Physiotherapy clinical educators ’ perceptions of student fitness to practise
Health professional students are expected to maintain Fitness to Practise (FTP) including clinical competence, professional behaviour and freedom from impairment (physical/mental health). FTP potentially affec... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kristin Lo, Heather Curtis, Jennifer L. Keating and Margaret Bearman Source Type: research

A Middle Eastern journey of integrating Interprofessional Education into the healthcare curriculum: a SWOC analysis
Interprofessional education (IPE) is an emerging concept in the Middle East with a number of health professional degree programs continually striving to meet international accreditation requirements to enhance... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 17, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Alla El-Awaisi, Kyle John Wilby, Kerry Wilbur, Maguy Saffouh El Hajj, Ahmed Awaisu and Bridget Paravattil Source Type: research

Perceptions of mistreatment among trainees vary at different stages of clinical training
Mistreatment of trainees remains a frequently reported phenomenon in medical education. One barrier to creating an educational culture of respect and professionalism may be a lack of alignment in the perceptio... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Afif N. Kulaylat, Danni Qin, Susie X. Sun, Christopher S. Hollenbeak, Jane R. Schubart, Antone J. Aboud, Donald J. Flemming, Peter W. Dillon, Edward R. Bollard and David C. Han Source Type: research

Learning global health: a pilot study of an online collaborative intercultural peer group activity involving medical students in Australia and Indonesia
There is limited research to inform effective pedagogies for teaching global health to undergraduate medical students. Theoretically, using a combination of teaching pedagogies typically used in ‘international... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mark Ambrose, Linda Murray, Nicholas E. Handoyo, Deif Tunggal and Nick Cooling Source Type: research

Student and faculty perceptions on the rapid scale-up of medical students in Ethiopia
Ethiopia is a country of over 94 million people that has a severe physician shortage with approximately only 2.5 physicians per 100,000 persons. Recently, the Ethiopian government implemented a “flood and reta... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Brittney S. Mengistu, Holly Vins, Caitrin M Kelly, Daphne R. McGee, Jennifer O. Spicer, Miliard Derbew, Abebe Bekele, Damen Haile Mariam, Carlos del Rio, Henry M. Blumberg and Dawn L. Comeau Source Type: research

The impact of students and curriculum on self-study during clinical training in medical school: a multilevel approach
In higher education, the focus has shifted from the acquisition of knowledge to learning objectives and skills. This means that, the majority of student learning time is spent independently working outside the... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: J. Barbosa, A. Silva, M. A. Ferreira and M. Severo Source Type: research

Validity evidence for two objective structured clinical examination stations to evaluate core skills of the shoulder and knee assessment
We developed two objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) to educate and evaluate trainees in the evaluation and management of shoulder and knee pain. Our objective was to examine the evidence for va... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Michael J. Battistone, Andrea M. Barker, J. Peter Beck, Robert Z. Tashjian and Grant W. Cannon Source Type: research

Social pediatrics: weaving horizontal and vertical threads through pediatric residency
Social pediatrics teaches pediatric residents how to understand disease within their patients ’ social, environmental and political contexts. It’s an essential component of pediatric residency training; however... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Meta van den Heuvel, Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis, Rebecca Levy, Adelle Atkinson, Elizabeth Ford-Jones and Michelle Shouldice Source Type: research

Reasons for faculty departures from an academic medical center: a survey and comparison across faculty lines
Faculty departure can present significant intellectual costs to an institution. The authors sought to identify the reasons for clinical and non-clinical faculty departures at one academic medical center (AMC). (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Sabine C. Girod, Magali Fassiotto, Roseanne Menorca, Henry Etzkowitz and Sherry M Wren Source Type: research

Perceived stress in first year medical students - associations with personal resources and emotional distress
Medical students have been found to report high levels of perceived stress, yet there is a lack of theoretical frameworks examining possible reasons. This cross-sectional study examines correlates of perceived... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ines Heinen, Monika Bullinger and R üya-Daniela Kocalevent Source Type: research

Voluntary attendance of small-group brainstorming tutoring courses intensify new clerk ’s “excellence in clinical care”: a pilot study
Clerkship provides a unique way of transferring the knowledge and skills gathered during medical school ’s curriculum into real-ward clinical care environment. The annual program evaluation has indicated that t... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ling-Yu Yang, Chia-Chang Huang, Hui-Chi Hsu, Ying-Ying Yang, Ching-Chi Chang, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Wei-Shin Lee, Jen-Feng Liang, Hao Min Cheng, Chin-Chou Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Shung-Tai Ho and Ralph Kirby Source Type: research

Goals of care conversation teaching in residency – a cross-sectional survey of postgraduate program directors
Residents are commonly involved in establishing goals of care for hospitalized patients. While education can improve the quality of these conversations, whether and how postgraduate training programs integrate... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Amanda Roze des Ordons, Aliya Kassam and Jessica Simon Source Type: research

An investigation of professionalism reflected by student comments on formative virtual patient encounters
This study explored the use of virtual patient generated data by investigating the association between students ’ unprofessional patient summary statements, which they entered during an on-line virtual patient ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ting Dong, William Kelly, Meredith Hays, Norman B. Berman and Steven J. Durning Source Type: research

WhatsApp messenger as a tool to supplement medical education for medical students on clinical attachment
This study aims to demons... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 6, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lewis Raiman, Richard Antbring and Asad Mahmood Source Type: research

Impact of medical student origins on the likelihood of ultimately practicing in areas of low vs high socio-economic status
Medical schools are in general over-represented by students from high socio-economic status backgrounds. The University of Western Australia Medical School has been progressively widening the participation of ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - January 5, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ian B. Puddey, Denese E. Playford and Annette Mercer Source Type: research

Coping with stress in medical students: results of a randomized controlled trial using a mindfulness-based stress prevention training (MediMind) in Germany
High prevalence rates of psychological distress in medical training and later professional life indicate a need for prevention. Different types of intervention were shown to have good effects, but little is kn... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - December 28, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: S. M. Kuhlmann, M. Huss, A. B ürger and F. Hammerle Source Type: research

High school versus graduate entry in a Saudi medical school – is there any difference in academic performance and professionalism lapses?
King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS) was the first university in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offering both high school entry and graduate entry (GE) students into medical school. We... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - December 19, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ahmed Rumayyan Al Rumayyan, Abdulaziz Ahmed Al Zahrani and Tahir Kamal Hameed Source Type: research

Medical students ’ feedback regarding their clinical learning environment in primary healthcare: a qualitative study
This study aimed to explore ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - December 13, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Helena Salminen, Eva Öhman and Terese Stenfors-Hayes Source Type: research

Learning pathology using collaborative vs. individual annotation of whole slide images: a mixed methods trial
Students in biomedical disciplines require understanding of normal and abnormal microscopic appearances of human tissues (histology and histopathology). For this purpose, practical classes in these disciplines... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - December 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Michael Sahota, Betty Leung, Stephanie Dowdell and Gary M. Velan Source Type: research

(How) do medical students regulate their emotions?
Medical training can be a challenging and emotionally intense period for medical students. However the emotions experienced by medical students in the face of challenging situations and the emotion regulation ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - December 12, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Karolina Doulougeri, Efharis Panagopoulou and Anthony Montgomery Source Type: research

What do beginning students, in a rurally focused medical course, think about rural practice?
Medical schools may select students for their attitudes towards rural medical practice, yet the rural –urban disparity in availability of medical practitioners and services has not diminished in recent times de... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - December 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Louise Young, Daniel B. Lindsay and Robin A Ray Source Type: research

A randomised controlled trial of sensory awareness training and additional motor practice for learning scalpel skills in podiatry students
The process of using a scalpel, like all other motor activities, is dependent upon the successful integration of afferent (sensory), cognitive and efferent (motor) processes. During learning of these skills, e... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - December 5, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ryan S Causby, Michelle N McDonnell, Lloyd Reed and Susan L Hillier Source Type: research

Adaptation and validation of the instrument Clinical Learning Environment and Supervision for medical students in primary health care
Clinical learning takes place in complex socio-cultural environments that are workplaces for the staff and learning places for the students. In the clinical context, the students learn by active participation ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - December 1, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eva Öhman, Hassan Alinaghizadeh, Päivi Kaila, Håkan Hult, Gunnar H. Nilsson and Helena Salminen Source Type: research

Implementing an electronic learning management system for an Ophthalmology residency program
Medical educators, residents and administrators have increasing access to a large quantity of electronic resources. This content can augment and improve our teaching methods but can be difficult to consolidate... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 29, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nicholas R. Mahoney, Michael V. Boland, Pradeep Y. Ramulu and Divya Srikumaran Source Type: research

Learning to care: medical students ’ reported value and evaluation of palliative care teaching involving meeting patients and reflective writing
Over recent years there has been an increase in teaching of both palliative care and reflective practice in UK medical schools. The palliative care teaching at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Me... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Erica Borgstrom, Rachel Morris, Diana Wood, Simon Cohn and Stephen Barclay Source Type: research

Anatomy meets dentistry! Linking anatomy and clinical practice in the preclinical dental curriculum
Establishing a strong link early on between preclinical coursework and the clinical context is necessary for students to be able to recognize the practical relevance of the curriculum during their preclinical ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nicole Rafai, Martin Lemos, Lieven Nils Kennes, Ayichah Hawari, Susanne Gerhardt-Sz ép and Irmgard Classen-Linke Source Type: research

Global health education in Germany: an analysis of current capacity, needs and barriers
In times of increasing global challenges to health, it is crucial to create a workforce capable of tackling these complex issues. Even though a lack of GHE in Germany is perceived by multiple stakeholders, no ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ioannis Kaffes, Fabian Moser, Miriam Pham, Aenne Oetjen and Maya Fehling Source Type: research

Knowledge is not enough to solve the problems – The role of diagnostic knowledge in clinical reasoning activities
Clinical reasoning is a key competence in medicine. There is a lack of knowledge, how non-experts like medical students solve clinical problems. It is known that they have difficulties applying conceptual know... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jan Kiesewetter, Rene Ebersbach, Nike Tsalas, Matthias Holzer, Ralf Schmidmaier and Martin R. Fischer Source Type: research

Reflective practice and its role in facilitating creative responses to dilemmas within clinical communication - a qualitative analysis
Good communication is a major factor in delivering high quality in care. Research indicates that current communication skills training alone might not sufficiently enable students to find context-specific crea... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gabriele Lutz, Gudrun Roling, Bettina Berger, Friedrich Edelh äuser and Christian Scheffer Source Type: research

Measuring stress in medical education: validation of the Korean version of the higher education stress inventory with medical students
Medical students face a variety of stressors associated with their education; if not promptly identified and adequately dealt with, it may bring about several negative consequences in terms of mental health an... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eun-Jung Shim, Hong Jin Jeon, Hana Kim, Kwang-Min Lee, Dooyoung Jung, Hae-Lim Noh, Myoung-Sun Roh and Bong-Jin Hahm Source Type: research

Medical education in a foreign language and history-taking in the native language in Lebanon – a nationwide survey
With the adoption of the English language in medical education, a gap in clinical communication may develop in countries where the native language is different from the language of medical education. This stud... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Vanda Abi Raad, Kareem Raad, Yazan Daaboul, Serge Korjian, Nadia Asmar, Mouin Jammal and Sola Aoun Bahous Source Type: research

Genital examination training: assessing the effectiveness of an integrated female and male teaching programme
Learning to undertake intimate female and male examinations is an important part of medical student training but opportunities to participate in practical, supervised learning in a safe environment can be limi... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 22, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lynn McBain, Susan Pullon, Sue Garrett and Kath Hoare Source Type: research

The future of global health education: training for equity in global health
Among academic institutions in the United States, interest in global health has grown substantially: by the number of students seeking global health opportunities at all stages of training, and by the increase... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Lisa V. Adams, Claire M. Wagner, Cameron T. Nutt and Agnes Binagwaho Source Type: research

Perspectives on death and dying: a study of resident comfort with End-of-life care
Despite the benefits to early palliative care in the treatment of terminal illness, barriers to timely hospice referrals exist. Physicians who are more comfortable having end-of-life (EOL) conversations are mo... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jessica M. Schmit, Lynne E. Meyer, Jennifer M. Duff, Yunfeng Dai, Fei Zou and Julia L. Close Source Type: research

A simulation-based curriculum to introduce key teamwork principles to entering medical students
Failures of teamwork and interpersonal communication have been cited as a major patient safety issue. Although healthcare is increasingly being provided in interdisciplinary teams, medical school curricula hav... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Arna Banerjee, Jason M. Slagle, Nathaniel D. Mercaldo, Ray Booker, Anne Miller, Daniel J. France, Lisa Rawn and Matthew B. Weinger Source Type: research

A comparison of educational strategies for the acquisition of nursing student ’s performance and critical thinking: simulation-based training vs. integrated training (simulation and critical thinking strategies)
There is a need to change the focus of nursing education from traditional teacher-centered training programs to student-centered active methods. The integration of the two active learning techniques will impro... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Nahid Zarifsanaiey, Mitra Amini and Farideh Saadat Source Type: research

The quality of feedback during formative OSCEs depends on the tutors ’ profile
During their pre-clinical years, medical students are given the opportunity to practice clinical skills with simulated patients. During these formative objective structured clinical encounters (OSCEs), tutors ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Noelle Junod Perron, Martine Louis-Simonet, Bernard Cerutti, Eva Pfarrwaller, Johanna Sommer and Mathieu Nendaz Source Type: research

Using interactive multimedia e-Books for learning blood cell morphology in pediatric hematology
This prospective study compares the use of interactive multimedia eBooks (IME) with traditional PowerPoint (TPP) for teaching cell morphology of blood and bone marrow. (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chih-Cheng Hsiao, Mao-Meng Tiao and Chih-Cheng Chen Source Type: research

The prevalence and cost of medical student visiting rotations
Performance on visiting rotations during the senior year of medical school is consistently cited by residency program directors as a critical factor in selecting residents. Nevertheless, the frequency with whi... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Matthew Winterton, Jaimo Ahn and Joseph Bernstein Source Type: research

The effect of written standardized feedback on the structure and quality of surgical lectures: A prospective cohort study
Lectures remain an important teaching method to present and structure knowledge to many students concurrently. Adequate measures are necessary to maintain the quality of the lectures. The aim of this study was... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 14, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jasmina Sterz, Sebastian H. H öfer, Bernd Bender, Maren Janko, Farzin Adili and Miriam Ruesseler Source Type: research

Do photographs, older adults ’ narratives and collaborative dialogue foster anticipatory reflection (“preflection”) in medical students?
In changing higher education environments, medical educators are increasingly challenged to prepare new doctors to care for ageing populations. The Depth of Field: Exploring Ageing resource (DOF) uses photogra... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 11, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gabrielle Brand, Ashlee Osborne, Mark Carroll, Sandra E. Carr and Christopher Etherton-Beer Source Type: research

Gender difference in preference of specialty as a career choice among Japanese medical students
In Japan, the absolute deficiency of doctors and maldistribution of doctors by specialty is a significant problem in the Japanese health care system. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors co... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 10, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ryuichi Kawamoto, Daisuke Ninomiya, Yoshihisa Kasai, Tomo Kusunoki, Nobuyuki Ohtsuka, Teru Kumagi and Masanori Abe Source Type: research

Examining the effects of a mindfulness-based distance learning professional training module on personal and professional functioning: a qualitative study
Training people to deliver mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) is becoming an important activity as mindfulness has been shown to have clinical benefits across a variety of conditions. Training courses must ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Simon Whitesman and Robert Mash Source Type: research

‘I wish someone watched me interview:’ medical student insight into observation and feedback as a method for teaching communication skills during the clinical years
Experts suggest observation and feedback is a useful tool for teaching and evaluating medical student communication skills during the clinical years. Failing to do this effectively risks contributing to deteri... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 9, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Heather Schopper, Marcy Rosenbaum and Rick Axelson Source Type: research

Your professionalism is not my professionalism: congruence and variance in the views of medical students and faculty about professionalism
We examined the current congruence and var... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 8, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kamran Sattar, Sue Roff and Sultan Ayoub Meo Source Type: research

Peyton ’s four-step approach for teaching complex spinal manipulation techniques – a prospective randomized trial
The objectives of this prospective randomized trial were to assess the impact of Peyton ’s four-step approach on the acquisition of complex psychomotor skills and to examine the influence of gender on learning ... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - November 3, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Gertraud Gradl-Dietsch, Cavan L übke, Klemens Horst, Melanie Simon, Ali Modabber, Tolga T. Sönmez, Ralf Münker, Sven Nebelung and Matthias Knobe Source Type: research

Experiences of the gender climate in clinical training – a focus group study among Swedish medical students
Research shows that medical education is characterized by unequal conditions for women and men, but there is a lack of qualitative studies investigating the social processes that enable and maintain gender ine... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 26, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Emelie Kristoffersson, Jenny Andersson, Carita Bengs and Katarina Hamberg Source Type: research

Assimilating South African medical students trained in Cuba into the South African medical education system: reflections from an identity perspective
In terms of the Nelson Mandela Fidel Castro Medical Collaboration programme, an agreement between the governments of South Africa and Cuba, cohorts of South African students receive their initial five years me... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 24, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: B. M. Donda, R. J. Hift and V. S. Singaram Source Type: research

A dynamic approach to communication in health literacy education
Research within the framework of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) indicates that patients' autonomy is to be considered a critical health care outcome in its own right since it promotes improved mental and phys... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Herman Veenker and Wolter Paans Source Type: research

Health professions ’ students have an alarming prevalence of depressive symptoms: exploration of the associated factors
There is a need to better understand the depression phenomenon and to clarify why some students become depressed and others don ’t. The purpose of this study was to compare the prevalence of depressive symptoms... (Source: BMC Medical Education)
Source: BMC Medical Education - October 21, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eiad AlFaris, Farhana Irfan, Riaz Qureshi, Naghma Naeem, Abdulaziz Alshomrani, Gominda Ponnamperuma, Nada Al Yousufi, Nasr Al Maflehi, Mohammad Al Naami, Amr Jamal and Cees van der Vleuten Source Type: research