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

Usage of 3D models of tetralogy of Fallot for medical education: impact on learning congenital heart disease
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common human birth defect, and clinicians need to understand the anatomy to effectively care for patients with CHD. However, standard two-dimensional (2D) display met... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Yue-Hin Loke, Ashraf S. Harahsheh, Axel Krieger and Laura J. Olivieri Source Type: research

Friend or Foe? Flipped Classroom for Undergraduate Electrocardiogram Learning: a Randomized Controlled Study
Interpreting an electrocardiogram (ECG) is not only one of the most important parts of clinical diagnostics but also one of the most difficult topics to teach and learn. In order to enable medical students to ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 7, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Zeng Rui, Xiang Lian-rui, Yue Rong-zheng, Zeng Jing, Wan Xue-hong and Zuo Chuan Source Type: research

Improving disclosure of medical error through educational program as a first step toward patient safety
In this study, we assessed the effectiveness of an education program for medica... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chan Woong Kim, Sun Jung Myung, Eun Kyung Eo and Yerim Chang Source Type: research

Medical students ’ research productivity and career preferences; a 2-year prospective follow-up study
Linking undergraduate medical education to scientific research is necessary for the quality of future health care, and students ´ individual research projects are one way to do so. Assessment of the impact of s... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 3, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Riitta M öller and Maria Shoshan Source Type: research

Intraosseous access can be taught to medical students using the four-step approach
The intraosseous (IO) access is an alternative route for vascular access when peripheral intravascular catheterization cannot be obtained. In Denmark the IO access is reported as infrequently trained and used.... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Monika Afzali, Ask Daffy Kvisselgaard, Tobias Stenbjerg Lyngeraa and Sandra Viggers Source Type: research

Relating professionalism and conscientiousness to develop an objective, scalar, proxy measure of professionalism in anaesthetic trainees
The concept of professionalism is complex and subjective and relies on expert judgements. Currently, there are no existing objective measures of professionalism in anaesthesia. However, it is possible that at ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - March 1, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: M. A. Sawdon, K. Whitehouse, G. M. Finn, J. C. McLachlan and D. Murray Source Type: research

Institutional factors affecting participation in national faculty development programs: a nation-wide investigation of medical schools
Medical schools have used faculty development programs as an essential means to improve the instruction of faculty members. Thus far, however, participating in such programs has been largely voluntary for indi... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - February 28, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Do-Hwan Kim, Jinyoung Hwang, Seunghee Lee and Jwa-Seop Shin Source Type: research

Medical students ’ experiences of their own professional development during three clinical terms: a prospective follow-up study
A modern competency-based medical education is well implemented globally, but less is known about how the included learning activities contribute to medical students ’ professional development. The aim of this ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Susanne Kal én, Hanna Lachmann, Maria Varttinen, Riitta Möller, Tomas S. Bexelius and Sari Ponzer Source Type: research

Building capacity in Clinical Epidemiology in Africa: experiences from Masters programmes
To describe and contrast programmatic offering of Clinical Epidemiology Masters programmes in Africa, to evaluate experiences of graduates and faculty, and assess if graduates are playing roles in research, pr... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - February 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Taryn Young, Celeste Naude, Tania Brodovcky and Tonya Esterhuizen Source Type: research

Incorporating one health into medical education
One Health is an emerging concept that stresses the linkages between human, animal, and environmental health, as well as the need for interdisciplinary communication and collaboration to address health issues ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - February 23, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Peter M. Rabinowitz, Barbara J. Natterson-Horowitz, Laura H. Kahn, Richard Kock and Marguerite Pappaioanou Source Type: research

Impact of adding additional providers to resident workload and the resident experience on a medical consultation rotation
Excellence in Graduate Medical Education requires the right clinical environment with an appropriate workload where residents have enough patients to gain proficiency in medicine with optimal time for reflecti... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - February 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Michele Fang, Eric Linson, Manish Suneja and Ethan F. Kuperman Source Type: research

How do medical students differ in their interpersonal needs?
Knowing one ’s interpersonal relationship preferences can be tremendously helpful for medical students’ lives. The purpose of this study was to examine the interpersonal needs in medical students. (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - February 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Yera Hur, A Ra Cho, Sun Huh and Sun Kim Source Type: research

Predicting medical students who will have difficulty during their clinical training
We aimed to classify the difficulties students had passing their clinical attachments, and explore factors which might predict these problems. (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - February 21, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: D. L. Jardine, J. M. McKenzie and T. J. Wilkinson Source Type: research