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  1. Content type: Research article

    At the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, third year undergraduate teaching is a hybrid of problem-based learning (PBL) and didactic lectures. PBL discourages students from simply getting basi...

    Authors: Sehlule Vuma and Bidyadhar Sa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:673

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    Video analyses of real-life newborn resuscitations have shown that Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) guidelines are followed in fewer than 50 % of cases. Multidisciplinary simulation is used as a first-rate...

    Authors: Liisa Rovamo, Elisa Nurmi, Minna-Maria Mattila, Pertti Suominen and Minna Silvennoinen

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:671

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    Feedback drives learning in medical education. Healthcare Supervision Logbook (HSL) is a Smartphone App developed at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals for providing feedback on medical training, from both a trainee...

    Authors: Thomas G. Gray, Gill Hood and Tom Farrell

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:653

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    Drug-related problems are prevalent among older patients, and substantially increase the risk of morbidity, (re-)hospitalisation and mortality. To detect drug-related problems and optimize treatment primary ca...

    Authors: Ruth Mast, Abeer Ahmad, Sacha C. Hoogenboom, Walter Cambach, Petra J. M. Elders, Giel Nijpels and Jacqueline G. Hugtenburg

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:642

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    Knowledge acquisition and skill maintenance are important in learning neonatal resuscitation. Traditionally this is taught by using low fidelity mannequins. Technological advancement enabled a move towards hi...

    Authors: Archana Nimbalkar, Dipen Patel, Amit Kungwani, Ajay Phatak, Rohitkumar Vasa and Somashekhar Nimbalkar

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:636

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    Use of reference sources for medical knowledge has changed dramatically over the last two decades with the introduction of online sources of information. This study analyses the medical knowledge seeking behav...

    Authors: Chaturaka Rodrigo, Sachith Maduranga, Milinda Withana, Deepika Fernando and Senaka Rajapakse

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:610

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    Students at Makerere University College of Health Sciences (MakCHS) are introduced to ethics and professionalism using the inter-professional education (IPE) model. Ethics and professionalism should be running...

    Authors: Pauline Byakika-Kibwika, Annet Kutesa, Rhona Baingana, Christine Muhumuza, Freddy Eric Kitutu, Catherine Mwesigwa, Rose Nabirye Chalo and Nelson K. Sewankambo

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:598

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    The number of medical students accepted into medical programs is increasing, which has made the traditional long/short case style of examination difficult to conduct. At Dammam University, the program is shift...

    Authors: Aisha M. Al-Osail, Mona H. Al-Sheikh, Emad M. Al-Osail, Mohannad A. Al-Ghamdi, Abdulaziz M. Al-Hawas, Abdullah S. Al-Bahussain and Ahmed A. Al-Dajani

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:582

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    Skills trainings are increasing in popularity in undergraduate medical education enhancing clinical competencies and motivation for clinical practice. A suprapubic aspiration (SPA) is the gold standard to obta...

    Authors: Hans Martin Bosse, Alice Martin, Kerstin Ling, Suzan Memili, Silvan Patalong, Veronika Rings, Elisabeth Dorothea Jasper, Katharina Luczak, Svenja Liesenjohann, Alix Witsch and Carolin Wengel

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:552

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    The frequently observed stress of medical students worldwide leads them to have psychic suffering often leading to illness. Minor psychic disorders such as anxiety, depression and burnout, have a higher preval...

    Authors: Maria Amélia Dias Pereira, Maria Alves Barbosa, Jomar Cleison de Rezende and Rodolfo Furlan Damiano

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:430

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    Attention for the well-being of medical school faculty is not only important for the prevention of attrition and burnout, but may also boost performance in their tasks in medical education. Positive well-being...

    Authors: J. W. van den Berg, C. P. M. Verberg, J. J. Berkhout, M. J. M. H. Lombarts, A. J. J. A. Scherpbier and A. D. C. Jaarsma

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:401

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    Referrals are an important and frequent part of a junior doctor’s work. Difficulty with making successful referrals is also very common. Despite this, training in referral skills is not routinely carried out i...

    Authors: Victoria Bradley, Benjamin C. Whitelaw, Dan Lindfield, Richard J. W. Phillips, Corinne Trim and T. A. Lasoye

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:375

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    Throughout the world all health professionals face stress because of time-pressures, workload, multiple roles and emotional issues. Stress does not only exist among the health professionals but also in medical...

    Authors: Eliza Omar Eva, Md Zakirul Islam, Abu Syed Md Mosaddek, Md Faizur Rahman, Rini Juliet Rozario, A F Md Hassan Iftekhar, Tarafder Shahniam Ahmed, Iffat Jahan, Abdullahi Rabiu Abubakar, Wan Putri Elena Wan Dali, Mohammed S Razzaque, Rahat Bin Habib and Mainul Haque

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:327

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    Sexual history training during undergraduate education is essential for preparing future doctors to handle patients’ sexual health concerns. The purpose of this study was to assess the attitudes and perception...

    Authors: Farnaza Ariffin, Ken Lee Chin, ChirkJenn Ng, Maizatullifah Miskan, Verna KarMun Lee and Mohammad Rodi Isa

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2015 8:248

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    Continuing medical education (CME) is compulsory in Iran, but has shown limitations in terms of educational style and format. Outcome-based education (OBE) has been proposed internationally to create links to ...

    Authors: Hamideh M Esmaily, Rezagoli Vahidi, Niaz Mousavian Fathi and Rolf Wahlström

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:944

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Waterpipe tobacco smoking is increasing in popularity especially among young adults. This spread could be related to limited knowledge of the negative health effects of waterpipe smoking. In this study, preval...

    Authors: Suhair R Obeidat, Omar F Khabour, Karem H Alzoubi, Arwa M Mahasneh, AbdelRaheem M Bibars, Yousef S Khader and Amani Alsa'di

    Citation: BMC Research Notes 2014 7:832

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