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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. Content type: Research article

    Despite the established interest in evidence-based practice (EBP) as a core competence for clinicians, evidence for how best to teach and evaluate EBP remains weak. We sought to systematically assess coverage ...

    Authors: Loai Albarqouni, Tammy Hoffmann and Paul Glasziou

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:177

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Trainees in medical subspecialties lack validated assessment scores that can be used to prepare for their licensing examination. This paper presents the development, administration, and validity evidence of a ...

    Authors: John Johnson, Alan Schwartz, Matthew Lineberry, Faisal Rehman and Yoon Soo Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:176

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Major changes to the teaching of anatomy associated with the integration of basic and clinical sciences in modern medical curricula have coincided with students reporting concern over achievement of learning o...

    Authors: John E. Farey, David T. Bui, David Townsend, Premala Sureshkumar, Sandra Carr and Chris Roberts

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:174

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Patient feedback is considered integral to quality improvement and professional development. However, while popular across the educational continuum, evidence to support its efficacy in facilitating positive b...

    Authors: Rebecca Baines, Sam Regan de Bere, Sebastian Stevens, Jamie Read, Martin Marshall, Mirza Lalani, Marie Bryce and Julian Archer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:173

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Multisource feedback (MSF), involves the collection of feedback from multiple groups of assessors, including those without a traditional hierarchal responsibility to evaluate doctors. Allied healthcare profess...

    Authors: Brie A. Yama, Michael Hodgins, Katherine Boydell and Sarah B. Schwartz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:170

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Child Health research is reported to be at worryingly low level by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Recent survey showed that 54.5% of paediatric consultants in the United Kingdom do not do a...

    Authors: Khurram Mustafa, Carolyn Czoski Murray, Emma Nicklin, Adam Glaser and Jacqueline Andrews

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:165

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Research on symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in medical students is rather scant. Studying the disorder in this population, especially its associations with positive psychological co...

    Authors: Meng Shi, Li Liu, Xiao Sun and Lie Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:164

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  8. Content type: Research article

    This study identified and investigated the relationship between demographics, mental health problems, positive personality traits and perceived social support and motivation in medical education (MME) among fi...

    Authors: Natchaya Kunanitthaworn, Tinakon Wongpakaran, Nahathai Wongpakaran, Salilthip Paiboonsithiwong, Natchaphon Songtrijuck, Pimolpun Kuntawong and Danny Wedding

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:140

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this paper is to systematically review the literature with respect to stakeholder views of selection methods for medical school admissions.

    Authors: M. E. Kelly, F. Patterson, S. O’Flynn, J. Mulligan and A. W. Murphy

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:139

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:162

  10. Content type: Research article

    Medical billing and coding are critical components of residency programs since they determine the revenues and vitality of residencies. It has been suggested that residents are less likely to bill higher evalu...

    Authors: Morhaf Al Achkar, Seema Kengeri-Srikantiah, Biniyam M. Yamane, Jomil Villasmil, Michael E. Busha and Kevin B. Gebke

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:136

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  11. Content type: Technical advance

    Standard setting is one of the most contentious topics in educational measurement. Commonly-used methods all have well reported limitations. To date, there is not conclusive evidence suggesting which standard ...

    Authors: Boaz Shulruf, Lee Coombes, Arvin Damodaran, Adrian Freeman, Philip Jones, Steve Lieberman, Phillippa Poole, Joel Rhee, Tim Wilkinson and Peter Harris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:126

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Task-specific checklists, holistic rubrics, and analytic rubrics are often used for performance assessments. We examined what factors evaluators consider important in holistic scoring of clinical performance a...

    Authors: So Jung Yune, Sang Yeoup Lee, Sun Ju Im, Bee Sung Kam and Sun Yong Baek

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:124

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Under-representation of some socio-economic groups in medicine is rooted in under-representation of those groups in applications to medical school. This study aimed to explore what may deter school-age childre...

    Authors: Alexander J. Martin, Benjamin J. Beska, Greta Wood, Nicola Wyatt, Anthony Codd, Gillian Vance and Bryan Burford

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:117

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Multiple mini-interviews (MMI) become increasingly popular for the selection of medical students. In this work, we examine the validity evidence for the Hamburg MMI.

    Authors: Mirjana Knorr, Anja Schwibbe, Maren Ehrhardt, Janina Lackamp, Stefan Zimmermann and Wolfgang Hampe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:106

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Low-stakes tests are becoming increasingly important in international assessments of educational progress, and the validity of these results is essential especially as these results are often used for benchmar...

    Authors: Katrin Schüttpelz-Brauns, Martina Kadmon, Claudia Kiessling, Yassin Karay, Margarita Gestmann and Juliane E. Kämmer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:101

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The mini clinical evaluation exercise (mini-CEX)—a tool used to assess student-patient encounters—is increasingly being applied as a learning device to foster clinical competencies. Although the importance of ...

    Authors: Christoph Berendonk, Anja Rogausch, Armin Gemperli and Wolfgang Himmel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:100

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  17. Content type: Research article

    In addition to the evaluation of educational attainment and intellectual ability there has been interest in the potential to select medical school applicants on non-academic qualities. Consequently, a battery ...

    Authors: Gabrielle M. Finn, Lazaro Mwandigha, Lewis W. Paton and Paul A. Tiffin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:93

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The multiple mini-interview (MMI) is a common assessment strategy used in student selection. The MMI as an assessment strategy within a health professions curriculum, however, has not been previously studied. ...

    Authors: Michael D. Wolcott, Jacqueline M. Zeeman, Wendy C. Cox and Jacqueline E. McLaughlin

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:92

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  19. Content type: Research article

    There is currently a shortage of qualified GPs in the UK and not all of the training posts available each year are filled. Changing the way in which GP trainees are selected could help increase the training po...

    Authors: Celia Taylor, I. C. McManus and Ian Davison

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:81

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Standard setting of assessment is critical in quality assurance of medical programs. The aims of this study were to identify and compare the impact of methods used to establish the passing standard by the 13 m...

    Authors: Helena Ward, Neville Chiavaroli, James Fraser, Kylie Mansfield, Darren Starmer, Laura Surmon, Martin Veysey and Deborah O’Mara

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:80

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  21. Content type: Research article

    There is much discussion about the sex differences that exist in medical education. Research from the United Kingdom (UK) and United States has found female doctors earn less, and are less likely to be senior ...

    Authors: Emily Unwin, Henry W. W. Potts, Jane Dacre, Andrew Elder and Katherine Woolf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:70

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Misconduct during medical school predicts subsequent fitness to practise (FtP) events in doctors, but relatively little is known about which factors are associated with such issues during undergraduate educati...

    Authors: Lewis W. Paton, Paul A. Tiffin, Daniel Smith, Jon S. Dowell and Lazaro M. Mwandigha

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:68

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Fairness is a critical component of defensible assessment. Candidates should perform according to ability without influence from background characteristics such as ethnicity or sex. However, performance differ...

    Authors: David Hope, Karen Adamson, I. C. McManus, Liliana Chis and Andrew Elder

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:64

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Delirium is a common and serious complication of hospitalisation in older adults. It can lead to prolonged hospital stay, institutionalisation, and even death. However, it often remains unrecognised or is not ...

    Authors: Eveline L. van Velthuijsen, Sandra M. G. Zwakhalen, Ron M. J. Warnier, Ton Ambergen, Wubbo J. Mulder, Frans R. J. Verhey and Gertrudis I. J. M. Kempen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:59

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Medical schools globally are encouraged to widen access and participation for students from less privileged backgrounds. Many strategies have been implemented to address this inequality, but much still needs t...

    Authors: Lysa E. Owen, Stephanie Ann Anderson and Johnathan S. Dowell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:58

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Internal grade inflation is a documented practice in secondary schools (mostly in private schools) that jeopardises fairness with regard to access to medical school. However, it is frequently assumed that the ...

    Authors: Cristina Costa-Santos, Pedro Vieira-Marques, Altamiro Costa-Pereira, Maria Amélia Ferreira and Alberto Freitas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:51

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  27. Content type: Research article

    It is known that empathic communication is important for physicians to achieve higher patient satisfaction and health outcomes. Emotional intelligence (EI), empathy and personality in medical students predict ...

    Authors: Keiko Abe, Masayuki Niwa, Kazuhiko Fujisaki and Yasuyuki Suzuki

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:47

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Interprofessional learning activities are included in many curricula but are difficult to assess. For languages that are not widely spoken such as Swedish, few validated questionnaires exist that relate to int...

    Authors: Samuel Edelbring, Madeleine Abrandt Dahlgren and Desiree Wiegleb Edström

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:40

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Although electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use has rapidly increased, there is little data about what United States medical students know or are taught about them. This study examined medical students’ experi...

    Authors: Katie Hinderaker, David V. Power, Sharon Allen, Ellen Parker and Kolawole Okuyemi

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:32

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are being used by a growing number of postgraduate training programs and medical schools as their interview process for selection entry. The Australian General Practice and Trai...

    Authors: Annette Burgess, Chris Roberts, Premala Sureshkumar and Karyn Mossman

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:21

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Interprofessional education is receiving increased attention worldwide. This has led to the development of a bachelor programme “Interprofessional Health Care” at the University of Heidelberg, Germany beginnin...

    Authors: Cornelia Mahler, Veronika Schwarzbeck, Johanna Mink and Katja Goetz

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:19

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Health professional racial/ethnic bias may impact on clinical decision-making and contribute to subsequent ethnic health inequities. However, limited research has been undertaken among medical students. This p...

    Authors: Ricci Harris, Donna Cormack, James Stanley, Elana Curtis, Rhys Jones and Cameron Lacey

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:18

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Most assessments in health professions education consist of knowledge-based examinations as well as practical and clinical examinations. Among the most challenging aspects of clinical assessments is decision m...

    Authors: Boaz Shulruf, Arvin Damodaran, Phil Jones, Sean Kennedy, George Mangos, Anthony J. O’Sullivan, Joel Rhee, Silas Taylor, Gary Velan and Peter Harris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:10

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Students evaluations of their learning experiences can provide a useful source of information about clerkship effectiveness in undergraduate medical education. However, low response rates in clerkship evaluati...

    Authors: Sola Aoun Bahous, Pascale Salameh, Angelique Salloum, Wael Salameh, Yoon Soo Park and Ara Tekian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:9

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The General Medical Council (GMC) conducts Tests of Competence (ToC) for doctors referred for Fitness to Practise (FtP) issues. GPs take a single best answer knowledge test, an Objective Structured Clinical Ex...

    Authors: Hirosha Keshani Jayaweera, Henry W. W. Potts, Karim Keshwani, Chris Valerio, Magdalen Baker, Leila Mehdizadeh and Alison Sturrock

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:2

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Despite the highly selective admission processes utilised by medical schools, a significant cohort of medical students still face academic difficulties and are at a higher risk of delayed graduation or outrigh...

    Authors: Bunmi S. Malau-Aduli, Teresa O’Connor, Robin A. Ray, Yolanda van der Kruk, Michelle Bellingan and Peta-Ann Teague

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:266

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Education 2018 18:73

  37. Content type: Research article

    Large scale models of interprofessional learning (IPL) where outcomes are assessed are rare within health professional curricula. To date, there is sparse research describing robust assessment strategies to su...

    Authors: Gillian Nisbet, Christine Jorm, Chris Roberts, Christopher J. Gordon and Timothy F. Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:258

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Medical students are exposed to high amounts of stress. Stress and poor academic performance can become part of a vicious circle. In order to counteract this circularity, it seems important to better understan...

    Authors: Thomas Kötter, Josefin Wagner, Linda Brüheim and Edgar Voltmer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:256

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Apart from skills, and knowledge, self-efficacy is an important factor in the students’ preparation for clinical work. The Physiotherapist Self-Efficacy (PSE) questionnaire was developed to measure physical th...

    Authors: Wim van Lankveld, Anne Jones, Jaap J. Brunnekreef, Joost P. H. Seeger and J. Bart Staal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:250

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The validity of selection tests is underestimated if it is determined by simply calculating the predictor-outcome correlation found in the admitted group. This correlation is usually attenuated by two factors:...

    Authors: Stefan Zimmermann, Dietrich Klusmann and Wolfgang Hampe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:246

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Currently, only one in three UK medical students undertake an intercalated degree. This has often been implicated as a result of financial obstacles or a lack of interest in research due to inadequate exposure...

    Authors: Shona E. Boyle, Seonaidh C. Cotton, Phyo Kyaw Myint and Georgina Louise Hold

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:245

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Medical students from ethnic minorities underperform in knowledge and skills assessments both in pre-clinical and clinical education compared to the ethnic majority group. Motivation, which influences learning...

    Authors: Ulviye Isik, Anouk Wouters, Marieke M. ter Wee, Gerda Croiset and Rashmi A. Kusurkar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:233

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  43. Content type: Research article

    Modern healthcare institutions are continuously changing, and Self-Directed Learning (SDL) abilities are considered a prerequisite for both nursing students and nurses in order to be proactive about these dema...

    Authors: Lucia Cadorin, Valentina Bressan and Alvisa Palese

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:229

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  44. Content type: Research article

    With an aging American population, the burden of neurologic disease is intensifying and the decline in neurology residents and practicing neurologists is leaving these patients helpless and unable to find care...

    Authors: Lisa Shiels, Pratish Majmundar, Aleksander Zywot, John Sobotka, Christine S. M. Lau and Tuula O. Jalonen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:225

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  45. Content type: Research article

    The Motivational Interviewing target Scheme (MITS) is an instrument to assess competency in Motivational Interviewing (MI) and can be used to assess MI in long and brief consultations. In this qualitative stud...

    Authors: Riëtta Oberink, Saskia M. Boom, Nynke van Dijk and Mechteld R. M. Visser

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:224

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  46. Content type: Research article

    Volunteer patients (also known as patient partners (PPs)) play a vital role in undergraduate healthcare curricula. They frequently take part in objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE) and rate aspect...

    Authors: Fiona C. Thomson, Rhoda K. MacKenzie, Marie Anderson, Alan R. Denison and Graeme P. Currie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2017 17:214

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