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Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development


Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development is a rigorously peer-reviewed, open access journal devoted to the publishing of timely information on medical education practices and development including basic science, clinical, and postgraduate medical education. It aims to present articles that assist educators in the evaluation of curriculum development, methods of instruction, individualized learning practices, and of student and faculty assessment. The journal has a particular interest in novel ways to improve upon existing curricula, designing of new curricular materials to engage students more effectively, effectiveness of large didactic lecture formats versus small group learning for teaching effectiveness, the value of independent learning assessments on education, and methods to improve effective teaching in the classroom. The journal welcomes unsolicited article proposals.

Editor in Chief: Professor Michael T. Piascik

ISSN: 2382-1205

Processing Speed: High quality, constructive peer review and rapid editorial decision within an average of four weeks.



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An Innovative Clinical Skills “Boot Camp” for Dental Medicine Residents
Jenny Castillo, Jared Kutzin, Kathleen Agoglia, Patricia Janicke, Zachary Milligan, Jack Scott
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2017:4 2382120517710018
Original Research | Published on 29 May 2017



Assessing the Current Curriculum of the Nursing and Midwifery Informatics Course at All Nursing and Midwifery Institutions in Ghana
Emmanuel Kusi Achampong
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2017:4 2382120517706890
Original Research | Published on 01 May 2017



What Influences Mental Illness? Discrepancies Between Medical Education and Conception
Evan Hy Einstein, Lidia Klepacz
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2017:4 2382120517705123
Original Research | Published on 20 Apr 2017



Teaching Critical Thinking in Graduate Medical Education: Lessons Learned in Diagnostic Radiology
Benjamin Morrissey, Marta E Heilbrun
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2017:4 2382120517696498
Perspective | Published on 20 Mar 2017



“Thank You for Giving Me a Voice!” A Longitudinal Evaluation of Patients’ Experience of Partnering With Students in an Australian Medical School
Kimberley Dale Ivory, Georgina Luscombe, Linda Ann Klein, Alexandra Barratt
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2017:4 2382120517692776
Commentary | Published on 15 Mar 2017



Using Learner-Centered, Simulation-Based Training to Improve Medical Students’ Procedural Skills
Serkan Toy, Robert SF McKay, James L Walker, Scott Johnson, Jacob L Arnett
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2017:4 2382120516684829
Original Research | Published on 15 Mar 2017



‘Involve Me and I Learn’: Development of an Assessment Program for Research and Critical Analysis
Judy R Mullan, Kylie J Mansfield, Kathryn M Weston, Warren Rich, Pippa Burns, Christine Brown, Peter L McLennan
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2017:4 2382120517692539
Review | Published on 24 Feb 2017



Faculty Development on Clinical Teaching Skills: An Effective Model for the Busy Clinician
Julie B. Damp, Charlene M. Dewey, Quinn Wells, Leora Horn, Susan F. Kroop and Lisa Mendes
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 187-191
Original Research | Published on 04 Jan 2017



Clinical Correlations as a Tool in Basic Science Medical Education
Brenda J. Klement, Douglas F. Paulsen and Lawrence E. Wineski
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 179-185
Review | Published on 01 Dec 2016 | Video abstract



Reactions to Diversity: Using Theater to Teach Medical Students About Cultural Diversity
Kimberley D Ivory, Paul Dwyer and Georgina Luscombe
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 171-178
Original Research | Published on 23 Nov 2016



Negative Marking and the Student Physician—A Descriptive Study of Nigerian Medical Schools
Ikenna Kingsley Ndu, Uchenna Ekwochi, Chidiebere DI Osuorah, Isaac Nwabueze Asinobi, Michael Osita Nwaneri, Samuel Nkachukwu Uwaezuoke, Ogechukwu Franscesca Amadi, Ifeyinwa Bernadette Okeke, Josephat Maduabuchi Chinawa and Casmir James Ginikanwa Orjioke
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 165-170
Original Research | Published on 13 Nov 2016 | Video abstract



Blended Learning in Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident Education: Impact on Resident Clinical Performance
Allen Ghareeb, Heeyoung Han, Kristin Delfino and Funminiyi Taylor
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 157-163
Original Research | Published on 07 Nov 2016



Encouraging Subspecialty Practice by Constructively Influencing Trainees Early in their Careers Will Improve Advocacy for Neuro-Ophthalmology Among Nigerian Ophthalmologists
Olufunmilola A. Ogun
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 149-155
Original Research | Published on 02 Nov 2016



From Introduction to Integration: Providing Community-Engaged Structure for Interprofessional Education
Daniel P. Griffin, Marie C. Matte, John M. Clements, Elizabeth A. Palmer, Laurie A. Bahlke, Jessica J. Gardon Rose and Lisa A. Salvati
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 139-148
Original Research | Published on 27 Oct 2016



Integrated Medical Curriculum: Advantages and Disadvantages
Gustavo A. Quintero, John Vergel, Martha Arredondo, María-Cristina Ariza, Paula Gómez and Ana-Maria Pinzon-Barrios
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 133-137
Perspective | Published on 11 Oct 2016 | Video abstract



Assessment of Clinical Reasoning by Listening to Case Presentations: VSOP Method for Better Feedback
Hirotaka Onishi
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 125-131
Original Research | Published on 21 Sep 2016



Creating a Novel Cardiac Limited Ultrasound Exam Curriculum for Internal Medical Residency: Four Unanticipated Tasks
Melissa Nardi, David J. Shaw, Stanley A. Amundson, James N. Phan and Bruce J. Kimura
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 115-124
Review | Published on 19 Sep 2016



Online Learning Tools as Supplements for Basic and Clinical Science Education
Matthew S. Ellman and Michael L. Schwartz
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 109-114
Commentary | Published on 12 Sep 2016



Integration of Dermatology-Focused Physical Diagnosis Rounds and Case-Based Learning Within the Internal Medicine Medical Student Clerkship
Brian L. Scott, Blake Barker, Reeni Abraham and Heather W. Wickless
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 105-107
Original Research | Published on 31 Aug 2016



Group Learning Assessments as a Vital Consideration in the Implementation of New Peer Learning Pedagogies in the Basic Science Curriculum of Health Profession Programs
Charlotte L. Briggs and Alison F. Doubleday
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 97-103
Commentary | Published on 22 Aug 2016 | Video abstract



How Effective is a Dental Workshop at Improving the Knowledge and Confidence of Medical Students in the Management of Dental Emergencies?
George R. Deeb, Amber Johnson, Mikhail Bondarew, Caroline Carrico, Daniel Laskin and Janina Golob Deeb
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 91-96
Short Report | Published on 12 Jul 2016



Prepared for Practice? Interns’ Experiences of Undergraduate Clinical Skills Training in Ireland
M. Morris, A. O’Neill, A. Gillis, S. Charania, J. Fitzpatrick, A. Redmond, S. Rosli and P.F. Ridgway
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 85-90
Original Research | Published on 30 Jun 2016



Key Points to Facilitate the Adoption of Computer-Based Assessments
S.A. Burr, A. Chatterjee, S. Gibson, L. Coombes and S. Wilkinson
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 77-83
Perspective | Published on 15 Jun 2016



Integration of Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training into Undergraduate Medical Curricula—A Perspective from Medical Students
Jasmine Y. Fu, Cassie Krause, Reed Krause, Josh McCoy, April Schindler, Daniel S. Udrea, Logan A. Villarreal, Zan Jafry and Vi Am Dinh
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 71-75
Review | Published on 29 May 2016



Back to the Future: What Learning Communities Offer to Medical Education
Lars G. Osterberg, Erika Goldstein, David S. Hatem, Kevin Moynahan and Robert Shochet
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 67-70
Perspective | Published on 17 May 2016



Development of a Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience to Introduce Drug-Receptor Concepts
Hollie I. Swanson, Ok-Kyong Park Sarge, Thushani Rodrigo-Peiris, Lin Xiang and Vincent M. Cassone
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 57-66
Original Research | Published on 12 May 2016



Active Learning in Medical Education: Application to the Training of Surgeons
Jessica G.Y. Luc and Mara B. Antonoff
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 51-56
Expert Review | Published on 04 May 2016



Case-Based Learning and its Application in Medical and Health-Care Fields: A Review of Worldwide Literature
Susan F. McLean
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 39-49
Original Research | Published on 27 Apr 2016



White Coat Ceremony as a Professional Identity Formation Activity in a United States Family Medicine Residency Program
Jacob Lee Bidwell, Mark W. Robinson, Catherine de Grandville, Esmeralda Santana and Deborah Simpson
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 33-37
Original Research | Published on 14 Mar 2016



Combining Expertise: Reflecting on a Team Approach to Curriculum Development and Implementation
Jean M. Bailey and Linda C. Perkowski
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 25-31
Original Research | Published on 10 Mar 2016 | Video abstract



Capturing the Integration of Practice-Based Learning with Beliefs, Values, and Attitudes using Modified Concept Mapping
Susan McNaughton, Mark Barrow, Warwick Bagg and Stanley Frielick
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 17-24
Original Research | Published on 02 Mar 2016



Assessing the Development of Medical Students’ Personal and Professional Skills by Portfolio
Jill Yielder and Fiona Moir
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 9-15
Perspective | Published on 10 Feb 2016



Engagement Patterns of High and Low Academic Performers on Facebook Anatomy Pages
Akram Abood Jaffar and Mohamed Ahmed Eladl
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2016:3 1-8
Original Research | Published on 20 Jan 2016



Measuring Students’ Perceptions of Educational Environment in the PBL Program of Sharjah Medical College
Emad Nosair, Zein Mirghani and Randa M. Mostafa
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 71-79
Original Research | Published on 10 Dec 2015



Developing Enterprise Skills in Undergraduate Medical Students: A Mixed-methods Evaluation
Sharul Dube, Sarah Underwood and Deborah Murdoch-Eaton
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 63-69
Original Research | Published on 20 Oct 2015



A Blended Approach to Learning in an Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program: Proof of Concept
Funminiyi A. Taylor, Erica Nelson, Kristin Delfino and Heeyoung Han
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 53-62
Original Research | Published on 11 Oct 2015



Engaging Medical Students in the Basic Science Years with Clinical Teaching
Annette Burgess and Craig Mellis
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 49-51
Consise Review | Published on 02 Sep 2015



Assessment of a Brief Handoff Skills Workshop for Incoming Interns: Do Past Handoff Experiences Impact Training Outcomes?
Christopher J. Smith, Michael C. Wadman, Jeffrey Harrison and Gary L. Beck
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 45-48
Original Research | Published on 01 Jul 2015



The Flipped Classroom in Medical Education: Engaging Students to Build Competency
Larry Hurtubise, Elissa Hall, Leah Sheridan and Heeyoung Han
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 35-43
Review | Published on 27 Apr 2015 | Video abstract



A Simulated Clinical Skills Scenario to Teach Interprofessional Teamwork to Health Profession Students
Eileen Adel Herge, Christine Hsieh, Tarae Waddell-Terry and Pamela Keats
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 27-34
Review | Published on 15 Mar 2015



Student Perceived Value of Anatomy Pedagogy, Part II: Clinical Practice and Assessment
Carlos R. Guzman, Stephanie Young, Paul Rabedeaux, Seth D. Lerner, Paul F. Wimmers, Craig Byus and Jonathan J. Wisco
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 21-25
Opinion | Published on 26 Feb 2015



Student Perceived Value of Anatomy Pedagogy, Part I: Prosection or Dissection?
Jonathan J. Wisco, Stephanie Young, Paul Rabedeaux, Seth D. Lerner, Paul F. Wimmers, Craig Byus and Carlos R. Guzman
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 15-20
Original Research | Published on 26 Feb 2015



Pedagogy Rules: Open Mindset in Adopting Fit-for-Purpose Educational Tools in Teaching Dispersed Medical Students
Moira A.L. Maley, Helen M. Wright, Sarah J. Moore and Kirsten A. Auret
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 7-14
Original Research | Published on 25 Feb 2015



Attitudes to Organ Donation and Knowledge of Donation and Transplantation among University of Auckland Medical Students
Lindsey Harbour, Cayley Ingham, Stephen Streat and Warwick Bagg
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2015:2 1-6
Original Research | Published on 29 Jan 2015



Progress Testing for Medical Students at The University of Auckland: Results from The First Year of Assessments
Steven Lillis, Jill Yielder, Vernon Mogol, Barbara O’Connor, Kira Bacal, Roger Booth and Warwick Bagg
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2014:1 41-45
Original Research | Published on 03 Dec 2014



Exposure to ACGME Core Competencies Through Mentored Basic Science Research: A Pilot Analysis
Jonathan J. Wisco, Sarika Thakur and M. Elena Stark
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2014:1 29-39
Opinion | Published on 02 Dec 2014



A Pilot Study on the Use of Lecture Tools to Enhance the Teaching of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics
Hollie I. Swanson and Michael T. Piascik
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2014:1 23-28
Original Research | Published on 09 Nov 2014



Evaluation of the Assessment Plan for Undergraduate Clerkship in Obstetrics and Gynecology, King Abdulaziz University
Ahmad M.S. Almrstani, Abdullah Alnoman, Hassan Abduljabbar, Hesham Sait, Mohammed Bazarah and Basem Eldeek
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2014:1 15-21
Methodology | Published on 30 Oct 2014



Can Reflective Writing Reconcile ACGME Core Competencies with Daily Encounters in Medical Education? A Prospective, Randomized, Cross-over Pilot Study
Samir Johna and Renu Mittal
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2014:1 9-13
Original Research | Published on 27 Aug 2014



Food for Thought: The Process of Bringing a Universal Medical Curriculum to the Plate – Part I of III
Aaron M. McGuffin
Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development 2014:1 5-8
Opinion | Published on 25 Aug 2014



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