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Assessment and evaluation of admissions, knowledge, skills and attitudes

Section edited by Tim Wilkinson and Danette McKinley


This section considers manuscripts that investigate issues in assessment and evaluation with a focus on medical school admissions and the assessment and evaluation of knowledge, skills, and attitudes in medical students.

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  1. Otolaryngology (ENT), plastic surgery, ophthalmology and dermatology are medical specialties which tend to receive less coverage in UK medical school curricula compared to larger, generalist specialties. As a ...

    Authors: Razan Nour, Kerry Jobling, Alasdair Mayer and Salma Babikir

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:387

    Content type: Research article

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  2. To explore the impact of an online continuing medical education (CME) program on physicians’ knowledge about the management of type two diabetes.

    Authors: Zahra Emami, Azam Kouhkan, Alireza Khajavi and Mohammad E. Khamseh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:374

    Content type: Research article

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  3. For many nursing students, clinical training represents a stressful experience. The levels of stress and anxiety may vary during students’ educational training, depending on their ability to adopt behavioral s...

    Authors: María Dolores Onieva-Zafra, Juan José Fernández-Muñoz, Elia Fernández-Martínez, Francisco José García-Sánchez, Ana Abreu-Sánchez and María Laura Parra-Fernández

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:370

    Content type: Research article

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  4. The clinical reasoning process, which requires biomedical knowledge, knowledge about problem-solving strategies, and knowledge about reasons for diagnostic procedures, is a key element of physicians’ daily pra...

    Authors: Sophie Fürstenberg, Tillmann Helm, Sarah Prediger, Martina Kadmon, Pascal O. Berberat and Sigrid Harendza

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:368

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Students’ ratings of bedside teaching courses are difficult to evaluate and to comprehend. Validated systematic analyses of influences on students’ perception and valuation of bedside teaching can serve as the...

    Authors: Wolf Ramackers, Julia Victoria Stupak, Indra Louisa Marcheel, Annette Tuffs, Harald Schrem, Volkhard Fischer and Jan Beneke

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:371

    Content type: Research article

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  6. There is widespread agreement about the importance of communication skills training (CST) for healthcare professionals caring for cancer patients. Communication can be effectively learned and improved through ...

    Authors: S. Tanzi, L. De Panfilis, M. Costantini, G. Artioli, S. Alquati and S. Di Leo

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:363

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Interpersonal and Communication Skills (ICS) and Professionalism milestones are challenging to evaluate during medical training. Paucity in proficiency, direction and validity evidence of assessment tools of t...

    Authors: Abd Moain Abu Dabrh, Thomas A. Waller, Robert P. Bonacci, Anem J. Nawaz, Joshua J. Keith, Anjali Agarwal, John Merfeld, Terri Nordin, Mary Michelle Winscott, Thomas E. Belda, Mohammad Hassan Murad, Sally Ann L. Pantin, Lawrence W. Steinkraus, Thomas J. Grau and Kurt B. Angstman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:362

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Primary care providers’ (PCPs) attitude toward obesity is often negative, and their confidence level for helping patients manage their weight is low. Continuing professional development (CPD) on the subject of...

    Authors: Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, Denise St-Cyr-Tribble, Marianne Xhignesse, Christine Brown, André C. Carpentier, Martin Fortin, Andrew Grant, Judith Simoneau-Roy and Marie-France Langlois

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:361

    Content type: Research article

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  9. In medical settings, multisource feedback (MSF) is a recognised method of formative assessment. It collects feedback on a doctor’s performance from several perspectives in the form of questionnaires. Yet, no v...

    Authors: Eva K. Hennel, Ulrike Subotic, Christoph Berendonk, Daniel Stricker, Sigrid Harendza and Sören Huwendiek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:357

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Multisource feedback (MSF) is increasingly being used to assess trainee performance, with different assessor groups fulfilling a crucial role in utility of assessment data. However, in health professions educa...

    Authors: Muhammad Tariq, Marjan Govaerts, Azam Afzal, Syed Ahsan Ali and Tabassum Zehra

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:355

    Content type: Research article

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  11. In Danish GP training we had the ambition to enhance and assess global reflection ability, but since we found no appropriate validated method in the literature, we decided to develop a new assessment tool. Thi...

    Authors: Gunver Lillevang, Helle Ibsen, Søren Hast Prins and Niels Kristian Kjaer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:352

    Content type: Research article

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  12. The letter of recommendation is currently an integral part of applicant selection for residency programs. Internal medicine residents will spend much time and expense completing sub-specialty away electives to...

    Authors: Deepti Chopra, Mala Joneja, Gurjit Sandhu, Christopher A. Smith, Catherine M. Spagnuolo and Lawrence Hookey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:350

    Content type: Research article

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  13. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has engendered difficulties for health systems globally; however, the effect of the pandemic on emergency medicine (EM) residency training programs is unknown. ...

    Authors: Hsiang-Yun Lo, Shen-Che Lin, Chung-Hsien Chaou, Yu-Che Chang, Chip-Jin Ng and Shou-Yen Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:348

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The introduction of skeletal Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) into orthodontics has provided orthodontists with reliable techniques of correcting anchorage problems. The objective of this study was to evalua...

    Authors: Manal M. Abu Al-Melh and Abrar N. Al-Anzi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:340

    Content type: Technical advance

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  15. According to the Latin America Association for palliative care, Brazil offers only 0.48 palliative care services per 1 million inhabitants. In 2012, no accredited physicians were working in palliative care, wh...

    Authors: Thais Ioshimoto, Danielle Ioshimoto Shitara, Gilmar Fernades do Prado, Raymon Pizzoni, Rafael Hennemann Sassi and Aécio Flávio Teixeira de Gois

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:339

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Medical education is characterized by numerous features that are different from other higher education programmes, and evaluations of teaching quality are an integral part of medical education. Although schola...

    Authors: Zemiao Zhang, Qi Wu, Xinping Zhang, Juyang Xiong, Lan Zhang and Hong Le

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:333

    Content type: Research article

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  17. The main objective of this study is the development of a short reliable easy-to-use assessment tool in the aim of providing feedback to the reflective writings of medical students and residents.

    Authors: Nisrine N. Makarem, Basem R. Saab, Grace Maalouf, Umayya Musharafieh, Fadila Naji, Diana Rahme and Dayana Brome

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:331

    Content type: Technical advance

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  18. The current COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated that personal protective equipment (PPE) is essential, to prevent the acquisition and transmission of infectious diseases, yet its use is often sub-optimal in the...

    Authors: Ruth Barratt, Mary Wyer, Su-yin Hor and Gwendolyn L. Gilbert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:328

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Medical faculty’s teaching performance is often measured using residents’ feedback, collected by questionnaires. Researchers extensively studied the psychometric qualities of resulting ratings. However, these ...

    Authors: Maarten P. M. Debets, Renée A. Scheepers, Benjamin C. M. Boerebach, Onyebuchi A. Arah and Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:325

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Anxiety and depression have been increasing among Chinese medical students. The psychological well-being of Chinese medical students has become a critical focus of attention for the medical education community...

    Authors: Xiao-Qin Zhang, Bao-Shuai Zhang and Meng-Die Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:323

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Simulation training is widely used in medical education as students rarely perform clinical procedures, and confidence can influence practitioners’ ability to perform procedures. Thus, this study assessed stud...

    Authors: Muhammed Elhadi, Hazem Ahmed, Ala Khaled, Wejdan K. Almahmoudi, Samah S. Atllah, Ahmed Elhadi and Hamida Esahli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:318

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The widespread use of the internet and other digital resources has contributed to the escalation of plagiarism among medical students and students of other healthcare professions. Concerns were raised by facul...

    Authors: Mai A. Mahmoud, Ziyad R. Mahfoud, Ming-Jung Ho and John Shatzer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:315

    Content type: Research article

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  23. To evaluate the performance of China’s new medical licensing examination (MLE) for rural general practice, which determines the number of qualified doctors who can provide primary care for China’s rural reside...

    Authors: Xinxin Han, Xiaotong Li, Liang Cheng, Zhuoqing Wu and Jiming Zhu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:314

    Content type: Research article

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  24. The evaluation process of French medical students will evolve in the next few years in order to improve assessment validity. Script concordance testing (SCT) offers the possibility to assess medical knowledge ...

    Authors: Olivier Peyrony, Alice Hutin, Jennifer Truchot, Raphaël Borie, David Calvet, Adrien Albaladejo, Yousrah Baadj, Pierre-Emmanuel Cailleaux, Martin Flamant, Clémence Martin, Jonathan Messika, Alexandre Meunier, Mariana Mirabel, Victoria Tea, Xavier Treton, Sylvie Chevret…

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:313

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Medical students’ perception of traditional assessments have an important impact on their approaches to learning. Even though these assessment formats such as Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ), Short Answer Quest...

    Authors: Anita Holzinger, Stefan Lettner, Verena Steiner-Hofbauer and Meskuere Capan Melser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:312

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Excessive stress and anxiety can impair learning. The objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) is a valuable tool to assess and promote the acquisition of clinical skills. However, significant OSCE-rel...

    Authors: Érica de Matos Reis Ferreira, Rafael Zambelli Pinto, Paula Maria Machado Arantes, Érica Leandro Marciano Vieira, Antônio Lúcio Teixeira, Fabiane Ribeiro Ferreira and Daniela Virgínia Vaz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:296

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Burnout in the hospital environment is a problem that affects care and training. Often explored in the high-income medical context, burnout is poorly studied in low and middle-income countries characterized by...

    Authors: Jean-Rodolphe Mackanga, Emeline Gracia Mouendou Mouloungui, Josaphat Iba-ba, Pierre Pottier, Jean-Baptiste Moussavou Kombila and Jean-Bruno Boguikouma

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:295

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Effective interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is essential for the delivery of chronic care. Interprofessional education (IPE) can help support IPC skills. This makes IPE interesting for GP practices where c...

    Authors: R. van der Gulden, N. D. Scherpbier-de Haan, C. M. Greijn, N. Looman, F. Tromp and P. W. Dielissen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:290

    Content type: Research article

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  29. To investigate the effectiveness of technology-enhanced teaching and assessment methods of undergraduate preclinical skills in comparison to conventional methods.

    Authors: Khaled Khalaf, Mohamed El-Kishawi, Shahd Mustafa and Sausan Al Kawas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:286

    Content type: Research article

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  30. The closure of educational activities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an unplanned shift from traditional learning to a setup that exclusively involves digital t...

    Authors: Rehana Khalil, Ali E. Mansour, Walaa A. Fadda, Khaled Almisnid, Mohammed Aldamegh, Abdullah Al-Nafeesah, Azzam Alkhalifah and Osama Al-Wutayd

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:285

    Content type: Research article

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  31. This study aimed to determine the current state of oncology education in Canadian family medicine postgraduate medical education programs (FM PGME) and examine opinions regarding optimal oncology education in ...

    Authors: Steven M. Yip, Daniel E. Meyers, Jeff Sisler, Keith Wycliffe-Jones, Edward Kucharski, Christine Elser, Claire Temple-Oberle, Silvana Spadafora, Paris-Ann Ingledew, Meredith Giuliani, Sara Kuruvilla, Nureen Sumar and Vincent C. Tam

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:283

    Content type: Research article

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  32. Evidence-based practice (EBP) education or training are considered fundamental to building and strengthening an EBP culture, as well as to encouraging evidence-based academic and clinical practice in the nursi...

    Authors: Ming-Yu Hu, Yan-Ni Wu, Maureen Patricia McEvoy, Yan-Fang Wang, Wei-Lian Cong, Li-Ping Liu, Xiao-Xia Li and Chun-Lan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:280

    Content type: Research article

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  33. The use of feedback has been integral to medical student learning, but rigorous evidence to evaluate its education effect is limited, especially in the role of patient feedback in clinical teaching and practic...

    Authors: Michelle M. Y. Lai, Noel Roberts, Mohammadreza Mohebbi and Jenepher Martin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:277

    Content type: Research article

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  34. A multi-professional, post-graduate, one-week palliative care training program was piloted in November 2019 at the University of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. A formal evaluation of this program was performed.

    Authors: Piret Paal, Cornelia Brandstötter, Johannes Bükki, Frank Elsner, Anna Ersteniuk, Elisabeth Jentschke, Andreas Stähli and Iryna Slugotska

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:276

    Content type: Research article

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  35. There is a growing recognition of the importance of teaching patient safety to medical students to improve healthcare and minimize patients’ harm; however, few studies evaluated the attitudes of pharmacy stude...

    Authors: Monira Alwhaibi, Yazed AlRuthia, Haya Almalag, Hadeel Alkofide, Bander Balkhi, Amani Almejel and Fahad Alshammari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:275

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) are units of professional practice that capture essential competencies in which trainees must become proficient before undertaking them independently. EPAs provide su...

    Authors: Emily O’Dowd, Sinéad Lydon, Paul O’Connor, Josephine Boland, Gozie Offiah and Dara Byrne

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:273

    Content type: Research article

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  37. This research aims to investigate the evaluation methods of teaching oral implant clinical courses and estimate the effectiveness of a virtual simulation platform.

    Authors: Baoping Zhang, Sihong Li, Shuting Gao, Mingfang Hou, Hong Chen, Lulu He, Yiting Li, Yumeng Guo, Errui Wang, Rui Cao, Jingyang Cheng, Ruiping Li and Kailiang Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:272

    Content type: Research article

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  38. According to the WHO, most chronic diseases, including cancer, can be prevented by identifying their risk factors such as unhealthy diet, smoking and physical inactivity. This research examined the effectivene...

    Authors: Sakineh Rakhshanderou, Maryam Maghsoudloo, Ali Safari-Moradabadi and Mohtasham Ghaffari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:270

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) are important aspects of assessment in medical education. There is anecdotal evidence suggesting that students with non-native English accents (NNEA) may be s...

    Authors: An Kozato, Nimesh Patel and Kiyoshi Shikino

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:268

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Unintentional injuries have emerged as a significant public health issue in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), especially in Vietnam, where there is a poor quality of care for trauma. A scarcity of forma...

    Authors: Sugy Choi, Jieun Kim, Jongho Heo, Dung Thi Ngoc Nguyen, Son Hong Nguyen and Woong-Han Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:267

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Burnout is a serious issue plaguing the medical profession with potential negative consequences on patient care. Burnout symptoms are observed as early as medical school. Based on a Job Demands-Resources model...

    Authors: Muhammad Raihan Jumat, Pierce Kah-Hoe Chow, John Carson Allen Jr, Siang Hui Lai, Nian-Chih Hwang, Jabed Iqbal, May Un Sam Mok, Attilio Rapisarda, John Matthew Velkey, Deborah Lynn Engle and Scott Compton

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:266

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Several instruments intend to measure clinical reasoning capability, yet we lack evidence contextualizing their scores. The authors compared three clinical reasoning instruments [Clinical Reasoning Task (CRT),...

    Authors: Yvonne Covin, Palma Longo, Neda Wick, Katherine Gavinski and James Wagner

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:264

    Content type: Research article

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  43. Efficient selection of medical students in GP training plays an important role in improving healthcare quality. The aim of this study was to collect quantitative and qualitative validity evidence of a multicom...

    Authors: Vasiliki Andreou, Jan Eggermont, Guy Gielis and Birgitte Schoenmakers

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:261

    Content type: Research article

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