred health service and therefore in medical teaching. Although significant differences in communication behaviour of male and female students are known, gend... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Joachim Graf, Robert Smolka, Elisabeth Simoes, Stephan Zipfel, Florian Junne, Friederike Holderried, Annette Wosnik, Anne M. Doherty, Karina Menzel and Anne Herrmann-Werner Source Type: research

Approaches to studying predict academic performance in undergraduate occupational therapy students: a cross-cultural study
This study examined the infl... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tore Bonsaksen, Ted Brown, Hua Beng Lim and Kenneth Fong Source Type: research

Empathy in Psychoanalysis and Medical Education - what can we learn from each other?
Several research areas, including medical education (ME), focus on empathy as an important topic in interpersonal relationships. This focus is central to the use of communication skills related to empathy and ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - May 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Henriette L öffler-Stastka, Felicitas Datz, Karoline Parth, Ingrid Preusche, Xenia Bukowski and Charles Seidman Source Type: research

Changing the culture of assessment: the dominance of the summative assessment paradigm
Despite growing evidence of the benefits of including assessment for learning strategies within programmes of assessment, practical implementation of these approaches is often problematical. Organisational cul... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Christopher J. Harrison, Karen D. K önings, Lambert W. T. Schuwirth, Valerie Wass and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten Source Type: research

Development and psychometric testing of an instrument to compare career choice influences and perceptions of nursing among healthcare students
With the availability of more healthcare courses and an increased intake of nursing students, education institutions are facing challenges to attract school leavers to enter nursing courses. The comparison of ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sok Ying Liaw, Ling Ting Wu, Violeta Lopez, Yeow Leng Chow, Siriwan Lim, Eleanor Holroyd, Khoon Kiat Tan and Wenru Wang Source Type: research

Examiner effect on the objective structured clinical exam – a study at five medical schools
The Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) is increasingly used at medical schools to assess practical competencies. To compare the outcomes of students at different medical schools, we introduced st... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Iris Schleicher, Karsten Leitner, Jana Juenger, Andreas Moeltner, Miriam Ruesseler, Bernd Bender, Jasmina Sterz, Karl-Friedrich Schuettler, Sarah Koenig and Joachim Gerhard Kreuder Source Type: research

A comparative study: do “clickers” increase student engagement in multidisciplinary clinical microbiology teaching?
Audience response devices, or “clickers”, have been used in the education of future healthcare professionals for several years with varying success. They have been reported to improve the learning experience b... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 8, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Niall T. Stevens, H élène McDermott, Fiona Boland, Teresa Pawlikowska and Hilary Humphreys Source Type: research

Influence of feedback characteristics on perceived learning value of feedback in clerkships: does culture matter?
Various feedback characteristics have been suggested to positively influence student learning. It is not clear how these feedback characteristics contribute to students ’ perceived learning value of feedback in... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Yoyo Suhoyo, Elisabeth A. Van Hell, Wouter Kerdijk, Ova Emilia, Johanna Sch önrock-Adema, Jan B. M. Kuks and Janke Cohen-Schotanus Source Type: research

Medical students ’ experience of emotions and success in neurological studies – What do they tell us?
There is a need to develop effective educational experience in neurology to improve the students ’ skills in diagnosing and managing patients with neurological symptoms or disease. The aim of this study was to ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Hanna Ansakorpi, Marja-Liisa Sumelahti and Raimo Kaasila Source Type: research

Prevalence of GMC performance assessments in the United Kingdom: a retrospective cohort analysis by country of medical qualification
The demographics of doctors working in the UK are changing. The United Kingdom (UK) has voted to leave the European Union (EU) and there is heightened political discourse around the world about the impact of m... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: L. Mehdizadeh, H. W. W. Potts, A. Sturrock and J. Dacre Source Type: research

Influencing factors of alexithymia in Chinese medical students: a cross-sectional study
A much higher prevalence of alexithymia has been reported in medical students compared with the general population, and alexithymia is a risk factor that increases vulnerability to mental disorders. Our aim wa... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - April 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Yaxin Zhu, Ting Luo, Jie Liu and Bo Qu Source Type: research

Conveying practical clinical skills with the help of teaching associates —a randomised trial with focus on the long term learning retention
This study analyzes the influence... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sebastian H. Hoefer, Jasmina Sterz, Bernd Bender, Maria-Christina Stefanescu, Marius Theis, Felix Walcher, Robert Sader and Miriam Ruesseler Source Type: research

Students ’ attitudes and perceptions of teaching and assessment of evidence-based practice in an occupational therapy professional Master’s curriculum: a mixed methods study
Most health professions, including occupational therapy, have made the application of evidence-based practice a desired competency and professional responsibility. Despite the increasing emphasis on evidence-b... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Aliki Thomas, Lu Han, Brittony P. Osler, Emily A. Turnbull and Erin Douglas Source Type: research

A model of influences on the clinical learning environment: the case for change at one U.S. medical school
The learning environment within a school of medicine influences medical students ’ values and their professional development. Despite national requirements to monitor the learning environment, mistreatment of m... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Howard B. Fleit, Richard J. Iuli, Janet E. Fischel, Wei-Hsin Lu and Latha Chandran Source Type: research

Exploring the tensions of being and becoming a medical educator
Previous studies have identified tensions medical faculty encounter in their roles but not specifically those with a qualification in medical education. It is likely that those with postgraduate qualifications... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ahsan Sethi, Rola Ajjawi, Sean McAleer and Susie Schofield Source Type: research

Medical student changes in self-regulated learning during the transition to the clinical environment
Self-regulated learning (SRL), which is learners ’ ability to proactively select and use different strategies to reach learning goals, is associated with academic and clinical success and life-long learning. SR... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kenneth K. Cho, Brahm Marjadi, Vicki Langendyk and Wendy Hu Source Type: research

Exploring the influence of cultural orientations on assessment of communication behaviours during patient-practitioner interactions
Research has shown that patients ’ and practitioners’ cultural orientations affect communication behaviors and interpretations in cross-cultural patient-practitioner interactions. Little is known about the effe... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kyle J. Wilby, Marjan J. B. Govaerts, Zubin Austin and Diana H. J. M. Dolmans Source Type: research

The first nationwide survey of MD-PhDs in the social sciences and humanities: training patterns and career choices
While several articles on MD-PhD trainees in the basic sciences have been published in the past several years, very little research exists on physician-investigators in the social sciences and humanities. Howe... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Seth M. Holmes, Jennifer Karlin, Scott D. Stonington and Diane L. Gottheil Source Type: research

The development and validation of the clinicians ’ awareness towards cognitive errors (CATChES) in clinical decision making questionnaire tool
Despite their importance on diagnostic accuracy, there is a paucity of literature on questionnaire tools to assess clinicians ’ awareness toward cognitive errors. A validation study was conducted to develop a q... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Keng Sheng Chew, Yee Cheng Kueh and Adlihafizi Abdul Aziz Source Type: research

Analysis of psychometric properties of the modified SETQ tool in undergraduate medical education
Effective clinical teaching is crucially important for the future of patient care. Robust clinical training therefore is essential to produce physicians capable of delivering high quality health care. Tools us... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ahmed Al Ansari, Kathryn Strachan, Sumaya Hashim and Sameer Otoom Source Type: research

Reliability and acceptability of six station multiple mini-interviews: past-behavioural versus situational questions in postgraduate medical admission
The multiple mini-interview (MMI) is increasingly used for postgraduate medical admissions and in undergraduate settings. MMIs use mostly Situational Questions (SQs) rather than Past-Behavioural Questions (PBQ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 16, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Toru Yamada, Juichi Sato, Hiroshi Yoshimura, Tomoya Okubo, Eiji Hiraoka, Takashi Shiga, Tadao Kubota, Shigeki Fujitani, Junji Machi and Nobutaro Ban Source Type: research

Discrepancies between perceptions of students and deans regarding the consequences of restricting students ’ use of electronic medical records on quality of medical education
Electronic medical records (EMR) are more used in university hospitals, but the use of EMR by medical students at the workplace is still a challenge, because the conflict of interest between medical accountabi... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ivan Solarte and Karen D. K önings Source Type: research