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Approaches to teaching and learning

Section edited by Sigrid Harendza and Terese Stenfors-Hayes

This section considers manuscripts that investigate approaches to medical education (i.e., how teachers teach and how students learn) from the perspective of both the teacher and the learner.

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  1. To explore the impact of an educational tool designed to streamline resident learning during their pediatric intensive care (PICU) rotations.

    Authors: Adrian D. Zurca, Conrad Krawiec, Daniel McKeone, Adil Z. Solaiman, Brandon M. Smith and Gary D. Ceneviva

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:281

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Rare diseases may be defined as occurring in less than 1 in 2000 patients. Such conditions are, however, so numerous that up to 5.9% of the population is afflicted by a rare disease. The gambling industry atte...

    Authors: Babak Sarrafpour, Shwetha Hegde, Eduardo Delamare, Ruth Weeks, Rebecca A. Denham, Alix Thoeming and Hans Zoellner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:279

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Virtual patients are educational tools that may be described as case-based interactive computer simulations of clinical scenarios. In terms of learning outcomes, improved clinical reasoning skills and knowledg...

    Authors: Erica Rothlind, Uno Fors, Helena Salminen, Per Wändell and Solvig Ekblad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:270

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Adequate communication and maintaining a patient-centered approach throughout patient encounters are important skills for medical students to develop. Feedback is often provided by clinical teachers. Patients ...

    Authors: Karin Björklund, Terese Stenfors, Gunnar H. Nilsson, Hassan Alinaghizadeh and Charlotte Leanderson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:269

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The clinical learning environment (CLE) influences students’ achievement of learning outcomes and the development of their professional behaviors. However, CLEs are not always optimal for learning because of c...

    Authors: Malin Sellberg, Per J. Palmgren and Riitta Möller

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:258

    Content type: Research article

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  6. With the emergence of the new coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), distance learning, especially that mediated by information and digital communication technologies, has been adopted in all areas of knowledge and ...

    Authors: Nayze Lucena Sangreman Aldeman, Keylla Maria de Sá Urtiga Aita, Vinícius Ponte Machado, Luiz Claudio Demes da Mata Sousa, Antonio Gilberto Borges Coelho, Adalberto Socorro da Silva, Ana Paula da Silva Mendes, Francisco Jair de Oliveira Neres and Semíramis Jamil Hadad do Monte

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:248

    Content type: Software

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  7. Undergraduate medical education recognises that patient feedback is potentially valuable for student learning and development as a component of multi-source feedback. However greater exploration of how patient...

    Authors: Jennifer Barr, Kathryn Ogden, Iain Robertson and Jenepher Martin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:246

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Access to high quality continuing professional development (CPD) is necessary for healthcare professionals to retain competency within the ever-evolving worlds of medicine and health. Most low- and middle-inco...

    Authors: Joseph Lune Ngenzi, Richard E. Scott and Maurice Mars

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:245

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Two established small-group learning paradigms in medical education include Case-based learning (CBL) and Team-based learning (TBL). Characteristics common to both pedagogies include the use of an authentic cl...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Elie Matar, Chris Roberts, Inam Haq, Lucy Wynter, Julian Singer, Eszter Kalman and Jane Bleasel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:238

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in competency-based, undergraduate medical education (UME) have led to new formative workplace-based assessments (WBA) using entrustment-supervision scales in clerksh...

    Authors: Severin Pinilla, Alexandra Kyrou, Stefan Klöppel, Werner Strik, Christoph Nissen and Sören Huwendiek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:223

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Teaching and learning Community-Based Medical Education (CBME) requires the active engagement of students in various activities to cover planned curricular content. CBME being multifaceted involves careful app...

    Authors: Sonali G. Choudhari, Abhay M. Gaidhane, Priti Desai, Tripti Srivastava, Vedprakash Mishra and Syed Quazi Zahiruddin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:210

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Even physicians who routinely work in complex, dynamic practices may be unprepared to optimally manage challenging critical events. High-fidelity simulation can realistically mimic critical clinically relevant...

    Authors: Elizabeth Sinz, Arna Banerjee, Randolph Steadman, Matthew S. Shotwell, Jason Slagle, William R. McIvor, Laurence Torsher, Amanda Burden, Jeffrey B. Cooper, Samuel DeMaria Jr, Adam I. Levine, Christine Park, David M. Gaba, Matthew B. Weinger and John R. Boulet

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:207

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Proper specimen collection is central to improving patient care by ensuring optimal yield of diagnostic tests, guiding appropriate management, and targeting treatment. The purpose of this article is to describ...

    Authors: Jennifer Kue, Ashley Bersani, Kurt Stevenson, Getnet Yimer, Shu-Hua Wang, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Carmen Hazim, Matthew Westercamp, Michael Omondi, Berhanu Amare, Gebrie Alebachew, Rajiha Abubeker, Surafel Fentaw, Eyasu Tigabu, Denise Kirley, Daniel Vanderende…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:195

    Content type: Research article

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  14. We combined anatomy with imaging, transformed the 2D information of various imaging techniques into 3D information, and form the assessment system of real medical imaging cases in order to make up for the defi...

    Authors: Quan Yuan, Xiaomei Chen, Jian Zhai, Yadi Chen, Qingxiang Liu, Zhongxiao Tan, Gao Chen, Kangle Zhuang, Jianying Zhang, Xi Xu, Di Qiang and Xuefei Shao

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:194

    Content type: Research article

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  15. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extent to which a longitudinal student-run clinic (SRC) is meeting its stated learning objectives, including providing critical community services and developing p...

    Authors: Nathan G. Rockey, Taylor M. Weiskittel, Katharine E. Linder, Jennifer L. Ridgeway and Mark L. Wieland

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:182

    Content type: Research article

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  16. The Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) is a useful means of generating meaningful feedback. OSCE feedback may be in various forms (written, face to face and audio or video recordings). Studies on OSCE f...

    Authors: Chin Fang Ngim, Paul Douglas Fullerton, Vanassa Ratnasingam, Valliammai Jayanthi Thirunavuk Arasoo, Nisha Angela Dominic, Cindy Pei Sze Niap and Sivakumar Thurairajasingam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:180

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The correct performance of a structured facial examination presents a fundamental clinical skill to detect facial pathologies. However, many students are not adequately prepared in this basic clinical skill. M...

    Authors: Arne Nelskamp, Benedikt Schnurr, Alexandra Germanyuk, Jasmina Sterz, Jonas Lorenz, Robert Sader, Miriam Rüsseler and Lukas B. Seifert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:178

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Use of healthcare terminology is a potential barrier to interprofessional education (IPE). This study describes how junior learners perceive and classify healthcare terminology in IPE settings.

    Authors: Shamara Nadarajah, Arden Azim, Derya Uzelli Yılmaz and Matthew Sibbald

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:177

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Point-of-care ultrasound is becoming a ubiquitous diagnostic tool, and there has been increasing interest to teach novice practitioners. One of the challenges is the scarcity of qualified instructors, and with...

    Authors: Elaine Situ-LaCasse, Josie Acuña, Dang Huynh, Richard Amini, Steven Irving, Kara Samsel, Asad E. Patanwala, David E. Biffar and Srikar Adhikari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:175

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Near-peer teaching (NPT) is a special way of teaching where the tutor is one or more academic years ahead of the person being tutored. The literature agrees on the benefits of the method, but there are only a ...

    Authors: Zsolt Pintér, Dániel Kardos, Péter Varga, Eszter Kopjár, Anna Kovács, Péter Than, Szilárd Rendeki, László Czopf, Zsuzsanna Füzesi and Ádám Tibor Schlégl

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:156

    Content type: Research article

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  21. The quarantine associated with the COVID-19 pandemic forced dental schools to suspend their clinical training and to shift to distant learning methods. The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of qua...

    Authors: Susan Hattar, Abeer AlHadidi, Faleh A. Sawair, Islam Abd Alraheam, Ahmad El-Ma’aita and Fouad Kadim Wahab

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:151

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a need for educational materials and methods that can replace clinical clerkships (CCs) for online simulated clinical practice (online-sCP). This study evaluates the impact of...

    Authors: Hajime Kasai, Kiyoshi Shikino, Go Saito, Tomoko Tsukamoto, Yukiko Takahashi, Ayaka Kuriyama, Kazuhisa Tanaka, Misaki Onodera, Hidetaka Yokoh, Koichiro Tatusmi, Ichiro Yoshino, Masatomi Ikusaka, Seiichiro Sakao and Shoichi Ito

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:149

    Content type: Research article

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  23. During their medical training, medical students aim to master communication skills and professionalism competencies to foster the best possible patient-physician relationship. This is especially evident when d...

    Authors: B. Manuel, M. Valcke, I. Keygnaert and K. Roelens

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:126

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Simulation based medical education is efficient for the acquisition of flexible bronchoscopy navigational skills and the knowledge of the tracheobronchial anatomy. However, bronchoscopy simulator training is n...

    Authors: Anke Schertel, Thomas Geiser and Wolf E. Hautz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:123

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Despite the great development of smart phone programs and applications, and the wide-spread of these devices among students, their use for the educational purposes remains weak. The study aimed to investigate ...

    Authors: Nissreen Nugud Mergany, Alam-Elhuda Dafalla and Elhadi Awooda

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:121

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Professional education cannot keep pace with the rapid advancements of knowledge in today’s society. But it can develop professionals who can. ‘Preparation for future learning’ (PFL) has been conceptualized as...

    Authors: Julian C. Manzone, Maria Mylopoulos, Charlotte Ringsted and Ryan Brydges

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:102

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Social context guides care; stories sustain meaning; neither is routinely prioritized in residency training. Healing Through History (HTH) is a social medicine consultation curriculum integrating social determ...

    Authors: Joel Bradley, David Styren, Abigail LaPlante, John Howe, Sienna R. Craig and Emily Cohen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:95

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Ongoing developments in medical education recognize the move to curricula that support self-regulated learning processes, skills of thinking, and the ability to adapt and navigate uncertain situations as much ...

    Authors: Douglas McHugh, Andrew J. Yanik and Michael R. Mancini

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:90

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Standardized training allows more physicians to master otoendoscopic surgery. However, the lecture-based learning (LBL) applied in otoendoscopy teaching may not be conducive to training students in clinical th...

    Authors: Fanqin Wei, Qiyang Sun, Zili Qin, Huiwen Zhuang, Guangli Jiang and Xuan Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:89

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The illness script method employs a theoretical outline (e.g., epidemiology, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic tests, interventions) to clarify how clinicians organized medical knowledge for clin...

    Authors: Mana Moghadami, Mitra Amini, Mohsen Moghadami, Bhavin Dalal and Bernard Charlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:87

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Teaching cybercivility requires thoughtful attention to curriculum development and content delivery. Theories, models, and conceptual and theoretical frameworks (hereafter “tools”) provide useful foundations f...

    Authors: Jennie C. DE GAGNE, Paula D. KOPPEL, Sang Suk KIM, Hyeyoung K. PARK and Sharron RUSHTON

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:79

    Content type: Research article

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  32. A flipped classroom with team-based learning is a blended educational strategy that guides active learning inside and outside the classroom. This study aimed to verify the effects of this innovative blended ed...

    Authors: Hee Young Kang and Hae Ran Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:78

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Participants in two recent National Academy of Medicine workshops identified a need for more multi-disciplinary professionals on teams to assist oncology clinicians in precision oncology.

    Authors: Srikar Chamala, Heather T. D. Maness, Lisa Brown, C. Brooke Adams, Jatinder K. Lamba and Christopher R. Cogle

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:75

    Content type: Research article

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  34. Paramedics are authorised to perform emergency procedures, including trauma assessment according to global standards. The aim of the study was to answer the question whether the use of cadavers in teaching pra...

    Authors: Piotr Leszczyński, Bożena Muraczyńska, Arkadiusz Wejnarski, Bożena Baczewska, Maria Malm and Bartłomiej Drop

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:67

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Empathy levels decline through medical training. This has been associated with poor patient and physician outcomes, and strategies to combat this decline are increasingly recognized as critical aspects of medi...

    Authors: Travis Sutherland, Dorothy Choi and Catherine Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:66

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Physicians are in a position of great influence to advocate for health equity. As such, it is important for physicians-in-training to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to fulfil this role. Although va...

    Authors: Mitesh Patel, Devon Aitken, Yunlin Xue, Sanjeev Sockalingam and Alexander Simpson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:65

    Content type: Research article

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  37. Motor learning (ML) science is foundational for physical therapy. However, multiple sources of evidence have indicated a science-practice gap. Clinicians report low self-efficacy with ML concepts and indicate ...

    Authors: Daniela V. Vaz, Erica M. R. Ferreira, Giulia B. Palma, Osnat Atun-Einy, Michal Kafri and Fabiane R. Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:62

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Writing is a useful learning activity that promotes higher-order thinking, but there are limited studies that prove its effectiveness. In previous research, researchers tested the effect of summary writing on ...

    Authors: Songeui Kim, Ji Won Yang, Jaeseo Lim, Seunghee Lee, Jungjoon Ihm and Jooyong Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:61

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Simulation training is an essential criterion for medical staff. The majority of residents are trained in operating room crisis management (ORCM), but only a few pre-clinical anesthesia undergraduate students ...

    Authors: Peng Gao, Chenyu Wang, Shijia Liu, Kevin C. Tran and Qingping Wen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:60

    Content type: Research article

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  40. The peripheral venous catheter is the most frequently used medical device in hospital care to administer intravenous treatment or to take blood samples by introducing a catheter into a vein. The aim of this st...

    Authors: Christian Collet, Mahmoud El Hajj, Rawad Chaker, Bernard Bui-Xuan, Jean-Jacques Lehot and Nady Hoyek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:59

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Reflective practice is a key skill for healthcare professionals. E-learning programmes have the potential to develop reflective practice in remote settings and low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), where a...

    Authors: Mia Prosser, Thomas Stephenson, Jai Mathur, Hanieh Enayati, Abdirasak Kadie, Manal Mohamed Abdi, Jibril I. M. Handuleh and Roxanne C. Keynejad

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:58

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Digital learning designs have the potential to support teaching and learning within higher education. However, the research on digital learning designs within physiotherapy education is limited. This study aim...

    Authors: Nina Bjerketveit Ødegaard, Hilde Tinderholt Myrhaug, Tone Dahl-Michelsen and Yngve Røe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:48

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Evidence-based practice is an important component of pre-service professional learning in medicine and allied health degrees, including new programmes in paramedicine. Despite substantial interest in this area...

    Authors: Anna Wilson, Susan Howitt, Adele Holloway, Anne-Marie Williams and Denise Higgins

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:45

    Content type: Research article

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  44. Despite the known benefits of active learning (AL), the predominate educational format in higher education is the lecture. The reasons for slow adaptation of AL in medical education are not well understood. Th...

    Authors: Brenda A. Bucklin, Nancy L. Asdigian, Joy L. Hawkins and Ulrich Klein

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:44

    Content type: Research article

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  45. Pre-clerkship medical curriculums consist of a series of organ system-based courses and lectures but often lack an integration between organ systems. Such integration could be beneficial for clerkship years an...

    Authors: Kasiphak Kaikaew, Sarocha Vivatvakin, Maneerat Chayanupatkul, Weerapat Kositanurit, Sekh Thanprasertsuk and Onanong Kulaputana

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:43

    Content type: Research article

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  46. Fundoscopy outside ophthalmology is in decline, and the technical demands of the traditional direct ophthalmoscope examination are likely contributing. Alternative fundoscopy technologies are increasingly avai...

    Authors: H. P. Dunn, C. J. Kang, S. Marks, J. L. Witherow, S. M. Dunn, P. R. Healey and A. J. White

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2021 21:41

    Content type: Research article

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Annual Journal Metrics

  • Speed
    92 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    62 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    201 days from submission to acceptance
    15 days from acceptance to publication

    Citation Impact
    1.831 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.235 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.526 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.831 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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