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Career choice, professional education and development

Section edited by Christopher Roberts

This section considers manuscripts with a focus on the career paths chosen by medical students as well as manuscripts that focus on continuing medical education and professional development.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    The rapidly rising rates of brain diseases due to the growing ageing population and the explosion in treatment options for many neurological conditions increase the demand for neurologists. We report trends in...

    Authors: Atena Barat, Michael J. Goldacre and Trevor W. Lambert

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:257

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Medical school faculty members have been reported to be highly likely to suffer burnout. Research is being conducted on professional self-concepts as a factor that relieves burnout in many professions. However...

    Authors: Jihye Yu, Sukyung Lee, Miran Kim, Kiyoung Lim, Kihong Chang and Sujin Chae

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:248

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  3. Content type: Research article

    In Australia, the number of medical graduates per year has increased at a greater rate than the increase in the number of specialist training places. Consequently, competition for training positions is intensi...

    Authors: Daniel Thompson, Colin Thompson, Natasha Nassar and Annette Katelaris

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:247

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Many western countries have problems recruiting and retaining medical specialists. In Sweden there is a lack of primary care doctors and psychiatrists. Despite much research on the topic the shortage remains. ...

    Authors: Caroline Olsson, Hans Järnbert-Pettersson, Sari Ponzer, Marie Dahlin and Tomas Bexelius

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:244

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Although specific specialties and residency programs have investigated student performance factors affecting matching, there is a paucity of information from medical schools. Furthermore, factors contributing ...

    Authors: Katherine Mitsouras, Fanglong Dong, Marian N. Safaoui and Scott C. Helf

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:241

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Procurement of bone allograft must be performed by trained personnel. Improper handling and lack of knowledge during bone procurement will lead to contamination hence jeopardizing quality of the procured bones...

    Authors: Suhaili Mohd, Norimah Yusof, Lee-Lee Lai, Md. Golam Hossain, Saravana Ramalingam, Suzina Sheikh AB Hamid, Wuey Min Ng and Azura Mansor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:238

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  7. Content type: Research article

    We believe junior doctors are in a unique position in relation to reporting of incidents and safety culture. They are still in training and are also ‘fresh eyes’ on the system providing valuable insights into ...

    Authors: Marie Ward, Éidín Ní Shé, Aoife De Brún, Christian Korpos, Moayed Hamza, Elaine Burke, Ann Duffy, Karen Egan, Una Geary, Catherine Holland, Julie O’Grady, Karen Robinson, Alan Smith, Alan Watson and Eilish McAuliffe

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:232

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Ethical behavior and professionalism is an ideal characteristic required of medical students and included as ‘must achieve’ and critical aspect of medical students’ curriculum. This study proposes to determine...

    Authors: Hematram Yadav, Ravindran Jegasothy, Sowmya Ramakrishnappa, Jaiprakash Mohanraj and Prathapa Senan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:218

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Preceptorship fulfills the requirements of International Guidelines regarding the training of health care professionals as a method of teaching in clinical settings, during the daily work routine. This study a...

    Authors: Letícia Cabrini Girotto, Sylvia Claassen Enns, Marilda Siriani de Oliveira, Fernanda Brenneisen Mayer, Bruno Perotta, Itamar Souza Santos and Patricia Tempski

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:203

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  10. Content type: Research article

    The shortage of primary care physicians in rural China is an enduring problem with serious implications for access to care. In response to the shortage in health workforce in rural areas, China government has ...

    Authors: Ling Wang, Yuwei Yang, Jimin Zhu, Hong Xie, Chunxiao Jiang, Chi Zhang, Jie Li and Fen Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:199

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The rapid expansion of genetic knowledge, and the implications for healthcare has resulted in an increased role for Primary Care Providers (PCPs) to incorporate genetics into their daily practice. The objectiv...

    Authors: Brittany Harding, Colleen Webber, Lucia Rühland, Nancy Dalgarno, Christine Armour, Richard Birtwhistle, Glenn Brown, June C. Carroll, Michael Flavin, Susan P. Phillips and Jennifer J. MacKenzie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:195

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is internationally recognised as an effective intervention to facilitate health-related behaviour change; although, how it is best implemented and maintained in everyday clinical...

    Authors: David Lim, Adrian Schoo, Sharon Lawn and John Litt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:164

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  13. Content type: Research article

    In China, the shortage of doctors leads to stressful clinical work and increasing turnover. Medical students undergoing postgraduate specialty training will be the country’s medical workforce in the coming dec...

    Authors: Lu Tian, Juncai Pu, Yiyun Liu, Xiaogang Zhong, Siwen Gui, Xuemian Song, Shaohua Xu, Xinyu Zhou, Haiyang Wang, Wei Zhou, Jianjun Chen and Peng Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:162

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Summer student research programs (SSRPs) serve to generate student interest in research and a clinician-scientist career path. This study sought to understand the composition of existing medically-related Cana...

    Authors: Sagar Patel, Catharine M. Walsh and Jacob A. Udell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:140

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Lack of providers in surgery, anesthesia, and obstetrics (SAO) is a primary driver of limited surgical capacity worldwide. We aimed to identify predictors of entry into Surgery, Anesthesia, and Obstetrics and ...

    Authors: Aline Gil Alves Guilloux, Jania A. Ramos, Isabelle Citron, Lina Roa, Julia Amundson, Benjamin B. Massenburg, Saurabh Saluja, Bruno Alonso Miotto, Nivaldo Alonso and Mario César Scheffer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:136

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Healthcare professionals are recommended to use evidence-based practice (EBP) principles to update and improve clinical practice. Well-designed educational initiatives, together with practice and feedback oppo...

    Authors: Sharon Mickan, Joanne Hilder, Rachel Wenke and Rae Thomas

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:131

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Producing a sufficient quantity of quality items for use in medical school examinations is a continuing challenge in medical education. We conducted this scoping review to identify barriers and facilitators to...

    Authors: Sowmiya Karthikeyan, Elizabeth O’Connor and Wendy Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:123

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  18. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to identify factors influencing participation in global health electives during residency and to understand the career impact of global health electives on alumni of an Obstetrics a...

    Authors: Suha Patel, Khady Diouf, Julianna Schantz-Dunn and Nawal M. Nour

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:103

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Despite the growing evidence of a negative impact of medical school on students’ health and well-being, little is known about protective factors for staying healthy and well during medical education. Therefore...

    Authors: Thomas Kötter, Stephan Fuchs, Marcus Heise, Henna Riemenschneider, Linda Sanftenberg, Christian Vajda and Karen Voigt

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:94

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  20. Content type: Study protocol

    As social change agents (SCAs), occupational therapists (OTs) are expected to defend the rights of their clients, advocate for and with them, and try to influence organizational and political decision-makers. ...

    Authors: Sarah Rahimaly, Michaël Beaudoin, Denis Bédard, Anne Hudon, Emmanuelle Jasmin, France Verville and Annie Carrier

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:92

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  21. Content type: Debate

    There is a worldwide shortage of health care workers. This problem is particularly severe in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries because of shortages in certain medical disciplines, due to a lack of n...

    Authors: Javaid I. Sheikh, Sohaila Cheema, Karima Chaabna, Albert B. Lowenfels and Ravinder Mamtani

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:83

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The translation of research into clinical practice is a key component of evidence-informed decision making. We implemented a multi-component dissemination and implementation strategy for healthcare professiona...

    Authors: Aislinn Conway, Maura Dowling and Declan Devane

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:75

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-informed practice is fundamental to the delivery of high quality health care. Delays and gaps in the translation of research into practice can impact negatively on patient care. Previous studies have ...

    Authors: Aislinn Conway, Maura Dowling, Áine Binchy, Jane Grosvenor, Margaret Coohill, Deirdre Naughton, Jean James and Declan Devane

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:74

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Rising numbers of patients with multiple-conditions and complex care needs mean that it is increasingly important for doctors from different specialty areas to work together, alongside other members of the mul...

    Authors: E. Muddiman, A. D. Bullock, J. M. Hampton, L. Allery, J. MacDonald, K. L. Webb and L. Pugsley

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:59

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  25. Content type: Research article

    During professional identity formation (PIF), medical students and young doctors enter the process of socialization in medicine with their preexisting personal identities. Here, the authors focused on how gend...

    Authors: Tomoko Matsui, Motoki Sato, Yoko Kato and Hiroshi Nishigori

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:55

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Clinical teaching plays a crucial role in the transition of medical students into the world of professional practice. Faculty development initiatives contribute to strengthening clinicians’ approach to teachin...

    Authors: Julia Blitz, Marietjie de Villiers and Susan van Schalkwyk

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:49

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Compassion is an essential component of good quality care. Compassion towards people with dementia in health systems is often suboptimal, which can have negative impacts on clinical outcomes and patient experi...

    Authors: Ben Bickford, Stephanie Daley, Gillian Sleater, Molly Hebditch and Sube Banerjee

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:35

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Worldwide, many undergraduate general practice curricula include community-based courses at general practitioners’ (GPs’) offices. Usually the academic general practice departments collaborate with networks of...

    Authors: Tobias Deutsch, Marcus Winter, Stefan Lippmann, Anne-Kathrin Geier, Kristin Braun and Thomas Frese

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:33

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  29. Content type: Research article

    The “Second Stage of the Physician Exam” at the end of the 5th year of medical school in Germany is the final step before the “Practical Year.” An exam preparatory class can cover the complete content of Obste...

    Authors: Fabian Riedel, Maximilian Riedel, Alexander Freis, Joerg Heil, Michael Golatta, Florian Schuetz, Christof Sohn and André Hennigs

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:24

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The self-efficacy of educators plays a crucial role in their professional competence and subsequent provision of care. The present study aims to explain the main sources contributing to the development of self...

    Authors: Fereshteh Zamani-Alavijeh, Marzieh Araban, Tayebeh Fasihi Harandy, Fatemeh Bastami and Mohammad Almasian

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:16

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Structured journal clubs are a widely used tool to promote evidence-based practice in health professionals, however some journal clubs (JC) are more effectively sustained than others. To date, little research ...

    Authors: Rachel Wenke, Katherine O’Shea, Jo Hilder, Rae Thomas and Sharon Mickan

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:6

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Medical education leaders are important for educational quality in postgraduate medical education. Their work tasks are complex and contain different components. However, factors that are influencing leaders´ ...

    Authors: Hanna Wijk, Sari Ponzer, Kristiina Heikkilä, Lars Kihlström and Jonas Nordquist

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:3

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  33. Content type: Research article

    This study investigated perceived preparedness to practice, one year after graduation across osteopathic education institutions (OEIs) and explored possible differences between countries where osteopathy is re...

    Authors: E. Luciani, G. Consorti, P. L. S. van Dun, O. Merdy, C. Lunghi, M. Petracca, J. E. Esteves and F. Cerritelli

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:319

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Evidence-based practice (EBP) enhances healthcare services and keeps providers current with best practices. EBP has been adopted and spread worldwide. However, people will not apply it if they do not know, und...

    Authors: Hiep Thi Dao, Sopa Pichaiyongwongdee, Patricia E. Sullivan, Saipin Prasertsukdee and Benjawan Apinonkul

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:317

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  35. Content type: Research article

    The UK faces geographical variation in the recruitment of doctors. Understanding where medical graduates choose to go for training is important because doctors are more likely to consider practicing in areas w...

    Authors: Ben Kumwenda, Jennifer A. Cleland, Gordon J. Prescott, Kim A. Walker and Peter W. Johnston

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:314

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  36. Content type: Research article

    High levels of work engagement protect against burnout. This can be supported through the work environment and by faculty themselves when they try to improve their work environment. As a result, they can becom...

    Authors: Joost W. van den Berg, Christel P. M. Verberg, Albert J. J. A. Scherpbier, A. Debbie C. Jaarsma, Onyebuchi A. Arah and Kiki M. J. M. H. Lombarts

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:312

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Competency frameworks that prompt personal and professional development have become an important component of lifelong learning; they are driven by healthcare professionals’ need for development and profession...

    Authors: Margita Držaić, Ingrid Kummer, Iva Mucalo, Andreia Bruno and Maja Ortner Hadžiabdić

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:303

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  38. Content type: Research article

    The Swedish healthcare system has an increased need for nurses and physicians, and the number of International Educated Nurses (IENs) and International Medical Graduates (IMGs) seeking job opportunities and a ...

    Authors: Elisabet Eriksson, Sören Berg and Maria Engström

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:296

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  39. Content type: Research article

    For academic physicians, teaching represents an essential skill. The proliferation of educator training programs aimed at residents and medical students signals the increasing commitment of training programs t...

    Authors: Jakob I. McSparron, Grace C. Huang and Eli M. Miloslavsky

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:221

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  40. Content type: Research article

    Current postgraduate medical training programmes fall short regarding residents’ development of generic competencies (communication, collaboration, leadership, professionalism) and reflective and deliberate pr...

    Authors: Kirsten Dijkhuizen, Jacqueline Bustraan, Arnout J. de Beaufort, Sophie I. Velthuis, Erik W. Driessen and Jan M. M. van Lith

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:207

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  41. Content type: Research article

    There is a strong and growing interest in biomedical ethics and medical humanities (BEMH) within medical education for facilitating key components of medical professionalism and ethics, clinical communication ...

    Authors: Emily Yang Liu, Jason Neil Batten, Sylvia Bereknyei Merrell and Audrey Shafer

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2018 18:204

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2018 Journal Metrics

  • Citation Impact
    1.870 - 2-year Impact Factor
    2.317 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.358 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.802 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)


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