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Curriculum development

Section Edited by Marjo Wijnen-Meijer

This section considers manuscripts that investigate what material should be covered in medical school curricula and how the material should be developed as students progress through their education.


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  1. Core Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) have been defined to specify the performance expectations for entering residents worldwide. The content of these EPAs was elaborated and validated primarily via ...

    Authors: Ylva Holzhausen, Asja Maaz, Yadira Roa-Romero and Harm Peters

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:452

    Content type: Research article

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  2. Electives are perceived by medical students as a valuable, highly regarded experience, allowing them to customize learning experiences and enabling them to early differentiate during medical training. The pres...

    Authors: Ana Rita Ramalho, P. M. Vieira-Marques, C. Magalhães-Alves, M. Severo, M. A. Ferreira and I. Falcão-Pires

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:449

    Content type: Research article

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  3. In undergraduate medical education, patient safety concepts and understanding of medical errors are under-represented. This problem is more evident in low-income settings. The aim of this study was to explore ...

    Authors: Mohammed Alser, Bettina Böttcher, Maha Alfaqawi, Abdallah Jlambo, Walaa Abuzubaida and Nasser Abu-El-Noor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:447

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Vaccination is the most cost-effective medical intervention known to prevent morbidity and mortality. However, data are limited on the effectiveness of residency programs in delivering immunization knowledge a...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Shalansky, Margaret Wu, Shixin Cindy Shen, Colin Furness, Shaun K. Morris, Donna Reynolds, Tom Wong, Barry Pakes and Natasha Crowcroft

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:442

    Content type: Research article

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  5. Educational capacity building in pediatric ophthalmology is necessary to address the burden of childhood blindness in Ethiopia. Residency and fellowship training at Addis Ababa University (AAU) have been enhan...

    Authors: Stephanie N. Kletke, Jibat G. Soboka, Helen Dimaras, Sadik T. Sherief and Asim Ali

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:438

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The impact of stress and burnout in students is an emerging topic. When students perceive that they are unable to cope with stressors, there is increased potential for burnout. To maximise students’ higher edu...

    Authors: Tess Brooke, Makaela Brown, Robin Orr and Suzanne Gough

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:433

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Although electrocardiography is considered a core learning outcome for medical students, there is currently little curricular guidance for undergraduate ECG training. Owing to the absence of expert consensus o...

    Authors: Charle André Viljoen, Rob Scott Millar, Kathryn Manning and Vanessa Celeste Burch

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:431

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) is increasingly recognised as being crucial for the provision of holistic care and optimising health outcomes among older adults, many with multiple complex heal...

    Authors: Janita Pak Chun Chau, Suzanne Hoi Shan Lo, Vivian Wing Yan Lee, Wai Ming Yiu, Helen Chung Yan Chiang, David R. Thompson and Alexander Yuk Lun Lau

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:388

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The pediatric surgery residency program is new in Saudi Arabia. As with any new program, residents experience a degree of fear and anxiety about their future in the program. The aim of this study is to examine...

    Authors: Tariq Altokhais, Mohammed Al Rajhi, Osama Bawazir, Gassan T. Almogbel, Abdullah I. Aljunaydil and Abdullah Alshehri

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:375

    Content type: Research article

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  10. With almost 20% unnecessary spending on healthcare, there has been increasing interest in high value care defined as the best care for the patient, with the optimal result for the circumstances, delivered at t...

    Authors: Amit K. Pahwa, Kevin Eaton, Ariella Apfel, Amanda Bertram, Rebecca Ridell and Danelle Cayea

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:365

    Content type: Research article

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  11. As increasing the number of organ donations presents a global challenge, Saudi Arabia is no different. Intensivists can play a major role in maximizing the organ donation process and minimize the challenges. T...

    Authors: Yasser M. Kazzaz and Omar B. Da’ar

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:358

    Content type: Research article

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  12. Communication skill is a core competency in neurology residency training. Specific training in this area at the residency level is often lacking, especially regarding difficult conversations. The aim of this s...

    Authors: Lixin Zhou, Bo Wu, Liyong Wu, Xin Cheng, Bo Hu, Ming Yao, Yicheng Zhu, Bin Peng, Liying Cui and Jun Ni

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:336

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Patient-led education contributes to the implementation of practical experience of working with patients in health care professional curricula. There are few descriptions of patients’ involvement in pharmacist...

    Authors: Caroline Hache, Stéphane Honoré and Guillaume Hache

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:322

    Content type: Research article

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  14. People with intellectual disability (ID) have multiple and complex health needs, more frequent healthcare episodes, and experience poorer health outcomes. Research conducted two decades ago showed that medical...

    Authors: Julian N. Trollor, Claire Eagleson, Beth Ruffell, Jane Tracy, Jennifer J. Torr, Seeta Durvasula, Teresa Iacono, Rachael C. Cvejic and Nicholas Lennox

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:321

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Refugees and migrants face an increased risk of developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Adequate care can be insufficient due to language barriers, cultural differences, and knowledge deficits of heal...

    Authors: Stefan Jobst, Matthias Windeisen, Alexander Wuensch, Michael Meng and Christiane Kugler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:311

    Content type: Research article

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  16. As medical students, we recognise how the various stages of medical school can influence one’s perception of their educational environment, as illustrated by the work of Yoo and Kim. Throughout this article, v...

    Authors: Sami Ahmad Ghani, Muhammed Aizaz us Salam, George Chukwuemeka Oyekwe and Sharfraz Riaz Choudhury

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:291

    Content type: Correspondence

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  17. The importance of ensuring medical students are equipped with the skills to be able to practice evidence-based medicine (EBM) has been increasingly recognized in recent years. However, there is limited informa...

    Authors: B. Kumaravel, H. Jenkins, S. Chepkin, S. Kirisnathas, J. Hearn, C. J. Stocker and S. Petersen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:278

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Pathology education provides information on pathology and guides students to become pathologists. Recently, the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China required the establishment of the system ...

    Authors: Chun Xu, Yiping Li, Pingsheng Chen, Min Pan and Xiaodong Bu

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:259

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Mentoring provides mentees and mentors with holistic support and research opportunities. Yet, the quality of this support has been called into question amidst suggestions that mentoring is prone to bullying an...

    Authors: Cheryl Shumin Kow, Yao Hao Teo, Yao Neng Teo, Keith Zi Yuan Chua, Elaine Li Ying Quah, Nur Haidah Binte Ahmad Kamal, Lorraine Hui En Tan, Clarissa Wei Shuen Cheong, Yun Ting Ong, Kuang Teck Tay, Min Chiam, Stephen Mason and Lalit Kumar Radha Krishna

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:246

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Interpersonal and technical skills are required for the care of people living with substance use disorders. Considering the applicability and usability of online courses as continuing professional education in...

    Authors: Erika Pizziolo Monteiro, Henrique Pinto Gomide and Eduardo Remor

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:240

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Medical student demands for competency based homeless health education is increasing. Indeed, humans living homeless is a treatable health and social emergency. This innovation report outlines the initial deve...

    Authors: Syeda Shanza Hashmi, Ammar Saad, Caroline Leps, Jamie Gillies-Podgorecki, Brandon Feeney, Courtney Hardy, Nicole Falzone, Doug Archibald, Tuan Hoang, Andrew Bond, Jean Wang, Qasem Alkhateeb, Danielle Penney, Amanda DiFalco and Kevin Pottie

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:232

    Content type: Research article

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  22. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) global pandemic has resulted in unprecedented public health measures. This has impacted the UK education sector with many universities halting campus-based teaching and exami...

    Authors: Byung Choi, Lavandan Jegatheeswaran, Amal Minocha, Michel Alhilani, Maria Nakhoul and Ernest Mutengesa

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:206

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Medical School programme workloads challenge the physical and mental health of students particularly in compressed graduate entry programmes. There is evidence that physical activity (PA) can improve holistic ...

    Authors: Aubree Worobetz, Petrus J. Retief, Sinead Loughran, Jane Walsh, Monica Casey, Peter Hayes, Enrique García Bengoechea, Andrew O’Regan, Catherine Woods, Dervla Kelly, Raymond O. Connor, Deirdre Mc Grath and Liam G. Glynn

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:183

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Hidden curriculum (HC) is considered as unintended learning experiences in medical education (ME). This may include values, norms, beliefs, skills, and knowledge which could potentially influence learning outc...

    Authors: Yaser Sarikhani, Payam Shojaei, Mohammad Rafiee and Sajad Delavari

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:176

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Global health educational programs for medical and public health professionals have grown substantially in recent years. The University of Illinois Chicago College of Medicine (UICOM) began a global medicine (...

    Authors: Stacey Chamberlain, Nicole Gonzalez, Valerie Dobiesz, Marcia Edison, Janet Lin and Stevan Weine

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:159

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Previous research has not provided enough direction regarding effective content design of courses integrating the humanities and social sciences in medical and dental education. This study aims at exploring ho...

    Authors: Jihyun Lee, Jueyeun Lee and Il Young Jung

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:117

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Health educators aim to graduate students who are safe, effective and practice evidence-based medicine (EBM). Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) are tools for translating evidence into clinical practice for h...

    Authors: Toni Green, Grant Willson and Kieran Fallon

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:99

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Global curricular homogenization is purported to have a multitude of benefits. However, homogenization, as typically practiced has been found to promote largely Western ideals. The purpose of this study was to...

    Authors: Meredith Giuliani, Janneke Frambach, Michaela Broadhurst, Janet Papadakos, Rouhi Fazelad, Erik Driessen and Maria Athina Tina Martimianakis

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:93

    Content type: Research article

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  29. In the last three decades there is a growing recognition in the dental profession that dental education must go beyond teaching the technicalities of dentistry and include professionalism and communication ski...

    Authors: Réka Magdolna Szabó, Joan Mary Davis and Márk Antal

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:68

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Technology for minimal access surgery is rapidly progressing in all surgical specialities including Gynaecology. As robotic surgery becomes established in increasing numbers of hospitals, there is no set curri...

    Authors: Aemn Ismail, Matthew Wood, Thomas Ind, Nahid Gul and Esther Moss

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:66

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Improving pain education for undergraduate health professionals is hampered by lacking shared education outcomes. This study describes how educators and pain experts operationalize content and competency level...

    Authors: W. van Lankveld, B. Afram, J. B. Staal and R. van der Sande

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:60

    Content type: Research article

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  32. In recent years, Spanish medical schools (MSs) have incorporated training in communication skills (CS), but how this training is being carried out has not yet been evaluated.

    Authors: Roger Ruiz Moral, Cristina García de Leonardo, Alvaro Cerro Pérez, Fernando Caballero Martínez and Diana Monge Martín

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:41

    Content type: Research article

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  33. Despite a paucity of evidence to support a multitude of educational innovations, curricular leaders are pressured to find innovative solutions to better prepare medical students for an evolving twenty-first ce...

    Authors: Cory J. Rohlfsen, Harlan Sayles, Gerald F. Moore, Ted R. Mikuls, James R. O’Dell, Sarah McBrien, Tate Johnson, Zachary D. Fowler and Amy C. Cannella

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:39

    Content type: Research article

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  34. The Collaborator, Health Advocate and Leader/Manager roles are highly relevant for safe patient management and optimization of healthcare system in rehabilitation and prevention. They are defined in competency...

    Authors: Jan Griewatz, Amir Yousef, Miriam Rothdiener and Maria Lammerding-Koeppel

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:35

    Content type: Research article

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  35. Sex and gender influence health and disease outcomes, therefore, doctors should be able to deliver gender-sensitive care. To train gender-sensitive doctors, relevant sex and gender differences have to be inclu...

    Authors: Joni K. Scholte, Francisca W. M. van der Meulen, Theodora A. M. Teunissen, Mieke Albers, Roland F. J. M. Laan, Cornelia R. M. G. Fluit and Antoine L. M. Lagro-Janssen

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  36. Although neuroanatomy is considered an essential requirement in medical curriculum, its teaching has undergone many changes in recent years, with most medical schools starting to implement an integrated approa...

    Authors: Mavilde Arantes, José Paulo Andrade, Joselina Barbosa and Maria Amélia Ferreira

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2020 20:20

    Content type: Research article

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  37. This paper seeks to contribute to a reputable evidence base for required competencies across different topics in statistics and probability (statistical topics) in preparing medical graduates for clinical prac...

    Authors: Margaret MacDougall, Helen S. Cameron and Simon R. J. Maxwell

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 20:1

    Content type: Research article

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  38. Several studies have warned about the diminishing physician-scientist breed. Limited studies, however, have attempted to assess what factors (if any) enhanced or hindered the experience of trainee physician-sc...

    Authors: Yassar Alamri, Kate Magner and Tim J. Wilkinson

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:471

    Content type: Research article

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  39. Medical education must adapt to different health care contexts, including digitalized health care systems and a digital generation of students in a hyper-connected world. The aims of this study are to identify...

    Authors: Eui-Ryoung Han, Sanghee Yeo, Min-Jeong Kim, Young-Hee Lee, Kwi-Hwa Park and Hyerin Roh

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:460

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Case-Based Learning (CBL) has seen widespread implementation in undergraduate education since the early 1920s. Ample data has shown CBL to be an enjoyable and motivational didactic tool, and effective in assis...

    Authors: Bela Turk, Sebastian Ertl, Guoruey Wong, Patricia P. Wadowski and Henriette Löffler-Stastka

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:447

    Content type: Research article

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  41. Healer’s Art (HA) is a voluntary course offered during medical school. The course aims to address the growing loss of meaning and commitment experienced by doctors through the exploration of compassion, empath...

    Authors: Chanakya Jaiswal, Katrina Anderson and Emily Haesler

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:443

    Content type: Research article

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  42. Debates have arisen in various non-English speaking countries over the chosen language of instruction in medical education, whether it has to be the English language or the mother tongue. English-based educati...

    Authors: Tamim Alsuliman, Lugien Alasadi, Angie Mouki and Bayan Alsaid

    Citation: BMC Medical Education 2019 19:418

    Content type: Research article

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2019 Journal Metrics

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    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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